Belle Decor

The Ultimate Reading Nook

By Haskell HarrisMay 13, 2011

Yesterday I read a great post on one of my favorite blogs, Remodelista, about alcove beds. In general, I am a little obsessed with the idea of built-in bunk beds, window-seats, shelving, and any other detail that adds instant history and character to a room.

But this particular photo from Remodelista (below) was my favorite. Probably because it's the handiwork of Virginia-raised interior designer Steven Gambrel. I love the shadowbox on the wall, the shelving, the fireplace, the Pendleton blanket on the bed, and the smoky, matte lavender color of the room.

The whole look reminds me of something you'd see in an old Southern house. Reading a book in such a cozy spot would be pretty blissful.

Happy Weekend!