A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks

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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.
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  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

    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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  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  Photo by: Maria Aufmuth

    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

    Photo by: Maria Aufmuth

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  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  Photo by: José Mandojana

    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

    Photo by: José Mandojana

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  A kitchen island doubles as an impromptu breakfast spot in the modern Scotland home of architect Kieran Gaffney and Makiko Konishi. Photo by: Ben Anders

    A kitchen island doubles as an impromptu breakfast spot in the modern Scotland home of architect Kieran Gaffney and Makiko Konishi. Photo by: Ben Anders

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  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  Photo by: Matthew Williams

    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

    Photo by: Matthew Williams

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  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.  Photo by: Ball & Albanese

    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.

    Photo by: Ball & Albanese

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