Book NookTraditional Family Room, Los Angeles
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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
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.
What better place to get lost in your favorite book?
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.