Not only is the antique-inspired chest stylish but practical as well. “When you’re going through a house you want to find ways to keep it neat and tidy and more pleasing to live in, so the chest is clever because you have a place to throw your keys, your stuff and it’s out of the way,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A quaint corner sitting area behind the sofa is illuminated by the open window directly behind. Instead of leaving the space naked and functionless, putting a chair and some simple art on the wall lends some interest.
At twilight, this backyard transforms into an enchanting spot for hosting garden parties. When they're not enjoying dinner in the cottage, the owners and their guests can push back the chairs in this patio area and dance beneath the stars.
This corner chair features sharp lines and a soft, velvet blue finish. The chocolate brown throw pillow echoes the dark coloring of the wood floor. A painted log stool adds a beautifully rough texture to the otherwise sleek decor. A tall silver floor lamp is equipped with a built-in glass tabletop.
A large standing umbrella shades cream colored wood sofas for a comfortable, shady lounge area overlooking the dazzling ocean view. A built in bench frames the fire pit and creates more seating options. Vibrant plant life adds color and decoration to the space.
Marcella Lentz-Pope wanted every space in her loft to have a lived-in feel. The laid-back vibe can be seen throughout the space, especially in the sitting corner of her apartment that features a cozy blue velvet chair, a pink chenille throw and an antique record player.
Dark stained floating shelves provide a pretty storage option for books and toys. An ivory armchair sitting in the corner underneath a dainty chandelier makes for a perfect cozy corner for bedtime reading.
Repurposed ladders now serve as shelves to display meaningful objects, tchotkes and books to give this sitting area a personal, collected fell. An antique cane back chair, modern white side table and fiddle leaf fig tree create an inviting, eclectic corner sitting area.