{Updated} Our Cozy Kitchen Corner

Morning!

With so, so, so many rooms and nooks to renovate in this home (which translates to blog content for years!), I’m trying to focus on little successes and finding projects that I can actually finish. I’ve always found that piecing together spaces takes muuuuuch longer to complete than anticipated, so when even a corner of a room feels put together, I’m a happy camper. This is certainly the case with the odd extra space we have in our kitchen area in front of our island and next to our entry way.  It’s done and decorated, which means I can share this corner with you!

Let me back up by showing you what the space looked liked a few months ago…

Kitchen Nook - Restored Style

Kitchen Nook - Restored Style

I knew I wanted to create a comfortable sitting area with big, comfy chairs…the kind you can really curl up in. However, I didn’t have a color or style of chair in mind. I just knew I wanted them to be BIG. We looked high and low for chairs (both used and new) and we did come across some really amazing chairs. The problem was  always price. Two chairs can easily be more expensive than a sofa, so we felt stuck. But then, a boutique PDX home store named Manor Fine Wares had a crazy sale, and somehow we scored two awesome chairs for the price of one. YES.

kitchen nook by restored style

We brought the chairs home and they are crazy comfortable. I love the texture of the fabric and again, the scale of these chairs is  just what we had in mind. With the chairs in place,  I dusted off a rug, a few accessories, and a brass lamp we already had. We were in business.

kitchen nook by restored style

kitchen nook by restored style

We also placed a plaque above the chairs that Kyle’s Grandpa personally built many years ago and attached deer horns that also belonged to him on the piece. I truly adore items that have a story to tell, and I’m so glad we can have a piece of Kyle’s family in this room.

restored style nook

kitchennook1

kitchen nook by restored style

And then, the lonely and empty area suddenly became this…

kitchen nook by restored style

Kitchen-Nook8

kitchen nook by restored style

Now, who wants to come and have tea with me in our new chairs?

 

14 thoughts on “{Updated} Our Cozy Kitchen Corner

  1. Joy | Frock Files Said:

    It looks amazing! I would never have thought to utilize that space. It’s WONDERFUL and such a cozy space. And I’m dying to have those chairs!

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  2. HMC Said:

    Ava says she would love to have tea! :) this looks amazing as always! Nice Job!

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    1. kirsten Said:

      HM! Seriously – you two must come over soooooon!

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  3. Jenn Said:

    What a sweet little area! I love that you guys have the space for a little sitting area in the kitchen and those chairs look SO COMFY!

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  4. Laney Said:

    Lovely and pretty pics too!

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  5. Judy Said:

    I love little designated visitint spots….makes you want to take those few minutes a day to have tea or read for a few. Well there is no such thing a a few when I read, but I love your chairs and the spot you created. The house is coming along beautifuly1

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    1. Judy Said:

      I should always re-read what I put before I click leave comment. Please excuse my spelling. So….that is visiting and as…:)

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  6. Skye Said:

    It looks awesome! So inviting and cozy!

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  7. Sixty-fifth avenue Said:

    I love seeing you put your new house together, its gorgeous!
    Love the new chairs, what a perfect place to hang out near the kitchen. And I can tell those are some comfy sit cross legged kind of chairs.

    Londen

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  8. Susannah Said:

    That looks like such an inviting, cozy spot! I’d love to drink tea there. :-)

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  9. Jennifer Said:

    Lovely area!! Can’t wait to see more pics of your home! Its coming along beautiful! What color did you do for the kitchen and dining? No copley gray this time? :)

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    1. kirsten Said:

      Thank you! It’s white dove by Benjamin Moore:).

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  10. Brianne Said:

    I love what you are doing in your new home. Everything you touch turns out perfect. And the chairs look so comfy. I also love the lamp.

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