Something about a couch and an alcove

Posted on Wed, 20 Aug 2008 by KiM

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 Nisbet James Merrell
Sköna hem Traditional Home
Frank Roop Pieter Estersohn
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Caroline Paterson
John Barman John Barman
Light Locations Noble Design
Apartment Therapy Apartment Therapy
Marie Claire Maison Marie Claire Maison
Jean-Louis Deniot Robert Passal

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

Great post – you guys always have the best!

Anonymous says:

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.


kim. says:

Thanks Ksenia. Glad I could help.

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.

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!

Anonymous says:

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


kim. says:

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

qerat says:

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

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


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