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This dining nook adjacent to the kitchen features a built-in bench outfitted with a custom cushion and topped with coordinating pillows in persimmon and aqua. The simple zinc-topped table complements the casual mood of the room. (Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Robbie Caponetto)
Very cool built in bench...makes a handy nook to put on shoes, etc. The seat is attached by heavy chains to the walls - so it can be put up and out of the way when you want to use the space for the tree - or want more room when needed for gatherings....great idea. The pad stays on the bench and room for it is allowed by the extensions from the wall.
I love the darker mantlepiece above the white bench. Pegs in the same stain unify the look. Bench would have to have storage cubbies underneath to be useable.