We all need a quiet space to shelf our books. Or at least I do. I have not taken the plunge to do my reading on a screen and prefer flipping my own paper pages. I’ve kept every book I’ve ever read. I believe my parents still have all of my old Agatha Christie books in my bedroom closet at the house I grew up in. So, I need space for these lovelies and found a perfect piece in my study to do so where the titles can peak out at me through the brassy-wire of this French cabinet.
My desk is really a dining table I refinished in French Linen.
As a reader & a writer I love the idea of a cozy, darker space to retreat to. I painted the study a few shades darker than the other rooms to create this effect. The only thing missing is a fireplace.
I bought one chair with BIG style, a dome chair in a neutral color, back is burlap. I have another brown on brown zebra rug in here, placed at an angle. And I actually left a stained wood piece in here because I think it added some warmth and loved the shade.
Yes, the room feels a bit darker, but not smaller. There is a great, big window that let’s in quite a bit of light. I’ve also chosen a floral fabric print for the window seat that creates some brightness.
I’ve also added my vintage touches about the space. I played with adding my Tiffany Blue, but it felt too distracting in this space.
Just trying to create the perfect space for my first novel 🙂
BLUE EGG BROWN NEST STUDY COLOR: BENJAMIN MOORE PISMO DUNES
Friday: Master Bedroom