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Photography by FRANCES TULK-HART

There’s nothing better than getting lost in a good book. Although there’s no telling where the chapters will take readers, one thing’s for sure, a proper book nook is a necessity. Have a look at these dreamy spaces and get the creative juices flowing for your own nook. 

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Photography by LINDSEY ORTON

House of Jade interiors added a clean sensation to its book nook thanks to a pop of color earmarked for the cushions. Gingham and woven baskets perfectly capture the farmhouse look.

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Photography by BRITTANY AMBRIDGE

Who better to draw book nook inspiration from than Mark Twain? His Victorian estate in Hartford, Connecticut, is the epitome of what a reading space should be, thanks to work from architect Edward Tuckerman Potter. This nook pairs best with a classic novel. 

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Photography by ADRIAN GAUT

The founders of Hawkins New York put a Dutch Colonial spin on their book nook, ultimately taking their farmhouse renovation in an unexpected direction. Though the nook features a dark-colored hue, the painting gives the small space that extra oomph.

 
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Photography by BECKY KIMBALL

Shea and Syd McGee’s “coastal-boho-preppy” designs resulted in a fresh space that’s perfect for any beach house. Brightness radiates from the windows thanks to the rolled-up blinds, making it all the more easier to read the fine print before the sun goes down. 

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This nook, found inside the Da Nour hotel, has a subtle Moroccan vibe accentuated by the metal lantern. There’s no excuse not to finish a novel when there’s a powerful source of light. As an added bonus, the minimal decorations won’t be distracting when certain chapters are more difficult to finish than others. 

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Billy Cotton’s mixture of colorful, floral textiles is meant to serve as an escape from the harsh winters of his Vermont hometown – meaning that a space like this will tap into the beach-read mantra all year long. 

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Photography by HARIS KENJAR

Designer Heidi Callier channels an airy ambience in this nook thanks to the upholstered vintage Kantha quilt paired with mismatched pillows. 

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Even the littlest of readers need a space of their own. Molly Guy’s nook for her daughters provides the perfect opportunity for tiny tots to enjoy a multi-layered reading haven that’s big enough for the stuffed animals who want to join story time. 

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