i tell you what, there's not much as cozy, custom and full of potential as a built-in dining banquette. i learned from my friends amber and nick that when it doubt, build it out. then fill it with pillows, pair it with a functional table, and trick it out with some statement lighting above. all that's missing is eggs benedict, a pot of coffee brewing, the sunday new york times, a vase of fresh tulips and a dog or two. imagine that.