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Little Kitchen Nook

Apr 21, 2016 | By New Darlings

New Darlings - Dining Room Kitchen Nook - Boho Mid-century styleNew Darlings - Dining Room Kitchen Nook - Boho Mid-century styleNew Darlings - Dining Room Kitchen Nook - Bar cart styleWe always have so much fun reading up on home decor, discovering new websites and books on inspiring spaces, new and old trends and great finds. Recently, we made a few small updates in the dining room/breakfast nook area of our apartment, that have made a big impact on the space.  A few small additions are really making it feel more homey.

We shared a peek into this room a while back, but there was still a lot that just felt unfinished. We are renting, so there is a limit to the amount of work we can (or should) do in each room.  Thankfully, for us, the walls were painted a great shade of white (we opted out of the traditional accent wall), which makes the room feel bright and airy, and was a great starting point for us. There wasn’t a light fixture when we moved in, so we hung this chandelier from West Elm and added Edison bulbs.

New Darlings - Kitchen Open ShelvingNew Darlings - Kitchen NookWe scored this John Vogel dining table on sale a while back when we were still living in our old apartment, and were so happy that it fit perfectly here in our new space. One day, down the line, when we’re in a bigger place (or make the transition to a house) we’d love to have a larger, rectangular version of this table.  The legs are just so pretty and something you don’t see very often.  It’s probably obvious we love mid-century design, but unless you’re a super savvy estate sale goer or are constantly hunting on Craigslist, it can be difficult to find some great vintage items at a good price. Phoenix has some amazing vintage furniture shops (see some of our favorites here), but before we discovered them we found some nice vintage-lookalikes on Overstock, which is where we found these dining chairs. We’ve had them for over two years now and they’re still going strong. The seats are super easy to wipe clean too, which is always a plus (and something we think about when buying furniture).

New Darlings - Cow Hide Rug - Avarcas SandalsOne of our favorite parts of this little nook is the rug. The living room and kitchen/dining area are all pretty close to each other, so we didn’t want it to feel confusing to the eye with too many patterns and prints going on. We found so many pretty shag rugs with different patterns and designs, but thought it might have been too much, so we opted for a neutral camel and beige cow hide inspired rug from Loloi. We found them a while back when we were shopping for pillows. They have such a huge selection of rugs, pillows and throws for all different rooms and styles. The design we chose from their Grand Canyon Collection is somewhat simple, but we feel it really pulls the room together, making it feel cozy and complete. We love it.

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To finish off the space, we added some plants and this cool cactus skeleton from our friend’s local flowershop, around the hanging print. We love the texture it adds to the space. Our family back east always joke around with us about how much we’ve really embraced “desert style”. Although we don’t see a huge southwestern influence in our decor, always mixing in different elements and styles, we definitely love all the plant life and natural tones the desert has to offer.
You can see some other home + design posts here:
Office Refresh | Leather Furniture Favorites | Living Room Makeover
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17 comments on “Little Kitchen Nook”

  1. Wow! What a lovely house with just the perfect dining table area.

    Are you willing to tell where the lamp is from? 🙂

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