Dream Home (Breakfast Nook)

In case you missed yesterday's post, I listed all my must-haves in my dream kitchen and one of those items is a breakfast nook.  Of course this picture perfect house also has a separate dining space, but in the kitchen, I want one of those cozy, built-in banquette corners, in front of tons of windows.  This will be a place where my kids will color (just on the paper), while I bake them gluten-free, but super delicious cookies.  This breakfast nook ties in seamlessly to my modern, but laid-back kitchen.  The leather pillows complement the stools at the island and the midcentury dining set brings warmth to the black and white palette.  The rug and the pops of color in the dishes marry perfectly.











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leather pillows

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gold pillow

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DIY banquet

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mid century table

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dining chairs

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Herringbone floor

Dream Home (Kitchen)

While out on maternity leave I've been watching a lot of HGTV, and I mean A LOT.  I watch Drew and Jonathan, and Chip and Joanna help couples buy a fixer-upper, then make it into their dream home.  I want that.  I want a home that I can put my stamp on and not have to live with dark granite or much worse, laminate countertops.  Last year I made over my rental kitchen, using some of the same inspirations as the photos below, but on a shoe string budget.  I've been picturing my dream kitchen, in all it's unlimited budget glory and here's what's on my list of must-haves:
  • Open, airy, lots of windows, preferably a door wall to the deck
  • white cabinets 
  • white subway tile
  • contrasting modern light fixtures and hardware
  • big farm sink
  • slate or light wood floors
  • stainless steel appliances 
  • rustic open shelving
  • a giant island with rustic wood paneling and waterfall quartz countertops
  • a breakfast nook for casual meals

photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 /

1.  sconce / 2. globe pendant / 3. glasses /4. subway tile / 5. dishes / 6. reclaimed shelves / 7. drawer pulls / 8. faucet / 9. sink / 10. cabinets / 11. quartz countertops / 12. reclaimed paneling /  13. Herringbone floors / 14. stools

See my other dream home posts here.