Thursday, July 16, 2009


I absolutely LOVE banquettes.
If I could design my dream home, it would most certainly have a banquette…an upholstered bench and intimate table in the corner of the kitchen.

IMG_1663 Better Homes & Gardens New Decorating Book

IMG_1667Better Homes & Gardens New Decorating Book

BH&G banquette #1 Better Homes & Gardens website

BH&G banquette #2 Better Homes & Gardens website

BH&G website Better Homes & Gardens website

coastal2 Better Homes & Gardens website

IMG_1661 Better Homes & Gardens website

BH&G Better Homes & Gardens website

Country Living #2 Country Living

So beautiful, cozy and homey.
What feature(s) would you want in your dream home?


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Nancy said...

Good Morning Shari,
Picture #2 was actually one of the inspirations for my banquet. I will post pics of mine as soon as I am back on my computer with all of my pictures! I still need to add more pillows, etc. It is the third time we have painted the kitchen in 6 years since our remodel. There are plenty of things I wish we could have done or done differently-but $$ is always the issue!

marty39 said...

They always look so inviting. I love all the windows and the wonderful pillows. I would really love one too. Hugs, Marty

Becky said...

Hi Shari,
I am so happy that you stopped by. I am going to plug you into my sidebar so I don't lose track of you again. We Tampa Girls must stick together.
Have you ever been to Summer House?
It's another great shop but then I am sure there are several that you could tell me about that you know of. Perhaps we could do lunch someday.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shari!

Oooooh so pretty! Number 2 and 4 are my favorites!

Debbie xo

Deanna said...

I want to! I wish I could have at least one of those lovely rooms!! What lovely eye-candy....(swooning)

Deanna :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,
This is my first time leaving a comment even though I've been visiting for sometime now. I also love banquettes!! They're very practical and don't take up alot of space in a small eating area. I would chose any of these lovely nooks. TFS! Sheila

Lisa said...

Love these!!
Hugs, Lisa

Gayle said...

Hi Shari,
The first picture with the black/cream and toile theme, is my absolute all-time favorite eating area. I love that!! I have that page dog-eared and look at it from time to time, just to dream.(sigh)

And, I agree with you about the banquette. I always wait for a booth when we go out for dinner.

Loved your blog today.
Keep smiling!

Mary said...

Hi Shari. I have that book, too. Isn't it marvelous? I look at the pictures, then I look at the rooms in my house, and start to see a transformation in my mind. And you are actually doing it! Your "dream" home is materializing, one room at a time! BH&G doesn't have anything on you!

Cindy said...

Oh, Shari, I love banquettes! They go especially well with my style of house. But alas, there is so place here for one. I would have one in my dream home, though, I think. Hugs ~cindy s~

Gretchen said...

My son just built me the banquette on the Better Homes & Garden website.

I haven't finished the permanent cushion yet but I have a picture on my website.


caren said...

Oohh...I think I would like one of those! so pretty!

Joy said...

Lovely pictures. My Mom and Dad had to have a booth in their home since their kitchen was so tiny and I remember always thinking how cozy it felt.