Everyone likes to gather near or in the kitchen and banquettes make it everyone’s favorite spot. They are cozy, comfortable, and good use of space!
This is an updated post for 2023 with fresh ideas including pedestal and trestle table sources. It is a good idea to have this type of table to make it easier to get in and out (rather than a four-legged table).
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Free Standing Banquette
My friend, Debbie had her banquette custom-built by Lee Industries. Since it’s freestanding, it can be moved if she wants to use this area differently, or if she moves. She can squeeze in plenty of guests (especially her grandchildren) and not have to use her formal dining room.
We have this dining bench that serves as a banquette. I had the upholstered bench recovered in performance fabric but you can order it in performance fabric now. We needed a table that extends like this one from Crate and Barrel for large parties.
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Straight Built-in Banquettes
For a Florida client, we used a performance fabric by Perennials on the back and an easy-to-clean faux leather on the seat of the banquette with throw pillows.
The chairs from Restoration Hardware are also in Perennials Outdoor fabrics.
Corner Built-in Banquette Dining Area
My client has space for extra storage under the kitchen banquette in the cozy spot.
More about this kitchen: A Sunny White Kitchen And Great Room.
Annie from Most Lovely Things changes the decor for her corner banquette seasonally. She can serve casual meals here instead of at her dining table.
This is Annie’s breakfast nook in her previous home.
Cindy Hattersley’s corner banquette in her new home looks so inviting. Love the pendant.
This used to be a blank wall in my client, Lisa’s small kitchen nook…
In this dining nook, we used more performance fabric on the seat and back cushions by Perennials.
L-shaped Banquette with Upholstered Back
Measurements For Banquette Seating
Trestle Dining Tables For Banquettes
Pedestal KitchenTables For Banquettes
Those are banquettes for everyone’s favorite place to gather! You may also like Why A Classic White Kitchen Works.
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