Before & After: Kitchen Nook Makeover

Kitchen Inspiration

Breakfast nooks can't help but be charming, cozy quarters and all. But they risk feeling a little too dark, drab, or cramped. That's what SF-based interior designer Cristin Priest thought of the nook around the corner from her kitchen, so she decided to give it a fresh, springy makeover. See the 'After' photo below:

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How cute is this? By mixing green and warm neutral tones, Priest transformed the look of her nook! This also shows the power of wallpaper: as she writes on her blog Simplified Bee, the green and white Trellis wallpaper by Manuel Canovas was the starting point, and the rest of the design came from that:

To stand-up to my kids, I had the bench cushions made in solid Kelly green patent leather - it's topped with a crisp Bali pillow by Thomas Paul. The light pendant by Arteriors has a sunny yellow interior that pulls from the sunflower oil painting by my Grandmother, which hangs in the space. A grouping of framed art that my kids created is also proudly hung in the space and can easily be swapped out to feature their latest masterpiece.
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Read More:
My Kitchen Nook Reveal | Simplified Bee
See a Pretty and Practical Kitchen Nook Makeover | Houzz

Related: Before & After: Beautiful Breakfast Nook Transformation

(Images: Jen Jacobsen via Simplified Bee and Houzz)