When the weather outside is cold and rainy, don’t you just want to curl up with a good book? Since we’re deep in the winter months here in Northern California, today I’m sharing how to create a cozy reading nook in your home.
Customize for the Perfect Fit
Here in what I like to call a gentleman’s modern classic living room, we needed a sophisticated solution to the narrow space available by the window, while leaving room to circulate. A chaise lounge was the answer, but felt a bit too open, so I designed this custom chaise lounge with arms — a bit cosier, especially when added to the fur rug, comfy pillows and blanket, and a simple side table.
Furniture is Key
For those who don’t want to make a big change, sometimes what you need is to set the stage with the right furniture. For example, this California hillside retreat features a beautiful view with plenty of natural light. All we did was add a comfortable chair and ottoman by a table and reading lamp, a throw blanket for chilly days, and voilà, a welcoming space to read.
Zen Window Seat – Before and After
Customizing doesn’t have to be complicated. My client wanted to make better use of their industrial loft in San Francisco, while keeping a Zen feeling of space and calm. This underutilized window was just begging to be transformed!
We built out the window seat, made custom cushions, and added multiple throw pillows in complementary colors and patterns. Now my client enjoys spending the first part of their day sipping tea or coffee with a book, with the morning sun pouring in. Now doesn’t this just make you want to finish that book you’ve been putting off?
If you’d like a cozy reading nook to call your very own, contact Kimball Starr for a consultation today!