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 cozying up together. (Mark Cutler posted about banquettes a while ago here as well so have a look.)
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I came home from a boring day at work to find an email from Greg Natale, our fav designer, in my inbox. Here’s what he had to say to go along with the totally breath-taking photos he included.
“This is one of my favorite projects. This house was designed for a couple with 4 children. Each room is themed a different colour and Florence Broadhurst pattern to reflect its use or user. We wanted this house to be full of personality. We mixed organic and geometric print with modern, retro and repro furniture to produce a result that is an interesting mix of opposites.”
OMG!!! Greg – these rooms are utterly fabulous. The patterns, the colours… you are a genius. (And keep the photos coming!!!!)
I absolutely adore teak credenzas (or credenzas that are made of teak-like wood). I have one in my living room (see photo above), a small one in my front hall and a teak-laminate dresser in my library. My parents have 2 and a dining set they are soon wanting to get rid off…now where can I fit…. Anyway, I found some photos of teak and teakish (or at least retro style) credenzas for your viewing pleasure.
I found this photo and thought this was a great idea for anyone who has a TON of shoes and is looking for a place to store them. So if you have space at the top of a staircase for some cubbyholes to be built into the wall or a set of tall bookcases to be placed there, it’s the perfect spot for that ever-growing shoe collection.