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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Something A Little Different!


Don’t you just love to see alternatives in design that are a bit different than what is normally expected?
Me too!

Today I am going to talk about an alternative to chairs around the dining room/kitchen table.

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This is not a new look by any means, but I think it is a look that should be used more often.


Look at how interesting it looks to use a settee, and two winged chairs instead of 6 matching chairs around this rectangle table.


This is a great use of space. This designer chose to use a sofa pushed right up against what most people would have used as a breakfast bar. Something a bit different than the norm is always fun.


Bench seating is a great look when you are limited on space. You can push it right up against the wall. No need to have room to pull a chair in and out with a bench seat. If you live in a smaller home or have limited space this type of seating is the answer for you.

A bit larger table but just as attractive.



Flanking a settee with two storage cabinets is a great use of space and one that I recommend for homeowners when they live in a space that is lacking storage and is on the smaller size.

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This homeowner chose to put a charming seating area in an unused corner.

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This is such a charming area for this conversation area. Such a great backdrop for the settee to sit in front of. Very clever and dramatic design.

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Do you like this option for your own space? I love it and it has been on my radar for awhile now.

I found a few fun options for this type of seating that were reasonably priced. If you think about it you can get two people on a settee so that is the price of two chairs in one piece.

This settee is from Ballard designs. It comes in a 36in. or 48in. size. You can choose from many options what upholstery you want it covered in.

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This settee is a bit wider for those of you that have the room. It is from Wayfair.

This last option is from Crate & Barrel and it is slipcovered for easy maintenance.

Do I have you thinking outside the box?
I know this is something I have been thinking about for a very long time, and you just might see it in my dining area in the future!!