As you know our new home has a banquette area. In trying to make it more our own, I am looking to Instagram and Pinterest for Inspiration. Let’s take a look at Rooms that beg for a Beautiful Banquette.
I have never lived in a home with a banquette. The beauty of a banquette is it can be tucked into a small space and there is no need for chairs. If you use a performance fabric it will survive the traffic and spills of children and adults while still serving as a comfy place to linger. Whether you choose a U-shape or an L-shape your upholstered banquette will be a welcome spot to enjoy a meal, a drink, or just relax
One of my all-time favorites is from Katie Denham Interiors. I return to this one for inspiration time and again. I love everything about this, the vintage art, interesting pillows, and textural interest with the blinds and tabletop. Love this!
Amber Interiors never disappoints. I love the texture and color of this one against the all-white background of the cabinetry and the walls.
This little “jewel box” from Kate Reynolds creates a tiny oasis of fabric and fun.
Here is another gem from Amber Interiors. Don’t you love the wicker (or wicker-looking) banquette? This space oozes with textural interest, doesn’t it?
This pretty version from Molly Singer is just charming. Small but mighty.
Calling all blue and white lovers. Love how the large pleated drum shade punctuates this lovely banquette area by the talented Andrew Howard.
I love the addition of the unexpected leather in this installation from Meredith McBrearty.
Who says banquettes are only for the kitchen? There is some serious pattern play going on in this fabulous rendition by Rodman Primack.
This clever mix of finishes and furniture styles adds interest to an area in front of a window. Sarah Keenlyside for House and Home.
I love my friend Annie’s banquette. I adore the clean lines and inviting style. Annie built her own banquette (with the help of her hubby). You can read about how they did it here.
The good news is now you don’t have to hire a contractor to build a banquette if you have a spot for one. Many major retailers now offer banquette seating options.
Would you love to add a cozy banquette to your kitchen or dining room? I would love to hear about it if so. My friend Mary Ann has a good post here about her favorite banquettes here. You might also enjoy my post-Simple Changes to Make a Kitchen Personal here. As always thanks for reading Rooms that Beg for a Beautiful Banquette. Your support means the world to me. I will be back on Sunday for my Sunday favorites, and Tuesday we are going to talk about self-tanners. Next Thursday we are off to Hawaii for a wedding!