Attractive Breakfast Nook

I would love a 10-foot-long banquette and a century-old French P A S T R Y  T A  B L E for my breakfast nook…  (And all that natural light).

Design mission: Find my own vintage iron table and have a marble top custom made.

I am also liking the Mongolian lambfur pillows I see on the banquette (and here and there in design land). I feel they bring a little bit of “warm modern” to a space.

West Elm carries some decent ones.

Happy new week, friends.

Image no. 1 via House Beautiful (Scanned – June 2013).


Written by Splendid Willow in: Lovely Furniture,Lovely Rooms |


  • OK I’m sold, love that breakfast nook! I’m also loving those short backed chairs.

    I hope you enjoyed your long weekend!

  • Love it. Such a cozy and elegant inviting space…..always drawn to smaller cozy spots like that and the pillows are fab too. Hope you had a fun holiday weekend.

  • totally sold! i have been eyeing an iron based table for my dining room, and now that i see the marble. oh lord. how fabulous is that? so refined and elegant. the banquette would be incredible in my very similar breakfast area!

    love to you.


  • Delishhh says:

    Love it!!I would sit there all the time! :)

  • Anna says:

    I Sverige på vår sommarstugeveranda har vi gjort ett bord som kan stå ute hela året, två gamla symaskinsunderreden med en kalkstens skiva på toppen. Åskhäsningar från Calgary….

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Hej/Hello Anna,

    Your table sounds divine! I want to see a picture!

    Hugs/Kram fraan Seattle.


  • Tracey says:

    Oh those windows are amazing and to sit in that nook to enjoy a meal would be so fabulous. Such lush pretty pillows!

  • Anci says:

    Hej !
    Det känns bra att vara tillbaka och få ta en titt i din inspirerande blogg !


  • Lisa B. says:

    Do your recall my dining room table? My Mom bought it at the huge estate sale of the family that owns Green Giant canned veggie company. They live in Le Seur Minnesota. This iron set supposedly used to live on the veranda at their Palm Beach estate till they got old and moved things back to Le Seur. Anyway, I’ve always loved it but really don’t want it in my dining room since it has a more veranda, porch feel to it. However, I can’t get my family to let me move it out to the patio. They are too afraid that the glass top will pose a danger and will not withstand errant golf balls or such flying around in the backyard. So, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do. My idea is to surround it with regular dining chairs (I’ll send another pic) and move the chairs to this set, outside to serve as extra seating when I have a bigger group and meanwhile look nice on the patio mixed with the other iron furniture.

    Meanwhile, my thoughts were to also have a big piece of marble cut for the table. To tie it into other marble in my home, but also to make it more indoors looking and also be more comfortable for dining. You see, since my kitchen is small, the table I have only seats four. So most nights, we use the dining room for family meals. This which I actually love since most dining rooms are rarely used. I am glad mine is used most every night 😉 I don’t find the glass comfortable though, and not easy to keep up.

    What do you think? Marble or something like the Caesar Stone marble? Or would you try to score a big piece of wood? It will probably cost a million dollars for the marble, but it might be less than a new table and certainly more charming and unique.


    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Hello Lisa,

    Thank you for sharing your design dilemma! Your dining room is lovely! I am personally not a fan of glass tables (I don’t like to look at peoples socks while eating! (:) – and I am with you that a white table (or why not light gray?) would be a good contrast to those pretty dark floors. A marble table would be… a lot of marble though… How about a white or light gray long farm table? Perhaps you can score at a flea market this summer and paint it yourself. Add some comfortable chairs and/or a long bench and I think that room will be used A LOT! Just my 2 cents.

    Hugs from Seattle.


  • LiveLikeYou says:

    Monika! I’m returning to planet earth after a work/move/stress period!Ringer dig! Ser fram emot at talas vid. Huset ar on market, och halften uppackat!

  • Sherry Hart says:

    I’ve been using those pillows on a couple of jobs lately! Best deal going. And I love a breakfast area like that….begs for lingering meals…..

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