Reading Nooks: It’s 5 degrees outside, let’s get cozy

A man just walked past my house wearing a hat crafted from what appeared to be electrical wires. It’s 5 degrees outside now and no, he wasn’t utilizing the sidewalk. When you craft a hat for yourself out of electrical wire your path is the middle of the street and your stride is purposeful. I should also note – and this could be related – my local library was just shut down for meth contamination. With this in mind, I’m turning towards reading nooks – it’s safer than leaving the home and depending on the book, it could be just as exciting. Here are a few that have piqued my interest recently!

You don’t have to have a designated room or nook to read in, but I think it’s really wonderful if you can find a spot in your home for a comfortable chair, a lamp and a side table just for yourself. This one is pretty much perfect. (Photo Source)
One of my favorite reading nook images is in Rita Konig and Gil Schafer’s Mill Valley home they designed a few years ago. This nook is perfection. (Photo Source)
A client and I recently found inspiration in this image to turn a dark, cedar lined basement closet into a reading nook for her family. We’re early in the construction phase, but I will post photos of it on my Instagram as it progresses. This one used to be a wet bar, and the idea works for any unused closet space or under the stair space. (Photo Source)
People always wonder what to do with the long storage space under the stairs – I love this! I like the unpainted wood paneling that sets it apart. (Photo Source)
This is another nook favorite of mine from John Derian. I like a cafe table at a reading nook – you can have a small meal, the cat can sit on it and stare at you – or it could function as a table with friends. (Photo Source)
I love how colorful and casual this set up is. (Photo Source)
I love this traditional reading corner. (Photo Source)

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” 
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


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