Fixer Upper's Dreamiest Breakfast Nooks
Casual dining never looked so elegant and inviting.
Let’s be honest — Joanna Gaines’ design concepts, no matter what the space is, make us drool with design envy. I wish I had the eye she has for interior design. And combined with Chip’s knack for real estate and construction, they're an unstoppable team.
From incredible kitchen makeovers to beautiful and timeless living areas, Chip and Joanna know exactly how to create that homey feel in each of their renovations. Breakfast nooks are no exception.
Country Breakfast Nook With Bench Seating, Natural Lighting and Simple Country Table Setting
This breakfast nook features bench seating that also has storage. A country chandelier illuminates the table while shiplap walls brighten the space, as seen on HGTV Fixer Upper. Dark wood chairs are seated at the open sides of the table. A metal basket with fresh yellow tulips creates a simple and stylish centerpiece for the space.
Part of what I envision for my future home includes a cozy breakfast nook to enjoy coffee and early morning conversations with my family. Until then, I'm content to browse through my favorite breakfast nooks from Fixer Upper for inspiration.
So, sip on some coffee, put your feet up and join me as I take you through these stunning breakfast nooks designed by the one and only Joanna Gaines:
A Dream in Cream
Tufted, neutral chairs round the table with a light wood chandelier illuminating the space from above. The pops of color found in the table settings and centerpiece break up the all-neutral palette and liven up the French country-style space.
Holiday-Themed Breakfast Table
This breakfast nook from the renovated Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast is great inspiration for the holidays. Add some greenery and a dash of red for a timeless look that will last the whole season. The signature shiplap walls, hardwood flooring and classic wood dining set really bring in that gorgeous farmhouse vibe.
Charming Built-In Nook
You get the feel of eating at a diner in this breakfast room. Yellow throw pillows bring cheerful color and comfort to the banquette seating. A collage of clocks and custom metal art dress the gray walls with an updated chandelier to brighten up the room.
Gorgeous in Gray and White
Breakfast Nook with Rustic Wood Chandelier
Green and yellow table settings bring in a splash of fresh, coastal design to this contemporary gray dining nook. The dark hardwood floor and wooden chair seats contrast beautifully with the light tones. What a fresh and timeless look!
Breakfast for Two
A cozy nook for two might be just what you envisioned. Coffee mugs are easily accessible, and the vertical bakery sign simply completes the coffee shop-esque design. All that's missing is a plate of pastries and pot of coffee.
Chip and Joanna cut a wide archway to open up the kitchen and dining room, letting light flow throughout the space. They also created industrial-style open shelves made from plumbing pipes and reclaimed wood.
The Kitchen Island
Now that's more like it — new appliances, industrial pendants and updated cabinets give a distinctive look to this space. A brand-new island and bartop, plus a stunning marble tile backsplash, add a hint of color.
A fresh coat of paint throughout the space, white subway tile backsplash and updated fixtures brighten up the formerly dreary kitchen.
The New Bar
Chip and Jo made clever use of otherwise wasted space by extending the kitchen's new bar seating into the living room. We're big fans of the floating shelves, too. See more from this episode.
Walls were removed to open up the kitchen, effectively tripling its size. New recessed lighting and pendants were added as well as new cabinets and wood flooring.
Other new features in the kitchen include white cabinets extending to the ceiling, concrete countertops, subway tile and an antique copper vent hood.
Modern accents, like the cement countertops and subway tile backsplash with a dark grout, contrast beautifully with the space's vintage look. See more from this episode.
The black subway tile backsplash and wood-covered vent hood add unique charm to the family's new kitchen.
The New Breakfast Bar
The kitchen's new pass-through gives the impression the kitchen, living room and foyer are one contiguous space while also making room for a breakfast bar. The wooden barstools were custom made by craftsman Clint Harp who specializes in using vintage and reclaimed woods for his unique furniture creations.
Chip and Joanna got rid of the washer/dryer combo to make way for more counterspace and new appliances. Light gray walls and a subway tile backsplash replace what was once peeling floral wallpaper and pink walls.
Joanna and Chip completely transformed the dated, dark space. The gorgeous new kitchen features brick walls througout, black granite countertops, industrial pendants and a custom-built island.
The Hidden Charm
Furniture artisan Clint Harp fashioned the island's surface out of shiplap salvaged from one of the home's original walls. See more from this episode.
How's that for a fresh start? Chip and Jo took down walls, added brand new cabinetry and gave everything a coat of white paint to brighten up the space. The new island creates the perfect spot for Preston to hang out while Mom cooks.
Chip and Joanna reconfigured the kitchen's layout, removing a formal dining room in the process, to take advantage of a large picture window and create space for a long kitchen island. The old tile floors were replaced with wood and the cabinetry was also updated. The new light fixtures also give the space the French flair the couple were looking for. See more from this episode.
Knocking down walls made room to give the kitchen the sleek, open layout it deserved. The new flow of natural light throughout the space allowed Joanna to make a bold choice of black cabinetry with brass hardware. A marble backsplash, countertops and and a waterfall edge island keep things nice and bright.
The Coffee Nook
Another perk to opening up the kitchen? Chip and Joanna were able to create this stunning coffee nook with a view. New windows and glass doors were added to this corner space adjacent to the kitchen. The floating bar top with bar stool seating is the perfect spot for morning coffee and savoring the view. See more from this episode.
Joanna recommending taking the kitchen to the next level, literally: The kitchen was moved to the upper floor, giving it an open, central location in the home.
Mosaic tile in shades of turquoise and green fit the bill for the coastal theme the couple was looking for.
The Butler's Pantry
Back downstairs, the couple was also given a sleek addition to their space—a former mudroom was converted into this butler's pantry with barn doors painted in a beachy blue. See more from this episode.
The duo brightened up the kitchen with new white and gray custom cabinetry, twin chandeliers, white stone countertops and a subway tile backsplash. They also added a butler's pantry that hides behind an antique wooden door. See more from this episode.