My goal is to create a dining room that's relaxed and fussy free, but still pretty enough for a chic intimate dinner party with friends. I always have fun creating idea boards as a starting off point of a room design. For me it helps to get an overall feel our how a room will look and allows me to picture my family in the space, I like spaces most that are functional and pretty. Here's the ideas I'm currently considering for our dining room.
(via Sarah's House)
We love the look, color and size of this World Market Banquette, I'm hoping to buy it when it goes on sale. I love the size of it, its huge piece for our dining room! It's a whopping 67 inches in length that's over 5 1/2 feet! If we get the banquette, I'll be using lots and lots of Scotch Guard on it! We also like these simple and affordable chairs from Crate & Barrel, I like the combination of solid wood chairs pair with an upholstered piece in a dining room. Here I am over the weekend in our dining room measuring for the banquette I was concerned it might be too larger for the space, but after doing some measuring in our dining room we are pretty confidant it could work. Yup, I'm standing on the actual sub floor of our home, they don' make them like this anymore its all super thick tongue and groove sub floor. My dad tells me its shows the quality and time they took on building our home over 50 years ago, since he's a contractor and my dad I value his opinion:) Gotta love Dads.
3. I love dark wood dining room tables! For me they are timeless, although if we can along dining room table in need of TLC, I wouldn't be opposed to painting it high gloss white. I love the lines of this Pottery Barn dining room table, however I'll be in the hunt for a more budget friendly piece either from Craigslist, a consignment store or thrifted, Wish me luck on my search :) I haven't mentioned any storage in our space, before we have a small buffet that held so much extra stuff such as, dishes, candles, silverware and picture frames. If have the room, I'm thinking maybe we'll use a small side table next to the banquette, like what Sarah did.
These are my ideas so far, I'm looking forward to creating a dining room for my family that feels like us! Can't wait to see it all come together over time.
What do you think of banquette seating in a dining room?