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Cozy Up With A Good Book and Reading Nook

When the weather turns crisp in the fall, I can’t help but be drawn in by the magic of books. I love to get cozy beneath a blanket, a mug of something delicious by my side, and a new book in my lap. So today, let’s get inspired by super-cozy book nooks, plus I will share a few of my top picks for home and garden books to read this fall.


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The first essential to a great book nook is a really comfortable chair. I love a classic wingback chair (like the one shown here) for its enveloping feel. Just add a thick, cozy blanket and a rustic stool to set your mug, and you’ll never want to leave!


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In the fall and winter months, being surrounded by rich, highly saturated colors feels just right. If you are lucky enough to have an entire room to devote to a home library or study, why not paint it a deep shade of blue? A leather armchair and live-edge wooden table add warmth to the serene deep-sea color of the walls, while a vintage portrait, nubby wool rug, and sconce lighting add character.


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And what to read while you are sitting in your cozy nook? If home design inspiration is what you are after, may I suggest textile designer Rebecca Atwood’s new book Living with Pattern? It is filled from cover to cover with visual inspiration and helpful tips for design lovers of all experience levels. For those who love to entertain friends at home, Holly Becker’s latest book, Decorate for a Party is packed with creative, heartfelt ideas for making any gathering feel special. And if the outdoors beckons? On my own wish list is Gardenista, the much-anticipated book by the editors at the sister-site of beloved design resource Remodelista.

Of course you can’t have a proper reading nook without a cozy rug underfoot! Try something in a warm, rich color palette like any of the picks shown above, and you really can’t go wrong. Happy reading, and happy fall!

Rug Shopping Guide (clockwise from top left): Karastan Panal Kirman rug in red; Jaipur Rugs Bedouin Amman rug in red; Surya Alfresco rug in black and camel; Rugs Direct Gallery Istanbul Yama Kilim in brown.

For more inspiration from Laura, follow along with her at LauraGaskill.com!

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Fashion Translation: Fall Harvest

I don’t know about you, but summer ended quite suddenly for those of us here in Seattle. I looked out my window the other day and saw crunchy leaves on the ground beneath a maple that had literally changed colors over night! There’s a snap in the air in the mornings and dew on my car. If there’s one color that makes me think of fall, it would be a rusty hue of orange. This harvest-inspired color can be found in all sorts of fashion essentials: a sherpa moto jacket, tweed trench, and corduroy pants. Not only do the silhouettes feel like they are borrowed straight from the closet of your mom in the ‘70s, but the colors do, too… and I simply love it! This is definitely my favorite fall trend by far.

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Photo Credit: Sessun found via Honestly WTF

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Harvest orange is a simply fantastic color to include in your home, too — and not just for fall! I love this color for home decor year round. But in the interest of making your home extra cozy for the colder months, I suggest warming things up by introducing these harvest-inspired rugs. The patterns vary, but I’ve rounded up some of my favorites that can veer a little bit retro/’70s. I’ve been completely obsessed with this vibe lately and just couldn’t help myself!

Shopping Guide:

Dalyn Lavita rug

Feizy Rugs Coronado rugs

Amer Rug Makamani burnt orange rug

Surya Mandela rug

Surya Robert Langford rug (my personal favorite!)

Origins Sheridan Bennett rug

Safavieh Classic II rug

Oriental Weavers nomad rug

For more inspiration from Joanna, follow along with her at Jojotastic!

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Sea of Blue Home Decor

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Few colors scream “SUMMER!” to me like different shades of blue, all of the shades of the ocean in fact. I didn’t even realize what a big role the cool hue played in my warm weather accessories until I started researching for this post and took a look around my own home. Shibori throw pillows in cerulean, a throw in the palest powder blue, even the candle tin on my coffee table is teal.

The patio above relies on solid neutrals – white and woodgrain – to stay grounded. But it is the pops of blue that give it that something special and leaves you wanting to invite yourself over for golden hour cocktails, isn’t it?

Ave Styles

When it comes to accent walls I have to admit that blue has never crossed my mind. This lovely bohemian bedroom looks like a little oasis thanks to that beautiful deep sea tone. It adds a soothing tone to the space and manages to make that beautiful bed look even better if possible!

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A piece of art, like this printed tapestry by Graham Keegan, might be just the beachy blue touch your home is asking for this summer. A piece of art that’s cool and relaxed just might rub off on your own aura.

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There’s nothing that says your blue accents and accessories are for summertime only…what about a more permanent piece of furniture? A pale blue has the magical ability to act as a neutral and the sofa above is a great example of that. It plays well with just about the entire color wheel. So mix-and-match and play!

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However, this has to be one of my favorite examples of blue in action. The rest of the space is so clean and neutral that you immediately gravitate towards that lovely throw on the bed. Don’t you just want to curl up on top of the covers for an afternoon nap? I sure do.

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For more inspiration from Kelly, follow along with her at Design Crush!

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Fashion Translation: Eclectic Tropical Style

Right around this time of year, one trend always re-appears bigger, badder, and brighter than ever. That trend, my friends, is the tropical look. When you really think about it, tropical destination-inspired patterns and color palettes are totally spot-on for the warm months ahead. Recently, Emilio Pucci showcased his 2017 Resort collection, full of eclectic leafy patterns mixed with variegated stripes, all in a juicy color palette grounded in crisp white and stark black. This is all the inspiration you need to bring this look into your home and wardrobe!

Photo Credit: Emilio Pucci Spring 2017 Resort via Vogue.com

If you’re not able to jet away to a tropical locale this summer for vacation, why not bring the tropics into your home instead? I’m loving these over-sized, bold prints for any room in the house. I’m thinking a more neutral, 2-color leafy patterned rug would be a nice addition to my dining room, while I’d go extra-bold with a mish mash of juicy, lush colors for my living room. In terms of pattern, think palm fronds, huge monstera leaves, and hibiscus florals. The addition of stripes helps to soften this trend and make it more streamlined for the use in the home. These are just a few of my favorites!

 

Shopping Guide:

Milliken Modern Times Palm Rug

Couristan Covington Palms Rug

Couristan Covington Summer Laelia Rug

Couristan Covington Rainforest Rug

United Weavers Palm Leaves Rug

KAS Oriental Coral Palm Rug

United Weavers Panama Jack Palm Coast Rug

Dalyn Maui Rug

 

For more inspiration from Joanna, follow along with her at Jojotastic!

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