Good morning, friends! We’re going to get to banquettes. I promise! But, before we do, I just have to pause and say, “thank you.” Thank you to all of you amazing readers who have made these first couple of weeks of Dear Carolina’s release so amazing and successful. And thank you from the very bottom of my heart to all of you fellow bloggers who have shouted this book from the rooftops and embraced it like it was your very own. I am humbled and honored and, honestly, kind of speechless with gratitude when I think about it!
Our friend Lynn Byrne from the award-winning Decor Arts Now, said it best, I think: “Us bloggers, we belong to a certain tribe. Truly it is a community of friends, whether we have met in real life (IRL in cyber speak) or simply communicate via social media. So when one of our own fulfills a dream, its time to shout it out to the rooftops.”
Thank you doesn’t feel like enough. But I mean it from the very bottom of my heart. It’s a big and scary world out there when you set your first little book free. Your emails and comments and kindness have made that big scary world feel like a small, sweet community, a happy little place for friends to gather. Kind of like, well, you’ve made Design Chic feel. We love you all and look forward to spending time with you every, single day!
Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming! Banquettes…
To us, banquette is almost a synonym for “family around the table” and “you don’t have to dress up to have a special moment.”
We picture kids fresh from baseball practice and piano lessons piling in for a hot meal. (And, if it’s from Fresh Market, so be it. Who do you think was driving and cheering at those practices and lessons??)
Banquettes are a space for talking and laughing, learning manners and taking turns and sharing, listening and loving.
In fact, we’d say dining is one of the least important things that happens in this space!
Easy, airy paint colors…
And vibrant bursts of color mixed with a little bamboo, create spaces that are just right for gathering.
We can see best friends over for coffee and fun couples over for cocktails, kids in their pjs and Mom and Dad catching up after a long day. Whatever you do in your banquette, we hope it’s wonderful!
Don’t forget: Just a few more days to enter our $500 Shop Design Chic gift card giveaway! Thanks to all who have purchased and shared Dear Carolina for a chance to win! You’re AMAZING!!