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Coffee & Cocktail Nook // E-Design

As an avid shopper on a budget, I often find myself lusting after the same item over and over until it goes on sale, I find a coupon code, I find something similar for cheaper, or I simply just cave and decide if I love it so much, I must make it mine. That was exactly what happened in the case of these faux-leather side chairs from World Market.

The Bennett Chair from World Market // Bubbly Design Co. e-design

I spotted them online a few months ago, and knew I loved them, which surprised both me and T-man. But, I think my style is evolving and something about the shape and faux-leather, brushed finish totally works. And are you kidding me with that nailhead trim??

But where could I possibly use them, especially since I already own a pair of slipper chairs?

First, a little background… We use our back door as our primary entrance to the house due to our detached garage. Just inside is a small “foyer” area that opens into our open floor plan kitchen. This space is where we take off shoes, drop grocery bags, and hang our coats.

We originally placed a narrow bench in this space. It did a great job stashing bags and providing a quick spot to pull shoes on or off, plus it kept the open flow into the kitchen. However, it wasn’t really a useful area beyond that and given how often we walked through the space, I started to think it should be a multi-tasking little area. Enter the idea of a coffee nook!Multi-Functional Coffee Nook featuring World Market Bennett Chair // Bubbly Design Co. E-Design

With the right furniture, I knew we could get the best of both worlds, mixing the necessary entryway functionality with a bonus seating area. The Bennett chairs would be more practical for sitting and sharing a coffee, for guests perusing a coffee table book, or even for mixing and sipping on a cocktail { the bar cart perfectly bridges the space between this area and the ktichen }. And, as long as we maintained hooks for coats, a space to drop bags and shoes without it looking messy, then the space could really serve dual purposes.

I’m happy to say that after explaining the new functionality of the space to T-man, and showing him the design board, I convinced him to buy them during World Market’s Friends & Family sale { they are still 25% off with code DOUBLEWOW }. They are working wonderfully in this space when paired with a small garden stool. In the e-design it holds a plant, but in real life, it’s typically where I stash my purse. T’s work bag either sits on the floor when we’re being lazy, or gets dropped in our bedroom when guests are coming over.

Pssst… The valance shown above the window is a true photograph of our DIY project, which I’ll be sharing soon! It adds the perfect, professional finish to our oversized windows.

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chairs // bar cart // floral pillow // yellow pillow // gray side table // tripod side table // decorative sphere // coat rack // old fashioned art // bar cart art // rug { old from crate & barrel } similar here //

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