built-ins for the win.
by victoria comment


custom built-in sofa. / sfgirlbybay

popular in the 1950 & 60’s built-in furniture seems to be making a strong comeback. and there’s a lot to love about built-in furniture — for one, it’s custom, which means if done correctly and customized to your own very specific needs it should end up looking perfectly ideal for your space. i see them more and more in vacation rental homes, too because just think — you don’t have to go running around for new furniture or worry about it’s upkeep as much, so concrete or wood built-ins are quite functional and practical in that regard, too. add slipcovered cushions and all that’s needed is washing and replacing every few years if they get a lot of wear and tear — but still more affordable than a new piece of furniture. if you’ve got an awkward nook or a wide window just aching for a place to read and recline or create a wee dining space, built-in window seats and sofas are both charming and useful. here are a few looks i really like.

wicker built-in bench. / sfgirlbybay

dining space with built-in bench. / sfgirlbybay

wood built-in bench with upholstered cushions. / sfgirlbybay

 built-in bed with upholstered cushions. / sfgirlbybay

custom built-in seating. / sfgirlbybay

 built-in sofas with upholstered cushions. / sfgirlbybay

 built-in sofas with upholstered cushions. / sfgirlbybay

built-in arched dining banquette. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist built-in daybed. / sfgirlbybay

 built-in sofas with upholstered cushions. / sfgirlbybay

 built-in sofa with upholstered cushions. / sfgirlbybay

built-in concrete sofa with tan cushions. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @jessicamenda; elle decor; idepic; the local project; cobalto studio; prue ruscoe; @oliveandjune; @evantetreault; laure joliet photography; Coy Yiontis Architects via inhabit; est living; interior design addict; merchant modernestudio mass; @clarecousins; vincent joliet; my domaine; turbulences deco; olivia bossy.

2 responses to “built-ins for the win.”

  1. Your images illustrating the power of built-ins are terrific! Coming from a architecturally influenced background, I have always loved built-in’s. They are not necessarily for the person who loves to continually rearrange the furniture but they are a wonderful way to take advantage of underused corners and niches and grab space -especially in a small room. Loved this post!

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