Monday, May 30, 2011

Beautiful Benches

I love a bench at the end of a bed, though I am discovering they work in any space. Mixed with chairs at a dining table, in a hallway or entry, they can be both practical and pretty. Covered in a vibrant ikat fabric or handcrafted from timber they are versatile in their style too. Have a look at these and think about ways that you could work them into one of your spaces.

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  1. wowser..these are gorgeous examples...I love this look! I have a beautiful pair of bench seats made from Norfolk pine that hubby made for our dining table..that are so solid, earthy and I absolutely adore them! If we end up getting dining chairs instead I will most certainly be using them like you have picture the entrance way..where you can plonk your bag etc on your way in ; )

  2. Loving the whole hallway/coat rack situation. We're going to have a massively wide hallway once our renos are done so I'm thinking that could be a great way to tidy up what will inevitably become a 'dumping ground'.

    PS I'm having a giveaway over at my blog!

  3. wow! great selection ! I truly adore the one outside...I would love to sit there right now ;))
    have a happy week !


  4. Love the idea of a plush bench at the dining table.. Beautiful.. x

  5. Love the benches from the second and third photos..they are perfect!! I'd love one at the pretty!! xx

  6. Benches are so fun and useful. I love the cantilevered one against the white house with all the colorful pillows. Happy weekend to you!

  7. Benches are definitely versatile! I was thinking about getting a leather woven bench for my entryway for a while, too!


  8. I heart benches too! Love that outdoor one and the little green table!

  9. I love the outdoors ones with cushions! :)


  10. I love beach themed homes! So elegant, chic and comfortable!

  11. I currently have a bench obsession and have been on the lookout for the perfect ones for both the entryway and the guest room. Lovely photos.

    ♥ sécia

  12. ooooh thanks for introducing yourself -- Ive discovered your blog and LOVING it!!!! lovely images....

  13. A most convincing argument for benches. ;)

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  14. I totally agree - what a great functional and beautiful piece of furniture (2nd one is my favorite!)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living


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