Recently, we’ve gotten a little obsessed over window seats. Offering a stylish spot to work, rest or play the humble window seat can provide the perfect seating solution whether you’re tight on space, taking advantage of an oversized window or need to split up a long walled area.
Taking our inspiration from The Rose House by Watts Studio, we couldn’t look past that generous, black framed window leading our eye out towards the courtyard. Not to mention the cosy mix of coloured cushions, sweet nesting timber side tables and harmonious mix of materials. From the marble insert, leather banquette upholstery to the whitewashed floorboards this is the perfect little sanctuary to sit and watch the world go by (preferably with a good book, our favourite throw and a cup of tea) All it takes is some clever architectural planning.
There are a few key elements that deserve consideration when building a window seat; shelving, storage, lighting, upholstery and of course the view. Ultimately, the aim is to frame the window, maximise the outlook and optimize the space for its best use. So, layer it up and invite family and friends to curl up rain, hail or shine.
It’s a style no-brainer that cushions add the finishing touch to any seating situation. We love these handmade cushions from Great Dane which come in a variety of fabrics, textures and colour combinations.
Muuto Around Coffee Table
An instant classic, Muuto’s Around Coffee Table from Living Edge is available in three sizes (and eight finishes) so they work beautifully individually or grouped together. The shape and frame make them both functional and elegant.
Saddle Leather is a full grain, aniline dyed leather. Inspired by the vegetable tanned leather used for saddlery. We love it for its supple versatility and texture – especially as a bench seat banquette. This one is from the leather specialists at Spinneybeck.
Light enhances both mood and atmosphere- especially when it’s designed by Pinch. These organic Soren Pendant Lights create a soft glow to create a relaxed vibe – perfect for a reading nook.
We love a strong brew almost as much as we love this unique coffee maker. Push is designed by Mette Duedahl and made of stoneware making it soft and tactile to the touch. Designed for brewing pressed coffee, Push can also be used for tea or as a water carafe. Available from Lightly.
A versatile piece every home should own. We love the cosy comfort of a luxurious cotton blanket, like the Trieste throw from Bemboka. Perfect for curling up on those cooler spring evenings.
Shibori Dots Earth Rug
Designed by Reuber Henning this Shibori Dots Earth Rug exemplifies hand-made design, in both form and philosophy. A statement piece for any space, this modern textile creates a warm, comfortable zone to a window nook.
Celebrating the beauty of accident, age & patina this coffee table worthy book by Karen McCartney, Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel is a must read full of styling inspiration.