In a recent article sharing the 10 Home Design Trends to Watch Out for in 2019 in The Washington Post, one design idea that caught my eye as far more signature and lasting than trendy was the stand-alone bench for dining seating.
Never one to seize a trend without assessing if it will last, the beauty of choosing a stand-alone bench is that it isn’t permanent if your taste changes, your table changes, or if you move, it can come with you.
The idea captured my attention recently when I saw Genevieve Gorder’s NYC apartment renovation, and her dining room was eclectically decorated including a bench with fuchsia seating.
Each of our homes will ask for something different. Currently, I love my tufted matching chairs, but the idea is certainly something to contemplate if you are looking to change up the aesthetic in your dining room or kitchenette. Below are a few more images to provide inspiration.