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No built-in banquette? No worries! Push a sectional sofa into a corner and set tables nearby. This idea works great for a party -- guests have a natural conversation spot and a place to set their drinks.
Muted neutral fabrics keep this banquette airy and bright in a dining full of medium-tone wood.
Blue and yellow make a fetching pair in this intimate banquette. Bright blue and a mix of patterns freshen the previously plain-Jane space.
Here's a banquette dressed with style! The arrangement mixes formal furnishings with the convenience of casual kitchen dining. Built-in window seats include storage underneath and removable cushions -- a boon for families with kids.
There's nothing shy about the color scheme in this corner dining space! An L-shaped sofa-style banquette in yellow and pink includes soft pillows for lounging. The table is a white column topped with thick glass.
Though this kitchen is fairly neutral, the banquette makes a color statement in a mix of blue vinyl (for kid-friendly cleanup) and a coordinating fabric on the backrest. The view is dominant so window treatments were eliminated and the chandelier was kept out of the way.
A half-round eating nook throws a contemporary curve into this kitchen's mostly traditional lineup of right angles and straight edges. The table was made from a granite top on a stainless steel pedestal base anchored to the home's foundation.
Banquettes are an especially attractive option for informal dining. They conserve space without sacrificing comfort and link busy kitchens with a place to sit and eat, read, or do homework. This dining space features a built-in banquette with a cottage-look custom table.
A wall dividing the kitchen and breakfast area was removed, uniting the two spaces and making both brighter and more open. The new eating area features an L-shaped banquette, with storage under the benches and room for additional chairs at the table.
While island seating is a popular kitchen amenity, this island includes a furniture-look banquette for extra seating at a pedestal table. The banquette's middle-of-the-room location leaves clear routes to adjacent areas.
In the far corner, a colorful eating area dominates a corner space. The banquette's cushions bring in a mix of several colors that add interest to the intense green of the kitchen cabinetry.
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