Match Made in Heaven: The Tulip Table and the Banquette

Isn't it wonderful when two come together and just click? We're not talking Valentines here, but furniture. Saarinen's Tulip Table and banquette seating, specifically. Just look how happy these two are together:

I have a small tulip table in my dining area and I've always been at a loss for the chairs around it (without spending a fortune, at least!). A banquette just might be the answer, as it grounds this visually light piece. The thought of this possible solution has this particular thrifty decorator swooning.

What about you - do you love this dynamic duo?

(Images: House Beautiful, Timothy Whealon Interiors, Interior Design, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living)