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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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April 11, 2012

I Want Wednesday: The Dining Banquette

It takes me forever to decorate my apartment because every so often I come up with a brilliant idea, and then it takes me a year to finally track down EXACTLY what I want. Case-and-point: my antler chandelier.  It took me almost exactly a year from this post when I came up with the idea to track down the perfect one (that I could afford).  A full post on that will absolutely happen once I get it hung up. 

I recently came across an image that instigated light bulb moment. It happens to be image #3 below, which is also my favorite of the group. When I first bought my dining table, I planned on having two chairs on one side, and a long wooden bench on the other. When it came down to it, I went with 4 chairs because I couldn't find a bench that matched well enough and was the perfect length, color, and height.

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Being that my gallery wall is quite busy, my antler chandelier will just add to the scene. I had been trying to figure out what to do with the big empty wall adjacent to my gallery wall, when I came up with the banquette idea. The high back will take up quite a bit of wall space, as well as pull together the entire table.  Because the entire apartment is one open space, the dining table almost feels as if it's floating in the middle of the room. A banquette against the wall will anchor the table and create a cozy nook to entertain or curl up with a book. 

I started doing some research, and this banquette is my favorite so far (I also think it's the one in my favorite image above).

It's from World Market and retails for $499.99 plus shipping (another $100). There's no World Market in the tri-state area (which always kills me because they have the BEST candles), so I'd either have to have it shipped or find something extremely similar. Let's hope it doesn't take another year. 

(P.S. - I don't know why the images are coming up so small - but click the links to get a better idea!)