The Project House Reading Nook Style Guide

June 14th, 2013

I absolutely LOVE reading nooks!  In all the different variations of this floor plan that we’ve been working on, I kept trying to get one in the house, but it always got cut from the final plans. Well we made one last minute change and the space that was formerly the laundry room was able to become a reading nook! (Don’t you worry, there will still be a laundry room.)


Vintage Sconce – Pottery Barn

Havana Underbed Baskets – Pottery Barn

Alice in Wonderland – Amazon


Willow Floral – Riley Blake

Willow Stripe – Riley Blake

Indie Chic Woven – Riley Blake

Avignon Houndstooth – Riley Blake

Willow Herringbone – Riley Blake

Objects Typewriters – Robert Kaufman

Willow Gray Dot – Riley Blake

Here’s how the space is laid out. I get 3 great windows with a window seat, and 2 great niches for book shelves.


The window wall will have a built-in window seat with open cubbies. Because the room is all white, I’m going to have dark baskets for contrast and some fun upholstered seat fabric and pillows. I’m also going to break up the visual space with scones on each side of the windows.

The adjoining wall will have open shelving for books, trinkets, and toys.

And the opposite wall will have a smaller shelf area and one of the two doors into the room. nook-door

I’m super excited to get this room all decorated and just enjoy quiet moments in here. Now we just need to start collecting books!




2 responses to “The Project House Reading Nook Style Guide”

  1. libbywilko says:

    Love reading nooks with cosy throws and cushions.

  2. Gennifer says:

    I so love the Allison Oliver artwork books. I think we’ve got three or four… My kids are way past the board book stage, but I could.not.resist.

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