Friday, November 11, 2011

A Look at the Nook

Moving from a tiny NYC apartment to a spacious home out in the country has its benefits. Namely: more space, fresh air, fewer homeless people sleeping on your doorstep. But because we don't have that much stuff yet, we have a lot of space that's either sitting empty or is used to throw things we don't know what to do with yet.

Case in point - the dormer window in our guest room. We've had a number of people stay with us so far, but they've all had to deal with this mess:

Since Thanksgiving is coming and we'll have family staying with us, I wanted to move all of our old paintings and posters out of the guest room (next stop: dormer window in the man cave) and make a sitting area.

I started with a chair from L.L.Bean. I've had my eye on it for a while and decided to get it for myself as a birthday present. It'll probably be covered in pet hair by next week, but let's live in the present, shall we? I grabbed a side table we already owned, a small lamp, a pillow (Etsy, natch) and one of the plants I used to keep at my desk in my NYC office. I found a painting I did a few years back and hung it up on the wall.

Finally, I raided our little home library to find books of short stories. I figured they'd be perfect for a guest to flip through before going to bed.

Here's the finished product, ready for guests!

The guest room is coming together corner by corner. Stick with me and stay homey!


  1. Awesome! Looking forward to testing out the nook in person next week, Meldon!!

  2. This little nook looks fabulous!


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