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 HabitatAnthropologie 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.

Pavement benches by Homegirl London

Boutique Coffee House Pavement Benches

Bridge Bench, Barnby and Day

Bridge Bench
Barnby Design Link

Lars Oak Bench, Habitat

Lars Bench, £400,
Habitat Link

Delwyn Dining Bench, Anthropologie

Delwyn Dining Bench, £698,
Anthropologie Link

Solid Cherry Wood Bench, Bou Design, Not on the Highstreet

Solid Cherry Wood Bench, by Bou Design, £220

Hallway Oak Bench, Not on the Highstreet

Hallway Oak Bench, £900,
Nabeel Alam at Not on the High Street Link