Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Breakfast Nooks

As I have briefly mentioned before, my parents are building a new house and have kindly allowed me to give my input when it comes to design.  Currently we are gathering ideas for the kitchen and breakfast nook.  They decided not to include a formal dining room in their new home.  Growing up, the only time we ever used our dining room was during Thanksgiving, and for the rest of the year it laid dormant.  So, no dining room this time around.  That means the breakfast nook will be multifunctional, used both for everyday eating and for entertaining.


I really love the idea of including a banquette around the table for seating.


Since this table will also be used for entertaining guests, I think it needs to be a statement piece.  Gorgeously designed, and anything but ordinary. I almost squeeled when I saw this setting:

See more gorgeous spaces after the jump!




Lately, I've been obsessed with gilded faux bamboo chairs used as kitchen seating.  I would love to do faux bamboo gold chairs that have the same shape as these lucite ones:


I like the idea of juxtaposing bamboo chairs against a marble table, like in this dining area:


This is the closest thing I could find to the gilded bamboo chairs I am envisioning.  It took lots of internet browsing to even find these (le sigh):


Alas, I will keep looking and dreaming up ideas.  What's your favorite dining area look?

18 comments:

  1. Could you find some eBay or Craigslist version and DIY with gold paint? Or is that too DIY-ish for their house??

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  2. I love the banquette idea....esecially with such a beautiful back design as that one you have.....very elegant, yet so comfortable, and it makes a statement.

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  3. amazing ; ))

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  4. I would love to have any of these some day!

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  5. All of these are dreamy! The shape of that banquette is amazing... and omg, I spy an Ikea fixture/ pendant with that banquette! Love it!

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  6. Beautiful choices! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  7. I've always dreamed of a big breakfast nook. They always seem like the most comfortable part of any house.

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  8. oh my! i thought #2 was my absolute fave...until i kept scrolling down.

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  9. i loved the driftwood so much, i had to post it on my own blog. thanks for all the lovely!

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  10. Oh my goodness, gorgeous! I'm about to get really pin-happy.

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  11. Banquette all the way baby! There are so many creative ways to incorporate that look now. I love the communal aspect of it- really helps creates a family "gathering" table. Clean lines, luxe fabric for the banquette and let the table make the statement.

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  12. such great inspiration!! i know whatever you decide will be gorgeous!

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  13. These are all great, I really love the first two and that second image with the bench and separate chairs is so unique!

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  15. I love when there's a settee or bench included, makes it interesting ;)

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  16. I love your idea of gilded bamboo chairs! Also love the first table. Terrific eating spaces.

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  17. Such a good idea... ours is never used either... a breakfast nook is the perfect accessory to a home ;)

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