Hello! I meant to post yesterday but we’ve been having so much fun making new friends down under the day got away from me. This time of year as the weather turns colder in the States, we all look for places to curl up with a tablet, shelter mags, or good book to pass the time with a cozy blanket over your lap.
I invited five stylish blogger friends to “Mix This With That” and the challenge was to create a chic reading nook complete with chair (or chaise), side table, lamp, and accent pillow. I spent time with all five of these ladies at the Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker Event in September and I’m happy they’re all here today to mix chairs, lamps, and accents to create a reading corner.
I’ve followed Jennifer of Rambling Renovators for years, she’s delightful both in person and on her popular blog and displays amazing taste in her adventures in decorating and renovation!
“This look is all about mixing modern and traditional. The graceful lines of the side table and linen chaise (perennials classic weave in fog) play against the fashion forward accent pillow (how fun is the exposed brass zipper) and the minimal yet delicate table lamp. This reading nook would look striking in my imaginary bedroom suite, but it’s comfortable enough that I could happily read myself to sleep in that chaise.”
Emily A. Clark is a favorite, always sharing her design tips and tricks on decorating with amazing style along with her insights on motherhood. Emily’s reading corner combines two of my faves, deep pink and indigo.
Emily grounded her corner with the manchester chaise in bold magenta velvet – the iconic chiang mai blue accent pillow adds dramatic flair. Partnered with a budget friendly navy blue accent table and the pharmacy pole lamp, she creates a corner where anyone would love to spend an hour or two.
I met Darlene of Fieldstone Hill Design in person a few months ago but have loved reading her blog for over a year. She has such an eye for great design and I look forward to her decorating posts, she is always teaching us something new!
Darlene mixed the oh so luxurious avery chair with a casual yet contrasting pillow in taupe and mint. The side table is a conversation piece with its intricate detail, the cone floor lamp highlights the reading material of whomever is lucky enough to sit right here!
Kristin of Bliss at Home is an inspiration, she manages to do it all and I marvel at her talents! Super mom, designer, and blogger, she’s definitely one to follow!
“Reading is one of the ways I love to relax, so I opt for a chaise over a chair. Feet up! Relaxation is all sensory so a soft velvet pillow adds some comfort to the lounging. A great reading lamp is key and I am so into the lamps and lighting Rejuvenation is putting out right now. A table is a must to set your coffee mug on and I dig the modern tulip table to mix with the traditional.”
I’ve followed Megan of Honey We’re Home for years, she and I share a dedication to fitness and she’s about to become a mom again! Megan has classic style and flawless taste!
“I have this chair and it is very nice in person at a great price point! I think that faux fur throw pillow is so cozy for the holidays! :)” Also shown is the terrace side table and petite arc metal floor lamp, both from West Elm.
Do these ladies know how to style a reading nook or what? Thanks so much Jennifer, Emily, Darlene, Kristin, and Megan for pulling together such inspirational spaces, I’d take ANY of them, wouldn’t you?!
That arched gold lamp is amazing! I also love Emily’s pillow!
Oh! I LOVE them all! Thanks so much for having me join the fun friend :) xo
So good! Love the unique touch of all of them.
Thanks for including me Kate :) And, yes, I’d happily tuck myself into any of these reading nooks!
Thank you so much for the feature, Kate! Love all of these girls. And was drooling over your NZ photos!
Oh, I love all of them, but the one with the magenta Récamière is the best! :)
Love them all! What fun to invite them all to give their own take on a reading nook. :)
Thanks for including me, Kate! Always fun to dream up a design without a budget :) Glad you’re having a great trip.
All of them darling! Love it and I think my favorite has to be the last one :)
Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor
Great styling with gorgeous pieces. Thanks so much for sharing with us!