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Food For Thought

This Food For Thought post is a little bit different than those that have come before it. Usually I serve up a choice between two entrées (aka ideas) for you to consider. Today, I am talking about one specific choice that can be implemented in different ways. The choice is to add a bench for seating in your dining space in place of chairs or stools.

I am a huge fan of a bench at the table in both the kitchen and dining room. A bench immediately adds an extra layer to the space. A bench can be upholstered with a fun (and practical) fabric or it can be made of a natural material - perhaps painted. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, a bench allows for a mix in seating which always add instant character to a dining area.

If you were planning to incorporate a bench in your space, the choices to nibble on today are: Would you want a backless bench or support behind you? Would you want a wood bench or an upholstered bench? Would you want a modern aesthetic or a more vintage vibe?

Take a look at today's menu!

First course, upholstered benches with backs....

Paul Bryant Williger Architect, photo source

Kevin Spearman Design Group, photo source

Second course, painted benches with a vintage vibe. These two are my favorites <3 I'm a vintage girl at heart, no doubt about it.

Sebastian Bergstrom Interiors, photo source

Isabel Lopez-Quesada, photo source

Third course, wood benches.

Martha Mulholland, photo source

Straight Design Studio, photo source

Fourth course, upholstered, backless benches.

Studio McGee, photo source

Marie Flanigan Interiors, photo source

Studio McGee, photo source

Fifth course, backless benches with legs.

E. Interiors, photo source

Sam Sacks Design, photo source

And for dessert, how do you feel about a bench at the kitchen island, backless or otherwise?

Establish Design, photo source

photo source unknown

Trickle Creek Designer Homes, photo source

Plenty to snack on today! Are you hungry for a bench to dine on? Let me know in the comments. I will be back tomorrow with an Either Or post to give you something else to consider! Until then....

Thank you for reading, Kerry



Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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