If you are new here to French Ethereal, welcome! If you are just coming over from Michelle at Thistle Key Lane, I am happy to invite you into my home. 🌻 This time, Allison of Proverbs 31 Girl shares her beautifully renovated home with us and this reading nook in her casually cool, drop-cloth-loving, all-white style. Beautiful!
This particular post from Allison shows how her home has changed from before the renovation plus several reading areas throughout her home.
|Allison hand-stenciled these drop cloth curtains!|
My inspiration takeaway
- a comfy chair with a drop cloth slipcover set near a window’s bright light for daytime reading
- soft linen pillows for extra comfort
- a nice nubby throw to snuggle under while reading
- an ottoman to prop the feet on
- a pretty basket with just one moss ball for decor
- a standing lamp for evening reading
I do love all the textures here from nubby pillow covers and chunky knit throw blankets to creamy whites with touches of black as accents here and there!
|Iteration #1: I love to sit here with a cup of tea and while away an afternoon…The one pillow is turned sideways and is just where it needs to be for good back support.|
|Iteration #2: The first go-round I forgot all about having this knit throw and the pillows had been put away in our armoire. So glad I thought of them and pulled them out! Really love this spot now… You can see last month’s PC sharing a cloche here.|
My reading spot and what I’ve done
- slipcovers I already made dropcloth and matelassé slipcovers about six years ago for our two settees. You can find out how to make some for yourself in this five-part series beginning here.
- pillows At the beginning of this year I found the nubby cream pillow (L) slipcover at a store going out of business for 75% off. Great buy!
- a nubby knit throw this creamy knit throw came from the same store’s going out of business sale.
- a second pillow The more patterned cream pillow with corner tassels is from Magnolia Market.
- Bringing in color The bee skep pillow is from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
- basket with decor a round basket sits on our coffee table with its pop of green and pumpkin for fall.
- a tall standing lamp is positioned behind the library table for evening and early morning reading.
- nix the ottoman the coffee table takes the ottoman’s place and is ideal for putting one’s feet up to read or to enjoy candles or a gas fire in the fireplace.
Past reading nooks…
This post about creating a library in small spaces can be found here.
|Under the slipcover, this is what that settee looks like.|