Room Anatomy: Kitchen Nook

For those of you lucky enough to have a kitchen nook, this is a design challenge I always look forward to the most. A kitchen nook is a space often overlooked and yet it can be an area of the house most frequented. I like a nook that combines both comfort and function. This is probably the spot where many meals are served but it also might be a workspace or a place your kiddos do homework. I love combining a table with both comfortable seating as well as chairs.

In our room anatomy we chose a kitchen nook that didn’t go the standard “built in” window seat but rather a sofa in the back and chairs in the front – around a modern table. To keep the space from looking too sterile, wicker lampshades and a basket for magazines and newspapers, add needed texture. I know when I was growing up, the kitchen nook is where I did my homework and often ate meals. You could also swap out the sofa for two wing chairs – the importance is the comfort factor that will draw you into the space for a variety of activities.


1. Pendant | 2. Chair | 3. Table

4. Sofa | 5. Basket | 6. Throw

 7. Bowls | 8. Paint Color

Looking for more beautiful spaces to recreate on your own? Be sure to check out our Room Anatomy archives!

photography by Laure Joliet for domino

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