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In a studio apartment, there's usually not room for a separate dining area. Enter the banquette, a triple-duty piece that can serve as a sofa, dining spot, and storage space all in one. Banquettes can be built into windowseats (extra awesome when they have storage underneath), empty alcoves, and corner areas...or they can be constructed from benches or chaises. Click below for some beautiful banquettes from AT:Chicago...

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We love the space-saving design in this interior by Frank Roop.
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