Plates above the seat
love the bench, but with bigger rectangle table
Find a high-backed, arm-less chair if you don't/can't build a bench
rustic bar table for behind a couch | or a bar table in the corner of living room.
Australasia restaurant in Manchester designed by Michelle Derbyshire...
Ken and Barbie!! This embodies what I love most in home design - a subtle sense of the absurd mixed with something polished.
the light fixture
Best storage idea http://www.contractortalk.com/f13/kitchen-bench-seat-106419/
banquette construction - Scroll down a little bit, there is one that tells you how to construct a Banquette with loads of storage using Over the Fridge Cabinets from Ikean-along with other plans and measurements.
I would not have thought a banquette (or bench?) could work with a round table...hmn...