Top 10 Favorite Banquettes

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We do it. We know you do too. You get to a restaurant and there are a couple chairs on one side and a big, cushy, cozy booth on the other.

banquettes in an nook with beams
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If you’re with older friends or relatives, bosses etc. you probably selflessly take the chair side, feeling like a martyr the entire time as you do.

banquettes in dining room with Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily


If you’re with your kids or husband or maybe even your best friend, there’s probably a bit of fighting over the good side that ensues. At least, there is in our world.

So why relegate the squishy, comfy, cozy booth side to restaurants when you can have one in the privacy of your own home?


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All of these gorgeous banquettes make us think that this is really the best idea.

banquettes in neutral dining room
Dana Wolter interiors


And who cares if you sit four wide in the privacy of your own home? We’re not judging.  An awkward corner becomes a fabulous reading area with the addition of built-in seating,


banquettes in dining room
Meredith Ellis via Dering Hall


And a simple breakfast becomes an event. 

Serena & Lily


We love the space-saving abilities of banquettes, and how it can be built straight across, in an L-shape, a U… You get the idea.

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It even has the power to transform a charming breakfast area into a multipurpose space, perfect for reading, crafts or anything else your family needs! 

Are you a fan of banquettes? Do you have one in your home? 

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Things We Love: Banquettes


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Good morning, friends! We’re going to get to banquettes. I promise! But, before we do, I just have to pause and say, “thank you.” Thank you to all of you amazing readers who have made these first couple of weeks of Dear Carolina’s release so amazing and successful. And thank you from the very bottom of my heart to all of you fellow bloggers who have shouted this book from the rooftops and embraced it like it was your very own. I am humbled and honored and, honestly, kind of speechless with gratitude when I think about it! 

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