It's Friday and I've had a busy week trying to get organized.  I am having my nephews shower here in 2 weeks so I have to get all my spring planting done, clean my house which as you all know means re-shushing.  Trying to figure out how long that will take is like trying to figure out "infinite time".

"Time is infinite meaning time has never started nor will it stop".

That pretty much sums it up right?  

Each step requires me to stay focused and not to get caught up in full on redecorating.  I only have 2 weeks.

And then there is the matter of working on a dining room, office, finishing up a den, accessorizing a bathroom and bedroom.  Some of which has to be done before I go to the beach in 2 weeks.


But whatever.....let's get down to some good stuff.

This window

Which is right beside the kitchen as you can see in the photo below.

I was trying to figure out how to make this area interesting....besides the fact that the window is pretty special on it's own.

I saw this image on Pinterest [ I searched to find out where it came from but no luck!]

Donna Benedetto

It gave me some inspiration.
Upholster the wall.

In a dark linen to give it some weight.

And because the window is not centered on the wall we decided to add some interest by swooping it down on one side.

This shot was in the experimental stage.

Settling on simple....

We actually took it all the way down to the bottom curve on the window.

I wish I had more pictures of this area....

The chair belonged to her grandfather....and it has become a cozy spot to relax.

I covered it in a simple linen flax with this pretty Fabricut trim to give it some interest.

Alrighty and running!  Have a great weekend y'all.



ArchitectDesign™ said...

wow - it looks great. amazing what a transformation some fabric will do -great idea!!!

Kim said...

No suitable words. Genius! Have a good weekend!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Amazing !!!!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Sherry, that looks SOOOOO good!

Anonymous said...

This is a knock-out presentation to highlight that gorgeous window.

Well done !

Cassie Bustamante said...

WOW!! that is an amazing idea!

Beth C. said...

This is the perfect lesson in exercising restraint. When I saw that first trim around the window I swooned, it was so striking and unexpected. But then it turns out simple nailhead trim is exactly the right call. I would have labored over that choice for eternity, and gotten it wrong. This house is beyond stunning. Best, Beth C.

debra @ 5th and state said...


WHAT A STUNNING SOLUTION! i learn so much from you. brilliance

Victoria said...

That is one fabulous kitchen, and aren't you clever -- but then again, everyone of us already knew that!

Christie @ Lacefield said...

Beautiful! I want to see more!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry,
What an amazing idea! The window was stunning on its own, but now its a gorgeous reading nook! OMG! You are good. Happy weekend,

Kathysue said...

YOU nailed it, love your interpretation of the banquette. Stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Sherry, you are amazing! The designer on the inspiration photo is Donna Benedetto Designs. Here is a link to her Pinterest

Cindy Jorgensen

Joanne said...

I have that banquette pinned. That was thinking outside the box to just upholster the wall. It looks amazing! It not only brings attention to a beautiful feature but makes for a lovely vignette of the now reading corner. Wow! Love to see more of this home.

therelishedroost said...

Great inspiration and I love your take on it , blends so well with kitchen- bravo!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Gorgeous window and cozy spot111

pam {simple details} said...

Get out!! This project is just so crazy good, you're amazing girl!

Unknown said...


Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Perfection! I love the trim chosen for the wall AND the chairs!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

So good!!

Unknown said...

Brilliant! Love the trim on the chair!! Good luck with spinning all those plates in the air! Apparently being so busy brings out your best creativity!!!xo Nancy

Cindy said...

Brilliant idea with the upholstery and the window, and what a cool window!


Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

Genius idea. I mean... I couldn't have imagined that you could elevate an already beautiful space even more. But you saw something there that really took it to another level. I bow to you lady! This whole project is next level... love being able to peek in and follow along!

yaks work said...

Hello Sherri,
Loving your work – I found your blog browsing from Pinterest.
I have been looking for a round pedestal table for the longest time.
Could you please tell the source for the pedestal table by the window? It looks like the perfect size as end table near the couch.
Thank you in advance!

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