A Perfect Nook

Photograph by Douglas Friedman for House Beautiful via The Southern Eclectic

Many of us have areas in our home that we just don’t know what to do with. Maybe it’s a narrow alcove at the top of the stairs or an attic with an impractically low ceiling. With a little imagination these architectural oddities can be turned into the perfect cozy little nook. Here are a few ideas that might show you how to turn that awkward spot in your house into your new favourite place to enjoy a book or have your morning coffee.

The above window seat shows how built-ins can be used to create a charming conversation or bird watching nook. Using reclaimed wood to frame the space is a genius idea, it really defines the space.

Re-Nest via Ohdeedoh

What kid wouldn’t go absolutely crazy for a play kitchen like this? I think I want one for myself, only full-size. The molding and window box are adorable touches. The little girl who owns this should consider herself one lucky kid indeed.

Abode Love via Made by Girl

This lovely little office is in the home of the design savvy Laurel of Abode Love. If you haven’t been to her blog before it’s well worth checking out. The pictures of her home are stunning, but I was especially taken by the mini office she created. The broad striped walls draw your eye in, and the transparent chair, fabulous yellow curtains and personalized touches keep this office with a view feeling airy and cheerful.

via bookshelf porn

This has to be the perfect place to snuggle up with a book. I love how this little hideaway has its own bookshelf and light fixture. This would be a really sweet idea to integrate into a kid’s bedroom too.

via Lonny Magazine

This gorgeous custom banquette creates a stylish but relaxed dining area. I love how architectural this space looks and the exquisite symmetry of the light fixtures and styling.  What a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast and some family time.

via Design Sponge

A guest bedroom in the attic is by no means a new idea, but I really love what interior designer Jessica Helgerson has done with this attic. Simplicity and warmth fill this room and the white bedding paired with a shell chandelier give this bedroom the relaxed feeling of a retreat, which is just the atmosphere we’d all love to give our guests when they come to stay.

One Response to A Perfect Nook

  1. Jacs_13 says:

    I would totally move into that guest nook! Love the chandelier and the wood! Very cool!

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