A Perch With A View: The Idyllic “Window Seat”

A Cozy Perch With A View Of The Changing World Outside
A Cozy Perch With A View Of The Changing World Outside: The “Window Seat”

The Window seat. An idyllic perch with a view, indeed.

Of interest, it is said that a “Window Seat” originally referred to a miniature sofa (typically upholstered in rich, textured fabrics) without a back that was designed to fill the recess of a window. It was during the late 18th century that the tall and narrow sash windows created a favorable desire for the “Window Seat”. Who knew? These seats with a view perhaps were the reason why architecture found favor with permanently adding their benefits. The Built-in “Window Seat” or “Window Bench” is certainly an architectural feature that beckons a moment of respite. Beckoning a moment of relaxation. An interlude in a moment of our day to sit, perched in comfort, lulled by the world we watch from our cushioned resting point. Nestled among the cushions and pillows in the recess of a stylish perch, with the world around us in view from the haven of our interiors certainly is perfection in seating

The Perch With The View:  Window Allure
The Perch With The View: “Window Seat” Allure
The "Window Seat": Comfort In Seating With A Visual Of The Outside World
The “Window Seat”: Comfort In Seating With A Visual Of The Outside World
Interior Details:  Maximizing A Window With A "Window Seat"
Interior Details: Maximizing A Window With A “Window Seat”

The cushioned “window seat” is glorious by day, as natural daylight surges into our spaces, and stunning at night, as moonlight or city lights light up the night, spilling into our interiors. A perch that will certainly attract us with an alluring appeal. Perhaps the perfect “nook” to curl up with a great book, a cup of tea or steaming cup of coffee. To watch the the world transform. To watch the seasons change. The Spring buds blooming on the trees or Spring rain falling, the trees filled with masses of brilliant green leaves in the Summer, brilliant and colorful foliage in the Fall (with leaves drifting in our view) and the snow falling gracefully in the Winter. Four seasons of delight seen as we gaze from our cushioned perch

I am charmed to have such an architectural “perch”(included in the visuals presented) from which to rest and contemplate my day, pondering life and its beauty. “Ponderings and inspirations to living a beautiful life” from a perch by the window, indeed. My seat with a view is an architectural gem. Function and purpose in cushioned delight. With a view.

Kristin

“My favorite journey is looking out the window” -Edward Gorey

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4 thoughts on “A Perch With A View: The Idyllic “Window Seat”

  1. What a great post! Window seats give such a feeling of security…and such a place for dreaming and wool-gathering. And with a stream of warm sunlight…..divine! Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much, Linda! You stated it so perfectly! “A space for dreaming” with the added benefit of warm sunlight, indeed! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am delighted you enjoyed the post…
      Kristin

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