Hi friends! Do you remember our dining room when we moved in, and then the update last summer when we painted it? (You can time travel to view it here if you’d like!) Well since then I’ve been slowly making just a couple of changes- namely in the form of that window seat! We designed it and had our friend and architect/woodworker extraordinaire build it for us. He built the floating credenza (seen here) in the living room for us as well and we wanted them to play off of each other since you can see both when you walk in the front door. I originally intended for the wood to be exposed- no cushion. I love me a huge slab of walnut something hard. But after a few months of sore-bum-sitting I broke down and decided that function would have to win out over form this go-round. We hired an upholsterer to make the seat cushion- and while I love it I do wish it were a couple inches thicker. I chose to cut costs by having it produced at that thickness and have some regrets, although it’s probably the kind of thing that will only ever bother me as normal humans don’t usually fret about such silly things, right? SAY YES! It’ll make me feel better.
patiently (NOT PATIENTLY AT ALL- I NEARLY DIED OF IMPATIENCE) for months until I found the right fabric to make the pillows with. I’ve since discovered a half dozen throw pillows I would’ve bought and loved as much/more, but again- I saved my pennies by having these made (why on God’s green earth do pillows cost more than organ transplants?!!!) As for the missing palm on the right side of the room- that was a casualty. I’m pretty good at keeping plants alive but I have reason to suspect that palms have something against me. Now that the room is finished (well I do dream of a giant olive tree in one corner truth be told) I have to say- I am so happy with how it turned out! It’s bright and happy, but at night becomes cozy and downright romantic with the chandelier on a dimmer. During the day I love sitting in the window nook and watching the kids have sponge fights or play basketball. The sound of kids playing has become one of my favorites. Have I told you we live in Pleasantville? I love it. I love it far more than I ever knew I would. Consider me suburbed. Sources for all that you see below and more photos after the jump! xx- Sarah