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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday Tip

You can never have enough seating! So why not make it portable,  flexible and a little thrifty?

One of 2 benches in the client's foyer.

This is exactly what I did for a client and not just because I have a thing for benches, ottomans and stools. But because there was a need for additional seating for evening gatherings. However,  on a daily basis the room needed to be open for traffic flow, so to speak. The room, which I will show you in another post, was the first of it's kind I've ever done!

I recently saw this very similar bench at Home Goods.   I forgot to take "before" pictures of the benches I used,  so I thought this was a good reference since they too had faux leather seats. 

The solution? Add 2 benches to the adjacent foyer from Target! Recover them in a fabulous fabric that coordinates in 2 rooms so they can be put into service anytime. and look as if they belonged in either room here all the time.


  1. Perfect Rebecca, these benches are great seating solutions, Love the print you chose!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. Rebecca, great benches. It's funny because I just ordered a similar one called the Harlow bench from Bernhardt. We are covering it in a cream colored faux reptile. Shiree'

  3. You're right - portable and easy to reupholster. And a great place to sit books and piles of things around the house! xo Terri

  4. pretty nice blog, following :)

  5. Great benches and great prices....benches are easy and so practical!

  6. Really adorable post. I love each pictures which shows unique designs and it is good to have these type of decorations for the home. The Comfort of Expectable Chair

  7. I love that ottoman, and what a smart idea to just buy one and then recover it to match what you need it to be. I'm sure your client loves the ottoman!

  8. I love benches. I think they are great! Love the print you chose!

  9. Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post.
    Thank you for supplying these details.


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