Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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Breakfast Bars: The New Dining Room

The breakfast bar has become a staple in new build homes and apartments with open plan living more desirable than ever.

Casual living is enticing and the kitchen has quickly become more than just a space to cook (and clean). The breakfast bar with character and spunk is a formal dining space’s cool, younger cousin and I’m embracing it.

It’s no longer just about a clean, white box – think character and charm with contrast cabinetry and benchtops. Designers are using unusual timbers, metallic cladding and statement marble without compromising on resale value and versatility.

Even taps are becoming a feature with black, brass and bronze designs more favourable than the chrome varieties.

Barstools have become more stylish than ever. The Coco Republic Drexel is a favourite with beautiful South American aniline leather, as well as is the Empire. If you haven’t guessed, I’m a fan of the designs with backs for comfort and style.


Caitlan N