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TimesPeople 10 of 12 High, Low and Eccentric Gemma Ahern, who works as an assistant at her sister's London design shop, has the family knack for mixing aesthetics: She hung a designer chandelier made of recycled glass over a window seat built by her father. Photo: Jonathan Player for The New York Times related
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http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/05/27/dining/20090528-ahern-slid

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Softness. Enveloped by dark color and delicate lighting and backed by velum-like shades, this window seat is a smooth talker. The plush cushions and chunky blanket pull it all together, and before you know it, nap mode is in full force.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

bendeela added this to paint
November 29, 2013
grey with green
sfredesign added this to 4150condo-kitchen
September 15, 2013
great chandelier!
ceciyau8 added this to Living room
March 17, 2013
Lighting
nataliekarj added this to nataliekarj's Favorites
March 5, 2013
TimesPeople 10 of 12 High, Low and Eccentric Gemma Ahern, who works as an assistant at her sister's London design shop, has the family knack for mixing aesthetics: She hung a designer chandelier made of recycled glass over a window seat built by her father. Photo: Jonathan Player for The New York Times related
jhey added this to bench
January 24, 2013
window seat
jtwinters added this to jtwinters's ideas
January 15, 2013
Cool chandelier
emily_dugan added this to emily_dugan's ideas
September 28, 2012
lighting
Natalie Thiele Home Staging added this to nthiele's Favorites
September 16, 2012
Great bed/seating at the cabin!
kimmik1967 added this to workshop
September 15, 2012
same colour wall and woodwork
lvincent added this to lvincent's ideas
August 22, 2012
window seat cushion
natashajadesari added this to natashajadesari's Ideas
August 21, 2012
Nook
susangrimes1204 added this to Attic
August 18, 2012
Colors for main area
Katy Merkel added this to merkx4's ideas
July 30, 2012
Cushion
melodylemoine added this to Chaises
July 9, 2012
Lighting over chaise, no floor lamp or wires
laurastorey98 added this to laurastorey98's ideas
July 9, 2012
octopus egg light
Antoinette Preudhomme added this to antoinettep's ideas
June 14, 2012
Fab and cozy!
Rebecca Ickes_Hausmann added this to rebecca_ickes_hausmann's ideas
May 30, 2012
Picture window?
northerndrifter added this to general
May 24, 2012
window nook
ell73 added this to Spaces
May 23, 2012
Relax
laurenbefus added this to laurenbefus's Favorites
May 4, 2012
Colors, vibe
mtjandra38 added this to Alcoves & Window Seats
May 3, 2012
dark walls lend coziness to this window seat
swetapatel added this to swetapatel's ideas
April 30, 2012
Window seat
sarawarner added this to sarawarner's ideas
April 30, 2012
grey walls
cushy added this to sas
April 26, 2012
chandelier
natsie added this to natsie's Favorites
April 17, 2012
Love the chandelier
searabeara added this to living room
April 13, 2012
Colors
busyamy added this to Family room
April 10, 2012
Loose, casual cushion, pop of green, deep wall color.
skippej added this to skippej's ideas
April 9, 2012
charcoal / pewter
crisdelfiol added this to crisdelfiol's Favorites
April 5, 2012
Lights
maddys added this to maddys's ideas
April 1, 2012
Hehehe this light looks like it is made of inflated condoms...
robertsfour added this to robertsfour's ideas
March 25, 2012
window seat
akirsch added this to akirsch's Favorites
March 21, 2012
Soft window seat
kiubibn added this to mushakka's Favorites
March 18, 2012
Window seat
rbigony added this to cynthia ideabook
March 18, 2012
lighting
broesellotte added this to broesellotte's Favorites
March 9, 2012
Fensterbankplatz
apalmerxo3 added this to apalmerxo3's Favorites
March 4, 2012
The color and walls
shaluryan added this to reading nook
February 28, 2012
lightning fixture, cute window seat
emmastephens added this to emmastephens's Favorites
February 25, 2012
Great window seat and wall colour
aartisethikhanna added this to Bedroom ideas
February 23, 2012
Bay window idea
vcooper added this to vcooper's Favorites
February 18, 2012
TimesPeople 10 of 12 High, Low and Eccentric Gemma Ahern, who works as an assistant at her sister's London design shop, has the family knack for mixing aesthetics: She hung a designer chandelier made of recycled glass over a window seat built by her father. Photo: Jonathan Player for The New York Times related
gigiya added this to ev 2012
February 16, 2012
lamba
dawnlynn added this to dawnlynn's Favorites
February 13, 2012
Window shades
laceydstewart added this to laceydstewart's Favorites
February 12, 2012
window seat...adorable
andaubreywashername added this to andaubreywashername's ideas
February 7, 2012
so cozy
carcase_van added this to carcase_van's ideas
February 5, 2012
colours dk black and lime green
bluesy12 added this to bluesy12's Favorites
February 2, 2012
Window seat
yargammetac added this to yargammetac's ideas
January 29, 2012
Chandlers nook
emsargent added this to emsargent's ideas
January 26, 2012
Gray and green
makecreative added this to windowseat
January 23, 2012
love the light
allenk42 added this to Meria room ideas for allenk42
January 20, 2012
Hanging light for reading
eds5103 added this to Miscellaneous
January 10, 2012
window nook
Jessica Santiago added this to Ideas
January 3, 2012
chandelier and colors
anniet1 added this to specifics
December 23, 2011
light.....bathroom??
bananamathisen added this to bananamathisen's ideas
December 12, 2011
bench cushion
jilllpn11 added this to jilllpn11's ideas
December 11, 2011
love those colors together!!
nciliberti added this to nciliberti's Favorites
December 6, 2011
Funky
jessica5984 added this to Nook
December 2, 2011
Love the light!
sandrahh added this to sandrahh's Favorites
November 25, 2011
Cushion and throw
sherrig added this to sherrig's ideas
October 29, 2011
cool
pfydell added this to pfydell's ideas
October 23, 2011
light
Unexpected placement of chandliers would go in gf masterbed near greenarea, living corner near green area, banquette in kitchen, ff master near green area. chaise
rubydeb added this to rubydeb's Favorites
October 18, 2011
For the window seat. Good colors
suehew added this to SueHew - ideas for Stevenson Ave.
October 16, 2011
love
glk9000 added this to glk9000's Favorites
October 10, 2011
Chandelier
Natalie Drennon added this to living room
October 4, 2011
grey and greem
melanies added this to General inspiration
October 4, 2011
yellow and grey again...
modernfarm added this to modernfarm's ideas
October 1, 2011
light in window seat
ctachner added this to Decor/interior design
September 29, 2011
Light From biome.com
kizmet added this to kizmet's Favorites
September 23, 2011
Peaceful reading nook
madamecoral added this to madamecoral's ideas
September 17, 2011
Funky chandelier
al_la added this to al_la's Favorites
September 6, 2011
Wraia idea
myminty added this to myminty's Favorites
September 4, 2011
Window seat
loulydeco added this to living room
September 4, 2011
nice little nook
andacorina17 added this to andacorina17's ideas
September 4, 2011
Calm
cherandrea23 added this to cherandrea23's Favorites
September 3, 2011
Cool
marinewife23 added this to marinewife23's Favorites
September 2, 2011
If I had a window seat it would look exactly like this! I especially love the blinds, which act like frosted glass. It gives the area a very calm feeling - like you're letting in the light, but not the complexity of the world.
branko12 added this to branko12's Favorites
August 31, 2011
Is this feasible on the 5th floor?
Melanie Billbe added this to billie89's ideas
August 30, 2011
soft corner to read book
jmouseroe added this to ideas for ID
August 25, 2011
cool lamp
jillianp added this to jillianp's ideas
August 23, 2011
gorgeous.... window seat with great lightfixture
sarenea added this to sarenea's ideas
August 23, 2011
Velum like shades
Kristi added this to stairs
August 23, 2011
Light
brittneypost added this to brittneypost's ideas
August 23, 2011
love cushion
aglysing added this to aglysing's ideas
August 23, 2011
lantern
cahopkinson added this to Favorites
August 23, 2011
Wall color
Suzanne Edwards added this to suznashville's ideas
August 22, 2011
Ahhhhh.....I could nap here (or read)
dgdodge added this to dgdodge's ideas
August 22, 2011
Very cozy, love colors
casavantes added this to casavantes's ideas
August 22, 2011
LUZ PARA LEER EN LA VENTANA
clball43 added this to clball43's Favorites
August 22, 2011
The chandelier
kdrorvig added this to kdrorvig's ideas
August 21, 2011
colors
hoxandjox added this to hoxandjox's Favorites
August 21, 2011
Always wanted a window seat -love the colourway
wallybob222 added this to wallybob222's Favorites
August 21, 2011
wendy loves a window seat
cvaisman added this to cvaisman's ideas
August 21, 2011
window seat
jonahb added this to jonahb's ideas
August 21, 2011
lighting
lorena1926 added this to lorena1926's ideas
August 21, 2011
O
rebby added this to lighting
August 19, 2011
love love that pendant
patenko added this to concrete
August 18, 2011
chunky cushion
tarabillie added this to lights
August 8, 2011
in drawing or study nook
Ashley added this to acason's ideas
August 4, 2011
fun lighting fixture
omer imran added this to omerimran's ideas
August 3, 2011
window seat
misc added this to misc's ideas
July 19, 2011
unexpected placement again. Chandies are not just for huge foyers and dining rooms!
gale puccinelli added this to gale101's ideas
July 17, 2011
colors
skasina added this to skasina's ideas
July 6, 2011
light above the day bed
sommersfive added this to Amie
May 11, 2011
chandelier over a window seat
sommersfive added this to sommersfive's ideas
April 29, 2011
chandelie over window seat
hislala added this to FOR REAL ideas. Bluelake
April 25, 2011
it looks so much more comfortable than the usual window seat.
lanni added this to lanni
April 25, 2011
Tufted window seat
808lanikai added this to 808lanikai's ideas
April 24, 2011
:0}
pvr14102 added this to pvr14102's Favorites
April 24, 2011
Windowseat
801kchris added this to Ky's Likes and Loves
April 24, 2011
love everything...except for the grape light fixture.
kellamam added this to kellamam's ideas
April 24, 2011
window bench seat, maybe do it instead of desk
vmarin added this to vmarin's ideas
April 24, 2011
window seat
acantha01 added this to living room
April 24, 2011
window nook
guilbaun added this to guilbaun's ideas
April 24, 2011
everything: color, contrast
happycook2 added this to happycook2's ideas
April 24, 2011
windowseats
Larry Lyon added this to llyon's ideas
April 24, 2011
Window seat
lauren515 added this to lauren515's Favorites
April 24, 2011
Cozy
pirateheist added this to NYC pad
April 10, 2011
WANT
lmbolster added this to lmbolster's ideas
April 10, 2011
colors
mcatchpo added this to mcatchpo's Favorites
April 10, 2011
Colour scheme, Walls and seat
imaginepageant added this to Miscellaneous
April 3, 2011
Privacy shades
Amanda Pearson added this to what makes me smile
March 24, 2011
Love this whimsical light.
kristacarrigan added this to kristacarrigan's Favorites
March 24, 2011
Window seat!
jenifromthetundra added this to dark walls
March 7, 2011
I like these. Burlap and green, so pretty.
lwittkop added this to lwittkop's ideas
March 5, 2011
window bench and colors
ntdavis added this to My idea book!
February 9, 2011
I've always wanted a window seat. :) and this is a classy, fun way to manifest it!
daisy96 added this to daisy96's ideas
February 5, 2011
wow beautiful
ellipirelli added this to ellipirelli's Favorites
February 4, 2011
Color
jmwatts added this to jmwatts's Favorites
January 29, 2011
The placement
alarkin15 added this to Kitchens
January 24, 2011
love colors, gray and green
raw25 added this to raw25's Favorites
January 15, 2011
Window seat
Sylvia added this to living
January 10, 2011
the chandelier
rexc added this to window seat
January 5, 2011
chandelier over
laurencameron added this to LB inspiration
December 29, 2010
must.have.green.throw.
robinette added this to Living Room ideas
October 31, 2010
colors, window seat
rebeccarlandau added this to rebeccarlandau's ideas
October 26, 2010
gray and green idea
DMOStudio added this to dmostudio's ideas
October 20, 2010
totally cool area
Dana Textoris added this to Living room looks
October 16, 2010
Celery color
masooma added this to masooma's ideas
October 6, 2010
gray
shariama added this to shariama's ideas
September 26, 2010
like gray and green together
lianab added this to Decorative Elements
September 19, 2010
Lovin charcoal white & lime w glass
ashleyann added this to ashleyann's Favorites
September 11, 2010
Window seat for kitchen
tvivian added this to tvivian's ideas
September 9, 2010
Love green w/ dark color
cpw2111 added this to cpw2111's ideas
July 24, 2010
window seat for bedroon
carollee14 added this to carollee14's ideas
July 18, 2010
gray
beyondlimits added this to beyondlimits's ideas
July 18, 2010
nandini added this to nandini's ideas
July 4, 2010
light hanging
ashandjoey added this to ashandjoey's bedroom ideas
June 6, 2010
the colors
Sarah added this to Bedrooms
June 4, 2010
window seat...
ljh525 added this to ljh525's ideas
May 31, 2010
charcoal/pewter walls grape light and soft moss
sharonjones added this to sharonjones's ideas
May 29, 2010
window
rogersfam67 added this to miscellaneous
May 27, 2010
favorite
hale2kahle added this to hale2kahle's ideas
March 29, 2010
Colors!
niosisally added this to niosisally's ideas
March 18, 2010
black/white/green
Emily Ebert added this to New House
March 3, 2010
colors
Becky Harris added this to Modern Lighting - Ceiling Lights DOs and DON'Ts
February 27, 2010
DON'T limit yourself to the dining table: Think of hanging interesting fixtures in places where you usually wouldn't. This nook now has a lovely light to read by, which doesn't include an ugly reading lamp with a wire stretched across the floor.
rbarua added this to rbarua's ideas
February 22, 2010
joi's corner
FOCAL POINT STYLING added this to COLOR INSPIRATIONS
February 15, 2010
great color combo for comfy windo nook...
Decor Made Simple added this to How Lighting Changes a Room
February 13, 2010
Love the pendent lamp and it's location. Makes me want to cozy up with a book.
elisabeltran added this to elisabeltran's ideas
January 31, 2010
Me encanta el aire bohemio de la lámpara de cristal con la comodidad del rincon, que invita a sentarse a leer o mirar por la ventana. El gris de las paredes, el verde y arena.
toda famila libert added this to casadopapi's ideas
January 16, 2010
Bau para guardar cobertores e lugarzinho para lagartear...
Gillian Lanyon added this to Abigail Ahern dreaminess
November 24, 2009
This reading nook is full of light and is nicely tailored to the existing space.
Becky Harris added this to Modern Lighting: Swinging from the Chandeliers
November 17, 2009
Um, yup, unexpected placement again. Chandies are not just for huge foyers and dining rooms!
pohim67 added this to Windows and Doors
November 12, 2009
This nook now has a lovely light to read by, which doesn't include an ugly reading lamp with a wire stretched across the floor.
pohim67 added this to Lighting
November 12, 2009
DON'T limit yourself to the dining table: Think of hanging interesting fixtures in places where you usually wouldn't. This nook now has a lovely light to read by, which doesn't include an ugly reading lamp with a wire stretched across the floor.
Tom Luce added this to tomluce's ideas
November 9, 2009
from nyt
doigus added this to doigus's ideas
September 25, 2009
love the gray and green together, and that light fixture is crazy!
rapaoni added this to rapaoni's ideas
September 19, 2009
window bench idea
cheers added this to Our Home's ideas
August 31, 2009
colour of windows and mattress
portlandsun added this to BEDROOMS
August 31, 2009
window seat, colors
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Category
Other  
Style
Eclectic 
Location
London 
Keywords
lighting · palette
 
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