Inviting Breakfast Nooks

There’s nothing I like better than a cozy breakfast nook off of a kitchen. It’s the perfect spot for a casual gathering, early morning coffee-drinking, late night book-reading, homework-doing with the kids. Kids  (and adults too) love nothing more than sliding into a booth at a restaurant, right? There are more ways than one to accomplish this look. Every home interior footprint is so different that there may not be a way to build in an elaborate booth concept in your space, but you can accomplish this look with the use of a dining banquette. Here are some images that I love that make use of that sometimes wasted kitchen space.

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And finally, an image from my  friend and former boss, Cyndy Cantley’s personal home. I love the use of cabinetry to frame the seating area, and the storage underneath. Here’s a link to her kitchen as shown in Southern Living magazine.

Breakfast Nook


Cantley and Company

While in school, I had the pleasure of working for an NKBA accredited kitchen and bath design firm.  I learned so much about the ins and outs of kitchen design. They are located in downtown Birmingham, and do absolutely BEAUTIFUL and classic design work. A “Cantley kitchen” never goes out of style. The cabinets are made locally, so everything they do is custom. Take a look at some of their swoon-worthy design work. Much success in the future, Cyndy and Keith!

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