February 12, 2013

Currently Obsessed: Breakfast nook

I'm completely smitten with the idea of a little breakfast nook.  It's the perfect spot to drink coffee and read blogs on the iPad.  Or the newspaper if I was in to that.  I love that it's such a casual Sunday morning kind of space as opposed to the more formal Saturday night dining room.  It feels grown up and masculine but down to earth enough to let my kids sit there too.  A settee and pedestal table are a must. 
Do you have a little a little breakfast nook?  Do you use it every day for meals or does it become just another pile up for bags and mail?  I'm completely obsessed with this first image and plan to make it work in my next house.


 I'm obsessed with this tulip table and West Elm Settee in charcoal velvet.  Honestly, I'd probably go with the look for less ikea docksta table so I don't cringe when my babes draw with crayon all over it.  I'm typically drawn to lighter rugs but I think a dark rug is a must for hiding the inevitable spills in an eating area.  I like the wooden salad bowl matched up against the funky gold metal flatware.  I love the hexagon shape of both the pendant light and the mercury glass candle holder.  Although light fixtures can add such drama to a space it's always the last thing I add in because of the cost.


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17 comments:

  1. This post just made me giddy! Did you do it for me hehe? No really that first image has me smitten kitten, I have those chairs in my cart almost ready to checkout! But the wishbone ones are haunting me now!

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  2. I so want a breakfast nook and I was just getting ready to say I hope Caycee is reading this. Love the first one with the traditional rug!

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  3. I love dining nooks. I have often thought that in a different house I could have one, when more of the kids head off to college. They seem like they would be easier to keep tidy.

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  4. #3 makes my heart race. We have an awesome breakfast nook, but we always eat at the bar. Laziness? I dunno. I pile my clean laundry to fold on the breakfast table. Ugh. What's wrong with me?

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  5. So cozy and useful at the same time. I love the idea. We don't have a nook, but the bench in our dining room adds to a bit of a nook feel and the girls love sitting in it.

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  6. Your right that first image is to die for, and I love number five as well! I think a breakfast nook is just the most charming and intimate addition to a kitchen!

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  7. I've been crushing over dining nooks, too, girl!

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  8. I looove breakfast nooks, and I wish we had a huge house to have one! Looove the one you have put together! See, my apartment is so small that we have that settee, but is in our dining area! ;)

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  9. I love a good breakfast nook -- a must have when I own my own house! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  10. I've always loved the idea of a breakfast nook. One of my friends growing up had one and we always used to sit there while her Mom made us snacks! So cozy!

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  11. I'm obsessed, too. Your board is perfect! Create it. You'll use it every morning and afternoon, at least! Love it.

    www.XoLindsay.blogspot.com

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  12. ahhhh that first pic was my inspiration pic for my dining room/nook. lets be serious, my dining room is a nook :) but its extra cozy with a settee and chairs now :) I love the ensemble you put together!!!

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  13. We have a little breakfast nook, complete with a corner banquette and the tulip table that you love (well, the cheap-o ikea knockoff version of that table that you love!). I will never ever live in a house without one again - we love and use it that much. I'm actually sitting here on my ipad reading your blog right now! It's where my little one gets all her meals (from her highchair), and the first thing that all our guests are drawn to when visiting!

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  14. Great inspiration pics and I love your board!

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  15. Love the breakfast nook with a loveseat. I also have a huge crush on them!

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  16. I love the idea of a breakfast nook! I love what you've pulled together!

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