Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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House in Santa Lucia Preserve contemporary-dining-room

House in Santa Lucia Preserve

Dining area adjacent to kitchen with built in upholstered banquette. Photograph by David Wakely.

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myrnaslavin wrote:
table size - wondering the dimensions of the table thank you love the space
   Comment   March 17, 2014
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Thanks for the compliment.
I did not select the table - but if memory serves it was +/- 2'-6" x 4 or 5 feet long -- two were made - one sat here and the other on the screened porch with the idea that they could be ported together in either location to create a larger table.
If I come across more information, I'll post it.
Thanks for the question.
March 28, 2014 at 10:14am   
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ptzumd wrote:
What kind of wood is used for the top of the bench?
   Comment   November 21, 2013
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thanks for the question - the wood is mahogany.
November 22, 2013 at 2:49pm   
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carmahaston wrote:
Lights? - Can you tell me where they are from? They are beautiful
   Comment   October 27, 2013
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Hi -
The lights are from a company that is unfortunately no longer in business - Kinds of Bugs Ya, which I believe was in NYC.
October 28, 2013 at 6:07am   
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jimp36 wrote:
Height of back cushion - What is the height of the back cushions ( up to window sil)
   Comment   March 6, 2013
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What aren't the overall dimensions of the banquette and the area in which it is placed?
March 8, 2014 at 3:23pm   
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
I am not sure I understand your question - but let me answer what I think you are asking.
The banquette is 8'-3" long and the seat is 2' - 4" deep. It sits in the corner of a combined dining/kitchen space. The area dedicated to the dining is very roughly 11'-6" x 12'- 0". I hope this gives you the information you were inquiring about.
March 10, 2014 at 8:54am   
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Alicia Greene wrote:
What color is the bluish painted cabinets? We are looking for this color! - What color is the bluish painted cabinets? We are looking for this color!
   Comment   February 13, 2013
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Benjamin Moore# HC-111 Nantucket Grey is the color - it reads somewhat differently depending on the light and like all colors is influenced by adjacent colors. It is always a good idea to get brush outs done on card stock at a large enough size and using the gloss that you are considering and set them with the other materials in play in the space that they will go in. The paint chips are all matte and always have a different quality than the large brush outs.
Good Luck!
February 14, 2013 at 6:49am   
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4lynn wrote:
Fixtures - Where did the colored pendants come from? Really enhances this fab space!
   Comment   July 13, 2012
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We actually make gorgeous hand-made fused glass pendant lights very similar to these. Check out our Tulip fixture in our Peleg Collection. It is available in a 3"x3", 9"x9" or a larger 9"x15.7" size. Best of all you can make a custom fixture with any size canopy with individual or multiple pendants, and any height. We also carry a nice selection of other Blown and Fused glass lighting.
August 14, 2012 at 6:59am   
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Thanks for providing this information ---
August 14, 2012 at 7:24am   
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janeherbert wrote:
Where did you get the table? I really like it's base!
   Comment   June 3, 2012
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Hi -
Thanks for the question -- the table was a custom piece from a furniture maker who I think was based in or near Pescadero, CA -- the owner selected the table --
I think that this was the company -- The Meier Brothers who are part of a group called Made in Pescadero. I suggest emailing them with the image and seeing if they can help you.
Good luck --
June 3, 2012 at 2:43pm   
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bluelux wrote:
Built-in bench - I love that bench. Can you please tell me the dimensions, type of wood used, whether it has storage, and approximate cost to replicate? Thank you.
   Comment   May 3, 2012
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I had my millwork man to build a "L" shape banquette for me and now I'm looking for someone to make the cushions for the seat and possibly a backrest. I may just do pillows for the back. Any suggestions on someone to make the cushions would be helpful. Thanks.
August 3, 2012 at 4:37pm   
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May I suggest
Can order online (provided you are accurate with dimensions).
S. Quildon
Phillips Quildon Architects
November 25, 2012 at 5:24pm     
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perldeb wrote:
What color is the paint or stain on the cabinets? Nice!
   Comment   December 22, 2011
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Thanks, Cathy! I looked at your site. Love your design and colors! Debbie
December 29, 2011 at 6:50am   
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Thanks Debbie -
December 29, 2011 at 10:57am   
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When dining, a full set is never required; this built-in dining bench and three chairs provide for a variety of dining experiences.

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he banquette is 8'-3" long and the seat is 2' - 4" deep. It sits in the corner of a combined dining/kitchen space. The area dedicated to the dining is very roughly 11'-6" x 12'- 0". I hope this gives you the information you were inquiring about. Thanks, Cathy” “of the banquette and the area in which it is placed?” “shape banquette for me and now I'm looking for someone to make the cushions for the seat and possibly a backrest. I may just do pillows for the back. Any suggestions on someone to make the cushions would be helpful. Thanks.” “Built-in banquette dining, pendant lights, built-in bookcase, shaker cabinets.”
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