Design obsession: Banquettes

Design obsession: Banquettes

Sep 27, 2007

Our house has a bit of an obsessive compulsive disorder, Ok, really it's just me - I latch onto an idea and it says until I purchase or solve the problem at hand. For the last two years it's been about a modern banquette for my dining nook which is 8' x 8'.

Of course I have decided that this banquette issue would make me a better hostess, a better chef and all my friends would visit and love me more than they already do. These outrageous fantasies perpetuate any of my large purchases [aka most recently an insanely expensive pair of shoes].

The issue with talking myself into this purchase is that I can't rationalize purchasing a piece of furniture that will need to be custom built for a place I don't own [never mind I've been here for 5 years and have no plans on moving].

So the dream continues to grow and I keep hoping that a magical craigslisting will appear just for me that doesn't look like it came from Pizza Hut. A modern clean lined banquette just perfectly fitted to my space. I just opened my Domino magazine last night and what do my eyes see but two of the most perfect custom banquettes ever. At price tags of $4200 [excluding fabric/orange] and $2145 [excluding fabric/ cream] I cry for wanting, and cry for the perfection of both of them. The dream will go on, and I'm still talking to some sources about how to do it for less. Readers any design obessions you just can't let go of?

photo credits:
top two images: An eye for I:nterior

orange: Domino Oct 07' photograph by Laura Resen

cream: Domino Oct 07' photography by Paul Costello

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