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We have been obsessing just a titch about banquettes. But not your typical kitchen, diner-style seating. To that we say nay nay!! We are drooling over that cozy nook, the intimate corner, the welcoming area to set a spell, read a book, have a chat or toast a friend.

Here are a few examples that got our hearts racing and motivated us to execute the idea in one of our living rooms.

Jan Showers

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Melissa Miles Rufty
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As we have already proclaimed, we are so smitten with the whole banquette fantasy that we couldn’t wait to make it a reality.

We found a corner in one our very own living rooms and with a little tweaking (there we go again!!), our dream came true. We moved a chest and a floor lamp, and ordered the banquette pieces from Ballard Design. We picked the Coventry style. Once it arrived, we added a couple of pillows we had on hand and ordered some velvet to make the persimmon-colored ones. Pulled an old coffee table from the attic, added a couple of coffee table books and a pretty plant and voila!!!

Presenting what we think turned out pretty darn well. How do y’all think we did??


Banquettes will have you sittin’ pretty!