Updated: Apr 29, 2021
I absolutely loved designing the Sustainable breakfast nook, I enjoyed the entire process - from imagining the space, sourcing the Eco products to putting it all together in one cohesive dining corner. The plan was to feel cosy and filled with natural materials like wood, linen and jute. Once I had the table and chairs sorted, I already saw myself sitting there, sipping morning coffee while looking through the window. :)
About The Design
Knowing there are so many beautiful sustainable home decor pieces just within the Green Makers Community, it was so easy to get inspired. Firstly I spotted this beautiful handmade dining table by KONK, and that was a perfect starting point, with the large piece of furniture already sorted.
The second piece of inspiration was the stonewashed linen curtains I found on Etsy. Usually, I would leave the curtains for the very end, but these were hard to resist. The remaining decor started falling into place so naturally, and before I knew it, I had everything I needed for a perfect little breakfast nook.
What You'll Need For a Sustainable Breakfast Nook Decor:
About KONK: "Sustainability - make items that last, use well sourced materials, give back more than you take."
This natural wood dining table is handmade in Bristol by the Konk team. It is made of solid sustainably sourced oak, industrial mild steel and stainless steel bolts and fixings, which makes it high quality. If you're looking for a long lasting piece, it's definitely worth investing.
Nothing says more natural than relaxed stonewashed linen curtain. It somehow makes the breakfast nook feel more secluded and charming. Don't you think? Curtains also act as a backdrop of the room. Even if you do everything else wrong, you still have a chance to fix it with the right choice of drapes. This particular one goes perfectly with almost any interior style, especially with farmhouse, Scandinavian and clean modern.
P.S. If you don't fancy this shade or style, Magic Linen offers a huge variety of both. You can check it out here.
Set up your comfy seating with the Solid Oak Dining Chair - another great piece by KONK. With the oak table; it's a match made in heaven. These chairs in light wood shade are a perfect pop of colour against the deep green wall.
What can I say, I'm a big fan of wood in any shape or form. What makes these graceful vases so special - each piece is turned on the lathe and shaped by eye using only hand tools, which allows unique shape for every vase they produce while keeping natural wood elements. When I look at their products, it somehow feels like a preserved piece of nature. Learn more about the Ash & Plumb here.
Whenever I'm in search for an Eco-friendly rug, jute would be my number one pick: it brightens up the room with its natural tan colour; jute rugs are also bit thicker than other natural-fibre rugs; it blends perfectly with almost any interior style. Also, if you're looking to separate an open-concept space and sure how a rug will definitely do the trick.
Last but not least, the jewel of the breakfast nook - Sustainable Ceiling Pendant by Tom Raffield. With its Biophilic shape and warm light shining through strips of wood, making the kitchen corner super cosy, almost like you're dining in the arms of nature.
This particular pendant is made of Sustainably sourced ash, oak or walnut and finished off with Eco-Friendly matt varnish. Read more about Tom Raffield - behind the scenes here.
Total Budget approx. £2150/$2815/€2375
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