I love banquette seating! A great breakfast nook/family dining option that just looks good in any kitchen. Especially in its own little nook with lots of light, and lift-up seats to store kitchen/dining linens.
I think I just found my dream kitchen. It has elements of French Country. Like the Twin chandeliers hang over one of two islands in this kitchen. Natural hardwood floors, painted cabinet surrounds, marble countertops and patterned tile backsplash.
This is the vision I had for the WIR. Ignore the colour of the wood but this sort of effect - maybe more western red cedar like the doors. Glass fronted drawers maybe for ties or even a centre dresser with glass top and ties in a drawer. Very exotic !