Settee at the Dining Table

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I was lucky enough to stumble across this antique settee while out and about a few weeks ago.
In my mind I placed it against the back wall of the kitchen over at the The Dollhouse and planned to use it for with my kitchen table and a few chairs.  Sadly, it didn't work out because my eating area is teensy and although it's hard to tell from the photograph, the back of the settee leans back a good bit, meaning the seat part is extended out about a foot from the wall.  What this means in real life terms is if I have the settee in there, I can't open the refrigerator or the dishwasher. It's such a shame because even though the fabric wouldn't be my first choice, it would have worked perfectly with the yellow trellis wallpaper and blue & white porcelain going on in my yet-to-be-finished/revealed kitchen.
Please forgive this sad little collage - after all, the plan didn't work out..

Even though this didn't work out for me, I love the idea of a settee as part of the mix at a dining table.
This is the just what I had in mind.  Settee against the wallpapered wall, round white table and a few chairs.  Damn.


This is also good with the arrangement floating in the room, and the round white table and chairs.  


Also great with a rectangular table and a mix of chairs.  

Settee for sale.  Sad face.

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16 comments:

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love that look too and I'm sorry it didn't work.....I hate when that happens. Maybe there's enough room for a built in bench with pillows.

My Interior Life said...

So sorry it didn't work out for you. I love that look too and tried to make it work in my space, but alas I don't think it works for me either. Boo.

Ashley said...

Bummer--any where else the settee could go? A bedroom or the entry?

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

That stinks! Would be so cute!

Chateau À Gogo said...

I'm sure you will find another use for it. It is a great piece. - Brandy

Marisa said...

Gorgeous couch and great idea. What a shame!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Huge sad face! What a bummer!! I loved the idea. :)

Stacy Curran said...

Love that look...I think you'll find another fantastic place for it though :)
Stacy

Fran said...

Sorry it didn't work out for you! Just means that there is something better out there and now you just need to find it! :)

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

At times I think you must be a mind reader! This is all I have been thinking about, especially as I detail the wood (after stripping) of 6 chairs. If I had a settee, I could get away with only finishing 4, lol.
Great find it is!
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Fabrizia@FabTwigs said...

I have been contemplating this idea for awhile. It looks so great. Too bad this one didn't work for you! :(

Flair vintage decor said...

Love your inspiration! Sorry, it did not work out...but I know what you have done instead looks fabulous too! Take care, Caroline

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

I love this look!! I'm so sorry it didn't work out :( :(

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I also love this look! That was an amazing find, but you might stumble across one that fits better, soon! I love the inspiration pics you showed. And I look forward to the kitchen reveal! :)

Albertina || MimosaLane said...

oh no! I also wanted a settee in my breakfast area and really tried all we did we could not make it work. It just wasn't feeling right. I'm sure what you come up with will be even better!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Aww - too bad it didn't work out - but I can't wait to see your kitchen!! How exciting!!