The Most Beautiful Kitchen Banquettes We've Seen
In family homes, a kitchen banquette is the ultimate seating choice. A much more comfortable choice than stiff dining chairs, the upholstered seats invite little ones to stay awhile, be it for milk and cereal in the morning, or as they tackle homework while mom cooks dinner. But kids aren't the only ones who love a banquette: I always make a beeline for the booth seats in my friends' homes and in restaurants, too. There's something about them that's a little more casual and inviting than a standard dining table setup. Do you agree? Well, we're here to show you that kitchen banquettes can be not only comfortable and practical, but also incredibly elegant. Scroll below to see some of our favorites.
The Nashville home of Kings of Leon percussionist Nathan Followill, designed by Benjamin Vandiver, has a handsome masculine kitchen banquette that’s built into the wall, aptly surrounded by records. We love its hip midcentury-influenced aesthetic.
This leather banquette designed by Sara Cooper is actually in a dining room, something we very rarely see. Though the materials—brass, velvet, green marble, and tufted leather—are quite luxurious, it’s also not precious and can certainly withstand the comings and goings of a family.
Certainly the outlier of the group, this dining banquette is traditional, formal, and elegant, proving that even comfy can look fancy.
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