To elongate a space, she suggests floor-to-ceiling draperies on either side of the opening to draw the eye up. Cramer says that in tall openings, you can use art or sculpture to fill in the height on the two side walls. Before you make seat cushions, measure the height of the seat. Make sure your cushion thickness doesn't make the seat more than 20 inches high or it might be uncomfortable. For lighting, sconces usually work better for reading than overhead lights. Use a variety of pillow sizes so you can adjust them for comfort.
In the dramatic window seat she did for a guest bedroom, Cramer used mostly her own textile designs in orange, mint and teal. The large seat cushions are sewn in tufted Greek-mattress style; two contrasting pillows are cut velvet. The side wall panels are upholstered in her own fabric. Don't overlook the small details: Knobs shaped like birds from Rocky Mountain Hardware adorn the two built-in storage drawers below the seat.
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