Breakfast Nook Pictures From DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016

Surrounded by windows, the breakfast area creatively uses pieces from a classic boat to create a casual eating space with a distinctive look and sense of fun.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Enjoy the View

Inviting water views can be enjoyed from the breakfast nook off the kitchen, surrounded by large windows that provide lots of natural light.

Smart Seating

Seating in the breakfast nook was created by using the hull of a classic 19th-century restored mahogany boat that was disassembled and used throughout the house in creative ways. Handsome Spanish cedar lines the top of the banquette seating.

Special Detail

A marker light from the boat was used on the breakfast nook’s banquette seating to add character and give a distinctive look.

Repurposed Logo

The boat logo was reinstalled horizontally on the side of the breakfast nook banquette seating to leave no doubt that the banquette has an interesting history and past life.

Conversation Starter

The table in the breakfast nook features the steering wheel and the shaft from the original boat combined with a piece of 36-inch beveled glass as the top.

Relax and Linger

A bowl of morning cereal can be enjoyed while reading the newspaper to catch up on the latest local and world events, all from the relaxing breakfast nook far from the world’s hustle and bustle.

Stylish and Fun

A pair of black chairs complete the breakfast dining area, which combines style with a sense of fun.

Added Comfort

Neutral pillows with different embellishments add comfort to the breakfast nook’s boat-hull banquette seating.

Great Location

The breakfast nook is conveniently located right off the open and expansive kitchen.

Ring the Bell

A bell repurposed from the restored boat hangs on the wall, offering a fun way to let everyone know that breakfast is ready.

Wide View

The first floor's open plan allows the breakfast nook to have a visual connection with the home's front entryway, kitchen and living room.

Neutral Rug

A neutral area rug adds warmth over the bamboo floor and helps designate the breakfast nook eating area.

Chic Chandelier

A 28-inch-wide oil-rubbed bronze chandelier adds a touch of glamour as well as illumination for the breakfast nook.

Durable Floor

The breakfast nook has a handsome natural strand bamboo floor that is both eco-friendly and durable.

Natural Beauty

Like in the adjacent kitchen, unpainted V-groove planks line the breakfast nook ceiling for a rustic-chic look.