Restored Victorian: Kitchen Nook

the kitchen nook

One of my must-haves when designing our house, was an eat-in kitchen. I designed a banquette to create a cozy corner for long family dinners.  The bench fits an 80 inch table and can comfortably sit six to eight people. To ensure everyone’s comfort when designing a banquette, it was important to think through the angle of the back and the height of the seat.  Custom cushions, made with a dark navy on one side and a hot pink on the other, allow me to mix up the colors depending on my mood. The wall of pillows is my favorite part, with a variety sourced from Amber Interiors, Etsy, Anthropologie and Target. It was important to me to maximize the use of this space, so we created super long and sturdy drawers on either end of the banquette, one for adult shoe storage and the other for occasional and holiday platters.  To see more photos of the kitchen, check out the gallery.

Sources: Luna Pendants and Odyssey 4 Chandelier by Schoolhouse Electric; Nemus Table from Anthropologie; chairs by Dwell Studio

To see more photos of the Restored Victorian,
check out the project.