I was flipping through the best rooms edition of Domino the other day and was instantly smitten when I saw the charming breakfast nook of designer Barrie Benson. The two little children lounging around on the settee reminded me of how much I loved being cocooned in the cozy banquette from my childhood home. Though their are obvious differences between a settee and a banquette, the general principle is the same. They both lend an intimate, communal feel to the dining area. A settee can be upholstered in bright colors or patterns to add interest to the space or sprinkled with pillows for lounging back on after a satisfying meal. Almost every home decor retailer offers some version of a settee, but I narrowed down my favorites for you. There is a settee for every price point and most of them can be upholstered in a variety of fabrics.
Portman Linen Pillow-Top Settee from Target $569.99
Elton Settee from West Elm $699
Parker Settee from Ballard Designs $949
Eugenie Settee from Zinc Door $1,566.00
Maarten Upholstered Settee from Restoration Hardware $1,495
Dromedary Loveseat by John Derian $2,385