Monday, January 23, 2012

Rest your back

There are a number of built in backrests in my future.  One is a kitchen banquette flanked by tall cabinets, and I like the idea of giving the backrest some shape--a straight back feels a bit linear with the built ins. I am loving this shape, borrowed, I suppose, from upholstered headboards, but somehow all the better for its grander width.

Especially that first one, with the slightly irregular, definitely not perfect, curve and almost-wonky nailhead trim.

Also, strike me down, I have no sources.  When I grab reference for a project (as opposed to specifically for the blog), I am much lazier about tracking where it came from.  If you've spotted these before and can fill me in, please do!


  1. Heather, this shape is stunning. It feels more like a sofa pulled up to the table than back rest. Great images!

  2. Love the architectural feel of these banquettes!

  3. Grand is exactly the right word, timeless and sophisticated. Really lovely!

  4. Love the first one! Such a great shape and adds such a nice feel to an otherwise simple space.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Monday!

  5. Oh my gosh that first room is gorgeous! The ceiling is cray, but I dig it and the banquette is perfect.

  6. Being in the Chicago remodeling business for years, I have seen some pretty cool designs on the ceiling, this one is a bit busy but I'd like to see it in person because it is definitely unique! My grandma used to have a perfect backrest, wish I could have kept it!


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