Built in Bench seats

Collection by Joanne Deeran

L shaped banquette bench for corner of kitchen. Paint white and and distress to match shelf hanging above.

Our New Banquette Seating!

Our dining room transformation is finally complete! Since it has become apparent that moving is not really in our near future, I am working on ways to make this house work better for us. I decided that I wanted to sell our square dining table, get a round one and build banquette seating in the corner. Our dining area is small and I thought this configuration would work much better in the space (and look cute, too!) I was tired of the dark, heavy color scheme I had as well so I planned to…

Find Design Inspiration for the Whole House

HGTV Magazine takes you on a tour of a home in Birmingham, Alabama that was designed around one bright yellow stove.

Steps to building a window seat. A dream of mine for years finally come true!

Bay window seat in kitchen

So you may have read that title and came here to read thinking this post was something BIG. Like dreams normal people have…a vacation overseas. Or a new car. World peace. (Um, me too.) My dream? It’s always been a window seat. Every since I was a wee one at 20 years of age – I’ve looked at them in magazines and on TV and I. loved. them. I have a couple spots in our house where we could potentially build a seat one day, but when we changed things around during our family room reno last year I…

Home Tour: A California Eclectic Home in Silicon Valley via @domainehome

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Stone cabana, fireplace, outdoor living room

Stone cabana, fireplace, outdoor living room - Wink Chic

Yet another breakfast nook with built-in seating. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Centsational Girl is my home style guru!

Nooks | Centsational Style

I love my house, I really do. Nothing feels more homey to me than my spaces filled with all my people and my treasures. It’s cozy, it’s comfy, it’s my sanctuary. I could die in my house, I love it that much, and I am grateful for each day I live in it. However. I have thoughts ...

refinished pedestal table – originally black but made to look like rustic wood by stripping and sanding all the paint away, then using a light stain and several layers of dark wax

Built-In Banquette, Part One | Centsational Style

I was having coffee with our pastor’s wife a few months ago in their home, we were talking about all of of her plans for fixing up the house on a very limited budget. (Out of respect for their privacy I can’t share her name but let’s just call her “Carrie”.) She shared that the biggest dream of ...


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