There is something so very magnetic about a window seat. The minute we see that sun trap, bathed in beautiful natural light, we just can’t wait to plant ourselves up against the glass. Proximity to the outside world makes us feel connected, without putting a foot outside the comfort of home. Upper floor window seats can float you above the city or put you amongst the birds in the treetops, ground floor benches unite you with garden life even in rain, sleet or snow. From simple extensions of the lowly window sill, to key extensions of living space, this extensive collection of inspirational window seats has it all.

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STAR POWER
New York designer Celerie Kemble elevates luxe window treatments with her own collection of finials and rods created for Kravet. Made of wood in a choice of seven hand-painted, gold- or silver-leaf finishes, the sculptural finials come in five styles and the rods in two; coordinating rings and brackets are available. Pictured above: Star Finials  are finished in silver and gold leaf. kravet.com

SUBTLE STATEMENT
A slim silhouette characterizes this one-inch rod, part of Fabricut’s Trend Metal collection. The line includes glass and metal finial options, while poles come in acrylic or metal. Pieces are available in a wide range of styles, sizes and finishes. Pictured above: rod and rings in black, with Fabricut’s Hermitage fabric. fabricut.com

FINE PATINA
Lighting designer Louise Gaskill deconstructs vintage lamps and chandeliers in her Raleigh, North Carolina, workroom, reimagining them as modern designs with a patina of age. Her drapery hardware collection

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