Well we decided that we REALLY are banquette people. With our remodel going on we could decide what type of people we are, banquette people or regular chair people. And we are 100% the people that want a sofa in your kitchen. Anyone watch the movie The Holiday just to see the homes? Even the kitchen in the LA home felt very cozy because they had fabric in the kitchen with a cozy settee. Not everyone can have a banquette in their kitchen but there are ways to make it extra cozy. Texture is everything!! And inspiration is everywhere.
The Holiday Cottage House– Love the fireplace in the kitchen of the London home, small and charming. And then notice how the LA home is maybe 4 times the size but still feels very cozy. It isn’t much looking at the photos, but as you see the kitchens in action in the movies, you can feel the cozy.
I also like the kitchen and entire home from the movie Its Complicated. What is your favorite home in a movie??
This is what our kitchen looks like right now…YIKES! But I will say it has been nice to live in it with a folding table, we got a sense of the scale of the table we want in our kitchen. All the cabinets, stove and fridge will no longer be there. that space will be our seating area. The window will also be double the size.
Love this inspiration photo from @amberinteriors long dining table, banquette seating and black chairs
Here are the kitchen tables we are considering-
What table is your favorite? Our floors will be a light washed wood, cabinets are white with some wood accents. I am leaning to #1 or #2! Best tip if you are trying to decide on a kitchen table size- tape it out or set up a card table to try it!!