This intimate dining nook from Southern Living’s Texas Idea House received 4 out of 5 stars on MyHomeIdeas.com and is one of the site’s top-rated rooms. Adjacent to the home’s kitchen, this simple but bold niche brightens up a neutral background with charming pops of color and pattern, from the striped area rug to a custom cushion and coordinating pillows. Love this casually elegant look? We’ll help you replicate it in your own home.
Let a pair of budget-friendly Parsons chairs anchor your nook. We recommend the solid twill upholstery on the chairs, though you can choose from hearty outdoor fabrics for a kid-friendly option.
Upholstered Parsons Chair, from $199
Available at Ballard Designs
Infuse your light-filled breakfast niche with a healthy glow from these perfectly pleated ceramic pendant lights.
Bensen Pendant, $149
Available at Pottery Barn
It may not be green, but we love the look of this sawhorse-like dining table for its legs and the healthy dose of good design it adds to any space.
Madison Dining Table, $49.99
Available at Target
Indulge your inner child—and your love of color—with this colors-of-nature-inspired striped rug.
Stripey Stripe Rug, $599 for 8 x 10
Available at Land of Nod
Keep it pretty and posh with an unexpected pattern. This lattice trellis design was inspired by the Hollywood Regency style of the 1960’s.
18-inch Lattice Pillow Cover, $28
Available through the Humble Collection