I know I talk about function all the time, but I really do believe that if your home doesn’t work for you, then no amount of design is going to help it! So this week I want to talk about one of my favorite functional pieces for the home – banquettes.
Banquettes are such a great seating option, whether it’s in a kitchen, a breakfast area, or the dining room. they add a lot of flexibility and style. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites and why they work:
See what I mean? You get a lot of work out of one small seat when you use a banquette! Let’s review:
1. Take advantage of a nook or curved window in your kitchen or breakfast room to recess your seating or connect it to the end of your bar or island. It will help you maximize your floor space.
2. Use leather, vinyl, or vinyl-coated linens or cottons to cover your banquette so it can be easily wiped clean after meals and spills.
3. Use the space below the banquette as additional storage for linens, serving platters – anything that needs a home in your kitchen. It’s especially handy for things you only need to access occasionally.
So what do you think – do you see a banquette in your future? I love them and if you include one in your home, I think you will, too! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about dining on a beautiful banquette.
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