When we eventually move out of the city and into a house, one of my requirements is that I get to have a banquet in my kitchen. They're the perfect place to snuggle into for breakfast with a newspaper (or laptop nowadays). Right now we just have one big open area in our apartment so no place for a banquet... but some day! I like them better when the bench sits into a little nook like the first two here, but the others work just as well. I also see a theme going on here with stripes and wainscoting, so pretty.