A banquette adds plenty of needed storage and takes up less floor space than a stand-alone table and chairs. Easy-to-clean black leather tops the banquette benches and chair seats. The fabric also adds to the kitchen's black-and-white color scheme.
I would use a more natural jute rope you can usually find at your local dollar store :) check out The Metal Barn to see what awesome rustic finds we\'re making in the barn! Rope covered coffee cans, jars, etc. nice to give something in