May 1, 2008

X marks the spot!

Lumine Bed Bench- Thomasville

X can mark the spot in your home!

What X might you ask? The X Bench!
What spot? At the foot of a bed, underneath a console table, or placed around your Living Area for extra seating.

Crosby Stool- WS Home
I can't get enough of X Benches! There is just so much that you can do with these small pieces. They are gorgeous AND functional. Who wouldn't love to have a little bit of extra seating? These make sense because they don't take up too much room...in a room!



Three reasons I love X Benches- they are...

Xtra-ordinary, X-tremely chic, and not very X-pensive!


This X Bench was designed by Johnathon Adler and is a little more on the pricey side- $700 per bench

Below are some different ways you can design your room with X Benches...

I love this little girl's room featured in the Pottery Barn catalog. These white wooden benches look so cute at the end of the bed

This room from House Beautiful magazine shows an X-Bench upholstered in a fun zebra fabric. The purpose of this bench is to provide extra seating in the Living Area

This house from Traditional Home is actually located in Highland Park, in Dallas. Designed by Mary Anne Smiley, these gorgeous iron X-Benches provide some glamour and also functionality for this chic budoir. With the bedding and rug being so light, these darker neutral upholstered benches help to anchor the space- their color matches perfectly with the headboard


Another Traditional Home photo, this bedroom vignette features the "Alexandre" stool by Jacques Garcia. Notice how one of my favorite books- The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe sits on the bench! I love how this piece of furniture serves as a tray/nighstand for this bed. What a great "table" to put random items on such as books, reading glasses, and mugs so they can be easily reached. A little more curvy than the normal x bench, this stool also has fab nailhead trim!

These benches look very similar to the Ballard Design ones (except these are a lot more expensive!) Designed by Jonathon Adler, these leather benches look tres chic in this entry way while also providing extra seating. This is probably my favorite use of the X Bench- under a console table. Can almost use this set up as a little desk area too!

You can barely see these benches because of the copy that is placed over it, but I had to feature this oh so fabulous room. Featured in this month's Domino magazine, these mod black and white benches gather around the atypical high pedestal table (replacing the normally low coffee table). The table is a little high for the sofa but it's at a perfect height for the X Bench!

6 comments:

SimplyGrove said...

Oooooh, great post and I love how you really did your homework on this!! Wonderful.

Jessica Claire said...

Great picks!

I always drool over the x-benches in the jonathan adler store in south beach.

PS- I also clipped out the blue and black and white living room from domino - love it!

Alkemie said...

Great post on X benches. I quite love X legged furniture myself :)

Karen

Sutton said...

Do you know where the sofa came from on the Domino cover?

Amber Donato said...

The Thomasville Lumine Bed Benches are over $1000.00 each! I guess that is just the cost of quality.

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