Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ode to a banquette and a DREAM HOME!

I'm gonna sing you a little diddy, it's called "Ode to a Banquette"...

Just picture Will Ferrell in Elf.
Okay, there isn't really going to be a song, you can unplug your ears. I'm actually listening to Britney's new song I Wanna Go.

I know, I should be super embarrassed. But I'm not (c; 

*Ahem.* Back to the subject at hand.

So I get inspired in all sorts of places, but I swear this girl reads minds. It's like scary cool. 

And it was brought to my attention that I am utterly and irrevocably enamored with banquettes...especially in breakfast nooks...but pretty much anywhere.
Get ready for picture overload, I went buck wild...You're welcome. 

I swear it's better if you look at it to Britney's song (c:

 Caitlin Creer

The one that started this craze:



Just plain awesome fabric....

The pendant, the floor, the banquette...oh, you know how I like it!





Do I spy crocodile and Betwixt??? Now they are just getting mean! (c:





I've decided that this is the #1 must for my kitchen...so cozy and comfy...a little like eating at a posh diner every morning (c:

What else would I put in my dream house???

GLAD YOU ASKED!

So did Suzy over at Saved by Suzy and boy oh boy did I have some fantastic fun answering her!

Suzy is an uber talented furniture make over artist and just about one of the sweetest gals around, she is one of my very favorite blog peeps...not to mention she makes me laugh out loud! (c:

Hop over and check out the rest of my dream home over at Saved by Suzy!



Roomspiration ALERT!
Roomspiration

The party is goin' down at Shan's place, Family Brings Joy, for fabulous craft rooms! Go check it out!


30 comments:

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love banquettes too...so cozy, until my kids spill food all over it! I've got your dream home post up today. Love your cozy cottage!

Rachel Gray said...

I love love love a banquette!!

Anne said...

love these. I wish we had one in our kitchen. That first pic is my fav - love the pillows!!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Banquette - Adore!;-)
That first picture is so fanciable.
Loving all the home decor here;-)

Tori said...

Okay seriously?!?! People live like this?.....everyday???....must be nice! Love them ALL!!!

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh love a great banquette! Super comfy and really beautiful when done right! :)

Andrea said...

Oh great, now I'm looking around my house wondering where I can but a banquette. My husband is not going to be happy about your post today! I am loving the one with two tables.

lizziefitz said...

My husband built one for us and it was a dream come true. I must have had double the amount of photos that you posted the day he said ," OK , show me what you want."
I think I actually made him nervous , lol! Great post.

Alexa said...

Love that white and gold pendant. Actually I like everything in ALL of these photos. Ha.

amy b.s. said...

great spaces. i could definitely live with any of these!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

So many inspiring spaces!

xo, chrissy

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Love the idea of a banquette and it is definitely in my dream house... sigh!

L.A. in the bay said...

Ahhh gorgeous!! So much inspiration Aubrey!! Love!!
xoxo
lauren

Cam - Bibs and Baubles said...

Britney, huh? ;) I never knew I liked banquettes until these pictures. I love a lot of these. The one with the black floor is my fave. I think I just totally fell in love with the floor. Words I never thought I'd say... :0)

tina / half of what I say said...

Love these too. Kind of wish we had done this at our house now. I"m imagining how it would go over if I told my husband now that I wanted one, lol!

Megan {Splendid Design} said...

As always very inspirational. I always loved banquettes because you can always take a cat-nap after you have stuffed yourself with food. No need to go alll the wayyy to the couch. My favorite...the one from Tobi.

Sara Mueller said...

So many gorgeous banquettes! Love them all!

Hyphen Interiors said...

I adore all of these! Wish I had the right space for one! I need to go check out that Britney song now... :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

absolutely love all of those photos i want my kitchens to look like that, a lovely dream house indeed!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous images! I love the quote about wanting to sit down and have important conversations-- true!

Karena said...

On my way Aubrey I adore all of the wonderful banquettes!! Off to Suzy's!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

I hope you come to enter my Giveaway from Interieurs!

Amanda said...

Love banquettes! A definite must in my dream house!

classic • casual • home said...

Such great cozy images. Don't you think that the banquet is everyone's favorite place to sit?

Erika [small shop] said...

banquette + Saarinen table = HEAVEN! That chiang mai nook is one of my all time favorites. But the ones with the tall backs are talking to me.

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

some beautiful spaces here, i especially love that gorgeous chair in the first one & the very pretty textiles. Im loving some of the banquet style tables, with an ever expanding family this would be perfect for me. ill be hosting a give away later today so pop on over

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I sure hope one day I'll have room in my kitchen to set away some space for a beautiful little nook like these!!
I am in awe of the two that use headboards behind the tables! What a spectacular idea! Now that is luxurious!!

Kristine - A Graceful Home said...

Love the banquette, and you picked some seriously fabulous ones! Love the one with the hicks pendant and those amazing windows. I also love the great shape of the last one. Thanks for sharing!

Amy R. said...

I just pinned about 5 pics on my Pinterest board from this post:) Love the all!!

Amy R.

Eva said...

Adorei o banco na mesa, que lindo Aubrey, tudo lindo por aqui, querida, não quero ir embora, ehehe, bjos.

Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

wow- these are all so great. I also featured that last stunning banquet a few weeks ago. New follower:)