This side nook was one of the first things I told our architect I wanted when we sat down to plan the house. In our last house our dining table was in between the kitchen and family room. It was a tight space and we were always bumping into the table and chairs. I wanted the table off to the side so that it was out of the way of the kitchen/family room traffic flow.
I originally had a banquette here – built-in bench seats but then decided to take them out. I think they’re so fun! But I didn’t want everyone to have to slide in and out for one person to get in and once we decided to put french doors on the right side of the nook instead of a window I thought a table and chairs would work better.
I always pictured a round table in this spot, but after we put our old temporary table in we started thinking a rectangle table might work better after all. I’m excited to find a fun rug for this space to cozy it up!
I decided to make our kitchen counter and cabinets wrap around and into the nook. Creates some extra storage and it will be a fun space for a pop of decor. I adore the three little drawers in the middle. :) Perfect for random things like napkins.
This is the butler’s pantry. It connects my pantry (on the right) and the formal dining room (on the left). I love this space! I had so many ideas for it that I had a hard time choosing how it should look. Originally it was just closed glass shelves. But then I decided to go with open shelving. And of course in my opinion everything is more fun with some wide planks behind it. :) I’m also a huge fan of corbels (they are on the outside of the house too) so I added some under the shelves.
The bottom section is just cupboards and drawers for more storage. You can see our pantry door to the right. Pantry is a post for another day!
They intimidate me just a bit.
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