Monday, March 27, 2017

Reading Nook Update

The reading room is almost complete! The replacement console, for the one that arrived in the wrong colour, now looks perfectly matched with the other key pieces in the house.  The supplier came good on their promise to make the replacement in the old style (just naturally waxed, no stain), but only as a one off. It took another 12 weeks to arrive but so worth the wait and the American walnut grain now shows through as it does with the dining table, Josh's bed and bedside table.

I've moved the retro chair from the lounge into this space, now that my bargain Don Draper chairs are there. Truth be told, the reading nook was always the place it was meant to be.

The lamp and lamp table were both on sale from Adairs (surprise surprise) and both were pieces I've been looking at for a long, long, long time, waiting patiently for them to go on sale.

The rug was from the office and probably not a permanent piece, was just left over from a bit of shuffling that I've been doing. It's definitely fine for the moment.

While our little reading nook is ALMOST finished, I would like to make a change, not now, but down the track when our budget allows...
I would love this walnut Sean Dix bookshelf (from www.lifeinteriors.com.au) for this space and then I'd move the console to the top of the stairs. I love the simple, clean lines and I could imagine this filled with some books, photos, plants and board games.

But for now we just love our little reading nook just as it is. It's a quiet little escape pod to just read a magazine and have a cup of tea. I'd really like some more photos in frames so that will be my little project over Easter.