Modern Mountain Kitchen Remodel: The Hang Out Space

I’ve always been of the opinion that if a dining room is in the house, let’s use it not just for special occasions but for the everyday.

So when the kitchen we remodeled had a spot for another dining table in the main area, I knew I’d want to turn it into one of the most comfortable spaces in the house instead. This would become a place where kids could do homework while I cook, or people could comfortably sit and relax & talk to me while I run around the kitchen.

Here is what the space looked like before the redesign.

I looked & looked for the right chairs for this space because this extrovert wants people around! I kept coming back to the Pottery Barn Cardiff swivel & ottoman. I saw the Performance Chateau Basketweave Light Gray color in the store and knew that was the perfect match. Sometimes the swatches are so small that it’s hard to envision a whole chair covered in it. I love the basketweave fabric and it’s beautiful.

I tried for months to find a comparable, more thrifty option, but nothing else compared for roominess & comfort. Plus I wanted a swivel because out the window is a beautiful view. It was worth it to wait and order these.

I’m changing out the pillow and sheepskin now that we are headed into spring, but for winter I loved the pop of green plaid.

The very soft and cushy rug brings in more Swiss Cross into the kitchen. I can’t help it – I’m obsessed. It’s an Anthropologie favorite.

The fiddle leaf fig plant from Home Depot in a Target pot warms up the space. It’s simply amazing what bringing in a little bit of green does to a space. Target is out of this clay one, but this comparable one has built in casters and I’d love that!

Overall I’m very happy with the re-purposing of this space. I do think that is one of the secrets to good design. Make a space your family (and YOU!) will love. Think outside the box. Just because something is “supposed” to go there, doesn’t mean you have to follow those rules. I love trading a mediocre space for a beautiful, useful one!

What is your coziest spot in the house?

or what space have you repurposed?

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