Book NookTraditional Family Room, Los Angeles

Mid-sized elegant enclosed carpeted and beige floor family room photo in Los Angeles with beige walls —  Houzz
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alicias2080 wrote:Jul 2, 2012
  • V+J
    What a great idea! I just removed a wet bar and was wondering what to do with the space. I'm going to show my contractor and go for it. The kids will love to sit with their laptop or read a book. It will create some interest in the room too. Thank you!!!
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    Susan Jay Design
    Great ! Glad it became an inspiration for you ! Good luck with your project...
lavender78 wrote:Jan 17, 2013
  • tapokoj
    What are the dimensions of the closet? I fell in love with this idea!! I have closet in my second bedroom that does not get used except miscellaneous storage. But looking at your closet and looking at mine, I think mine is too small to do something like this.
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    Susan Jay Design
    Hi tapokoj, thanks for your question. The dimensions are 64" wide and 72" deep.
Giuliana Scovotti wrote:Jan 27, 2012
  • Evelyn So
    Great colour scheme!
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    Susan Jay Design
    Thanks ya' was a really fun room to design with my client for her private study. It's a place where she reads to her grandchildren !
momsgarden wrote:Nov 22, 2011
  • momsgarden
    Oh thank you Susan! I would love is just such a perfect spot...thanks again!
  • sunrze
    Love this
sylviasylv wrote:Aug 12, 2013
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    Susan Jay Design
    This was my client's own find, so I couldn't tell you for certain...but I'm imagining that you could do a search online for them. Good luck with your treasure hunt!
stinkers1997 wrote:Mar 19, 2011
  • dudster
    I am not anywhere near your league, but we are all great readers, and I happen to have a deep closet, so I am going to try and re create this so I can read to my granddaughter. I just love your vision!!! Wish me luck.
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patcomchr wrote:Oct 10, 2012
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    Susan Jay Design
    Thanks for your interest. Color is Benjamin Moore Fairmont Green #HC-127 in Semi Gloss
  • patcomchr
    Thanks for your help! Trying to pick a color for new bookcases -- thinking of green in the "pocket" of
    each bookcase shelf.
farleyj wrote:Apr 15, 2012
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    Susan Jay Design
    It is Ralph Lauren...and we purchase thru Kravet Fabrics @ Trade pricing, so I'm not certain where it could be obtained for less...:-( sorry
  • farleyj
    Thanks, Susan....Sigh....guess having this beautiful fabric in our family room will have to continue being a design fantasy....
dallas0212 wrote:Mar 9, 2012
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    Susan Jay Design
    This was my client's own find, so I couldn't tell you for certain...but I'm imagining that you could do a search online for them. I know that I saw some great things at the Santa Anita Racetrack gift shop when I was there....good luck with your treasure hunt!
  • dallas0212
    Thank you for responding back to me. I'll try your suggestion. Have a good one!
flamedunn wrote:Apr 20, 2014
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    Susan Jay Design
    Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, this was a custom job so it really would entail getting a quote from a local craftsman in your area.
mmgarcia2014 wrote:Jan 30, 2014
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    Susan Jay Design
    Hi mm, I completely understand your situation. Unfortunately, I simply cannot give you a step by step guide as this was something I designed and worked with a custom finished carpenter to construct it. They actually are deep drawers below the seat platform for storage. Once you have yours built you can make a template of the seat area and go to a local upholsterer who could assist you in creating a custom cushion and pillows.
    Hope this helps.
PDR wrote:Jan 5, 2014
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    Susan Jay Design
    It was from a company called Twigs, however I do not believe this paper is still in their line. You might try Ralph Lauren. Hope you find something similar !
jenkennedy3 wrote:Nov 3, 2013
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    Susan Jay Design
    This was a custom made chair using Ralph Lauren BRIMFIELD PLAID. Here is another photo so you can see the whole chair. Thanks for asking.
Susie D wrote:Jan 23, 2011
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    Susan Jay Design
    It is a Ralph Lauren fabric that is discontinued now. They currently have lots of plaids to choose from so check them out. Thanks for asking.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Gwendolyn Purdom added this to Design Pop: Decor Tips for Book LoversMay 16, 2018

Get Creative With Bookshelf Space and PresentationBuilding your own reading nook or book display doesn’t have to mean constructing a new room, though. California-based designer Susan Jay says she tries to fit books into unexpected places. In the case of one Los Angeles villa, Jay turned a space the architect had set aside for a closet into the cozy, forest green reading corner of her bookstore-owning client’s dreams, complete with a custom sofa-like cushion and pillows Jay worked with an upholsterer to create.Get the Upholstery Work You Expect: 10 Details to Discuss

Shane D. Inman added this to Designer's Touch: 10 Luxurious LibrariesJun 25, 2012

5. Book nook. Transform a closet into a library oasis by installing wall shelves to store your favorite reads. Tuck a bench and pillows inside for comfort while reading.

Samantha Schoech added this to Pick a Perfect Home SpotFeb 16, 2012

1. The reading nook. Coziness is priority number one. Add books, good lighting and a rainy Sunday and you've got yourself a little slice of perfection.

Becky Harris added this to Get Ideas for a Cozy Library SpaceNov 1, 2011

Transform a closet into a cushy library nook, complete with a spot to curl up and sneak in some reading time. See other ways to transform closet space

Shawn Gauthier added this to Warm Up Your Home for WinterOct 29, 2011

Nooks. If your home has the architectural benefit of a nook, transform it into a comfy little reading escape.

Love Your Room LLC added this to Cuddly Nooks for Every RoomOct 3, 2011

Convert a deep closet into a hideaway space. If you don't need the closet in a home office or guest bedroom, turn it into a sitting area. Take off the doors and add built-in drawers across the bottom of the closet to create a bed-height bench and provide extra storage. Install good overhead lighting and shelves for books, then paint the interior and trim in a warm color. Throw pillows that invite family and friends to sit, read and relax finish off the space.

Lily Gahagan added this to Readers' Choice: Most Popular Design Details of 2010Dec 16, 2010

What better place to get lost in your favorite book?

Paul Anater added this to Book Nooks: Looking for a Warm Place to ReadDec 2, 2010

When speak of reading nooks as retreats I usually mean that psychologically. This one takes that sentiment literally and provides an actual retreat. I can see grandkids sneaking away in this space and letting their imaginations soar.

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Laurie Kemp added this to Basement Living Area6 days ago

Cute reading nook. Maybe for loft

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