The window seat came into fashion during the late 18th century. Georgian architecture specified tall, narrow sash windows and the seat filled the recess of the window. Really a miniature sofa without a back, it usually stood as high as a chair would and the ends were always identical. Elegant and rich fabrics were used to upholster the cushion and ends.
The purpose of the window seat in this century hasn’t changed all that much, even if the design has. The added advantage of building it in using a timber base, helps with the ever important storage problem that often dogs small spaces.
This welcoming design by Katie Rosenfeld offers the sitter and friends a plump seat cushion, which is crucial if you want people to truly use it. I would hope that you can lift the cushions and store all your children’s precious keepsakes under the lid.
The sweet star light peaking out below the arch is also a thoughtful touch.
I am guessing, but I am sure that the pattern of the fabric on the throw and cushion covers reflect the occupier’s personality and they do make me smile.