This cozy nook is the perfect place for working or studying. The desk conveniently folds back into the cabinet when not in use, and there's even a comfy window seat nearby that provides a relaxing spot to read.
Classic red theater seats add vintage flair to the playroom. A plush, white rug covers the floor space for extra comfort and coziness when coloring, reading or watching a movie. A long, narrow nook in the wall provides the perfect place for glass bookshelves, and a small built-in table underneath the TV inspires the young artists to create their next masterpiece.
Built-in bookshelves ensure there's a place for every knickknack and piece of art in this stylish family room. There's even a built-in nook for the kids to read and play games. We're also loving the midcentury modern design.
A neutral palette provides a backdrop for dramatic turquoise and burnt orange accents in this transitional, beachside living room. The homeowners wished for a relaxing, versatile space for reading, hanging out and entertaining friends. Display cabinets and storage nooks add extra function to the room, and custom teal leather swivel chairs allow easy conversation and enjoyment of ocean views. Reclaimed wood niches maximize seating in the room.
A built-in daybed is tucked in a cozy nook in this master bedroom. Comfortable striped cushions match the room's pale green walls, and built-in storage underneath provides the perfect spot to stow away your afternoon read.
This wonderful nook is the perfect area to read or play games. Transparent side chairs add extra seating without taking up any visual space. Designer tip: Have fun mixing a little modern in with classic pieces to create an updated feel.
A window seat doubles as a cozy spot to read and a place to store toys thanks to removable storage bins below. White plantation shutters and a menswear-patterned, pinstripe Roman shade keep the kid-friendly nook sophisticated and stylish.
To accommodate as many people as possible, designers combined the exercise space and photography studio into an expansive, communal sleeping area with space for up to 10 people. Inspired by railway sleeping cars, the double-decker, double-sized bunk beds are cozy, comfortable and private, with well-appointed interiors including reading lights and book nooks. A comfy window seat doubles as day bed, and converts to a trundle bed when needed, while deep drawers provide plenty of storage space.
A bubble chair with red leather upholstery is suspended from the ceiling of this Upper West Side kid's room, forming a fun, funky nook sure to inspire early readers. A striped wall treatment and multicolored rug offer a bright counterpoint to the brick and steel city views.
Just steps from the gourmet kitchen and overlooking the lush courtyard, this breakfast nook in the HGTV Dream Home 2009 creates a cozy, inviting space, making it the perfect spot to gather with family or friends, read the morning paper or fuel up with a cup of coffee before the work day.
This nook in the family room is a quiet place for the parents to work or read to their children before bed time. The space is sophisticated with transitional furniture and clean lines, but is approachable enough for three little ones to run around. This bookcase is a colorful touch in an otherwise neutral space, and showcases many of the keepsakes the family has picked up in their travels.
Just steps from the gourmet kitchen and overlooking the lush courtyard, the breakfast nook in the HGTV Dream Home 2009 creates a cozy, inviting space, making it the perfect spot to gather with family or friends, read the morning paper or fuel up with a cup of coffee before the work day. The bamboo window shades soften the space and add a touch of texture.
Designer Jil Sonia McDonald mixes funky patterns with unique pieces to create comfortable and eclectic dining spaces. In this one, a wide window seat offers banquette seating in a dining nook. Remove the breakfast table and its the perfect spot to sit and read. A mix of throw pillows, in orange, white and solid green, and a bold orange bench cushion animate the space, while built-in drawers offer extra storage below. An orange and white chevron throw adds the finishing touch.
This home in Decatur, Georgia outside Atlanta has five boys all under the age of 5, which means lots of mess. Designer Gina Sims solved that "problem" by creating an adult nook in the kitchen where the boys' art supplies are hidden away in the buffet. Sims advising going up when it comes to design and other elements you want to keep out of kids' reach. "The wine storage went up the wall out of reach, and we added impactful art, lighting and window treatments to draw the eye up," says Sims. Sims was also strategic in her choice of materials for the seating. "The plastic molded chairs are easily wiped down (or hosed off!) and the machine made (read: inexpensive) rug has lots of color and pattern which hide stains," notes Sims.