Cozy up in the kitchen with our product picks and ideas for designing the perfect breakfast nook.
Sometimes, the smallest spaces are where the biggest memories are made. Here, how to create a stylish breakfast nook that
suits the whole family.
Interior design by Steven Gambrel
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.
Embrace a seafaring look with fab nautical lighting. Outfit your space with a two-pendant chandelier (the ideal size for most
tables); the sleek, polished nickel finish on this fixture lends it a contemporary vibe.
Buy it: Visual Comfort & Co. Grosvenor Linear Double Pendant, $1,470; circalighting.com.
Designer Todd Oldham borrowed the playful undersea illustrations adorned on these dishes from 1950s biology textbooks; 60
years later, they're serving as lessons in style. Pair them with colorful, quick-dry seersucker napkins and an hourglass-shaped
coffeemaker with a polished wood collar for a simple, stylish table.
Buy them: Chemex Classic Series Drip Coffee Eight-Cup Glass Coffeemaker, $40; surlatable.com.
Kim Seybert Seersucker Napkin in Blue/Hot Pink, $72 for a set of four; kimseybert.com.
Oldham + Harper Little Fish Bowl, $9, and Fish Mug, $11; fishseddy.com.
The vibrant dyed cotton on this wooden chair may be blue, but chances are, any-one who sits in it won't be. With electric
hues and a statement-making pattern, the lightweight folding chair is not only fun, but comfy, too—and great for impromptu
guests, as extras can easily be whisked out from a closet when needed.
Buy it: Anthropologie Overdyed Terai Chair in Turquoise, $198; anthropologie.com.
Steal a page from the modernist master with this Saarinen-style table.
Buy it: DOCKSTA Table, $199; ikea.com.
Try solid mango wood for a tropical take on a traditional bistro table.
Buy it: West Elm Turned Pedestal Bistro Table, $399; westelm.com.
Conjure a minimalist's dream: sleek lines and a metal base.
Buy it: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Luna Round Dining Table, $3,120 (60"); mgbwhome.com.
Nod to the 1950s with a diner-inspired silhouette.
Buy it: Wildon Home Peyton Retro Dining Table, $208.99; wayfair.com/coastalretrotable.