Hi friends! I hope everyone is doing well considering current events. When the world feels heavy, I tend to withdraw and become completely unmotivated and drained. Yesterday, I worked really hard to pull myself out of this rut by doing something I had been thinking about doing for a really long time: adding some curtains to the kitchen to soften up the breakfast nook area. I shopped my house and used the curtains I previously had in our living room.
Breakfast Nook Before/After
As you can see, this space has seen a few changes since we moved in. We’ve carried the oak hardwood floors from the living room area into the kitchen for a better flow, we removed the penninsula, and we opened up a doorway to the mudroom.
But as much as we’ve done, there’s still something I’ve been dying to do . . . and that’s to build a banquette. I’ve had a vision for banquette seating in this kitchen from the very first time we viewed this house.
Banquette Seating Inspo
I mean, is there really anything cozier than banquette seating? I love everything about this space? It’s so warm and inviting with all it’s textures and earthy tones.
In order for me to make it happen, our baseboard heating is something I know I need to take into major consideration. So I’ve rounded up a few floating or open style banquettes that have caught my eye lately.
I mean that wicker banquette is so dreamy!!!!! I’m also kinda obsessed with that dining table–Amber Lewis can do no wrong in my eyes!
I found this a while ago on Pinterest and absolutely fell in love with it, so much warmth, coziness and character.
I saved the image above, because I like how the bench style is very minimal but also offers a little extra support. And my goodness that ceiling😍!
I’ve also considered creating a simple bench like this and using baskets underneath for storage. Isn’t this space gorge?
And this floating style bench takes the bench above a step further with shelf underneath– it has definitely given me some inspo for a way to create some additional storage above the baseboard heating.
Lastly, I needed to include this image above, because I rarely see banquettes with curtains above, and now that I’ve added curtains, I don’t think I’ll want to go back.
Which one do you like most?