One of my very first ‘Trends’ posts for Homegirl London was about boutique coffee houses with pavement benches outside their premises. Of course, you also see a lot of benches inside eateries, especially where they favour communal dining at large tables. Benches have now become popular for the home and there’s a great variety available which would look perfect in your dining room or even your hallway if it’s large enough. If you want to buy a bench of your own, here’s some I’ve found … Barnby & Day make handmade furniture at affordable prices and have designed the Bridge Bench which is perfect for the hallway and has soft edges and curved legs – check the website for prices, from Barnby & Day (now changed to Barnby Desgin). Habitat also has a cool bench made from oak with a cushion called Lars – £400 from Habitat. Anthropologie has one made by Philadelphia based artist Robert Ogden called the Delwyn Dining Bench – £698 from Anthropologie. For a Solid Cherry Wood Bench take a look at the one by Bou Design – £220 from Not on the High Street. Finally, I love this quirky Hallway Oak Bench by Nabeel Alam Furniture Design which includes a coat stand and is made to order – £900 from Not on the High Street. Credits: text by Homegirl London, images courtesy of Barnby and Day, Anthropologie, Bou Design and Nabeel Alam.
Boutique Coffee House Pavement Benches
Barnby Design Link
Lars Bench, £400,
Delwyn Dining Bench, £698,
Solid Cherry Wood Bench, by Bou Design, £220
Hallway Oak Bench, £900,
Nabeel Alam at Not on the High Street Link