Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Banquette Dreams

We will have been living in our house for one year as of Sunday and we are starting to really know what we want to do with the space. We are planning on having a talented friend build us some banquette seating under our kitchen window in order to add some seating without taking up any extra space. It will also increase our storage space, as the benches will all open to reveal things like the crock pot and the food processor...

This is my ultimate dream, it's gorgeous but unattainable in our space and because I could never afford Saarinen table that size {from a recent issue of Domino, but image via here}



This is more what it will look like, minus all the red. We have a black and white 50s diner set in our kitchen that will serve as the anchor for the design. {Image via}



Then we will face the awesome job of trying to find lighting that we don't hate and that doesn't break the budget...

2 comments:

Daphna said...

Ikea has a dome pendant lamp in red (many of our American blogging friends have posted the CB2 version a lot lately). It would look great with a red vinyl banquette!

tara said...

The Nelson pendant!!! It's not outrageously expensive and it's soooooo purdy....