We comb through the est archives to bring you our seven favourite dining nooks.
Dining nooks – or breakfast nooks – are a clever way to maximise limited dining space or create a cosy spot to gather near the kitchen. From a New England mansion in New York to a transformed mid-century Sydney home, we’ve collated seven standout dining nooks, each providing a tailored and intimate setting.
Capturing the owner’s fond memories of childhood in Papua New Guinea, Sydney-based sister duo Amber Road (now YSG Studio) have steered clear of the predictable coastal aesthetic in this Bondi home by emphasising sumptuous, tactile materials and custom furniture. Dressed in deep earthy tones, the leather and linen dining nook provides an innovative place of comfort in the apartment.
Designed for a family of four, Richards Stanisich’s 120-year-old Darlinghurst Residence carefully balances old and new. The garden terrace allows natural light to flood into the dining nook, where a leather banquette and oak dining table create a unique central hub for the family to gather.
Caravan Dining Room by Flack Studio
Flack Studio have maintained a signature aesthetic in their versatile portfolio through layering bold tones and materials. This Australian restaurant in Seoul reflects the owner’s multicultural background through a curated spectrum of quirky pieces and unconventional artwork, while built-in seating offers the ultimate solution to the small space.
This secluded retreat by Akin Atelier nestled among the treetops of Tamarama lifts cues from its coastal surrounds, resulting in a relaxing sanctuary. Clad in the same baby-blue panelling as the kitchen, this corner-set dining nook provides a secondary eating area and maximises space in an unused corner of the home.