The most important meal of the day should be enjoyed in style — take inspiration from these inviting breakfast nooks.
A Charming Farmhouse Breakfast Retreat. For the wood-paneled breakfast room of a farmhouse outside Stockholm, fashion designer Sanna Kvist and her husband, interior designer Lars Henriksson, painted vintage chairs red and covered the seats with sheepskin. The table is by Ikea.
A Fashion-Forward Manhattan Breakfast Room. Playful framed sketches, a vibrant Clarence House wallpaper, and a collection of toy robots enliven the breakfast area of Estee Lauder executive John Demsey's Manhattan townhouse, which was decorated by Bibi Monnahan. A Saarinen Tulip table is paired with chairs by Knoll from Design Within Reach.
A Glamorous London Breakfast Table Set-Up. Swiss interior designer Federica Palacios created a custom table with a metal base for the breakfast room of a London home. The metal chairs are by Xavier Lust, and the pendant light is by Lustrarte; violet placemats, napkins, dishes, and glasswaree add a touch of color.
An Upper East Side Townhouse's Cute Breakfast Nook. Designer Philip Gorrivan upholstered the breakfast-area banquette of Manhattan-based filmmaker Nathaniel Kramer's Upper East Side apartment in a cheery blue-and-white DeLany & Long awning stripe. Photographs by Kramer and an artist's proof by Joan Miro adorn the walls.
A Modern Backdrop for the Ideal Table Arrangement. For the glass-walled breakfast room of jewelry designer Diana Quasha's Manhattan apartment, designer Albert Hadley devised a neutral scheme with metallic touches. Knoll's Brno armchairs clad in white leather surround a Saarinen Tulip table.
A Manhattan Apartment's Timeless Breakfast Room. Built-in bookshelves line a wall in the breakfast room of a Manhattan apartment restored by architect Peter Pennoyer and decorated by Katie Ridder. The walnut dining table is a custom design, and the maple chairs by Ann Morris, Inc., were painted in Farrow & Ball's Picture Gallery Red. The vintage French pagoda chandelier is from Florian Papp Antiques.
A Dream California Breakfast Alcove. At Steven Volpe's weekend home in California's Marin County, the table in the kitchen's breakfast nook is original to the 1890s Shingle Style house. The chairs are 1920s Norwegian.
A Moscow Breakfast Table for Every Morning. In a Moscow apartment, designer Olga Kulikovskaia-Ashby created a breakfast area within the kitchen. Pendant lights by Tom Dixon hang above the table; the chairs are by Vitra, and the plates on the kitchen counter are by Seletti.