Roundup: Best Window Seats 2008

Roundup: Best Window Seats 2008

Rachael Grad
Aug 12, 2008
Making the perfect reading nook and daydream spot, window seats are an at-home refuge for AT's Escapes Month. A cozy window seat with natural light is an ideal place to read, blog and take a nap (not necessarily in that order). We rounded up photos and sources to help you make your very own window seat, including some wild window seats from around the world ...

Online Sources for Creating Your Own Window Seat:

- Instructions and how-to video for making a window seat out of stock kitchen cabinets from This Old House

- An Ikea leksvik tv bench hacked into a window seat from Ikea Hacker

- Order cushions in different shapes and sizes from Cushion Source

- Decorating ideas for bay windows from Rafter Tales

Past AT Posts:

- DIY window seat

- The Ikea Molger bench as window bench

- Aad's Homage to his old dwelling - a House Tour from 2007 with an amazing window seat

More great window seat ideas from around the web:

- Castle window seat (from flickr user Haribo)

- Locker cabinets and cushions make a great window seat (from flickr user halfbisqued)

- Window seat with drawers and tropical cushions (from flick user tektsu)

- Window seat with a lift-up lid to provide storage from Handyman Photos

- A bench that comes out from and faces the window from Design & Emotion

- Window seat in an eclectic library from HGTV

- Urban cottage with bay window seat and curtain from HGTV - this episode features our very own Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan!

- custom built window seat with storage and fancy curtains from picasa user Bill

- reading nook from flickr user Design Public

Window Seats in Hotels:

- The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

- Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele

- Inn at Harbour Village

Don't Forget Your Pets - Window Seats Especially for Cats:

- Cats Cosy Place Lying Board

- Omega Paw Window Seat

- Thermo Kitty Sill

Did we miss your favorite window seat? Please let us know.

[top photos from Secret Beach B & B and Coastal Designs; photos below the jump from Handyman Photos, HGTV, flickr user Haribo, Omega Paw Window Seat, ]

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