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One of the things I love about my boyfriend is his ability to recognise the magic potential of my seemingly random ideas and answer them with an: “OK, let’s do it.” (That sounded way more charming and way less like a Nike slogan in my head.)

And so it was, that a windowsill seat was born.

This idea is good in particular because you can sit in the sunlight and have the illusion of being outside, even when you actually aren’t and you don’t want to leave the house either because it is so freaking cold. His garden is exposed to the sun nearly all day, as is the seat, even in winter.

He was in charge of wood, paint and power tools. The mattress covers and sewing machine were my department. Additional fact: the frame actually consists of two tables, which can be moved. Together they form an extension of the dining table (smart idea of a friend who helped).

So say hello to my new favourite happy place. It is yellow and you need to move your feet up to sit comfortably, but that’s my favourite way to sit anyway. You can read a book while the sunlight tickles your arms and nose. It’s the perfect place to very slowly sip away your homemade cappuccino, while getting lost in your daydreams. Also, did I mention that you can watch stars from there at night?

Do you have a favourite spot in your house (or someone else’s house, ha!)?


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    February 24, 2014 at 11:33

    What a simple easy way to build a window seat, and it looks lovely! If I can find a couple tables taller than my radiators but short enough to fit under the windows, I’m so doing this. I’ve always wanted a window seat!

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      March 1, 2014 at 11:08

      If you can’t find them, you can always build them, although I am happy that my boyfriend is handy so he can build them instead ;)

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    Kristin - My Life as a Teacup

    February 24, 2014 at 12:50

    Such a lovely place for coffee, or reading!

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    February 24, 2014 at 13:04

    Dat ziet er zo gezellig uit! Ik parkeer mij graag met mijn kop koffie op de vensterbank maar dat zit altijd zo hard… Ik zal eens een goede tafel en kussens moeten zoeken om mij ook zo’n zon/koffie/brei/luierplekje te creëren :D

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      March 1, 2014 at 11:09

      Ja, en de meeste vensterbanken zijn ook net te smal om echt lekker relaxt te kunnen zitten. Dus dit is zeker aan te raden ;)

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    February 25, 2014 at 05:25

    oh man! that is divine! what a great spot to have!

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    Tamara's Blend

    February 25, 2014 at 09:53

    Ok this is seriously genius! I wish I had a window & garden like that, I would do it in an instant. I think I would do everything on this windowsill seat – work, read, nap, drink tea. It’s so magical, I can’t stop looking at it.

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      March 1, 2014 at 11:11

      Well technically I don’t have a garden either, it’s my boyfriend’s. But hey, I spend so much time there that it kind of does feel like mine too haha ;) And I also work flat on my belly on my laptop there haha

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    Marta Chan

    February 25, 2014 at 22:13

    Looks so cozy this new corner for coffee! I would include 10 pillows hehe

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      March 1, 2014 at 11:12

      Yes! I still want to make some lovely pillow covers for the place, but that with be the sequel project probably haha. One step at the time

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    February 26, 2014 at 17:29

    This is lovely! I have been dreaming of something like that in a future home. Maybe one day…

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      March 1, 2014 at 11:13

      :) I love making ‘dream plans’ come true, it is definitely a dreamy spot

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    February 28, 2014 at 19:22

    My favorite place in my home is my loveseat. I’ve had to wait a long time for my couch to sit in a good location (in my last house it was right in view of the front door so there wasn’t really any privacy), and now it’s in a “dining area” (which is just “my couch area” since we don’t have a dining table) next to a window so I could theoretically watch the stars if I didn’t live so close to the city and there wasn’t so much pollution. :) It’s one of those couches that you sit in and then you’re done for the night. You don’t want to get up again, and it wouldn’t let you even if you tried.

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      March 1, 2014 at 11:14

      Ohh that sounds perfect! And location is everything haha. I love how there small places/seats can mean so much. Howe they transform a space to a magical one that feels so right :)

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    March 5, 2014 at 23:15

    Oooooooooooh, I love it!!!!!!!!! It’s clever, sweet, simple and lovely!! Well done to you two & thanks for sharing :)


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