Wish I had a window seat | How About Orange

March 03, 2009

Wish I had a window seat

Look at this room that Sarah put together for her 14-year-old daughter, using my Calliope fabric on some cushions. How lovely!

If you'd like instructions for making some quick throw pillows, here's a tutorial for a simple envelope pillow, the easiest kind there is.

39 comments:

TUTU Monkey said...

ooooo how fun!!

Sarah said...

What an adorable room - I love that!

At Home with Kim Vallee said...

Beautiful sight! I dream of a window seat but I never lived in the right home. One day...

live a colorful life said...

Looks perfect with those yellow walls. My spare bedroom has yellow walls. Hmmm....I may be seeing some redecorating in its future.

Michelle said...

My walls are the same color. :)

The room is perfect. I love it! I might have to do some redecorating of my own...

Helen said...

I wish I had a window seat too! That looks like the perfect spot for reading - cosy and full of light.

glitterysah said...

I love this, such a bright, fresh, sunny room - the colour combinations work really well. And such a cute window seat!

colleen said...

Love the window seat. The colour combination is great too!

Magic Brush said...

I wish I had a window seat... or four or five! Looks great!

Grandma G said...

Perfect!!

PamJ said...

wow that looks great!

Marla Taviano said...

I am droooooooooling over the window seat. Sigh.

Staceydotdot said...

nevermind the window seat, I want the whole room! Lucky 14 year old! :) Lovely fabric Jessica!

Deirdre said...

that room is fantastic! I love all the color.

The Collettes said...

Wow that is so perfect! Seriously a lucky teen.
I've been anxiously awaiting the next paycheck so I can order some of your fabric to recover a chair. I will definitely post pics when I am done!
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anonymously chic said...

i wish i had a room like this when i was 14! love your blog, btw and i added it to mine:)

Dionne said...

What a lovely room. When I have a daughter, I hope by then I am skilled enough to do something like this for her.

catsanat said...

I love the color choices in this room. I also love all your fabrics and your blog!

Zoë said...

that's fun! I would also like to have a window seat! (:

jmae3 said...

Oh I always wanted a window seat growing up! Now if we ever build our dream home the kids rooms will have them and I plan to build a window nook off my stairway!

deanna said...

What a great bedroom! I can't imagine any 14-year-old girl not loving a room like this.

Your fabric is beautiful and perfect!

Tania. said...

I just love the room. Great colors. Thanks for the pillow tutorial, I've been meaning to make some throw pillows.

jt said...

Love the room. You should see what else that Sarah can do. way to go!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful room!! I love the window seat with your fabrics. It's so bright and cheery. I want a window seat too!!

m family goes västerut said...

Sweet!

Kela said...

Too, too cute!! I wish I had a window seat. I love your blog and I'm adding it to my blogroll now! I know my mom readers would definitely benefit from this blog.

*Kela*
www.blendedfamilysoapopera.com

caligirl said...

Can she decorate my home too? Job well done. Love it.

entryway storage ideas said...

WOw, that's one lovely room! I wish I could also have that kind of design!

Daphne said...

To everyone wishing they could have a window seat -- maybe you could! I was drooling over some window seats I saw on the internet, thinking it would be many years before we moved somewhere with this kind of space... then realized I could have one after all.

We're having a sort of toybox/window seat built under one living room window. To be able to use it best, I think a window seat should have a place to lean one's back... so we're also building a much needed tiny wardrobe (which will also provide the 'back'), from the right of the window and window seat to the nearby wall.

Then, from that corner to the fireplace there will be built-in shelves for books etc. We have a small house with no closet or wardrobe on the first floor.

I priced all kinds of furniture to serve these functions but in the end it wasn't much more expensive to get something custom built with MDF, and this way we get to go right to the high ceiling and use what little space we have. We'll paint the MDF, probably the colour of the (yellow) wall, so that it will 'sink in' a bit in the small space. It's hard to describe but I can't wait for the project to be finished. It will be attached to the wall, but will also be removable, so we could move it to another room or house if desired.

I hope this made sense. I'm just so excited about being able to create a window seat, wardrobe, and much needed shelving with such a small footprint.

Jess said...

Daphne, that sounds GREAT! Send me a picture when it's done!

beagoodmom said...

To make a window seat, all you need is a book case on each side and a bench in front of the window. my FIL made one in his house and one for me that has a large map in the center, rather than a window. It fills the whole wall in our library. You need handyman skills, sure, but maybe you have those and could build it yourself?

Rachel said...

Wow that looks amazing!

Tiff said...

That is so cute!!! the fabric really makes the room!

Rachel said...

Window seats are fine in their way, ie for decorative purposes only - the seats are always too high, and short people have to dangle their legs, and you can't lean back or you risk going through the window. (Cats like them though.) What I'd love in this house are some really deep windowsills.....

Fleurty Floral Design Studio said...

My inner child is SO jealous! And way too messy to have a room this nice!

Rachel said...

Love the yellow walls! Oh, a Windowseat is soooo cool idea, but for my room they would have to be a bite wider =)

Courtney said...

I've ALWAYS wanted a window seat.

Love this room.

Mundane Jane said...

You aren't old enough to remember, but Captain Kangaroo had a window seat in which he sat while reading aloud from books like "Caps for Sale," and "The story about Ping."

Growing up, I knew two things--contented people read books, and lucky people did so in a window seat just like the Captain's.

Liv said...

I'm 14 and I would never want to reside in that room. It looks like it it was designed for someone less than half my age. I suppose I am just nowhere near as girly as Sarah's daughter.

It is indeed a lovely room, though. It's well designed, sunny and it has that fantastic window seat.

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