Thursday, September 3, 2009

hampton designer showhouse: have a seat

the first thing i saw and loved at this year's hampton designer showhouse was a room-length window seat along a full wall of the library designed by kristen mcginnis. (sorry for the blurry pictures, but they were the best i could get at that moment.) the room was all panelled in knotty pine, and the built-in window seat was no exception. i love that it spanned the entire length of the room and looked out to the very pretty front lawn of the house.

i think this is a great idea for a family room or great room, or maybe a large playroom - i can just picture a few people relaxing on it, each reading or looking out the window. i can see how it would easily become a favorite spot in a home, and one where someone looks forward to sitting each morning or evening. i know i would. it could be a good indoor replacement for my balcony when the weather is cold.

i also loved this golden tree stump table! in this room that was all warm wood tones and browns, the table sort of blended in but added a little bit of shine. but imagine the mega-wattage you'd get out of it in a room mostly done in white. or black for that matter. maybe with splashes of fuschia. oooh...picture it in front of this couch from my post on anna spiro's brilliant work with white and colors.

yes please.

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