Thursday, September 15, 2011

Create your own Book Nook


Marilyn Monroe curled up with a good book

Everyone loves to unwind and curl up with a good book.  It's especially relaxing when in a private and intimate space.  No matter the size of your home, we believe anyone can create one of these spaces.  It can be a modified closet, along the walls of a hallway, or an entire room.  As an added bonus, decorating with books looks great and adds depth to your space.  Below we have illustrated five fun and unique ways for creating your very own book nook.

1.  Make use of the unused space in your stairwell:

exedra architects contemporary staircase
















Glenn Gissler Design contemporary staircase 
Ana Williamson Architect traditional staircase


2.  Don't know how to utilize your high vaulted ceilings?  Create a clerestory book nook, as seen here:




3.  Take advantage of your unused wall space around (and in!) doorways:




4.  Create a cozy atmosphere by transforming a closet into a reading nook:

Children's reading room as seen in the June 2011 issue of House Beautiful

Cozy book nook

Book Nook traditional family room

5.  Lucky enough to have an extra room at home?  Transform it into a library as seen here:



Library. Buena vista Deco traditional family room
Dark Chocolate Home Library modern home office
William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape traditional home office

1 comment:

  1. I need to strike it rich asap so I can have a secret room and a few fun book nooks. I love all of these ideas!!

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