A cozy yet fully functional dining nook is the perfect way to keep everyone lingering at the table (think: dinner conversations going long into the night and leisurely Sunday brunches that somehow last all day). Here are a few dining nooks that I find really inspiring, with bright pops of color here and there to bring the focus into this sweet spot.
David’s, a Melbourne-based restaurant, boasts a “laid-back, mellow and traditional” atmosphere and is designed beautifully by Hecker Guthrie, with a cool color palette, rustic textures, and touches of greenery. Photo via We Heart.
This glossy purple dining table really pops against a funky jumbo-size world map in the home of Jenny Brandt (photo via her home tour on Design*Sponge). Jenny’s father painted the table himself (at his auto body paint shop!) and the bright color perfectly complements the various purple shades on the map.
This rustic-yet-chic nook comes from Danish furniture and interior design company House Doctor’s previous collection, as seen on Lolalina. The eclectic mix of colorful barstools works nicely paired with the natural wood tabletop.
Ranipink is a small German label founded by Petra Hassan and featuring handmade items made from vintage textiles, silk, cotton, linen, wool, embroidery, and more. Petra’s blog constantly showcases her own home and spaces, including her gorgeous, teal-toned dining nook.
This dining area, photographed by Bryce Covey via Style Me Pretty Living, showcases a great way to create the nook-like feel in a room without actual dividers. Using a rug is a clever and easy way to section off a designated dining-nook space; plus, the simple table and chairs nicely complement the bright, geometric accents.
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