On the Hunt for a Dining Banquette {Gather}

Upholstered Dining Banquettes - Dining Benches

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I‘ve been looking around for a charming free-standing bench, sofa or banquette to fit under the window next to my dining room table. In my dreams I will find the perfect piece so I could have it delivered to my house this week. Once I get a ‘bee in my bonnet’ I get kind of impatient, ha!

The reality might be that it will have to be custom to fit just right under the window and at the table, but I’m holding out hope that I’ll find one that is less fuss and ready to go. The sofas, benches or settees I’ve tried with tables in the past usually have too low of a seat height, or the back of the settee/sofa is too angled to fit snuggly against a wall. It isn’t always easy to find just the right thing.

We did find a few great options online to share today, even if they don’t work for us, because I know some of you might be looking for something similar now or down the road! Many of these particular choices come in different colors and even different sizes, which is nice. And…#4 and #5 are have storage underneath the bench!

Happy Monday!

More Inspiration:

See the “before” of my dining/breakfast room here

Breakfast Room Inspiration

Leather Sofa Round Up

Gather: Hook Rails

Wall Hooks - Wood and Metal - The Inspired Room

Gather - The Inspired Room

Hi friends! It’s Courtney here! When my sister and I were working on our townhouse hallway, we found it surprisingly difficult to find wall hooks in stores with a style we liked. We were especially interested in hooks that were already mounted on a board or a metal plate, because it makes hanging them on drywall so much easier. We eventually found some that we loved (if you saw them in our hallway update here), but it took multiple trips to Home Goods and some patience to wait until we found just what we wanted!

Today I thought I would share some other great hook rails that I found around the web. While I do love “the hunt” of taking your time collecting treasures for the home, there are some cases where it is just easier to find something you like online (in the perfect size), order it, and consider it a gift to yourself when it arrives at your doorstep! :)

Wall Hook Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

(Ps. The first hooks are the ones we recently got for my mom’s hallway. We found them while shopping at the Pottery Barn in Portland and we loved how substantial and sturdy they are!)

Courtney TIR Banner 2016

Gather: Bench Seating

Wood Bench In Entry - White Paneled WallsCountry Living

Testing, testing, hello? Hello! It’s Courtney here today! Wow, It’s been forever since I’ve done my own post on The Inspired Room. Summer, actually. I have been here behind the scenes, however :) For those who don’t know, I’ve been working full time with my mom for The Inspired Room about a year and a half now! It’s been a complete dream job for me and I’m so happy to be a part. I’ve done occasional “Gather” guest posts for years on The Inspired Room (which I love!), I have a blast scouring the internet to create round ups of furniture, accessories, gift ideas, etc. This year I hope to post more regularly here!

For today, I’ve rounded up some inspiration for bench seating. There’s something I’ve always really liked about simple benches in a home. I love having one in the entry as a little perch to put on shoes, and I’m also a big fan of the casual look of a bench tucked into one side of a dining table. Enjoy some inspiration below as well as a round up of great benches at the end!

Wood Entry Bench - OConnor and Houle Architecture
O’Connor and Houle Architecture via My Domaine

Wood Entry Bench with Hooks AboveEmma’s DesignBlogg

Cottage Tour - Designed by Caroline Holdaway - Photography by Simon BrownHouse and Garden UK (take a tour and see my takeaway tips here)

Small Entry with Bench and Hooks
House Tweaking

Wood Dining Bench - Cecy J InteriorsCecy J Interiors

Bench Seating Round Up - Wood and Metal - The Inspired Room blog

Gather - The Inspired Room

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