X Marks the Bench

It has been a very busy week for my little family. Nothing crazy is going on but it seems like a thousand little things have come up. Also, we may have found a great new place. It is a great size for us at a good price. The layout is great and we put in our application. Hopefully they will accept it and we can start thinking about moving.

I have been so consumed with finding a new place to live that I haven’t really given a lot of thought to the whole moving process and what that will entail… Oh, dear!

Back on topic now! An X-base bench or stool can be a great addition to any space. They are not too intrusive and add great visual interest!

My favorite uses for X-base pieces are a pair at the end of a bed such as this:


Used as a vanity stool like this one:

via Driven by Decor

And a pair under a console in an entry or under a sofa table for extra seating like these:

Mona Ross Berman Interiors via Driven by Decor

There are a plethora of styles available for X-Base Benches/Stools. Anything from traditional and tuscan to simple and modern.

The X- Base Stool from Wisteria

X-Base Stool from Wisteria

The Lillie Bench by Susanne Kasler at Hickory Chair

Lillie Bench by Susanne Kasler of Hickory Chair

Horchow has this Mirrored X-Bench

Horchow Mirrored X-Bench

Pierre Deux does this one with beautiful nailhead trim

Pierre Deux

Restoration Hardware’s Toscane Nailhead Bench is great too. I love that the nailheads are more like finishing nails instead of the rounded head.

Restoration Hardware Toscane Nailhead Bench

Ballard Designs makes an X-Bench that can be customized with their fabrics

Ballard X-Bench

There is the ever-popular Jonathan Adler X-Bench

Jonathan Adler X-Bench

And his Double X-Bench

Double X-Bench

The Worlds Away X Side Stool

Worlds Away X Side Stool

And my personal favorite is the Claudette Bench by Jan Showers:


Not to be ignored are other furnishings with the X motif:

The Cleo Bar Cabinet by Atelier at Hickory Chair is a great example.

Cleo Bar Cabinet

And I am totally crushing on this X-Side Desk

X-Side Desk

These are all designer pieces but here are some more affordable options:

Target’s Modern Stool $54.99

Target Modern Stool

Target X-Leg Square Bench $99.99

Target X-Leg Square Bench

Coaster Home Furnishings makes a Metal X-Base Bench on Amazon

Metal X-Base Bench

Or you can make your own DIY X-Leg Bench with this Tutorial

DIY X-Leg Bench

Do you have any X-Base pieces in your home? How do you or would you use one of these pieces?

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