kitchen banquettes

Today I am launching a ‘series’ if you will. From time to time, I plan on sharing inspirational images I’ve pulled together for a large project I’m working on.  My clients are at the beginning stages of having a new home built, so we are slowly working through many decision points such as: location of lighting, choosing tiles, planning furniture placement, options for laundry rooms, etc.

One of the decisions my clients recently had to make was whether or not to have banquette seating in their eat-in kitchen.  They were a little unsure but I said yes, yes, yes!


Banquette seating in a kitchen has a certain charm. Reminiscent of eating in a restaurant (and who doesn’t love eating out?), a banquette can create a cozy, homey atmosphere, great for a family.  An upholstered bench, a removable cushion, or a padded back panel are just some of the banquette options that can be combined with matching chairs, contrasting chairs, or an eclectic mix. Depending on the amount of space you have, you could go with a round table, square table, or rectangular table.  And if you are short on storage space in your home, you can take advantage of the under-seat space.

This next one has been a favourite for some time (though not really representative of my clients’ style – but I thought I’d throw it in anyway!) One of my favourite blogs to follow is Amber Interiorsher sense of style is  totally eclectic, global, and filled with colour and pattern. This is her kitchen banquette:

You can check out more of her home in the recent issue of High Gloss Magazine.

Do you have a banquette? Would you recommend?

(images: 1-southern living, 2- michael wells, 3-lonny, 4-canadian house & home, 5-houzz, 6- amber interiors, )

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