Our Custom Farmhouse Dining Nook Reveal (And What Makes It So Incredibly Durable…And Pretty:))

If each seat in our home competed in each day musical chairs, all of us would battle to land in our new eating/homework nook. I’m so happy with the way it turned out and it’s making me love this room and residential much more (like exponentially so). It’s so inviting, comfy, and virtually completely worry-free as a result of all of these lovely woven and extremely sturdy cushions are Sunbrella, (extra on that under). This nook actually anchored this virtually too large front room and created some much-needed perform (sitting as a small household) AND magnificence in right here (the material, texture, sample, combine supplies – all of it). I adore it so very, very, very a lot and on wet writing days I typically find yourself right here as a result of it’s so comfy and comfy, (particularly on the grayer days after I don’t wish to essentially see the rain all day within the “sunroom”).

However earlier than we get into all the small print and fairly pictures right here’s a enjoyable video! (As at all times simply await the advert to play earlier than the video begins:))

However first, the place are we in the home? This was a last-minute add to the ground plan (over a yr in the past, however after the format was finalized). We had deliberate to drift a kitchen desk someplace within the room (we’d simply “determine it out” as soon as the island got here in). However after spending extra time within the room (throughout building) I assumed, “Absolutely we will match a extra intentional, small eating state of affairs in right here for our household“. Everybody loves a comfy sales space – each visually and whereas sitting, and I used to be going to attempt my hardest to get one in right here. We’ve got the island after all (for breakfasts), however we prefer to face one another for dinner and the sunroom was too far-off for each night time causal dinners (which we had predicted, the sunroom is extra for work/dinner events/gatherings). So we moved the door opening to the household room in direction of the kitchen and tried to shove somewhat sales space/nook into that nook. It was tight. There have been naysayers. However BY GOLLY IT WORKED.

As an alternative of it feeling pressured, it really solved a whole lot of issues within the room.

We determined to attend to design the nook till we knew for positive that it could work – circulation, colour, and many others. We lived with a spherical after which rectangular desk there for months whereas I discovered the right way to make it work. What I hadn’t remembered is that ARCIFORM had designed the trim work in order that on the backside of the window, the sill stands proud and tops off the paneling (by over an inch). This really gave us a terrific place for us to finish the peak of the sales space – it could butt proper as much as the sill that wrapped round.

It was good to A. see how typically we used it (each day) and B. have the ability to visualize what colours/finishes we’d need in addition to C. to maximise the area and work out the precise depth, size, and many others.

I spent hours designing a seat and again that may be so easy, however actually particular – with cool strains, fairly wooden grain, floating with the bottom angled again towards the wall, blah blah. However as soon as we obtained it priced out it was way over we wished to pay (over 8k for supplies + labor/set up, pre-upholstery). I’m positive I may have gotten different quotes or decreased the quantity of wooden/skipped the again. However one morning I assumed, “why not simply construct a body/base, clad it with leftover paneling, paint it, and make the upholstery, desk, chairs, and equipment the star?” It may appear like it was at all times there, built-in to the paneling/window sill and so candy. Jamie, from ARCIFORM, is a grasp carpenter they usually thought it may take two days on-site, with no drawings obligatory (and “no drawings” is basically my specialty). I had already commissioned Nate Dinihinian to make the desk as a result of it wanted to be very particular (slender, lengthy, racetrack form prime, trestle base). I in all probability ought to have waited to fee that til the bench was in as a result of it may have been 6″ longer, however it really works actually nice with the couch placement, placing one chair on the finish.

Sunbrella Cloth For The Win

Again Cushion | Seat Cushion (comparable)

I selected two totally different Sunbrella woven materials, extremely contrasting however in the identical colour household. The navy blue is definitely a blue/black small test sample and the sunshine grey/blue is such a fairly weave. Sunbrella is not any joke – actually made to face up to hurricanes, so the sturdiness and stain resistance is HIGH. And the woven material I selected appears to be like like lovely inside material, not a canvas or one thing that you simply may affiliate extra with patio furnishings.

I employed Raleigh Hills Upholstery to customise the cushions. They got here and templated, we talked by means of the tufting cadence, piping, and many others., and put in it two weeks later (they did an unbelievable job, totaling $1800 not together with material simply to offer you a value reference).

The cushions and again needed to match completely into the nook and the tufts needed to be spaced appropriately. I hadn’t even considered tuft placement so I used to be very grateful that they made it look PERFECT. The cushions have been upholstered onto plywood to weigh them down and safe them extra (or they may have moved round an excessive amount of since they aren’t big nor thick). To complete them off they secured them to the seat and wall with heavy-duty velcro. They aren’t going anyplace.

I really like that the darker base colour pulls your eye over to that aspect of the room, whereas the again is lighter and quiet. Within the context of the entire room, it really works actually properly and I wouldn’t have accomplished it some other method. Doing them each the darkish colour may look good however much less fascinating and doing them the sunshine colour I believe wouldn’t be as highly effective. Oscar agrees (as you possibly can see up there).

It’s fairly darn comfy and simple over there. We at all times knew that this sales space wasn’t going to be for lengthy lounging dinners, however y’all I spend hours a day right here writing, and the 18″ seat depth (not accounting for the cushion) works!

I added a few of Max Humphrey’s pillows (a group with Pindler and Sunbrella) which have such a candy farmhouse vibe. He stole these again to take to Highpoint final week and I’ve missed them loads. So that you may see it styled in another way quickly, however solely with Sunbrella as I need ZERO worries over right here.

Left Artwork (classic) | Proper Artwork | Pillow Materials | Cushion Cloth | Massive Sconce (classic) | Small Sconce | Swithplates | Desk (customized) | Chairs (classic) | Candlestick Holders | Vase (comparable) | Plantstand (classic)

The entire nook works so effectively, actually. It’s near the kitchen making it really easy for meals/cleanup. It may seat as much as eight (youngsters) however is extra comfy for six. However because it’s only for the 4 of us we’re tremendous happy. The chairs are classic Swedish from Etsy that has a very heavy spherical seat and has confirmed to be much more in style to sit down in than my classic Cherner chairs that everybody is scared to sit down on.

The classic mild fixture is from Rejuvenation (their antiques and classic division) and one which I noticed and have hoarded for 2 years. It marries the 2 finishes in the home (black and brass) so completely.

In the event you watch the video firstly of the submit (or some social) you’ll see totally different work up there, however as we shot the images they have been bugging me somewhat (tonally and with the sconce intersecting them). So I moved this portray that I had over the mantel right here and it was an apparent “YES”. It’s simply excellent (classic, sorry!). The artwork on the precise is by Kirill Bergart, an artist in LA that I really like.

The desk that Nate constructed is so fairly and effectively made, from reclaimed Oregon white oak and we have been in a position to customise the size to verify it was slender sufficient for the area (30″) and with a trestle desk to keep away from legs within the corners that may block circulation. He’s now promoting this desk and you may customise it as effectively. He’s a stunning, gifted Portland maker 🙂

I’m simply so pleased with how the entire thing turned out – with actually zero modifications I’d make. We’re going to add a restaurant curtain so keep tuned for that.

I can’t stress sufficient how un-stressful this nook is because of the truth that we used Sunbrella. Once I was speaking to my upholstery staff they requested me if I wished a stain therapy and I mentioned I used to be utilizing Sunbrella they usually shortly responded, “Oh no you don’t want something then, that stuff is inconceivable to stain”. Now that’s NOT a direct quote from Sunbrella, however it’s a fairly large endorsement from some consultants.

We painted the drywall in the entire room this extraordinarily pale blue referred to as Mantra SW 9631 by Sherwin-Williams and it’s so calm and soothing – in a barely there vibe.

Sunbrella in Motion…

We thought it could be enjoyable to indicate you ways we use the area and actually spotlight the convenience wherein life might be with Sunbrella material. I joke that I ought to flip it into garments so I by no means have to fret about actually any material in my life (I’m joking however is that really potential?).

Staff lunches occur right here (with Shake Shack or soup) on shoot days, along with our household dinners most nights.

The children use it for arts and crafting. And I even allow them to paint in right here on wet days as an alternative of within the sunroom (uh, no). After all, we use paint that’s ideally washable, however even when not we’re superb as a result of it’s Sunbrella, and every part simply actually wipes off.

Sunbrella Is Pet-Pleasant (Of Course)

We attempt to eat dinner with our pups on the desk (this can be a rising development?). I’m joking, however we definitely did encourage them up on the eating bench for these pictures they usually fortunately obliged (as a result of they’re the sweetest pups on the planet). The purpose is, you do NOT want to fret about this material with animals – it’s extraordinarily pet-friendly and sturdy. If I didn’t need velvet so badly on our couch I’d completely have used considered one of these Sunbrella woven materials. I hope extra main retailers design extra inside sofas with this material as a result of it’s actually lovely, gentle, and applicable for all items of furnishings.

Too unhealthy we don’t dwell in LA anymore – these pups may completely have a profession in Hollywood. (ensure to observe the reel of them up there – the rationale we put them up there within the first place)

An enormous because of Sunbrella for making a product that makes our life much less tense, extra manageable, and worry-free. And naturally, thanks for partnering on this venture. We’ve got just a few extra arising that I can’t wait to indicate you as effectively (the kitchen patio coming at you quickly!). It’s my favourite nook in the home, I really like each component in there, and it’s actually knowledgeable the design of the remainder of the room. Cheers to checking an enormous field. 🙂

All eating nook sources are under and ask any questions within the feedback. xx E


Seat Cushion Cloth: Sunbrella (Again Cushion + Seat Cushion – comparable)
Pillow Cloth:
Max Humphrey for Pindler and Sunbrella
Bench Seat: ARCIFORM
Upholstery: Raleigh Hills Upholstery
Desk: Dinihanian Design Construct
Lighting and Shops: Rejuvenation
Wooden Flooring: Oregon White Oak by Zena Flooring
Home windows and Doorways: White oak, Aspen Casement by Sierra Pacific Home windows
Wall Colour: Mantra by Sherwin-Williams
Paneling Colour: Further White by Sherwin-Williams

This submit was sponsored by Sunbrella however all phrases and opinions are all mine🙂

*Design by Emily Henderson and ARCIFORM
*Photographs by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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