Welcome back to another Why This Works post, where I highlight a designed space and discuss why I think it’s amazing! Today, I am showing a cozy eating nook in a stunning kitchen. Take a look…
Not only do the white cabinetry, subway tile and warm wood floors get me, but that banquette just makes you want to linger for days! I have been using banquettes in my designs lately and if you have a spot for it, it’s the perfect way to bring warmth into the kitchen. This image was found on Midwest Living, for one of their articles about this same topic. When the upholstery is done in an easy to clean fabric, it becomes not only beautiful, but very functional. I also love the pairing of the bistro chairs and metal top table. It provides just the right amount of balance and a collected over time style that I love. I also love the cafe curtains and the softness they bring to the windows. The fresh fruit and flowers provides just the right amount of color to the space, making it a cheery and warm kitchen. The warm butcher block island counter brings a nice balance to the white stone counters on the perimeters. The touches of metal shown in the chandelier and nailhead range brings another texture to the room and makes me want to see more!
What are your thoughts?
A big thank you to blog friend, Emily A Clark, for including me in The Saturday Six series this past weekend. I read her blog every day and I was so excited for the opportunity! My family knew right away, as I yelled, come here, come here! look at this! from the computer room. To check out the post, visit here. You will definitely want to see what else is on the list!
Make sure to come back tomorrow, for a fun announcement!! Eeeeek!!
Kathleen tweed says
I love this post and how you used a banquette in one of your last design projects! It really has motivated me to do the same thing in my kitchen ! I don’t know if you remember but you gave me this option when you designed my kitchen /dining room? I loved what you suggested for my dining room but I didn’t act on that part of the edesign. After seeing your last couple clients use a banquette I’m ready to go for it!!!
It has been fun to read all your posts! I love your new format!
Wow, thank you so much, Kathleen! You have a great wall space for a banquette and something to definitely consider! That would be fun. 🙂 I am so glad you are reading and enjoying the new site.
I love this look, Amber! I don’t have a ready place for a banquette, but I just love the charm they add to a kitchen. They create a feeling of “home”. Your post reminds me of fun visits to my aunt and uncle’s house when I was very young. Their banquette was not this beautiful, but the memories are! The kitchen nooks in your designs will create lasting memories too!
Thank you so much, Stephanie! They do add charm to a space and I would also love to add one to our home. That’s so amazing that it brings back such happy family memories for you. Thank you so much for posting that!!