Window seats in recent years have become more popular. Window seats incorporate storage and therefore provide valuable space for the home and for the office. Homes with window seats provide a room with a view and easy access for toys.
A window seat is a miniature sofa without a back, intended to fill the recess of a window. In the latter part of the 18th century, when tall narrow sash windows were almost universal, the window seat was in high favour, and was no doubt in keeping with the formalism of Georgian interiors. It differed much in decorative detail, but little in form. It stood as high from the floor as a chair; the two ends were identical, with a roll-over curve, more or less pronounced. The seats and ends were usually upholstered in rich fabrics which in many cases have remained intact. The legs followed the fashion in chairs and were square and tapered, or, somewhat later, round and reeded. Hepplewhite and the brothers Adam designed many graceful window seats, but they were produced by all the cabinet-makers of the period.
A window seat may also be built into the recess containing a window.
Greenhill Design are able to produce window seats either to match original features or a completely new design for more modern interiors. Ian can discuss your requirements and translate into a detailed sketch. This works as a basis for a quotation. This unique service is free of charge within the Cornwall area.
Based in St Austell, Cornwall, Ian Greenhill specialises in fitted furniture. Ian designs and produces hand crafted projects for the individual.
Ian can be contacted on 01726 68905 or email.