When it comes to seating options for a dining area, there's nothing like a banquette. It never fails to add a cozy vibe to a space, and it works for a variety of design styles. Whether you're partial to statement decor or prefer to keep your dining area chic and understated, this roundup of banquette seating ideas is sure to inspire you.
In an Upper West Side apartment designed by Kimille Taylor, a banquette, upholstered in a rich purple mohair, incorporates a luxurious touch into the kitchen. The handmade chandelier adds a sense of movement to the room, which also features a custom dining table, swivel chairs by , and a painting by .
Designer Stephen Sills transformed a Manhattan kitchen with custom chairs and a banquette in a bold cobalt blue hue. The white Saarinen table from Design Within Reach provides contrast, while a pendant light from Avantgarden; wallpaper by Hines & Company, and herringbone flooring complete the look.
A leather banquette, along with a brass and leather chandelier from Apparatus, add visual interest to a black and white breakfast nook by Tamara Magel.
For a historic Brookline colonial, Massachusetts-based designer chose a tufted banquette and chairs in a pastel blue shade.
For a breakfast nook in a Brooklyn townhouse, designer Kate Reynolds paired an eye-catching purple rug with a banquette covered in a blue and white Zak+Fox patterned fabric. Also featured in the space are a pedestal-style table by Restoration Hardware, and a Serena & Lily pendant.
A striped banquette adds a casual dining experience to an open floor plan. Design by .
opted for banquette seating, upholstered in a colorful ikat print, for a breakfast nook in Washington, DC. A red lantern infuses a touch of farmhouse style into the space.
A palette of white and tan hues come together in a bright Napa Valley kitchen by . The design scheme features a custom banquette in a tufted design and a white tulip table.
A combination of banquette seating and bar stools add variety to this inviting kitchen crafted by .
An airy, contemporary breakfast nook designed by features a luxurious blue banquette and an industrial table. A minimalist light fixture and black and white wall art enhance the design.
A leather banquette lends a casual vibe to a white breakfast nook in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, family home. A minimalist light fixture serves as the finishing touch.
New York-based designer opted for custom banquette seating for an elegant breakfast nook. For an extra dose of glam, Bonis completed the design scheme with a starburst-style pendant light fixture.
A dining room nook by features custom banquette seating upholstered in a chevron fabric, a tulip-style table with a marble top, and a gallery wall for added visual interest.
Patterned throw pillows dress up a neutral banquette in a bright breakfast nook designed by . An antique wood table provides balance to the look.
A light-filled breakfast area by Philip Gorrivan is outfitted with a banquette in a blue-and-white DeLany & Long awning stripe fabric. A selection of photographs by Kramer, along with an artist's proof by Joan Miro, add charm to the space.
A tufted banquette adds a sophisticated touch to this neutral kitchen designed by .
For the dining area of his family's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Philip Gorrivan designed a banquette upholstered in a boldly striped Romo linen and a pair of limed-oak tables; his collection of European drawings from the 17th through the 19th centuries is hung salon-style.
In the dining room of a duplex apartment with panoramic views of Paris, interior designer François Champsaur created a custom banquette upholstered in linen, as well as tables with brass tops and black-lacquer bases; the Cloud pendant is by Frank Gehry, and the chairs are by Charles and Ray Eames.
In the breakfast room of Ben Soleimani's Beverly Hills home, the banquette is covered in a Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric; the large Chinese vase is 19th-century, and the shelves hold antique mahogany boxes and fruitwood tea caddies.
Allegra Hicks upholstered the banquette in the kitchen of her London townhouse in a floral fabric of her own design; the painting is by Ingrid Dinter, and the windows look out onto Hicks's garden.
For a pied-à-terre in New York's Plaza Hotel, Steven Gambrel installed a custom-made banquette in an alcove in the dining area and upholstered the tufted cushion in a linen by Castel; an antique chair faces a 19th-century stone-top table, the shades are in a de Le Cuona linen, and the custom Bhutanese rug is from Stark.
A Sri Lankan teardrop light made from a recycled fish basket hangs above a late-1940s Finnish school chair and limed-oak banquettes in the breakfast area of artist David Salle's Brooklyn home and studio.
For the all-white breakfast room of a duplex in a Miami high-rise, architect Joe Serrins designed the lacquered cabinetry and a banquette with cushions covered in a Manuel Canovas cotton; leather-and–polished-steel stools are paired with Saarinen-style tables.
Cushions covered in 1950s fabrics enliven the ticking stripe-upholstered banquette in the dining room of the Southampton, New York, cottage of designer Jacqueline Coumans; the floral-print cotton on the walls is by Comoglio, and a glass-top table is surrounded by flea-market garden chairs.
At the San Francisco home of Alexis and Trevor Traina, matching dining tables are flanked by banquettes and folding chairs, all custom made by interior designer Andrew Fisher; photographs by Joel Meyerowitz, left, and Tina Barney, far right, line the walls, and the window looks onto a garden designed by Madison Cox.