My custom banquette arrived last week and it’s a thing of joy and beauty to behold!
I’m not showing you the Moroccan shaped top because the sconces on either side are currently sporting naked bulbs. The ones I bought arrived with cheap, parchment creamy yellow paper shades which looked totally wrong with all the white in my kitchen so the frames are currently getting re-wrapped in white.
Then my next dilemma was the french bistro style table that I wanted to go in front of it. The closest one I could find to what I was looking for was this one from Crate & Barrel:
But it had a Carrara marble top on it which as you know has a cold, blue undertone which certainly wouldn’t look good with the Nougat Countertops in my kitchen. Plus with the addition of the white banquette, well let’s just say there’s enough white in my kitchen so it had to be a black top.
I also wasn’t crazy about the almost $1200 price tag and because we don’t have that store in Vancouver, who knows what it would have been with shipping.
When chatting with my best friend Tami about my dilemma, she told me exactly where to go. She had purchased a 30″ bistro table exactly like the one I wanted at Chocolate Mousse Kitchenware in Vancouver for $339.00. I’ve been in there many times and never noticed tables because they have so much fabulous kitchen paraphernalia.
And here it is, with a lovely black and white marble top. Since I don’t have a lot of pattern happening in my kitchen, it’s perfect. Oops, you can see the edge of my head in the shiny top as I took the photo today.
It weighs more than me! And it’s perfect for my kitchen.
My green pillows are a placeholder while I look for a more interesting pattern. Have not had time to get to that yet.
What do you think of this adorable vase from West Elm? I couldn’t find it on their site to link to, but I love it.
I cut a little sprig of a fake floral from a bunch I had sitting in my storage room.
And here’s a sneak peek of my green roman shades that have finally arrived.
Here’s what I love about a white-on-white kitchen:
When the time comes for a change in colour, all I have to do is switch out accessories, window coverings and pillows. Easy, peasy.
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