Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Upholstered Pieces in the Dining Room

I sense a timeless style emerging as a trend for 2013 in dining spaces. Upholstered furniture!

Part of Miss Mustard Seed's Sale on Joss & Main

I can just imagine these wonderful chairs at each end of a long table... 

When I was setting up our dining area nearly three years ago, I had a round wooden table from my parents, and planned to buy the modern chairs I ended up with. Except... I wanted white chairs because I love the dark/light contrast. 

Found at...

What we have now...

For larger meals, we have a leaf for the table and we borrow two of these wooden cafe chairs from other places in the house.

Overall I am happy with the system we have and how it looks, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming up some new ideas...
The dining room from another angle.
Something larger and sturdier yet also more comfy. A plush banquette on one side of the table with storage for board games would be ideal, in an easily washable fabric. Magic!!

I am inspired by this gorgeous piece on sale this week from World Market.

To make the banquette what I want (washable and with storage) I am thinking about adapting this headboard tutorial using pegboard.

 Then I would add this cute table for less than $150.

I can see it perfectly in my mind... And it looks awesome!!

How do you feel about upholstered pieces in the dining room? I am sure that it would help me to linger over my dinner a little longer.


  1. Another idea for upholstering the banquette is to use outdoor upholstery...saw this idea in Ballard Design a couple years ago. It is easily cleaned and they have some nice designs.

    1. That's a great idea! I love how outdoor rugs clean up, so that would be a good choice.

  2. Regarding the bench idea for dining seating, we have a piano adjacent to our dining room and many times we just slide it over to add more seating. We've even used the bench as a make shift coffee table.


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