We had to get this design thrown together fast because we worked on it very last. I'd wanted a banquette for a long time and we both thought the space was ideal for one. We found the idea in Domino's book. We already had the Ikea table so Kevin built the benches and pony wall in a matter of hours and by the time we had moved our stuff in the paint was dry! He also finished the baby bassinet but that deserves a whole blog post of its own. The table top accessories are Crate and Barrel, the pillows are Ikea and the broom is cheetah print from Whole Foods. The cuckoo clock is from Conranshop.com. We have two and bought them back when we were in college. The scooter is by Kick and it's still, by far, our best toy purchase after a year and a half. After taking a tour of Bing nursery for Satchel and seeing all the kids doing projects at small tables we felt super guilty that Satchel didn't have anything kid sized to do art projects on. He loves it and it's great for when friends come over. The table and chairs were $20 at Ikea. We love the kitchen and I spend a lot of my morning in that nook reading while Satchel eats or paints.
Before the makeover:
I love before and after photos!