Booths – Not Just for Diners

Below is a restaurant interior done by a wonderful Denver designer, Jeffrey Elliott.  He does amazing residential and commercial projects.  His portfolio can be seen at favorite part of this room (hard to choose) are the bright yellow settees.  Those have to be the best seats in the house; comfortable and stylish.  Why not add this design element to your house?Color Scheme

Below are some photos of built-in banquettes and settees that will surely invite long vibrant conversations that go on for hours after the meal is finished.  Built-ins are another thoughtful detail that can take a standard mass-produced home and make it more unique and functional for the family living there.  In a residential environment, these banquettes often offer under seat storage and allow for seating in a tight space (you don’t have to provide space for chairs to be pushed in and out).  You will see this type of seating can be traditional, contemporary, retro, simple, ornate, masculine, feminine, elegant or cute.

Built In Dining

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About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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