What They DidTraditional Kitchen, Atlanta
Furthering her plan to enhance the room's architecture, Suzanne turned one corner of the kitchen into a cheery dining area with an L-shaped built-in bench that mimics the cabinetry. To keep the dining nook cozy (not restaurant-like) she surrounded the metal bistro table with slipcovered armchairs and hung a sparkly chandelier above.
Using the same patterned fabric on the window valances and pillows throughout (Montmartre in Clay/Blue from her own collection for Lee Jofa; leejofa.com), Suzanne introduced color and life to the kitchen without taking away from the all-white effect. Photo by Erica George Dines for Southern Living
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8. A linen-covered banquette and armchair surround a metal bistro table in a traditional Atlanta kitchen. The valances and pillows were made from the same Lee Joffa fabric.
And don’t worry, the term “foldable table” may conjure images of chunky plastic and metal, but elegant campaign-style folding tables like this one can look elegant in traditional or modern spaces and fold away flat between uses or stay on display every day!
Corner bench + slipcovered armchair + chandelier. Carve out a breakfast nook that exudes easy elegance with a comfy bench seat plumped up with plenty of pillows, a real armchair and a classic chandelier. Choose a chair with an upright profile for more comfortable seating at the table, and be sure to pick a washable slipcover to make your life easier.Tell us: If you could wave a magic wand to instantly transform your breakfast area, how would you change it?More: Kitchen Banquettes: Explaining the Buffet of Options