The predominantly white space, designed by Baan Design, features shots of vivid color with midcentury modern–inspired armless sofas, dining chairs and a thick-pile gray rug that place guests near the 1960s fireplace.
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"The homeowners have told me it's their favorite spot in the mornings to have a cup of coffee, and in the evenings for a glass of wine while dinner is in the oven," says project designer Linda Banks.
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Warning: Do not add a TV to a setup like this, as you might find yourself asleep in the kitchen after hours.
The measurements of this kitchen mean the curved bar and table are close (3½ feet at the narrowest point) to make the most of the space while still offering a comfortable walkway.
To borrow this inviting look, upholster benches in a high-quality microfiber, also known by the trade name Ultrasuede. Worried about messes? Don't be with this type of soft, luxurious-feeling fabric. No matter how much your glamorous friends spill, this upholstery is durable and easy to clean. Add throw pillows and blankets for more comfort and a homey feel.
If you're inspired by this look, also check out vinyl selections from Designtex and Brentano Fabrics.
Houzzers: Let's see your lounge-like kitchen!