I have been a fan of Wes Anderson‘s films forever. The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my all-time favourites. A movie so visually appealing Design Sponge featured it as one of their Living In segments. And Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson’s newest film about two 12-year-olds who fall in love and run away together– was awesome! The whole film was so Wes Anderson, from the costumes to the cinematography, to the quirky family, and of course Bill Murray. It is a must-see as far as I am concerned! The only thing missing was a token Wilson. Also, I want to read every single one of the books Suzy was reading. How campy! Now, without further ado, let’s talk about banquettes!
One day, I hope to have a kitchen that will welcome banquette seating with wide open arms. There are so many beautiful ways you can incorporate this type of seating into your home. Whether you build it yourself or have someone build it for you, work with your available space and design something you can sink into to dine by candlelight or sip coffee by the morning sun.
Via The Estate of Things
10 Things I Love About Banquette Seating
1. Esthetics is first on my list because I absolutely love the way they look.
2. It creates additional seating in an area where you may have placed only two chairs you might have room for three or four seats.
3. Less room is required around the table. Chairs require extra room for sliding in and out of the table. With a banquette, the seat is against a wall and the table is placed right snug alongside it.
4. Storage space can be built into the seat, the frame itself or at each end. Depending on the placement of the banquette, you might also gain some display area along the top of the backrest.
5. Banquette seating is a fantastic excuse to introduce a lovely graphic print into your dining space.
6. You can create a nook in a corner of your kitchen or take advantage of an empty area and extend the banquette along a wall.
7. This type of seating works with any shape of table—square, round, rectangular.
8. Less chairs are required, which means you can either spend a little more and pick the ones you really REALLY want! Or you can spend a little extra time and care on re-purposing or upcycling old chairs.
9. DIY-abled people can save some money and create and build their own version of a banquette. Everyone else can hire a carpenter and show him or her your ideas! I have seen banquettes designed with anything from kitchen cabinetry to low bookshelves, the options are endless and ever so exciting.
10. A banquette can be placed in front of a window without obstructing it which means you can maximize your space and the features within it!
- Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’: A Love At First Sight (socialitelife.com)