Banquettes are stronger than ever! Everyone likes to gather in the kitchen and with a banquette/breakfast nook, it is especially inviting. They are cozy, comfortable and make good use of space!
Banquettes: Everyone’s Favorite Place To Gather
If you are planning on installing one, this is an updated post that should give you some fresh ideas!
Note: If you are considering one, it is a good idea to have a trestle or pedestal table to make it easier to get in and out of (rather than a four-legged table).
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.
The nailhead detail has a tape that is made from the reverse of the fabric on the bench. So pretty.
Debbie had her carpenter round out the edges of her Restoration Hardware trestle table. (She is my design idol and one of my oldest friends–we met when we were 17 years old). The chairs are from Dovetail Furniture. She’s on the hunt for new throw pillows (aren’t we all 🙂 but I like these.
Here is another example of a freestanding dining bench to create a banquette by Olivia Bryan Design.
Straight Built-in Banquettes
I love how this is built in an alcove. The design is by Molly Britt Design. Look at the little sconces…must look great at night. Photo By House Beautiful. With the stripes and vintage gallery wall…this is probably my favorite ever! So good.
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. The chairs from Restoration Hardware are also in Perennials.
Corner Built-in Banquette with Loose Cushions
This is a really updated look by Haus Love Interiors.
Annie from Most Lovely Things also had a Saarinen table in her corner banquette with loose pillows.
This is another great corner banquette with loose pillows by Kelly Nutt Design. The colorful art takes the place of a window.
This used to be a blank wall in my client, Lisa’s small kitchen nook…
We used more performance fabric on the seat and back by Perennials…
I love the curve of the banquette and the Roman shades by Maddie Hughes Designs.
Corner Built-in Banquette with Upholstered Back
Here is a banquette in my client’s new, black and white kitchen.
We used performance fabrics, Thibaut on the back and Perennials on the seat. The seat is reversible for longer wear. The table is from Wayfair. Construction by Brovelli Architecture and Construction.
Debbie’s banquette in her last house…I loved drinking tea with her here.