The Portable, Affordable Window Seat


How cheery and inviting is this?

Over the years, I’ve modified the mental picture of my fantasy home numerous times, but one detail has never changed. Since I’m a total bookworm, I’ve always imagined cuddling up with my favorite characters in front of a big bay window on a cozy built-in seat with throw pillows galore. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to occupy a living space with the one feature that I want most. With the beautiful Barcelona storage bench, I don’t have to call the carpenter (and pay a small fortune) to make this dream come true. Plus, this functional piece comes equipped with spacious drawers to stash your books and magazines when other duties call. I love how bright and cheerful it is – stripes manage to be trendy, modern and enduring all at once. (Available at VivaTerra for $398.)