Finally Finished Banquette

Our basement gussy-up project has been in the works for a YEAR this month.  My, how time flies when your having fun husband is slaving away in the bowels of the house for hours on end, week after week, month after month.  We’ve been busy as bees finishing up the corner of space that I’ve most feverishly awaited… the basement banquette!

So, here’s a before shot of the blank wall at the end of the room.

And here is the big basement banquette reveal…a sixteen foot stretch of swanky lounging space.

Dare I say it was worth the wait?!?!  (This, coming from the girl with confessed instant gratification issues.)

Here’s the scoop on the details:
– Board and batten wall and banquette base both painted in Benjamin Moore’s Snow on the Mountain
– Banquette designed by me and lovingly built by Honey
– Bench seat cushions made by local seamstress
– Mirror from Ikea
– Sconces from Pottery Barn
– Yellow, nine rosette pillows from Target
– Yellow coverlet from Target (king size cut down into two throws – one here, one in tv room)
– Monogrammed pillow features custom monogram and embroidery by Number Four Eleven
– Other pillows designed by yours truly and sewn by Mother (tutorial for fabric rosette and ruffles to follow)

And, should you want to peruse the unabridged edition of ALL the titillating details for this entire project, look here for the vision, here for a eight month update and here for the bar reveal.

So, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Honey has made my jaw drop time and again with his impressively industrious ability to take something I lickety-split sketched on paper (with a crayon no doubt) and bring it to life.  I mean, seriously.  He might not be heir to the throne of anywhere other than the navy blue beaut in our master bathroom (sigh) but he’s darn handy (and charming and kind and smart and handsome) and he’s mine all mine :-)  He REALLY outdid himself this time.

Now, before I go revel in the splendid lavishness of my finally finished banquette, I must dust off my wellies and drag my brood to the grocery.  Undoubtedly the most dreaded errand of my week.


I’m thrilled to have been featured at DIY by DesignTatertots and JelloBeneath My HeartInspiration for DecorationThe Exchange and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia!

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59 thoughts on “Finally Finished Banquette

  1. WOW WOW WOW!!! you need to email this project to diy showoff and remodelaholic!!!! i know they will want to feature this amazing project!!! way to go guys!!!

    ps loving the great premier fabrics in this space. unbelievable how yellow brings so much subtle sophisticated life to this space!!

    jenny beth

  2. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at 'My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia'. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  3. You outdid yourself as always, A!!! Love it and big congrats to W for making such a fab basement. Can't wait for some fun evenings down there!

  4. I love this room!!!! Loving the colors and the vibe!!! Come by & sign up for my continual giveaway…this week a $100 giveaway! And a few of my recent posts about furniture and bird cages…and a hilarious story about me! ;) Meme

  5. I was trying to find your contact info. I want to invite you to share this fabulous banquette on my website! It is easy to do, you just upload a few photos and tell about your project. Once approved and edited it becomes a permanent page. I will send you a button with a direct link to your page!

    I have featured "Live in Grace", "Savvy Southern Style", "Home and Harmony", just to name a few!

    You must share this gorgeous banquette! Just visit and click on "Your Ideas"!


  6. This looks absolutely amazing!! There are most definitely some things that are worth the wait! You and the hubs (and your Mom for sewing) did such a great job!

  7. I purchased the fabric locally but just did a quick on-line search and see them at Four of the patterns are all by premier prints – the diamond, stripe, zebra and polka dot. The color ways are corn and kelp. I hope that helps!!

  8. So jealous that you have this AMAZING space! Way to go, hubby and YOU! Those pillows are all gorgeous! Could you pretty please let me know where you purchased all those yummy yellow/gray coordinating fabrics? Thanks!

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  9. New follower here! Found you via Kristin and I just have to say how much I love the color combinations that you chose and the whole area is gorgeous!

    Lucky 7 Design

  10. Hi Amanda!

    This is SOOOO amazing and I wanted to let you know that I'm going to feature this awesome project on Friday on my Furniture Feature Friday on my blog The Exchange. You rock girl, this is incredible and I am so inspired!

  11. Hi Amanda! I just found your blog from Savvy Southern Style. I love all of your yellow! I am a new follower! stop by mine and say hi!

  12. Wow! Kim's right – your blog/home are amazing!!! I'm a new follower for sure. Pop over for a visit and be sure to enter my giveaway.

  13. Jane, the coffee table is from ballard designs. I just happened to see in the catalog i got yesterday that it's on sale :-) Thanks for stopping by! Amanda

  14. Thank your husband for me…. I have been trying to explain this same thing to mine.. and now I have a picture to show him what I want to build him! Your awesome!!!

  15. I saw you featured on TT&J so I stopped by to tell you that your project is amazing! I love it and the colors you picked! I need one of these in my house!


  16. This is BEAUTIFUL! You know when you see someone's house and you think you could just move right in…and to your basement no less!


  17. This is BEAUTIFUL! You know when you see someone's house and you think you could just move right in…and to your basement no less!


  18. Hi…the banquette is gorgeous. I'm having trouble finding the striped fabric you have on your banquette cushions. Do you know the name of the fabric?

  19. Thanks Jeanette! I just looked on line where I found all of them before and the stripe seems to be gone :-( I also checked the premier prints site and didn't find it there. Here is a link to the same one – except mine doesn't have the blue stripe.
    I don't have the name but do know it's by Premier Prints and is in the corn colorway.
    Hope that helps! Amanda

  20. So so so so pretty! You've inspired me to get a banquette made in our kitchen! You did a beautiful job! :)

    I'm sure you have answered this question somewhere, but I can't find it…

    Where is the coffee table from? I've been looking for a similar one for a while now and can't find any! Thanks

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