Modern Parisian breakfast nook design plans, mood board, and door removal progress to make a corner banquette.
Don’t ask me why I feel paralyzed when making room design plans for my own house. If I have to make a mood board for a friend, I’ll knock it out in a day or two.
But there’s something about making design decisions in my own home that takes me weeks to pull the trigger. This little breakfast nook room has always been a doozy for me since Day 1 of moving in.
Breakfast Nook Before
The Breakfast Nook Refresh
Over time, we’ve turned that space into this set up using the existing footprint as best as we could, but the traffic flow never really made sense.
Door Removal and Layout Change Progress
Then, we got the idea to move the door accessing our garage to a different wall so that we could make space for a corner banquette. (I ended up down a breakfast nook banquette inspiration rabbit hole.)
Our Official Breakfast Nook Design Plans
Last month, I discovered a corner banquette with cushions for just $325 (as opposed to this $3,000 banquette version from Ballard Designs), and the dimensions were exactly what we needed for our breakfast nook!
Robert and I trekked two hours to load it up onto a trailer, and I now have a big vision for it in this space.
I found some secondhand faux Chippendale style dining chairs that will work perfectly on the other side of the banquette too. All of it needs paint and a DIY upholstery job for sure.
So here’s my brain on the breakfast nook design plan.
Green vs. White Breakfast Nook Banquette
I can’t decide if I want to paint the banquette bench Sherwin Williams Billiard Green to tie in with our current kitchen cabinets or if I should keep it neutral with white.
The kitchen won’t stay like this forever since painting the cabinets green was just a “bandaid” fix until we can take on a massive renovation.
So I’m torn. To keep the green or not keep the green in the breakfast nook?
Sticking with neutral provides more flexibility in the future when we officially take on the kitchen remodel, but I really love a good bunch of jewel toned color. It’s tough.
What would you do?
No matter the decision, I’m just ready to start on it already!
It’s been quite a hunt on Facebook Marketplace to pull together the vision at this point. For now though, we’re waiting on deliveries (as is basically everyone in the midst of any home improvement projects).