Bench With Kilim Cushion
A patterned rug subs in for a cushion.
Instead of a traditional box cushion to top the bench, Carrie and Tanja opted for the subtle pattern and rich colour of a kilim rug to add punch to a neutral dining area. "We had an antique kilim rug sewn into a cushion for the built-in bench. It was reasonably priced and looks modern because it's not puffy — that's the key," Carrie advises. The black pendant over the rustic dining table was an Ikea find and picks up the tones of the artwork.