Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dine in style...

When it comes to your dining area I think you should nook it!!! I have been seeing more and more these cozy "little supper club" like areas for dining. What a great idea, you could use a settee or custom make a banquette for a restaurant/living room like design approach to the room. Here's some examples that I"ve come across, let me know what you think! Hope you enjoy.



(Designed by Celerie Kemble, featured in House Beautiful, Nov. '07)


(Designed by Michael S. Smith, featured in his book Elements of Style)


(Designed by Chad Eisner, featured in House Beautiful, June '07)



(Designed by Steven Gambrel, featured in Elle Decor, Jan/Feb. '07)


(Designed by Frank Roop, featured in Met Home, Oct. '07)

23 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

Love all of the images Kate! So cozy to have a dining nook and yes, it's like a little supper club in your own home!

Style Court said...

For some reason I especially like the Gambrel version -- it looks as if it is truly used. But all of them are great :)

Suzy said...

WOW, great post - I have always been a fan of dining spaces like these so cosy, so intimate, and the best bit is you don't need a mansion to do it, the whole point is that it works so well in an apartment!

People St.Clair said...

I love all of them I've always been a fan of the dining nook and these different styles show how you can do it to match your own style. Great pictures thanks!

Julie at BV said...

I love custom made banquette too. I feel they are so glamorous and they also save a lot of space.

Brilliant Asylum said...

I am actually considering this for our dining room as we have an awkward traffic pattern that prevents the table from going directly in the center of the room. Thanks for posting these inspiring photos.

I love the light fixture in the bottom photo.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

That Gambrel banquette is the bomb.

annechovie said...

Great post, Kate! I love banquettes!You have chosen some great examples...

Style Saves the World said...

I have always, always wanted to breakfast dining nook! Someday!!

Jane Flanagan said...

I love a banquette! Plus they're practical - you don't need to leave room to pull out the seat on the banquette side so you're furniture can scooch right over. Great in an apartment or smaller space.

It's important though to have a deep enough seat. You know those rigid straight-back booths in bad restaurants - too horrible!!

girl meets glamour said...

You're so right Jennifer!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I agree Courtney! That space looks like it's where the family loves to hang out! Thanks for the comment!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Suzy! You made a great point, perfect for small space living :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for the comment People St. Clair! I know, I wish I had the right space to make a dining nook in my own home!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Yes, you're right Julie! Thanks for the comment :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks BA! You should do a nook in your home, sounds like the perfect solution and then post pics, k!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Yes, bomb in deed Decorno!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Anne!!! I love the pic you're using these days with your signature :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Style!!! Glad you like this post!

Jane, you're right perfect for an apartment and practical. Good point with making sure the booth ends up cozy or it's just not going to work!

~Kate

robyn said...

Love this post Kate, we have the nook going in our kitchen too!

dianamuse said...

Love the whole concept. And I'm a sucker for Michael Smith anything - those gold and amber tones are to die for! Great post, as always.

ALL THE BEST said...

I do like this idea and we have done this in our lounge. Great post Kate!!

minky said...

first of all - this site is awesome. need to visit more often. Had to comment on the nooks. LOVE THEM! Been planning one in my kitchen for some time. Nice to see you like them too. Who doesn't like positive reinforcement!