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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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

Photography by FRANCES TULK-HART

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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