Window seats are one of my favorite things to add to a room. They are a great functional focal point and with the right fabric they can add warmth to the space, while combining interior and exterior for an organic approach. Since this window gets a lot of sun exposure being in the front of the house, I used Sunbrella fabric to provide extra protection to keep the fabric lasting longer. The tan fabric is very durable and dark enough to hide any stains or wear from use but accented by the burnt orange piping.
I made a zipper in the back so over time a new cushion can be made. Typically for my cushions I use a hard foam for the inside. In this case a 4” foam, then I take 2” quilt batting and spray glue the top, bottom, and sides of the foam. This allows the fabric to fill out and hides the sharp edges of the foam. ALSO it’s a great way to protect the foam from disintegrating over time from use. Therefore down the road if the customer wants to have me make a new cushion I can save the foam (the most costly part of the materials) and just replace the quilt batting and make a new cushion!
The pillows are a great finishing touch to this project! I loved the burnt orange color and felt like it needed to make more of a presence. Custom made decorative pillows are an absolutely great way to add more color, patterns, texture, touches etc to any room. One of my favorite things to make is decorative pillows out of leftover ends of fabric. They are in expensive to make and are the last finishing touch that really completes a design. I found these really great dark wooden buttons for the center of the pillows. I love the way these colors accented the room, and Ryan from O'Dwyer Contracting did an excellent job with the custom cabinets and painting!