Well, it looks like the retro banquette has made a recent return to the "it" list - they are occupying a prevalent place in many newly re-designed kitchens, family rooms, and yes, perhaps even in an upcoming John Travolta movie. What I love about them in particular, is they seem to be a perfect blend of both form and function - they look great (who wouldn't jump at the chance to add more fabulous textiles in the form of cushions and accent pillows?) and they serve a purpose (way more bottoms can squeeze in a banquette than chairs can fit around a table).
Not that I need to do any more convincing (the above mental imagery should do the trick - ha!), I would like to share some of my favourite recent pics of banquettes. Another plus, you will see that a banquette can translate seamlessly into any design aesthetic - from traditional to formal and from country to contemporary. Are you sold yet? I totally am - I just need to figure out where to put one first.....
|Cafe au lait and the newspaper, anyone?|
|I love how the upholstered back of the banquette becomes the focal point in this space. Love the drama!|
|Bright and sunny, with a little retro vibe!|
|Perhaps a cup of tea, the crossword puzzle, and a homemade scone would do the trick here?|
|If adding a banquette was the secret to keeping boys sitting quietly at the table, I would have added one a long time ago!|
|Minimalist, yet stunning!|
|Quite traditional, but I love the custom millwork.|
|Gray, yellow, and just plain inviting!|
|Loads of beautiful pillows? Yes, please!|
Happy Mother's Day everyone! I hope you all have a relaxing, indulgent day.