8 Ways to Serve Up Style

Cozy up in the kitchen with our product picks and ideas for designing the perfect breakfast nook.

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1. Sit Pretty
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Idea #1: Sit Pretty

As the benchmark of breakfast nook seating, built-in banquettes add cottage charm to any dining area. If you're looking for something more versatile, try a pair of freestanding benches that can be moved out and pushed in. (The rounded shape of this one hugs the edges of circular or oval tables perfectly.)

Buy it: Drexel Heritage Dalliance Pasqualina Banquette, from $1,800; drexelheritage.com for retailers.

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