5.03.2011

Finally Finished Banquette

Our basement gussy-up project has been in the works for a YEAR this month.  My, how time flies when your having fun husband is slaving away in the bowels of the house for hours on end, week after week, month after month.  We've been busy as bees finishing up the corner of space that I've most feverishly awaited... the basement banquette!

So, here's a before shot of the blank wall at the end of the room.
And here is the big basement banquette reveal...a sixteen foot stretch of swanky lounging space.
Dare I say it was worth the wait?!?!  (This, coming from the girl with confessed instant gratification issues.)

Here's the scoop on the details:
- Board and batten wall and banquette base both painted in Benjamin Moore's Snow on the Mountain
- Banquette designed by me and lovingly built by Honey
- Bench seat cushions made by local seamstress
- Mirror from Ikea
- Sconces from Pottery Barn
- Yellow, nine rosette pillows from Target
- Yellow coverlet from Target (king size cut down into two throws - one here, one in tv room)
- Monogrammed pillow features custom monogram and embroidery by Number Four Eleven
- Other pillows designed by yours truly and sewn by Mother (tutorial for fabric rosette and ruffles to follow)
And, should you want to peruse the unabridged edition of ALL the titillating details for this entire project, look here for the vision, here for a eight month update and here for the bar reveal.

So, I've said it before and I'll say it again - Honey has made my jaw drop time and again with his impressively industrious ability to take something I lickety-split sketched on paper (with a crayon no doubt) and bring it to life.  I mean, seriously.  He might not be heir to the throne of anywhere other than the navy blue beaut in our master bathroom (sigh) but he's darn handy (and charming and kind and smart and handsome) and he's mine all mine :-)  He REALLY outdid himself this time.

Now, before I go revel in the splendid lavishness of my finally finished banquette, I must dust off my wellies and drag my brood to the grocery.  Undoubtedly the most dreaded errand of my week.

xoxo

I'm thrilled to have been featured at DIY by DesignTatertots and JelloBeneath My HeartInspiration for DecorationThe Exchange and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia!

60 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW!!! you need to email this project to diy showoff and remodelaholic!!!! i know they will want to feature this amazing project!!! way to go guys!!!

    ps loving the great premier fabrics in this space. unbelievable how yellow brings so much subtle sophisticated life to this space!!

    jenny beth

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  2. I love it!! This space looks amazing!! Beautiful job!!

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  3. It looks cozy, charming and classy. Love the colors! Can I come over :)

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  4. Oh my, can I come and chill with you! I love the pillows too! Thanks for linking. I will have to feature this next week :)
    XO

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  5. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at 'My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia'. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care
    Tine

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  6. You outdid yourself as always, A!!! Love it and big congrats to W for making such a fab basement. Can't wait for some fun evenings down there!

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  7. Way to make me feel even worse about my lack of skills. :). Love it, want to see it in person!

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  8. I LOVE it all! Your monogram, the yellow...it looks great!

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  9. Holy wow. That is incredible! Totally worthy of all the slaving!

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  10. Oh, I'm loving this. Yellow is my absolute favorite. Looks amazing. I'm a new follower.

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  11. This is so fabulous! I love everything about it, the colors are my favorite, and the pillows are awesome oh pretty please share this at my link party!

    Simply Creations Link Party

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  12. Wow! I want it. It looks absolutely amazing! I'm sure you're loving all that extra seating.

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  13. Wow this is fabulous!
    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this room!!!! Loving the colors and the vibe!!! Come by & sign up for my continual giveaway...this week a $100 giveaway! And a few of my recent posts about furniture and bird cages...and a hilarious story about me! ;) Meme

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  15. Thank banquette is absolutely stunning!!! The colors are gorgeous! I'm a new follower!!!

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  16. I was trying to find your contact info. I want to invite you to share this fabulous banquette on my website! It is easy to do, you just upload a few photos and tell about your project. Once approved and edited it becomes a permanent page. I will send you a button with a direct link to your page!

    I have featured "Live in Grace", "Savvy Southern Style", "Home and Harmony", just to name a few!

    You must share this gorgeous banquette! Just visit http://www.decorating-ideas-made-easy.com and click on "Your Ideas"!

    Jennifer

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  17. Where are the curtains from?

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  18. This is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. Love the color combo and those rosette pillows are to die for!

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  19. This looks absolutely amazing!! There are most definitely some things that are worth the wait! You and the hubs (and your Mom for sewing) did such a great job!

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  20. Becky - I made the curtains. The fabric is from premier prints in the colorway corn. Thanks for asking!

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  21. Gorgeous!!! Can you tell me where you found the fabric?

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  22. I purchased the fabric locally but just did a quick on-line search and see them at www.buyfabrics.com. Four of the patterns are all by premier prints - the diamond, stripe, zebra and polka dot. The color ways are corn and kelp. I hope that helps!!

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  23. oh, and the solid linen-looking fabric is a basic cheap muslin. I purchased at both Hancock and Hobby Lobby. :-)

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  24. those pillows are SO cute and fun! the space turned out awesome!

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  25. I love the Colors and the patterns. I am totally going to keep this in mind when we finish our basement some day.

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  26. WOW WOW WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing, I'm popping over from TT&J :)

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  27. What a great space! I am all about banquettes and your looks wonderful. Love the colors!

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  28. Oh my gosh this is amazing. I love the color and the board and batten. You and your hubby did a great job.

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  29. So jealous that you have this AMAZING space! Way to go, hubby and YOU! Those pillows are all gorgeous! Could you pretty please let me know where you purchased all those yummy yellow/gray coordinating fabrics? Thanks!

    rachelgabby@hotmail.com

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  30. New follower here! Found you via Kristin and I just have to say how much I love the color combinations that you chose and the whole area is gorgeous!

    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  31. Hi Amanda!

    This is SOOOO amazing and I wanted to let you know that I'm going to feature this awesome project on Friday on my Furniture Feature Friday on my blog The Exchange. You rock girl, this is incredible and I am so inspired!
    Cheers!
    Cyndy

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  32. Would live in the basement on that comfy and beautiful banquette. Thanks for sharing all the yummy details and even a tutorial, wow! I "pinned it" on my Pinterest board. Would like to invite you to Pinterest you can get the invite and details at :http://healthywealthymoms.blogspot.com/2011/05/love-pinterest.html

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  33. Hi Amanda! I just found your blog from Savvy Southern Style. I love all of your yellow! I am a new follower! stop by mine and say hi!

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  34. Wow, this is incredible! I love every choice you have made in this project.

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  35. This truly is a WOW! Thanks for sharing it at WUW.

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  36. SO beautiful! Love everything about it--architecture, style, color scheme! Found you through the Mustard Ceiling and am so glad I did. I will be following!

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  37. Wow! Kim's right - your blog/home are amazing!!! I'm a new follower for sure. Pop over for a visit and be sure to enter my giveaway.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  38. This is amazing-so amazing that it's been featured in this weeks Friday Dose of Delight! Hope you'll drop by to check it out http://delightfullynoted.blogspot.com/2011/05/fridays-dose-of-delight-3.html

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  39. Can you tell me where you got the coffee table?! I love it!!

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  40. Jane, the coffee table is from ballard designs. I just happened to see in the catalog i got yesterday that it's on sale :-) Thanks for stopping by! Amanda

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  41. Really its a nice blog! We might try to work a reference to this one into a blog post about where to buy pillows next week.

    Pillows

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  42. Love this! Can you tell me the name of the Target coverlet?

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  43. The coverlet is Mandala by Dwell Studios for Target. Here's a link:
    http://www.target.com/p/DwellStudio-reg-for-Target-reg-Mandala-Coverlet-nbsp/-/A-11927693#ie=UTF8&id=DwellStudio%20for%20Target%20Mandala%20Coverlet&node=2226589011&searchSize=30&searchView=list&searchPage=1&sr=1-5&qid=1304384639&rh=target_com_primary_color-bin%3AYellow&searchBinNameList=target_com_category-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Cpattern_name-bin%2Cprice&searchRank=salesrank&frombrowse=1

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  44. So cute room! i love your crafts, thanks for sharring.

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  45. Thank your husband for me.... I have been trying to explain this same thing to mine.. and now I have a picture to show him what I want to build him! Your awesome!!!

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  46. I saw you featured on TT&J so I stopped by to tell you that your project is amazing! I love it and the colors you picked! I need one of these in my house!

    Amanda

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  47. This is BEAUTIFUL! You know when you see someone's house and you think you could just move right in...and to your basement no less!

    Heidi@HomemadeBeautiesByHeidi

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  48. This is BEAUTIFUL! You know when you see someone's house and you think you could just move right in...and to your basement no less!

    Heidi@HomemadeBeautiesByHeidi

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  49. I am so inspired to make the bowels of my home a much better and more inviting and beautiful space.

    Just lovely!

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  50. Hi...the banquette is gorgeous. I'm having trouble finding the striped fabric you have on your banquette cushions. Do you know the name of the fabric?

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  51. Thanks Jeanette! I just looked on line where I found all of them before and the stripe seems to be gone :-( I also checked the premier prints site and didn't find it there. Here is a link to the same one - except mine doesn't have the blue stripe.
    http://www.buyfabrics.com/p-5126-terrace-corn-yellowkelp-linen-by-premier-prints-drapery-fabric.aspx
    I don't have the name but do know it's by Premier Prints and is in the corn colorway.
    Hope that helps! Amanda

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  53. Can you provide any info on the ceiling tiles used?

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  54. JonahBob - Sorry for the delay! We used tiles from a company called Ceilume. They are very lightweight and easy to install if you already have the grid. Here is a link to the ones we chose:

    http://www.ceilume.com/ceilingtile_detail.cfm/productID.464

    Amanda

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  55. where did you get the chevron yellow and grey print fabric on the ruffle pillow? akhales@juno.com

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  56. The ruffled fabric on the banquette pillow is actually the same diamond print that's on the curtains down there. It looks more like a chevron the way that it's ruffled.

    At any rate, it's by Premier Prints and is called Annie in the corn/kelp colorway. Here's a link:
    http://www.buyfabrics.com/p-5124-annie-corn-yellowkelp-linen-by-premier-prints-drapery-fabric.aspx

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  57. So so so so pretty! You've inspired me to get a banquette made in our kitchen! You did a beautiful job! :)

    I'm sure you have answered this question somewhere, but I can't find it...

    Where is the coffee table from? I've been looking for a similar one for a while now and can't find any! Thanks

    seasidesmitten@aol.com

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