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Something about a couch and an alcove

The latest reader's request comes from Ksenia, a fellow Canadian, who emailed us this: "I am trying to help a friend who is dealing with a tricky design problem in her living room. She wants to put a couch in the "nook" or alcove of her living room, then put wall cabinets above the couch along the width of the alcove. The couch would mostly fit the width of the alcove. Do you have any images to share that would show a couch that just fits in an alcove? Or seating in an alcove with wall cabinets above?" This was a bit of a tough request but after some hunting, I found a few that hopefully will provide some inspiration for what to do with a couch in an alcove.

Amanda NisbetJames Merrell
Sk├Âna hemTraditional Home
Frank RoopPieter Estersohn
Atlanta Homes & LifestylesCaroline Paterson
John BarmanJohn Barman
Light LocationsNoble Design
Apartment TherapyApartment Therapy
Marie Claire MaisonMarie Claire Maison
Jean-Louis DeniotRobert Passal

Reader Comments (10)

Lots of great images here and lots of inspiration. They're all so intimate as well.

20 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Great post - you guys always have the best!

20 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplease sir

How fabulous! What a great selection. I think there are some design principles to be learned here. I sooooo appreciate your answering my question. This blog is invaluable.


20 Aug 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks Ksenia. Glad I could help.

20 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Here's another one from recent mags...


Man, I love your blog, I don't even know how you could find all these things. I might write/beg with an inspiration request soon, for my mom's renovation-to-be.

20 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwoodley park-zoo

Oh noes, the link doesn't work here? Thom Felicia's cabin from Domino was what I was referencing -- has spiffy smoking deer head in it!

20 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwoodley park-zoo

woodley, that's another great image! Thanks very much.


20 Aug 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know I have that photo woodley, I must have missed it. Thanks! And we accept begging requests with open arms.

20 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Beautiful post. Love the images and the way you brought attention to this design detail

21 Aug 2008 | Unregistered Commenterqerat

Great finds. James Merrell's has lots of charm and Jean-Louis Deniot's is tres chic!


21 Aug 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTopsy Turvy

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