This Philly kitchen radiates retro vibes, thanks to a tulip table and a pair of Eames-style dowel-leg chairs in a cheery blue shade. To keep the vintage look from feeling stale, Larina Kase Interior Design incorporated modern patterned upholstery set against a clean, neutral backdrop.
In this diner-style setup by Jackson Cabinetry, no one has to fight over a seat in the booth. These custom built-ins packed with storage can comfortably accommodate six, while olive green leather upholstery and a natural cypress top convey warmth and durability.
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Classic with a Catch
Sometimes it’s all in the details. In this San Francisco kitchen, designed in partnership by Heydt Designs and Benjamin Dhong Interiors, a traditional banquette with sunny yellow damask upholstery looks traditional at first glance. Yet a funky goat-leg bench flips the script, adding unexpected whimsy to the breakfast nook.
In this breakfast nook by Studio M Interiors, shiplap extends up the wall to accentuate the already lofty ceiling height. Unadorned windows highlight the view outside, while bold red and blue banquette cushions ground the space.
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A Welcoming Window
Curves are the name of the game in this cheerful San Francisco apartment imagined by Carolyn Rebuffel Designs. A built-in bench designed by Benchmark Wood Studio is accented with a cool white-and-blue trellis-print fabric, while matching French bistro chairs and a shapely dining table make the most of the space.
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Designed by Charlie Barnett Associates and Massucco Warner Miller, this space proves that freestanding furniture can create an upscale breakfast nook. The upholstered bench adds softness and sophistication to a sunny corner.
Table and Chairs
In the Corner
Neutral gray walls and solid white upholstery coordinate with this farmhouse-style kitchen. Bright-colored art and pillows pop in the otherwise subdued space.
Zillow Digs home in Van Nuys, CA
A wide window nook accommodates an extra-long dining table and a pair of substantial chairs. The whole configuration can seat up to eight comfortably.
Zillow Digs home in Greenwich, CT
Showstopping windows and a dramatic arched entryway steal the spotlight in this breakfast nook. The traditional yet understated dining table and chairs cede center stage to the surrounding architecture.
Zillow Digs home in Camden, ME
Better Than Breakfast In Bed
Who wouldn't want to wake up to a cozy breakfast nook?
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