The PERFECT Summer Holiday Reading Nook

By Marica

Guys and Gals, I can’t tell you how excited I am for our December holiday break! It’s been quite an inspired year and Rose and I have been working super dooper hard. We honestly need some chillaxing, put-your-feet-up time.

You know what activity I’m most looking forward to this holiday (other than doing the bare minimum and eating myself into sweet oblivion over Christmas)? READING!! I can’t wait to catch up on some good reads – the must-read books have been stacking up.

We recently conceptualized a cosy under-the-stairs reading nook for one of clients. That of course made me yearn for a little reading sanctuary to call my own. I wondered… what would my ideal reading nook entail? So here you go – my perfect reading nook. And since Capetonian Decembers are always cooking hot – my nook has got a distinct fresh summery vibe!

GET THIS LOOK:

1. Well, of course you are going to need a place to stow your favourite books – I love the idea of wall boxes as they free up some floor space. These solid oak “Loft Boxes” are from Weylandts. {HINT: If you want to add a tad of quirky colour to your space consider painting the back of your wall box / wall in different colours like I have illustrated above…}

2. Every reading nook needs some good direct lighting, be it a desk lamp or standing lamp. This super cool faceted Foscarini by Diesel “Rock” standing lamp is available through Crema Design.

3. I adore this small storage box with bunting design on the lid – perfect for storing mementos and treasures. You can find this box at @Home.

4. What about a beautiful piece of art to look at whilst contemplating your next read. This beautiful framed print by Victoria Verbaan is available online through Superbalist.com

5. You are going to need this lovely paint-dipped stoneware canister from Woolworths to store some sweeties in – time flies when you are reading, don’t want the blood sugar to get low.

6. Comfy chair to snuggle into with your book – check! This retro beauty is from Weylandts. You are also going to need a cushion for a bit of lumbar support – this yellow geo cushion is from @Home.

7. I LOVE this quirky Scandi-inspired pencil leg side table – also available from Weylandts. Furthermore, I think the “pencil” theme is totally appropriate for a reading (or journalling) nook!

8. Get into the “reading pose” – put your feet up. This beautiful cotton rope pouffe by Pomme Pomme, available through Mono, is just the thing!

9. Now add a rug – like this trendy geometric number from @Home. #NoShoesRequired

 
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