There’s nothing like a sweet little nook for dining, dreaming, or reading whether it’s a window seat in a kitchen like mine or just a cozy corner with a comfy chair. Sleeping nooks may be less common but they’re no less charming. Beautiful Nooks & Books for Cozying on Down This Winter shares interiors to inspire unplugged relaxation as well as books I am enjoying.
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Beautiful Nooks & Books for Cozying on Down This Winter
Here’s a new to me term that captures the spaces we’re crushing on today:
Classic Sunny Breakfast Nook
I love how the scale of things is small here. You get a sense of closeness and intimacy.
Bedroom Sleeping Nook With Lilac
Would you, could you, clad walls and ceiings with shiplap or wood planks and then paint it all with lavender glory? (I know some of you are calling this mauve or something else, but this is my party.)
And isn’t it amazing how brass/gold tones complement the light purple?
Illumined Library Nook Vibes
Not sure if this is a cozy coffee house or residence, but I find the massive light strings to be intriguing, yes? Why aren’t we doing this inside?
Minimal Modern Yet Cozy
Oh, plaster, I love you. Isn’t it amazing how a serene space is quieting?
Sofa in the Breakfast Room
I’m a fan of an upholstered piece like this in the kitchen, and I know naysayers will be rolling their eyes about chocolate-coated little fingers and spaghetti dinner night terrors. But I mean. If you don’t live with toddlers and are willing to throw a cover over when marinara is on your plate…
Also those Breuer chairs. I have such a strong attachment to them and wish I still owned the set I bought for my first apartment at age 18!
Sophisticated & Serene
My heart always skips a beat at the sight of a Jeffrey Dungan interior. Oh my. I just want to curl up inside this image and experience the level of timeless beauty and thoughtfulness it affords.
Cozy Pastels Plus Pretty Tranquility
I’m an admirer of designs that whisper and practice restraint so I love Finding Lovely’s kitchen. Hushed tones, natural woven texture, and this nook moment all feel so welcoming.
If you are experiencing less hygge moments these days as the holidaze enfold, here’s a peaceful assemblage of gift ideas to consider. (The gloves and seed pot thing in the lower right corner are meant to encourage cozy moments in winter dreaming of springtime gardening!)
The BillionDollar ArtGallery is such a cool gift for art enthusiasts, and PACIFIC NATURAL AT HOME is going to blow yer mind…I am enjoying cozying down with it so much!
Design Books to Get Cozy With
Finding Home: The Houses of Pursley Dixon
Oh, this is glorious, and if you’re not familiar with the work of Pursley Dixon…
you’ll soon be swooning:
Psst. Do Certain Scents/Flavors Heighten the Cozy
In fall and winter, there is something so cozy about the aroma of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. I find I have less time for baking these days so I must satisfy those cravings in new ways.
If you have yet to try these, oh goodness, give ’em a taste. This new variety may become your go-to hyggey-happy-flavor!
The Well-Loved House
If you are a fan of classicism and color, oh boy, you’ll find a treasure trove of it in THE WELL-LOVED HOUSE.
Thomas Proctor Classic Houses
If you are an admirer of classical architecture, you’ll love stepping inside these Los Angeles homes designed by architect Thomas Proctor. Admired for an “artful and poetic” devotion to his work, these timeless designs are clearly built for several lifetimes.
You’ll note how each home draws from the past and classical traditions while also honoring California architectural elements.
Since green is having a serious moment, here’s a peek inside a Thomas Proctor home spotted in AD:
Seeing Silence: The Beauty of the World’s Most Quiet Spaces
If cozying on down reading for you involves nature and beautiful photography, you’ll love this:
From the publisher:
“We tend to think of silence as the absence of sound, but it is actually the void where we can hear the sublime notes of nature. Here, photographer Pete McBride reveals the wonders of these hushed places in spectacular imagery—from the thin-air flanks of Mount Everest to the depths of the Grand Canyon, from the high-altitude vistas of the Atacama to the African savannah, and from the Antarctic Peninsula to the flowing waters of the Ganges and Nile.”
Liguria The Cookbook
This new book wants to get cozy in your kitchen, and its author is after my own heart:
“I eat passionately, I cook compulsively, I travel deeply, and I write about all of the above.”
“From the ultimate pesto, to the definitive focaccia recipe coaxed out of local bakers, to recipes for lesser-known Ligurian specialties like Cappon Magro, Liguria: The Cookbook offers readers a personal journey into the heart of the cuisine of this timeless yet ever-evolving region.”
Hear Laurel Evans dish about this delicious book in a discussion here:
The Art of the Wedding
Here’s the wildcard in the bunch. Since 2022 is expected to be the year of the wedding, maybe weddings are on your own radar.
(In my own family, weddings are evolving to be more destination elopement-like, with livestreamed nuptials and just a few souls invited to tag along.)
Pages of lovely ideas from the experts of Relais & Châteaux will inspire weddings like this one in Quebec at Auberge Saint-Antoine, where intimate celebrations may occur in a rustic warehouse from 1822.
Can you imagine the fantasy of a wedding reception on the ocean in Watch Hill, Rhode Island?
Peace to you right where you are.
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