Xtra, Xtra, Read All About It . . .

Forget the ottoman – have you noticed all the cute x-benches?  I suppose they are technically stools.

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What a great example of something that is on-trend, but not necessarily trendy.  X-benches are classic, smart, and functional.  Great for extra seating or for putting your feet up. 

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A pair of x-benches look fabulous at the end of a bed.

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A pair in front of a sofa makes a standard coffee table seem so passe!  Tuck a couple under an entry or console table – extra seating you can pull out in a pinch.

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Where can you find these little lovelies?  Try Ballard Design, Wisteria, Macy’s, HomeGoods, Target.

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I’m smitten, I tell you.  I recently redesigned a dining room for a client using 3 x-benches on one side of the table, rather than standard chairs or a long bench.  The combo looks fabulous!  I found these here in Nashville at Merridian on 8th Avenue, one of my favorite places for scoring great furniture.

Kristie Barnett

 

By the way, Merridian has a huge sale going on through April 17th.  You might want to go check them out – tell them The Decorologist sent you!

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LiveLikeYou
LiveLikeYou
10 years ago

Have had a crush on X-benches for a long time!! Uberchic!!

Naturally Carol
10 years ago

I can’t say I’ve taken much notice of them, but I’m taking notice now..I’ve never seen them covered in fabric like that though, either.

Amy
Amy
10 years ago

Never noticed these before, but wow I am really liking them! This might be a part of the answer to our school-room … one day! And I’ve never been to Meridian before. That may be a stop the next time we’re in “the big city.”

Kelly, Restyling Home by Kelly

I love them too Kristie! I have always loved any kind of benches, these are just the right size to work with. I love the photo of the bedroom with the blue benches! Thanks for sharing. Have a good day. Raining hard here in RI.

Daniel Tomlinson
10 years ago

I’m showing this too Carey because I think I know a good place for an x-bench, and I just got a new Ballard Design catalog! 🙂

LaJuana Gill
LaJuana Gill
10 years ago

Once a classic, always a classic!

Allison
10 years ago

Love those!!! Especially the upholstered ones!

Lee
10 years ago

I really like those ones in the dining room. Did you choose to use those there due to space constrictions? Have you seen any that would work on a sun porch? These all look much more substantial than some I’ve seen years ago.

Betty
Betty
8 years ago

Can the cushions be removed from the X bench?  It would be great to convert them to floor cushions when the kids come over and play games on the coffee table.  If the X part would fold up it would be easy to store them when using the cushions on the floor. Are there any made this way?  Thanks!

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