Banquette Inspiration

I've been dreaming of adding a banquette in our breakfast area since the day we toured our home.

Design: Emily Vonvett / Photo: Space Crafting Photography

I'm convinced it will not only add coziness and and depth to our kitchen but will also provide a kid-friendly, space-saving sitting area for our family to gather. And this spring it's finally going to happen.


Stay tuned!


Until then, here are some inspiring banquette's that will have you dreaming too.

Photo 1: Hackett Interiors / Emily Sidoti Photo / Photo 2: Alex L Lutz / Nathan Schroder Photo / Photo 3: Caroline Willis Interiors
Design: Kate Marker Interiors / Photo: Margaret Rajic
Design: Virginia Cheek / Photo: Rustic White Interiors
Design: Bailey Ward Interiors
Design: Lauren Elaine Interiors / Photo: Emily Followill Photographer

I love these examples of different heights, designs and finishing touches like the nailhead trim.

Photo 1: Mary McBride Interiors / Jean Allsopp / Photo 2: Betsey Mosby Interiors / Photo 3: Virginia McCary Design

While you typically see banquette‘s tucked between walls, it’s just as pretty and practical to add it along a wall or set of windows.

Design: Whitney Sturge Interiors
Design / Photo: Thibaut

These next two are some of my favorite! I love how they are tailored to a young family and provide a place for kids to play, explore and be creative.

Photo 1: Ashley Goforth / Photo 2: Maison Studios

Formally, informal. Can you imagine dinner parties and family gatherings in this grand yet cozy space? It takes banquette’s to a whole new level.

Design: Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design / Photo: Jeff Herr Photography
Photo 1: Hannah Ozburn / Photo 2: Garden Variety Design
Design: Whitney Sturge Interiors / Photo: Kathryn King Photography
Design: Page Louisell / Photo: Leslee Mitchell

Small space, big impact.

Design: Alexis Warren Designs / Photo: Heather Ison Photography

Rounding out this week’s blog with a Kara Miller design featured in Southern Living. This space was originally dark and lacking character but was brought back to life with paint, calming and warm textures and a large functional banquette.

Design: Kara Miller / Photo: Brantley Photo