Remember the Avendale project? Well, I’m pretty excited that there is going to be a phase 2! After living in the house for a couple of years and with four busy, growing girls, the sweet family has decided to make a few changes to help it fit their needs a little bit better. That means some fun changes and more projects!! Woohoo!! The builder did something weird with that house and tried to pretend that there was an eat in kitchen, but really, the space isn’t big enough for a family table…so, we did our best to add a little table…the one with the blue chairs…and it works, but it’s just too small for the family to really enjoy it.
Say bye bye to that back wall behind the table…because it’s getting pushed out 7-10 feet and we are building a nook! I think what I might be most excited about is the fact that this fun new nook is going to get a built in banquette. Banquette seating is such a great use of space! Especially considering you can build in storage underneath it. And I’m all about as much storage space as possible, since my hubby might tell you, I’m a borderline hoarder. 😉 I love this space SO much and I’m excited to add to it. Here are some kitchen nooks with majorly beautiful banquette seating that I am pulling inspiration from:
Now you want a banquette, too…don’t you? 😉 Part of the reason they look so fun is because of all the patterned fabrics and pillows you can add that bring a ton of personality to the space. The key is definitely to use outdoor, washable and kid friendly fabrics if you intend to actually eat at your banquette. I’m all about real life and recognizing that people are going to spill and it isn’t always going to be perfect, so take the stress out of it and create something that is user friendly. No need to make meal time a stressful time for you…worried that someone might spill on your new cushion!
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