Love the idea of backing up a banquette/kitchen table to one side of the kitchen island. This is the Siller/Hokanson house featured in Houston Luxe magazine. Thanks to Joni Webb of Cote de Texas for posting the picture!
A built-in banquette creates a smooth transition between the kitchen and nearby living room. In addition to providing a casual dining spot, the banquette creates a smoother transition between the hardworking kitchen and the relaxing living area.