"Create a banquette
by placing a twin mattress on wooden pallets and then layering with lengths of brilliantly coloured fabrics or throws and use lavishly embroidered cushions for a snug, inviting feel,'' she suggests.
We were seated in the middle of the restaurant - all the preferred banquette
seating being taken - and I did feel a tad exposed.
, lounge furniture, dining tables and wall panels are all custom fabrication made locally, and the fabric used on banquette
is custom coloured leather from Spinneybeck.
Twenty-one of them to be precise, including the three wall-flowers on the banquette
being trained in deportment.
While the table and bar staff will zip around in "tightly tailored" Vivienne Westwood outfits, the VIP lounge houses the boudoir, a 10ft reclining banquette
with privacy screen and service button.
With white glass-topped tables edged with aluminum and double-sided banquette
seating, Norma's takes the diner motif uptown.
Someone said, "When he came, it was like Moses: The seas would part." When he wasn't lolling on a banquette
surrounded by friends (or out on the floor with Colacello), Truman was down in the basement under the dance floor in whatever storage cage was that night's VIP lounge--cushions, mattresses on the cement floor, dingy, hideous, but where you'd find the fashion people, models, film and rock stars.
Tripping from bar to banquette
to bar, killing the seconds of a sweaty afternoon when the river breeze will not genuflect at the cathedral, when the memories of old Count No-Count shimmer in the aroma of Dixie-45, Regal, Jax, and Tennessee's fate-burnt bourbon across the square like a Puritan epiphany, when a second-line of jazz fingers their hearts like hands exploring private spaces in the cool of dawn, they fear their secret lives will be drawn and quartered by the moralities of the little theatre, paraded in off-beat mardi gras, never again to know the masque of smoked shadows, the forbidden bonded in hard liquor and blooming like a rose tattoo under the skin, the iron kiss of suddenness breaking the mouth of surprise.
A walking stick ("it was the arthritis thing that got me"), parked next to our banquette
, was his only visible concession to age.
The dining room has an upholstered banquette
and Holly bathrooms have Ann Sachs tile and LaCava sinks.
The famous couple had lunch at Culina at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills and practically sat in each others' laps at a banquette
on the patio, while most stars flew into town for the Golden Globes, the New York Post reported.