When it comes to eat-in kitchens, dining doesn't get much finer than this. French antique chairs pull up to a metal-top table with a striking pedestal base that also serves a plush banquette. The bench's shapely back, dual fabrics, and nailhead trim stack up for high-style seating.
When wall space is at a premium, windows make great backdrops for bench seating. Here, a banquette tucks snugly into a sunlit bay window to take advantage of often-unused space. The result is a formal dining room feel that uses up only one wall of the kitchen. In addition to abundant seating, the bench features lower drawers that provide storage for table linens and other dining room accessories./