Two Story Cottage

The Beauty & The Banquette {Pinspiration}

Dear Friends,
Earlier this week, I mentioned my partiality to the banquette.  While I am limited to my cozy corner chair, I can’t help but swoon over these amazing banquette combinations. From corner built-ins to pieces of furniture, the banquette is big right now.  There are many lay-outs to consider.

I tend to think of banquettes as farmhouse style but this collection of pictures proves that it is very versatile.

design by MB Wilson Interior Design

by Abode Interiors

by Dijeau Poage Construction

by Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd.

by Mitchell Wall Architecture & Design

source: KuDa photography

by Cathy Schwabe Architecture

by John Kraemar & Sons

by Harry Braswell, Inc.

design by Isabel Beattie

by Jamesthomas, LLC

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So many banquettes, so little time!  I’ll have to do a Part II to this post some day because there is so much inspiration out there.  I like the corner banquettes but there are so many possible layouts.  The built-ins are amazing but furniture is more interchangeable.  Of course, some of these aren’t exactly little kid friendly.

Do you have a favorite?  Or a banquette in your kitchen?





  1. I have a bay window in my breakfast area and I’ve longed to put a banquette there that would add storage. Maybe some day! Great inspiration pics, Erin!
    xo Heidi

  2. I didn’t used to like banquettes (too many diner associations) but changed my mind over the last year or so thanks to pictures like these from Pinterest. We’re now planning to make one for our dining table that currently seats 4-6 and thus have a spot to cram in three kids… the only hitch is that it has a leg at each corner, and you will notice from your pictures that pedestal or trestle tables make it much, much easier to get in and out of the banquette.

  3. Do you have any video of that? I’d want to find out more details.

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