My small house is about 120 years old and due to a closet tax back in the day, it does not have but two small closets in the entire house. The banquette provides storage and frees up space a dining room table would take. The cushions open up the whole room and I have received many complements on how they bring out the beauty of the old house. The butterfly table adds to the functionality and balances well with the banquette cushions. The bench cushion is made with Robert Allen Botany Flora Leaf (RA-193478) fabric and corded with Robert Allen Canvas Duck Leaf (RA-193568).