We get it, benches often get a bad rap. They tend to conjure up campfire sing-alongs and sporting green sidelines. But when reimagined in sophisticated materials like Lucite or high-polished wood, that humble bench becomes a thing of the past. How to use? Vintage benches are perfection front of a bed or in an entry, but we also have a sweet spot for those benches that sidle up to the dining room table in lieu of chairs. When proportions are right, it’s an eclectic look that absolutely personifies effortless chic.
Photo: Elsie Green