Megan McGraw Interior Design

My Current Obsession: Banquettes

As a designer, I love anything and everything custom. Getting something exactly as you envision it is exhilarating. Though my house doesn’t have a spot for a custom banquette, I’m currently obsessing over them. Not only do they allow you to maximize seating in a small area, but they are also a great place to add another fabric to a space. There are so many different ways to design a banquette to add character to a home. If you are looking to add one to your kitchen, check out these inspiration images for ideas!


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Chalk Hill Estate

Hubby and I just got back from a week-long trip to Sonoma County, California. In case you didn’t know, prior to moving back to Kansas and starting my business, he and I lived out there for a short time (2009-2010). While out there last week, I was reminded how much I love the design aesthetic in wine country. On Sunday we went to Chalk Hill Estate to go horseback riding through the vineyards. After our ride, we did some wine tasting on their terrace, overlooking those vineyards. Of all the wineries we visited while on our trip, Chalk Hill was my most favorite. Every detail of estate was so beautiful! I commented to the girl pouring our wine that I loved their tasting room. As it turns out, the owner’s wife was responsible for everything. She did such a lovely job that I just had to take some quick pictures to share with you. It’s the epitome of wine country style. Isn’t it fantastic?!


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Current Project: Hollywood Regency Sideboard

I found it! After weeks of searching and even briefly considering dropping nearly a grand on freight (I know, insane, but I was desperate), I FOUND IT! I found the perfect vintage sideboard! And I found it in ‘landlocked Oz’ according to a client. For weeks, I kept finding pieces with great potential, but sadly they were all on the coasts and the freight estimates were staggering. Then the universe smiled on me and Sunday afternoon I found the listing for this beautiful Thomasville piece on Craigslist. Less than twenty-four hours after first contacting the seller, my new sideboard was already at the refinisher’s shop getting a makeover – a vibrant new coat of minty emerald green.

Here is how the sideboard looked on Monday morning when Hubby and I picked it up.


Sideboard Before

This is the piece that originally inspired me.

Emerald Green Sideboard

The color I decided on is Cabana Green by Benjamin Moore.

Benjamin Moore Cabana Green

If you want to incorporate this look in your home, take a look at these beautiful inspiration photos!

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ABOUT

My name is Megan McGraw. I'm the founder of Megan McGraw Interior Design. This is my blog where I will share thoughts, design tips and how-to's as well as other things I love! Do you need help with your space? Contact me at 316.554.6321 or info@mcgrawdesign.com