At my house, the room where everyone gathers is the kitchen. Comfy banquettes make a cozy place to eat and just hang out. I'm thinking I need to add a built-in seating area to my kitchen too.
Especially during the winter, I camp out in a sunny room. A kitchen table with a window seat is perfect. Add some comfy cushions plus a few throw pillows and you might find me there all day. (Images via here, here, here.)
A larger kitchen with a long bench seat like the one above is the perfect place to put your feet up and spend Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and the New York Times spread out on the table. (Image via here.)
I don't think I will ever outgrow the attraction to banquette seating. How about you? The bright orange booth above has a retro vibe that reminds me of late nights studying—and talking—with friends at a coffee shop during college. (Images via here and here.)
Which is your favorite? I'll share more Cozy Kitchens in Part 2 coming soon.