Ever since I can remember, I have loved window seats. So, when a client approached me wanting to add a window seat to her son’s room, I might have shown more excitement than her or her son. Her older traditional home had some great architectural details including the perfect set up to add built-in bookcases and a window seat to her small son’s space.
We measured, we sketched, we drew and then it was time to open up the walls and see what the original builders had left us to work with. To our disbelief, the wall cavities were perfect and in a few short weeks, we had some pretty spectacular shelves and seats thanks to a great contractor and his craftsmen.
The crisp clean shelves needed a little “vavoom” so the client and I decided to add a geometric black and white pattern to the backs of the bookcases. After scouring through wall covering books and not finding something, we turned to fabric.
One fabric book set our imagination soaring with brightly colored geometric patterns and stripes that will dot the space in pillows, window treatments and other accents.
I may have initially been more excited about this room than her son was, but he sure is loving the end result!