Our Kitchen and Breakfast Nook in Our New Home

merrick's kitchen

I’m so excited to show you our kitchen and breakfast nook! I’ve wanted a breakfast nook for as long as I can remember and I’m so happy with how this all came together.

 

Dark Red Runner Rug
Leather Barstools
Progress Lighting Penn Collection Globe Pendant Lights (Shop HERE)
Striped Button Up Top (on sale!)
Jeans

 

Why we care so much about the kitchen

Our kitchen is probably the room I spent the most time in. It’s a gathering place, a homework spot, a place where memories are constantly made, and as cheesy as it sounds, it’s totally the heart of our home.

So I wanted our kitchen to be special.

We had a beautiful kitchen in our home in California, so we did a lot of the same things in this house plus a few new things.

 

Adding a breakfast nook was the best decision ever

The biggest difference was adding the breakfast nook. I have loved breakfast nooks since I was a little girl, and a few months before we moved in, we realized we could make it happen in this house. It’s the best thing ever, and I love how cozy it makes our kitchen!

We hired a local builder to make it for us, including the cushion. And then we found all the pillows at World Market and on Amazon!

Our KITCHEN TABLE and WIRE CHAIRS were both used in our last home, and they fit perfectly with the nook!

Oh, and the big painting on the wall in the breakfast nook was done by me! We’ve had it in our 4 previous homes and I love it so much.

 

The lighting we chose in the kitchen and breakfast nook

And of course no table or island is complete without lighting! We got this gorgeous Calder Collection Ten-Light Chandelier from Progress Lighting for above the breakfast nook, and then Progress Lighting Penn Collection Globe Pendant Lights (Shop HERE) for above the island.

 

Details on our finishes

I’ve had a lot of questions on the specific finishes we chose and I finally was able to dig them up!

Black Perimeter counter top: “Granite, San Benedicto Leather”

White Island Counter Top: “Silestone Eternal Calcutta Gold”

Paint color: Sherwin Williams “Extra White”

Cabinets: Shaker style, Sherwin Williams “Extra White” in eggshell

Drawer and Cabinet Pulls LINKED HERE

Backsplash Tile: 3×6 M313 Contempo White Polished #381 “Bright White”

Wood Flooring: Red Oak Engineered Hardwood, 7″ planks, stained “Ebony 231”

 

And now for the fun part, lots of pictures!

merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
breakfast nook
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen and breakfast nook in our new home
merrick's art kitchen
merrick's art breakfast nook
breakfast nook

I’ve also linked pretty much everything below for you!

 

Photos by Aubrey Stock

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2 Comments

  1. erika says:

    Wow, I love this kitchen! Really modern but homey because of the wood (:

    Erika Marie | https://imerikamarie.com

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