We have a funny little spot in our hearth room, just off the kitchen that we use as a breakfast nook. I'm not even sure it was meant to be that, but it works very well since it's so close to the kitchen. It has a great built in with shelves and deep cabinets for storage.
Here you can see how it's laid out in the room. The storage is great, but the shelves can be a bit tricky to style because they are very short and narrow. This means everything on them has to be pretty small, which can end up looking cluttered. I've redone the shelves several times since we've lived here, but have never been quite happy with them. I followed my own advice on how to style shelves, and we've definitely made a step in the right direction!
Sometimes I work best when I have an inspiration photo to pull from, so I used this picture as my jumping off point. I wanted to get a similar look, but also wanted to use what I had. I tried to use lots of white as a base and to keep things looking clean instead of cluttered. I only purchased one new thing, so I'd say that's pretty good!
Since I used what I had on hand, the overall look is a bit modern farmhouse, which works very well in this corner. I am loving the pops of peach from these bowls and this plate. I had wanted a full set of the plates to go across the back, but have just the one for now and it brings the perfect modern hit.
We bought this table right before we got married, and it has held up so well. It's a classic pedestal that works with any look.
This is where we eat dinner each night, and it's so nice to have something pretty to look at! Plus the storage for all my serving pieces is a nice bonus. Do you guys have any corners that need some sprucing? I hope this gives you some inspiration to try to rework what you have to make it what you want!