You don't need a huge space to have a home office and reading nook. This desk and armchair are set up in small nooks created with the addition of a stairwell during a home renovation. A small writing desk offers enough room for a laptop and other desktop necessities, and the addition of a simple dining chair rather than a heavy duty office chair keeps the look streamlined.
Once closed in and dark, this newly renovated second floor landing is now light, bright and open. It is part office space, part reading room, part hangout area for the family to plan their day's activities. Custom, built-in book shelves house games, vintage first edition classics, family mementos and objects d'art, and the desk provides a space for reading and writing, adding extra function to the space.
This beautiful, modern master bedroom is a great place to relax after a long day. Three windows across the space let in plenty of natural light, but they are equipped with room darkening shades to block out any extra light at night. In one corner of the room, designers added a sitting area-perfect for taking in a morning cup of coffee or snugging up with a good book on a cold day. On the other side of the room, a desk rests between two large windows, keeping the desk well lit and providing beautiful views that make the position of this piece a perfect space for writing.
Might as well write a Shakespeare-worthy play in this fetching Tudor-style home office, either curled up on the window seat or behind the handsome desk. The room mixes classic elements like the leaded windows with fresh accents like the pretty patterned pillows and desk chair.
Encourage people to write on the bathroom walls. Jazz up a bathroom or powder room with a chalkboard wall, like this one created by McNeal Walker Interiors in Atlanta. Leave compliments for family and guests to put a smile on their face in the morning or as they get ready for bed.
This tree, in the East Entrance Landing, will pay tribute to those in the Armed Forces and their families. The room will be filled with red, white and blue, and the tree will be trimmed with gold star ornaments. While visiting, guests can write notes of thanks and send the joy of the holidays to those serving in the military.