Wednesday, January 4, 2012

{nooks & crannies ...}


Call it a nook, and alcove, or even a hideaway ... most houses have one somewhere. A spot with an awkward roof line or undefined use perhaps. A nook is defined as a small and out of the way location in a room, and can be a very sweet spot to do something fun and interesting! From hidden storage, to shelving, to a desk, the possibilities are endless ... but for today let's focus on pretty places to perch & lounge around ...

Or sleep, for that matter!

left: source unknown right; via this is glamorous

How about a dark and cozy feel:

left; Style at Home right; via The Decorista

Or bright and unabashedly feminine? Yum.

left; source unknown right; via The Inspired Room

Or maybe you have just enough space to pull up a stool, or a chair and enjoy the view?


Loving these Boho-chic examples, how inviting are they!

left; via Centsational Girl right; via Belle Maison

You could even tuck a soft & restful spot right under the stairs!

left; Centsational Girl right; source unknown

Do you have an alcove in your own home? What do you have placed there?

13 comments:

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I love the idea of creating a quiet little haven in a secluded alcove.
Great post, Nancy!
~ Wendi ~

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

I'd love to have a little nook to curl up in! The circular one by Summer Thornton is incredible!

Sheila @SZInteriors said...

I LOVE nooks and crannies - to me they are the little extra touch of character in a home. My dream is to have a fab window seat in one little nook, and a writing table just for blogging in another...with a window, of course ;-)

Jenna at Homeslice said...

Great collection of images! I like the ones under the stairs and the bench seat from The Inspired Room. It's true that those spaces can be a pain if you don't know what to do with them- but if you treat it right, they can really become the jewel in a room!

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

My home is so boring and square! Nooks are some of my favorite things though, I want one so bad!

Diane James Home said...

I wish! All of my rooms are rectangle or square and nary a nook in sight. My dream is to convert our small family room into a cozy library, with wood panelled walls and comfy chairs to read by the fire. Love all of your images - thank you for sharing! Cynthia

Kathysue said...

I do have a NOOK!! I have a reading nook in the playroom. You can see it here
http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/2011/06/playroom-reveal.html

My kiddos love it and I love seeing them in there reading or sleeping, xo Kathysue

InteriorGroupie said...

Love that round bench!! I just started following...looking forward to reading more!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

No nooks and crannies for me, but I have managed to carve out a little reading area.

hardydanielle said...

Those are all so incredible and artsy! I love it all! Those beds in the attics are gorgeous! Wish i had one of those!

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Michelle said...

LOVE nooks! I don't really have any in my house at this point and I am def. missing out! New follower :)

Anonymous said...

Unknown Nook Phoebe Howard

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