Looks like winter is here for good! How many feet of snow will the East Coast get this year?! We say, put the shovel away for a few hours – those buried stairs can wait! Instead, curl up with a good book, a cup of hot chocolate, and plug your kiddos into matrix! These are our top three favorites at the moment: Lauren Liess’s Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, Eddie Ross’s Modern Mix, and Julianne Taylor’s DesignHER.
We love these books so much we dreamed up a reading corner to go with them. In a den or a bedroom, in a library or a study, the addition of a big, cozy wing chair with a reading lamp and small side table is a decadent addition.
We’re loving winter whites (inspired by Interior Canvas Home’s Family Room) and mid-century furniture for our nook (inspired by Eddie Ross’s Living Room). And why whitish mid-century? Because it mixes well with everything! It is the oscar winning supporting actor in any room. Mid-Century boils design to its essence, so it both blends with and elevates whatever you pair with it, and white, well everything plays well with white!
We dream about a Wegner ‘Papa Bear Chair‘ in white upholstery, a George Nakashima ‘Wepman’ table, a Serge Mouille One Arm Floor Lamp, a gorgeous moroccan rug, and a cozy white throw to place on the chair. And full disclosure: We are playing PowerBall to get it (split the earnings with ya?)
* Designer Tip! When choosing monochromatic pieces, remember mixing different textures keep the room from feeling flat: wool, wood, fur, linen…. And don’t forget contrast! Strive for a hit of black in every room, and here we went with a black floor lamp. In a white scheme, you might think to use a white or silver floor lamp; however, the black lamp feels much less expected and gives the room a stylish punch.
If you still want to get this look, but you are on a budget like we are, we’ve gotcha covered. Goodies that look fab and leave a little room in the bank for cute outfits!
* Designer Tip! stain the legs on the wing chair dark to match the side table for a more unified look.