If I were a betting woman, I’d say this strange little niche in our den was probably a wet bar back in the day. Call me crazy, but the weird overhead light and outlet placement kind of give it away.
Before we moved in, we had our general contractor build this sweet little banquette in the space. I threw the two arm chairs from the foyer of our old house here and called it a day until I could come up with something better suited to the space.
Well, last week Honey whipped up a bench frame out of scrap wood, I scared up a few yards of a gorgeous robin’s egg blue micro check from a project of yore, and I carried that sucker off to Chang (my very favorite upholsterer in all of Atlanta) just as soon as the last nail went in. I literally hugged his neck when I saw it. And then I swooned when we got it inside. This is the bench my dreams were made of. (It’s hard to see the color here… it was so cloudy that my camera …er… my amateur photog skillz … blew out the light.)
Hellllllooooo, gorgeous, and welcome home!
With that little project done, I really am going to finish up the PCP’s room.
18 thoughts on “The Banquette”
It looks lovely… totally changes the feel of the space! xo
Beautiful! What a great idea putting a banquette in this alcove. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and have a great week.
Looks nice Amanda. Benches work great in family rooms since they can be pushed in and don't eat up floor space….add a skirt and you've got perfection. We love the one at our computer armoire too.
Oh I love it, what a great spot to play games, do homework, read or just enjoy a snack. This looks amazing. Hugs, Marty
Such a fabulous space! I am in love with that table. Gorgeous. And, always good to know of a good upholsterer in town.
What a perfect nook Amanda!
looks so cozy! perfect for reading the newspaper with coffee in the morning!
Everything you do is gorgeous!
I love that cozy little nook – and the bench!
Lovely — just like everything you do. Are you and the littles celebrating Mickey's birthday today?
Great use of the space. Imagine tea and a game of chess there.
That is a GREAT bench. Good for you that you have a honey to do that sort of thing. I love it-it is perfect for that spot- xo Diana
Call me crazy but I preferred the chairs. I find the new stool looks like it goes in a bath/vanity. Usually I like your things, but the ruffles KILL me. My opinion only!!!!
Looks amazing!!! I'm seeing Chang today too. He is the best, as is your decorating!
hi – which upholsterer do you use in atlanta?
I use Chang at Crown Upholstery in Marietta. When I asked around years back a girlfriend whose mom and MIL were decorators both used him so I did and loved him!
Why, oh why, can you not design my home top-to-bottom? I adore every little thing you do! What an eye and vision you have.
Oh wow!! Amazing!! Everything is so beautiful…Thanks for the share.
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