teak benches


See you again. Sorry for not posting a long time. It’s finally because, i agree hubby’s design for room arrangement. While for details, I’m still insisting to take mine too.

Today, I attend a meeting from syariah bank near from my house for bill payment point promotion. After that, I have lunch on a little small resto named “Kedai 2 nyonya” next to that bank. I order Tengkleng. Frankly, i’m not so familiat with this ‘new’ menu, but since my brother-in-law want-to-taste-it-so-badly then I curious about it. And finally, I try it today. Not so bad.



while enjoying the tengkleng, I see the bench on this venue. I’m so interested with the benches. It’s so well-furnished and so simple. I think it’s nice for outdoor usage like in the my future garden.

benches for indoor or door

benches for indoor or door

Then I ask the owner of this resto :

Me : Mam, do you make it by custom or the seller’s already had this design?

owner : No, I dont make it customly, I just said that i wanted multi-function furniture and they gave me this design. And I love it. I can use it for study table for kids once it’s not used anymore. It’s came from Jepara, it’s made from real jati or teak, even it’s not the old teak which is more expensive. This set of table and bench can be bench itself, just fold then the  ‘table’ will be the back rest of the bench.

me : wow… how much for each pair, mam?

owner : it’s about some hundred US dollars and it’s included delivery fee.

me : hm… reasonable and reachable price.

owner : yeah, many people and furniture vendors asked about it also. 

me : thanks for information. may i capture them up?

owner : sure, it’s my pleasure.

The owner is so friendly and smiling often. I love the idea of the bench. After paying the lunch bill, i went home.

When my brother in law wants tengkleng badly, now I want that bench badly!

have a nice bench day 😀


Ravenia#2 : when bedroom turns to be living room


The room area is 2,5m x 3m. I’ve added 2 additional windows on the side wall so we can see the sideyard garden. Non-smoking guest can breathe the fresh air. For the smoked guest, these additional windows will help to blow the smoke away from this room. Yes, hate to say that the hubby smokes.

Why I dont keep it as bedroom? Because the area is too small. I cant see any floor to step on, when our queen-sized bed inside. Then I choose to turn it into livingroom. I think it’s suitable to meet formal guest, since we will not be visited by guests everyday. So a small room is quite enough. One day if we have high frequency of visitation, we will consider to make this room larger.

I add new door for the guests’ access so they can go directly to this room.
AS this room is quite small, then I give mirror so it will reflect all things in this room and will make the room looks bigger.

living room

living room

I dont use sofa for this small room, because it will take alot of space of this room. Then I choose benches for seat, they help the room look bigger. The table is higher than benches, adapted from cafe.
The benches inspiration is like below image.

I’m not certain when applying purple as the color theme of this room since the dark color usually will impress that room is smaller. You may check the color phychology here. But, thanks to mirror, no matter dark color I will use, the room is still larger that its original :D.



That’s my living room inspiration. How about yours ?