How to Use Bench Seating in Your Dining Area

How to Use Bench Seating in Your Dining Area

by DeVore Design, August 4, 2016

Benches are an efficient and elegant way to solve storage problems and create more seating in your home. Often used in dining areas to anchor heavy tables, or create a lower focal point, these chair alternatives efficiently add space for more guests without taking away from a sophisticated design aesthetic. A Lutyens bench framing a French cherry farmhouse table in the dining area of a Quebec retreat, a picnic table setup in the outdoor dining space of a Los Angeles home, and rustic benches used to accompany a trestle table in a Colorado home, are just a few examples of how these innovative seating options have been utilized in properties featured in Architectural Digest. If you’re looking for a refined seating arrangement—whether in outdoor dining quarters, or an indoor dining room—these stunning layouts will provide plenty of inspiration for your next bench purchase, ensuring it will sit well with the rest of your home design.

The dining area of architect Gavin Macrae’s Quebec retreat, with its French cherry farmhouse table accompanied by Swedish Biedermeier chairs on one side and a Lutyens bench on the other, is contained in the same high-ceilinged space that holds the living area. Alisoun Meehan's Bread dominates the rear wall.
The outdoor dining area of Derek Mattison’s Los Angeles’s home features a picnic table and benches by Piet Hein Eek from Frozen Fountain and a Franz West chain light from Kimcherova.
Rustic benches and a trestle table are in the breakfast room of Kelsey Grammer’s Colorado home.

 


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