It's a little tricky to see what's happening here, but I believe the lower half of the windows have either a cellular shade or window film on them. So you can still see outside but you get privacy too. This idea could work for the kitchen banquette.:

Why I love the color gray!

A woven raffia wood bench sits at the end of the grand linen sleigh bed and headbord, topped with bright white linens, a striped neutral throw blanket and a mix of vintage gray pillows. Roman blinds on the window and a black nightstand add a touch of tradition to the master bedroom. Read more from "Home Tour: A Modern Bohemian Family Abode" on MyDomaine.:

Bedrooms I Adore

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Comfortable Casual Spaces

Storing accessories on you nightstand makes them easy to grab while you’re getting dressed in the morning but also makes the styling feel polished yet unfussy. The key is to stash smaller items like scarves and jewelry into baskets or dishes to keep the look from feeling cluttered.:

Bedside Tables I Love

Interior Design Ideas:

Dark Done Right!

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Rooms That Instantly Calm

Scandinavian Style. The minimalistic addition of a stool and plant is striking.

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