Smith is all about promoting intimacy. Next to the kitchen fireplace, she made a window seat where someone can read while others eat or cook: "It makes for more togetherness — and corners are underrated."
Plump cushions in soft, muted tones make this sunny window seat the perfect place to curl up with a good book. The carved valance curves snugly around the bay window, providing a sense of coziness and privacy. You could even store your books and magazines etc. underneath!