Very cool built in bench...makes a handy nook to put on shoes, etc. The seat is attached by heavy chains to the walls - so it can be put up and out of the way when you want to use the space for the tree - or want more room when needed for gatherings....great idea. The pad stays on the bench and room for it is allowed by the extensions from the wall.
Cozy window nook-great for reading! I've seen the pins with closet reading nooks, which are great, but I just love reading in natural light. Maybe it's because it helps me stay awake :) but also it just puts me in a good mood.