I’m always impressed with spaces that manage to make the most of a tight situation, but these two bring a whole new definition to the term ‘breakfast nook’…

tobi tobin breakfast nook

I love the sunlit corner at the end of this kitchen. The fact that it’s carpeted makes it extra cozy, (although I’m curious if it extends through the rest of the space?) and the extra counter for a bar is gutsy too – some might have just left the cabinets. The windows make it possible for things to not get too claustrophobic with all that looming storage, and the armchairs give it a hint of luxury. Well played, nook. Well played.

Bandhagen Sköna Hem

Here’s a second smarty of a space. Again, at the end of a kitchen, but with a darker, more modern feel. This one has me slightly suspicious of how well that setup actually works when you’re attempting to cook, but if the design was truly genius, those chairs would tuck right under that table! As it is, it looks like they at least get out of the way enough to make the space usable. The owner has even rigged up a little telly in the corner. Impressive! I’d swap the chairs for stools that are a little more food friendly (I’m a messy cook) and move right in.

Which would you prefer?

*images :: tobi tobin // skona hem via planete deco

14 responses on “A LITTLE (KITCHEN) NOOKIE

  1. Yana

    I really prefer the first one. It seems like more of a nook space versus an addition to the kitchen like the second one. They’re both really nice. The first one has awesome natural light, perfect for making you feel alive. I love that about light. 🙂

  2. Margaret

    The first set up would be dangerous for me… a stack of books and I would never leave.

    The second set up would be convenient, one would not need dish ware, from the table you can reach into the pan with a fork!

  3. rcwillman

    i prefer the first nook but I wonder if the second kitchen table is on wheels? therefore the tablel and chairs could be moved back against the banquette when the cook is alone and working?

  4. Chichi Furniture

    The first option definitely gets my vote, I love it and the extra counter. Its beautifully designed with a perfect balance of colour and texture. The dark table and window seat covers contrast against the ‘all’ white room and then the baskets and 2 stunning chairs soften up the mix and add real character and charm. I could sit there all day drinking coffee :O)

  5. Lisa | Happy By

    Although the design in the second case is spotless and perfect, I fell in love with the first one immediately. The light from the corner big windows and the shelf above make it a dream space.


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Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.