Category Archives: Furniture

Breakfast Benches….

Hey Friends! Have you had a wonderful week? I hope so! I know I’ve been busy and I’m off to Charleston for the weekend (can you tell I LOVE it there?!? And if you’re asking, yes I want to move there, just trying to figure out how to make it work!).  Saturday I am headed to the Custom Home and Remodeling show which I am really excited about!! Hopefully I can fill you all in next week with all my great finds!

As many of you have gathered, I’m a coffee lover.  These past few months I tend to have to have my coffee on the run, in the car, at my desk, iced in the afternoon, but rarely enjoyed at the table.  It’s been a rare moment I have just been able to sit, relax, and enjoy my morning treat which has inspired today’s post.  I LOVE the idea of a breakfast room that has incorporated bench style seating.  To me, the concept just evokes a sense of relaxation.  Whether a free floating furniture style piece or a built-in banquette, the possibilities are endless.  I know I would be able to enjoy my morning coffee well into the afternoon in any of these settings!

(Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, April 2010)

(blue print bliss)

(tiny white daisies)

(its mary ruffle)

(Canadian house and home)

(my design dump)

(mary ruffle)

(blue print bliss)

(harmony and home)

(my home ideas)



(tracery interiors)

(marley and locker)

(style files…apologies source unknown)


I know there isn’t a breakfast table here, but can’t you just imagine a beautiful round table at this banquette?!?
(apartment therapy)

So, what do you think? Are you open to the idea of having a bench or a banquette versus just chairs? Do you have a favorite?

Hope you enjoy your weekend! Do something inspiring 🙂 See ya next week!

Friday Fave: Market finds….

Can you believe it’s Friday already?? I feel like this week flew by.

This week kicked off the Spring International home and gift market at Americasmart here in Atlanta.  Llana and I ventured out yesterday and this morning to scope out some new fun finds!

We discovered lots of reclaimed, distressed,  and white washed woods.  The distressed finishes were often seen on traditional shaped furniture, creating an appealing change.  Many vendors that I was drawn to had a very rustic chic feel.  Combo’s of iron and wood, glass and worn metal…   Here’s a few of my favorite finds!

LOVED this clock!! We actually saw quite a few large scale (36″-48″) clocks from several vendors, but this one was my fav!

These are beautiful large french inspired wine sphere pendants.  I love the large cluster and Edison bulbs.

Great linen patch work arm chair.

Great display of Vintage inspired accessories…

Industrial metal slanted bookshelves… I also adore all the white worn books.

Lots of Canvas! Floor (dog) cushions and bags… Even found some amazing worn canvas drapes with metal grommets that were awesome!
This was a beautiful Nickel floor lamp with the pulley and tripod base.
Great pendant – Rusted iron with woven burlap! The scale is much larger in person that it looks in this photo, probably at least 36″ Diameter, but they do have custom sizes which make this beauty even more special!
These ebonized and whitewashed oak shelves are so versatile and could work in many spaces…
This was a great little chest with chalk board drawer fronts…. I think they scooped drawer pulls add the perfect amount of character.
So what do you think…Any favorites from my favorites?? I always love to hear your thoughts!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! See ya Monday!