dream house: dining nook.
by victoria comment

2/3/15

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

sköna hem.

i’m here in los angeles, working on an event (more on that soon!) and back on the hunt for my dream house. i actually have found a few sweet, but quite small craftsman houses i’m in love with. i don’t honestly need a lot of space, as long as i feel happy there, and these homes give me that warm fuzzy feeling of contentment. it will take a lot of creative thinking to make the most of these smaller spaces, and one of those challenges is the dining nook.

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

petra bindel.

in one particular house i like, there’s not a lot of indoor dining room space — however there’s lots outside — more than enough beautiful outdoor dining space to make up for inside. and it is L.A., so warm weather is on my side. however, i do need some kind of indoor dining area so i’m thinking about smaller dining nooks. an in-kitchen dining table would work, and i think ideally round may be the way to go. here’s a few ideas that could fit the bill in a small space situation.

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

this is a lovely little nook, complete with gallery, via andy tye.

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

a square table solution would need to be on the small size, via ems design blogg.

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

i like the idea of mismatched chairs around a small table, something like this one via ems design blogg.

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

this ikea docksta is pretty perfect, especially with the bentwood chairs, via fantastic frank (above); and sees by sanni (below).

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

i do like the idea of small bentwood chairs because they feel and look rather light, via design*sponge.

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

a small drop leaf table would also be quite functional, rachel swan design.

dream house: dining nook / sfgirlbybay

another great ikea doksta dining table with bentwood chairs — classically good looking.

7 responses to “dream house: dining nook.”

  1. I love the look of the docksta table, so much that it was the very first thing I decided to purchase when moving into my house. I’m not sure if my small family is extraordinarily hard on kitchen tables, or what, but it began chipping almost immediately. I am not a fan of perfection and in fact most of the items in my house are some variation of vintage, antique or just plain pre-loved, but the dings in that table drove me bonkers. I’m a make do, make it last kind of gal but the docksta had to go. I see the table featured in so many lovely homes and I always wonder if it was just mine that disintegrated immediately, or have others had the same problem?

  2. I personally love the look and feel of kitchen tables right in the middle of the room that also function as an island during meal prep. It just makes entertaining seem so homey and personal. that second image is beautiful. I appreciate that review of the docksta table from the previous reviewer. Maybe I won’t drool over it so hard anymore. Im so excited for you and looking forward to seeing your gorgeous new place.

  3. The outdoor living lifestyle in LA is fantastic – but be careful! The nights get chilly most of the year so make sure you can live comfortably with the indoor space you have, and view the outdoor space as an added bonus. I made this mistake. And from October to about April or May it is too cold at night to eat outside comfortably.

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