Comfy banquette seating for growing family

Here is my latest completed design project.  The goal was to create a comfy cozy banquette nook.  Follow the project from start to finish below.

Client’s request: Built-in bench/ banquette style seating for their growing family. A space to accommodate cozy family meals and work as an entertaining space for family gatherings.

The Design challenge: 

  1. Create a cozy nook with a 30″ high table and chairs and bench.
  2. The space was large but the clients wanted the built in the wrap the whole area
  3. Windows are low, too low for seat backs. The windows aren’t centered, in fact it’s a two sided window bay vs three.
  4. The style: wanted Southern charm.
  5. Storage, if I could fit it in
  6. Oh yea, complete before baby #3 arrives!
 The before space. You can’t tell because it’s night time, but they have a beautiful view of the water!

The before space. You can’t tell because it’s night time, but they have a beautiful view of the water!

The client’s inspiration photos:

 Final Product.  Built in bench with storage drawers. Custom upholstery with tufted back. New table and chairs.

Final Product.  Built in bench with storage drawers. Custom upholstery with tufted back. New table and chairs.

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