Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Banquette Beauty....

I recently added a banquette bench to one side of my new dining table. I'm loving the varied seating options and decor opportunities that it provides.

I had always had my mind set on this BARREL LEG EXTENSION TABLE FROM OLD LUMBER (through Harvest), but I knew I wanted to contrast its rough textures with softer seating.

I've acheived this with my white linen, slipcovered Parsons chairs and soft gray, velvetty banquette. To break up all the gray, and add yet another layer of texture, I've draped a simple, off-white throw ($10 from ikea - score!) down the center of the banquette and added throw pillows made from french linens and vintage flour sacks, (pillows also available through Harvest). I envision changing the throw and accent pillows through the seasons to give the dining room a fresh new look.

Below are some more inspirational images of banquette styles in the dining room...Enjoy!

a great way to add color to an otherwise neutral dining space

tucked between two bookcases, this banquette almost appears built-in

a formal silhouette for a formal dining room

sleek, but comfy, and a perfect space saver in this long, narrow kitchen/dining room

amazing curves!

brilliant in blue

gracious in gray

love this ornate wood frame paired with the rustic round table

paired with an oval shaped table for easy in and out

even works in a small breakfast nook

transitional shape compliments the mid-century modern chairs

high back against the wall - great space saver with drama

great contrast in the soft tufted back against the rough wood grain of the table

such an amazing shape, with nailhead to accentuate the curvacious lines
the pillows add to the coastal character too

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