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.
Designed by New York-based interior designer Blair Harris, this calm blue kitchen banquette is contemporary but feels transitional, thanks to the traditional bones of the space. We love how the coastal photography complements the colors of the space.
Designed by Los Angeles-based Simo Design, this little kitchen banquette is a vision of chic simplicity. We love the matte finish of its classic café chairs. It seems like such a calm and lovely place to have your morning coffee!
Also designed by Simo Design, this bright kitchen nook tops our list. We love its California-cool vibe with its industrial steel-and-wood armchairs, yellow-striped cushion, and patterned blue tiles.
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.
A curved bay window is the perfect place for a breakfast nook! This banquette, featured in Domino, is what we like to call “farmhouse chic”—elegant yet rustic.
By painting the banquette and surrounding windowpanes black, Christina Murphy Interiors gave this kitchen banquette a glamorous metropolitan look. We love the brass fixtures that light up the space.
Light and bright, a little bit feminine and a little bit masculine, this large kitchen banquette, designed by Carrie Hatfield in Dallas, could host a whole family for dinner with views.
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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