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Beautiful breakfast nooks

We’re celebrating UK Coffee Week (29th April – 5th May) with inspirational designs of beautiful breakfast nooks. There’s no better place to start your day than in a tranquil space in the house that is calming, comfortable and filled with natural light. In fact, these mini dining areas with their light, airy atmosphere provide the perfect place to enjoy your morning cuppa, a quick snack or a chat with friends.

Here we share a selection of our favourite breakfast nooks including the bay window seating area from our Belsize Park project and adjoined breakfast bar from our Buckingham Street project.

Striped bay window nook

Striped breakfast nook in bay window with oval marble table top and wishbone chairs by Roselind Wilson Design

The beautiful bay window in our Belsize Park project felt like a natural choice for banquette seating and informal dining. The black and white stripes of the banquette seating draws your eye right to the end of this 30ft long room, while the oval table top in Arabescato Corchia Polished marble ties beautifully with the elegant marble splashback behind. The contrast between light and dark combined with rich textures and exotic marbles create a glamorous space that doesn’t shout kitchen.

Built-in banquette

Bespoke banquette-style seating has been built into the kitchen island to create a sociable eating area.

In this cosy pied-à-terre in the heart of Embankment, bespoke banquette-style seating has been built into the kitchen island to create a functional eating area as well as form a natural delineation between the kitchen/dining and living spaces. The seats with tapered timber legs have been upholstered in a hardwearing ribbed fabric in graphite grey while the bench is framed in a rich textured fabric with antique brass edge detail. The dining/breakfast table in ebony timber has been constructed in the same depth as the seating frame to ensure a consistent look and feel. The textured surfaces and metallic finishes contrast beautifully with the white gloss and walnut island and units of this intimate kitchen. This is one of the most practical and versatile breakfast nook ideas and designs.

Elegant window seating

A contemporary white kitchen with elegant window seating consisting of light veneer round table and two upholstered dining chairs by Roselind Wilson Design.

The elegant sitting area in the kitchen of our Bromptons project is flooded with natural light and provides the perfect tranquil space for quiet contemplation at the start of the day or end of a busy one. The clean lines and streamlined aesthetic, which features a soft colour palette and delicate accessories combine to form a classic contemporary appeal.

Family breakfast station

Family breakfast nook with rattan chairs, pendant light and neutral colour palette.

We love this sleek and rustic design complete with rattan chairs and corner wall bench that is large enough to accommodate the entire family. The neutral colour palette and clean lines add an understated air of sophistication to the space, while the striking pendant adds a contemporary edge. (Credit: renoguide.com.au)

Banquette bench storage

Banquette seating provides the perfect option for extra storage. As seen in this elegant yet functional breakfast nook, the bench provides plenty of space to store away kitchen clutter, while the seating area serves as a divider between the kitchen and the rest of the house. (Credit: renoguide.com.au)

Cosy dinette

This cosy breakfast nook has a classic contemporary edge. The subtle colour palette of grey-blue conveys a sense of warmth and elegance, while the gently curved window seat accommodates the round table perfectly. This cosy dinette is a discreet yet inviting corner of the room. (Credit: renoguide.com.au)

Classic breakfast booth

A classic breakfast nook in a neutral colour palette, wood panelling and delicate patterns.

The timeless design of this classic breakfast nook showcases a neutral colour palette and beautiful wood panelling. The bench seating has been upholstered in delicately patterned fabric, while the striking chandelier and shaker-style chairs add a vintage element to the design. The eclectic design conveys warmth and comfort. (Credit: renoguide.com.au)

Breakfast in the library

A breakfast area for two in a home library with grey blue colour palette and velvet upholstered dining chairs.

A charming breakfast area in this home library radiates warmth and character. The blue-grey colour palette is striking but doesn’t overpower the interior scheme, while the elegant chairs upholstered in rich grey velvet with metal rivet piping detail adds a hint of sophistication to the space. The warm shades of natural wood balance the cooler shades of colour. It’s an inviting space that’s perfect for breakfast or even just for a relaxing coffee or tea break. (Credit: renoguide.com.au)

P.S. Ever wondered what makes an exceptional coffee experience? Here’s an insider guide to the best coffee in London, and how to tell the good from the great, courtesy of The Telegraph.

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