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August 7, 2013
It's our firm belief that morning toast and coffee taste better in a cozy breakfast nook—a design feature made popular in Craftsman homes of the early 20th century. We've gathered five modern examples of these dining areas in the following slideshow.
Pine clad dining room with built-in furniture

Architect Alex Scott Porter enjoys a sun-filled breakfast at the built-in dining table and bench, one of many space-saving designs she included in the seaside cabin she created for her father. Photo by: Eirik Johnson

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Originally appeared in Green Cottage Getaway in Maine
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The knotty-pine breakfast nook inside a Los Angeles house designed by Thomas Robertson is similar to what was a signature feature of 1920s and ’30s Spanish-style houses in the area. Photo by: Maria Aufmuth

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Originally appeared in Courtyard of Appeal
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Modern dining nook with Bocci 21 light and vintage table

The dining nook located adjacent to the kitchen in designer Omer Arbel's Vancouver house features a Bocci 21 light and a vintage table. "The interesting thing about our home is not the structure itself, but the way it has become an intimate part of us. The most sustainable thing we can do as architects and designers is to make spaces and objects worthy of a lifetime commitment," says Arbel. Photo by: José Mandojana

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Originally appeared in Designer Omer Arbel's Eclectic Home in Vancouver
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Chicago condo kitchen

At breakfast in his Chicago loft, resident Arthur Jackson multitasks while seated at the dining table. He hand-stenciled the pattern on the wall in the background. Photo by: Matthew Williams

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Originally appeared in Chef's Table
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village vanguard dinning room

In the dining area of a Wext Village apartment, an ExoFly pendant by Laurent Massaloux hangs above a custom WRK table surrounded by Morph side chairs by Zeitraum and a banquette covered in Glant’s Liquid Leather.

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Originally appeared in A Family-Friendly New York City Apartment
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Pine clad dining room with built-in furniture

Architect Alex Scott Porter enjoys a sun-filled breakfast at the built-in dining table and bench, one of many space-saving designs she included in the seaside cabin she created for her father. Photo by: Eirik Johnson

Photo by Eirik Johnson.

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