Here is my latest completed design project. The goal was to create a comfy cozy banquette nook. Follow the project from start to finish below.
Client’s request: Built-in bench/ banquette style seating for their growing family. A space to accommodate cozy family meals and work as an entertaining space for family gatherings.
The Design challenge:
1) Create a cozy nook with a 30″ high table and chairs and bench.
2) The space was large but the clients wanted the built in the wrap the whole area
3) Windows are low, too low for seat backs. The windows aren’t centered, in fact it’s a 2 window bay vs 3.
4) The style: wanted Southern charm.
5) Storage, if I could fit it in
6) Oh yea, complete before baby #3 arrives!
The client’s inspiration photos:
The first part of the Install:
Cabinet install day-YES! This is such a fun day. But when you show up and realize the cabinet maker built 2 cabinets instead of 3…. uh oh, we have problems. But not to fret- I have this under control. Thanks to our amazing craftsman- he just chopped (I mean skillfully cut) the cabinet into 2. What could have been DISASTROUS became a non-issue. The client didn’t even know the behind the scenes work we did, and it didn’t delay progress.
The cabinets are beautifully installed, complete with the client’s request for lots of molding and details. Now we patiently await the template for the upholstery.
Shopping for table and chairs: I vote the chair on the left, curvy and elegant.
Finally, Upholstery install day! After several weeks including a template and 2 verifications to ensure the tightest fit as possible, its install day! Behind the scenes there was a wood structure built, then it was delivered to the upholsters shop where it was covered in foam and fabric. Don’t forget the tufted back. This unit was a beast to install, 4 walls with crooked angles and walls. But in the end it turned out just lovely! And 2 weeks before the clients baby makes his appearance!
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