What was your inspiration? Hubby made me a window seat so that when I am not working on a project I can take the time to sit and read a book and yes this window over looks the lake I live on. The lake is only 50 feet away from this window. I was not sure what to do for cushions and then it hit me. INDIVIDUAL pillow cases so that I can change out the pillows on the ones that only need it. I have batting on the bottom covered by plush black fabric to give it more comfort. The top opens up for storage.