As the kitchen expands as a central living space, it’s natural include sofas, banquettes and chairs. The issues with upholstery in kitchens revolves around maintenance — given the natural propensity for fabrics to stain, absorb cooking odors and become difficult to keep clean. But that’s no impediment. New fibers, green fabrics and improved stain-resistant coatings are changing the attitude towards upholstered surfaces in food preparation areas because when family and friends gather they want comfortable places to sit and eat.
The breakfast room of a Manhattan apartment [top], has a fully upholstered, fitted banquette — or “booth” as my parents called it — along with chair seats are done in a slightly iridescent looking cotton-candy pastel.… Continue Reading