Banquettes have migrated from your favorite place to sit in a restaurant, to the breakfast room/eat-in kitchen to the dining room. Now banquettes are popping up in the living room and with good reason. They are a space saving way to create a second seating area perfect for reading, a cup of coffee, a cocktail, a light meal, hors d'oeuvres, conversation, and especially for entertaining. Here are some wonderful examples, each, of course, with a Chinoiserie influence. Above, the Banquette Room of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Paris, 1946.