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!


6 comments:

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

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  2. Love the architectural feel of these banquettes!

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

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  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!

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

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  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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