Sitting Pretty

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This week, Bond & Bowery presents a great piece from Rue Auber, a Stonington, Connecticut dealer-- a Mid-Century Modern Window Seat. This piece could very possibly have been designed by Edward Wormley, a furniture maker known for working with quality materials.

An industry trend that I've been noticing is designers buying both mid-century modern pieces and traditional furniture, sometimes to mix and other times for different applications. One well-known designer is using mid-century modern pieces for kids' rooms and more traditional pieces for the adult rooms. 

I think this piece is perfect for any child's room. This sleek ribbon mahogany and ebonized window seat, with a leather top, opens up to make a perfect storage chest. The hinge on the chest lid is original, but it's possible to replace it with a slow-closing hinge so that it won't snap shut on junior's fingers.

Dual function in any item is always a plus, and that's another advantage of this particular piece. It provides extra seating, welcome in any room, and it’s a great place to hide toys, clothes, and sneakers. What a great way to introduce a sense of design and style to little ones! Teach them about these special pieces, and let them know that the pieces in their room are to be used, enjoyed, and cared for.

We think our Mid-Century Modern Window Seat would look wonderful under the window in this beautiful children's room designed by Mariette Himes Gomez. We know it will look great in your home, too.


For a more in-depth discussion about this window seat, see my By George! interview with Design2Share on mid-century modern style. And visit Bond & Bowery for the item detail page and direct dealer contact information.


Photo Credits: Bond & Bowery, Architectural Digest

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