Searching for the Right Reading Nook Furniture…

Source: Unknown.

Source: Unknown.

It seems that I haven’t been reading as much as normal, and it might well be the case. I’ve been “somewhat” obsessed with searching for the “right” reading chair and the light to shine its rays on my reading… Wow. So many choices are available that it gets a leeeetle bit overwhelming. Plus I really want a chair that looks good and is comfortable at the same time – I’d like the chair to “welcome” me when I sit down. Sort of a “Say Hi and Give Me a Hug” chair.

We’ve cleared one end of the living space – it has a huge almost floor-to-ceiling window and is *perfect* for such an endeavor. I’ve moved the huge dog crate. I’ve moved the rarely-used bikes. Now I just have to find the right bits that make up the area…

So, a friend has lent me the books of Sarah Susanka (The Not So Big House) who is an architect who specializes in smaller and usually historical houses (like we have). It’s a fantastic resource to look through, and I’ve already got some great ideas from reading one book yesterday. Plus the photography is fantastic (so that’s always a good touch). It also seems that she and I have similar taste in home interiors (clean lines, not much clutter) and so I’ve been drooling over her designs… (I’m not sure my friend is getting her books back. Ever.)

Susanka has been soundly criticized for making her ideas extremely expensive to implement (even though they’re for a “small house” — small to her being about 3000 sq ft – almost twice what ours is.) However, I don’t think that’s the only way to look at her ideas: I am looking through the book and just taking small pieces of ideas that I think could be implemented into our home. Yes, some of the houses (like the Block Island and Cape Cod ones) are very costly and way beyond most people’s incomes, but there are pieces that you can take and use. I see this book as more of a jumping-off point than a to-do book, because, TBH, unless you are a kabillionaire and can completely renovate your house to the studs, you probably won’t be making some of these changes. (Good on you, if you are and can.)

But, as mentioned, she has lovely ideas…

I like these ideas (not all from Suzanka)

This one is fab but unlikely.. I'm nowhere near the sea or a lake...

This one is fab but unlikely.. I’m nowhere near the sea or a lake…

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This one just has a comfortable feeling about it...

This one just has a comfortable feeling about it…

So – progress updates as warranted…

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