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I also dream about...

...having a little kitchen dining nook with banquette seating. This little spot surrounded by windows is a dream I have had for as long as I can remember.

...mudrooms. A home for all those coats and winter paraphernalia and wet snowy boots and cat leashes. Where the floors won't get destroyed. Where my husband and I can enter the house and remove our outerwear without bashing into each other. I have not had that in about 8 years. :( Yes, I also dream of mudrooms. 

Via Garrison Hullinger


Today I'm loving...

...cosy little dining nooks like this one.

via Family Living


Reader requests - banquettes

Mary Anne of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia wrote us with a request for a post on banquette dining/eating areas. She found the post I did back in '07, but wanted some more ideas. So here are more banquette seating for your viewing pleasure.

Canadian House & Home Gaelle Le Boulicaut
Gridley + Graves Amie Weitzman
Amie Weitzman Turquoise
Sunset AT Casa
New York Social Diary Loyall Sewall
Wendy Blount James Merrell

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Small dining spaces

Continuing on the "small" theme, today I thought I'd showcase some small dining spaces. My favourite small dining space includes a built-in banquette - preferably in a nook. LOVE THAT. I am determined to one day buy a house that perfectly suits such a thing. I would spend every waking moment there - eating, blogging, reading mags etc. There's a few banquettes below (and in this post), among other seating arrangements.

Apartment Therapy Colorama
design*sponge design*sponge
design*sponge Gridley + Graves
Residence Polly Wreford
Sivkraft Sköna hem
design*sponge Turquoise

Living at Home
Kelly Hoppen
Cottage Living
David Jimenez
Apartment Therapy
Living Etc.
Living Etc.
Living Etc.



Banquettes are so much fun for use in casual dining spaces. I just adore them and the vibe they give off. I wish I had incorporated one into my dining room but sadly, it's too late. I noticed I have many pictures saved of dining spaces with banquettes, so I thought I'd post them in the hopes that this will inspire folks out there to think about a banquette as a seating solution for an eat-in-kitchen or dining room. They are fantastic space-savers too, and get everyone cosying up together. (Mark Cutler posted about banquettes a while ago here as well so have a look.)