We 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.
We 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).
One 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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21 comments on “Little Kitchen Nook”
that is an enviable kitchen nook! gorgeous work on it!
Thanks so much Lauren!
It looks so lovely, you two!
Thanks Jade. Hope you two have a great weekend! 🙂
Where is your darling coat rack from? (Well I guess it’s a coat, purse, etc rack!)
We found it at World Market. 🙂
That light fixture is amazing, your style is impeccable!
Thank you so much. It’s one of our favorite pieces. 🙂
Can you let me know where the light fixture is from?
Hi, there! I am so happy to have found your blog – your photographs are stunning! And your home is gorgeous; I love this little nook 🙂
Thank you so much Gabriella! That’s so sweet of you! 🙂
Hello! This is such an inspiring space. Could you tell me what measurements your Loloi rug is?
Thanks so much Ash! It’s the 3’10″x5′ one. 🙂
Wow! What a lovely house with just the perfect dining table area.
Are you willing to tell where the lamp is from? 🙂
That light fixture is amazing.
If you guys out grow this table, I would be happy to purchase it from you! Beautifully designed space! Thank you for the inspiration!
Where is table from?
This is a gorgeous space! Where is that photo on the wall from?