Tuesday, January 22, 2013

[ may I take your order? ]

NO surprise that I love this kitchen ~ white, huge island, marble, farmhouse sink... pure yumminess. But the thing I really love about it is the built-in banquette...


My parents still live in the house they built when they got married. And in the kitchen, they have a built-in banquette similar to this. I loved it as a kid ~ I would hide underneath it, I would play "restaurant" and do up menus {of the few things I could make like toast, tea, cereal} and then take orders like a waitress. It's been the gathering spot in their kitchen forever.

I don't see these kinds of built-in banquettes very often ~ they're usually a bench against a window or wall, with a table and a few loose chairs on the opposite side. But having it built-in like a booth in a restaurant is so inviting. Knowing how much we've all loved it growing up, I'd love to have one in my next kitchen if space allowed. And seeing it in this gorgeous kitchen has me convinced.

Do you have banquette seating in your home?

lisa
[virginia kitchens]

6 comments:

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

I love this kitchen, too! I think banquettes look great, and I can see the kids enjoying playing restaurant at one. However, if we ate at one every night, they'd probably be elbowing each other and kicking each other :)

Meeling said...

There is something totally cozy about it for sure!! This one looks so inviting.

A Perfect Gray said...

friends have an older home with a banquette - it's so much fun and I see it as "retro" in their place...

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I have seen this kitchen like 5 times in the last week and everytime I fall in love! The banquette is amazing! Also the barstools!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Gorgeous! We had on in our home in Utah but when we remodeled the kitchen it had to go...maybe in the next home! Have a wonderful weekend!

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