laid back dining

I'm so enamored of banquettes and almost any kind of upholstered seating at the dining table. It makes for such a casual, comfortable vibe and really invites my favorite kind of entertaining at breakfast, lunch, and dinner: long, lingering, and laid back. And beyond meals, think feet up, coffee drinking, newspaper reading, and wine sipping between meals. In kitchens large or small, and whether it's a built-in or freestanding seating, there are so many ways to make this look—and lifestyle!—work for your home.


elle decor

my homme ideas

via pink wallpaper

celerie kemble


chris barrett design


peter dunham

style at home

house & home

What do you think? If you can't create a built-in seat, I love a freestanding settee or banquette. Ballard has some lovely settee and bench options.


Giulia Doyle said...

I did a built in in our kitchen to take full advantage of our corner and gain more storage - we love it!

Holly Gruszka said...

These little nooks are so dreamy. I tried to create one in our dining area with a bench, but it still needs some work. But a spot to sip coffee and wine is always a great spot.

The Vintique Object said...

I have been looking for that picture of the Peter Dunham room for ages! Doing all kinds of google image searches. Makes sense it finally popped up on your blog! Thank you.

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

I love your picks here!

Your blog is darling. Thanks so much for dropping by mine.