A pair of built-in benches and a narrow dining table create an elegant look in this small breakfast nook: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/eat-in-kitchen/space-savvy-breakfast-room-banquettes/?socsrc=bhgpin042514symmetricalspace&page=2
An awkward wall and pass-through between the kitchen and living-dining area in this house created a disjointed feel. Replacing the wall with a peninsula maintained counterspace in the kitchen, while providing the back for a brand-new dining banquette.
ANY shelf turned on it's SIDE.... add long foam cover pad. ( or use one that fits from the patio ) add pillows and you have a lovely .... WINDOW SEAT . Colours and Choices of Pillows are yours. I would love to do this all in a Shabby Chic design.... Cool