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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

APB: A Proper Pair of Benches

I'm on the hunt!  I am searching for a pair of benches to go under my living room console table.  I do have a couple of leads.

I have been told about a pair of brown x-benches that would look chic and provide a nice contrast against the lighter console table.  My only concern is that since I have x-benches (pictured above) in my bedroom, I don't want to go x-bench overboard.  Maybe a different style would be better.

I spotted this pair of Moroccan benches last week but am likely  using them for a client.  Clients come first, of course.  They have fab Moroccan detailing that you can't really see in this picture.  But they are amazing.  I'm thinking something along these lines might be nice.

I always love a good lucite waterfall.  But since I have a waterfall console table, I probably need a contrasting shape.

We could really up the ante in the glam department with a pair of gold Platner stools
Or perhaps I should take the chinoiserie route, since I don't really have any of it in my living room.

If only my ship would come in, then a pair of these (not in satin of course) would do the trick.

I have a weakness for MCM and have always been surprised at the comfort of a Barcelona chair.  Maybe a pair of Barcelona benches in ivory could work.
Barcelona® Stool - Volo Leather

You can't go wrong with vintage x-benches.  This pair from Circa Who is amazing.  But the pattern is too busy.
Pair of Vintage Hollywood Regency Upholstered X Benches

Wood legs could provide nice contrast against the fully upholstered console table.

1st Dibs (I KNOW I can't afford them if 1st Dibs won't tell me the price!)

I never tire of the ming shape.  But are they too similar to the form of the waterfall table?

1st Dibs (but I am certain I can find these elsewhere).

Have you seen any amazing benches lately?  Please spill the beans!


Clare Christine said...

Love this post, such a wonderful interior design touch and a great piece (2x) to have in your home. I think it is especially ideal if you have company over and need to grab extra seating. I love the first picture and the orange pair! Hope you are having a wonderful week and Happy Wednesday!
Twirling Clare

Anonymous said...

I vote for the Barcelona benches. Great for the room.

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

I am on the SAME exact hunt. Pottery Barn has some interesting x-benches made out of seagrass that I was considering. Also, check HomeGoods. Due to a Twitter tip, I picked up a pair of wire stools similar to the Platner ones. They are turquoise, which won't work, but I'm thinking of painting them a color which will work better with my room and they were crazy inexpensive. I'm still considering the PB ones though...

Anonymous said...

Sears used to carry some that look
similar to the wood leg version you mentioned. You would have to paint and recover but they weren't
expensive. Here's the link.

Good Luck!

Michelle said...

Dude, how are you going to pick? All!! of those are amazing. I love the lucite ones, why does Paris Apartment tempt me so?

Tonia said...

I love those x benches and have been on the hunt myself for a pair.

Erin @ NonShrinking Violets said...

I would kill to find a pair of the Moroccan or X-benches. I rarely find benches much less pairs of them.

the Queen City Style said...

Did you see today's One Kings Lane?...

Jessica Barone said...

Now you got me thinking about Benches great post!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

I love the seagrass benches from Pottery Barn, and at $99 they are a great deal! You have so many great choices here already...I think a chinoiserie touch would be nice in the room if you don't have any there already. Serena and Lily has some really interesting shapes of benches too... here is a link if you are interested!

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