Dining Room Ideas: Try a Banquette In Place of Chairs For More Style (and Seating Space)
If you’re anything like me, you’re always calling dibs on the banquette seat when you dine out. I mean, who doesn’t want to be super comfy and cozy on a plush sofa seat (sorry chairs!). To further entice that lust for the best seat in the house, check out this round up of settees being used in uber-chic dining rooms by some top-notch design talents.
Simply perched under a kitchen window is a brightly pigmented banquette by Patrick Mele that draws the eye over the dining table.
BarrieBenson opted for a slightly curved banquette with geometric nailhead detailing on the base and paired it with an oval Saarinen table. This leather seat really hugs the edges of the table and creates a cozy, elegant dining nook.
Showing off her neutral side, designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd used a handsome Belgian linen for the settee, whose low arms allow for easy in-and-out access, in her own Long Island kitchen.
Black Band Design constructed this custom banquette with a high-back and nail head trim; met with a concrete table, this is a true fusion between coastal chic and modern minimalism.
Olivia O’Bryan Design created a lovely, effortless breakfast nook with a streamlined banquette that spans the entire length of the oval table.
Playful and bright are the words that come to mind with this stand-alone banquette designed by Houston designer Paloma Contreras. Her clients have children so she chose to use a highly patterned and saturated fabric for the settee to help hide any little accidents that might transpire.
→Got the itch to add a settee to your dining area? Peruse 15 our of favorite options under $600 here.