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  1. I love these little reading nooks! Perfect!! We have a corner of the house where we have put a leather ottoman, most of the time it acts a dog bed, with his faux-fur throw on it. But when we have a flat inspection or people over we disguise it as a reading nook by adding loads of cushions and some books onto the ottoman! It is a great disguise! 🙂 Hazel

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  2. Pemberley wrote:

    These are all so creative and inspiring. I'm a big fan of the built in window seat. I love the way all these take an awkward space and make it functional, attractive and add storage.

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  3. I always wanted a little window seat. They look like such peaceful happy places. Love these photos.
    *kisses* HH

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  4. Belly wrote:

    That's all I need in this heat. A little place I can crawl into with a book or a magazine. That, and great ac.

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  5. I totally agree, these are SO cozy and wonderful! And the third to last pic with the four beds… what an amazing room!

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  6. Oh, I love these!!!! My parents summer house had a long upstairs hallway lined with window seats flanked by built in bookcases…..brings back wonderful memories! The first image is divine–a girl's dream!

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  7. I for sure love the 3rd one. It reminds me of the little window seat at my Grandparents home where I spent a lot of my Summers

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  8. obviously know i'm ALLLLLLLLLL head over heels for these ;O) … my DREAM home will be built with lots of nooks and crannies and secret hidaways :o)

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  9. I love nooks! We have a bay window in our bedroom that I put curtains over but I haven't made it a cozy nook yet 🙂

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  10. Stacey wrote:

    These nooks are all very inviting! Although i don't have a window seat in my home, i've always admired them.

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  11. Kerry wrote:

    Good book, cuppa (or perhaps a wine depending on the time of day), a magazine when the book gets heavy going, a cat that doesn't bite…the possibilities of nooks are endless and wonderful!

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  12. I always wanted a cozy nook of my own as a child in which to create my own little beautiful corner of the world.

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  13. All of these are amazing! What kid would be thrilled to go sleep in their own nook? How fun! Great post. =)

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  14. Debby wrote:

    I love that first colorful nook! I love how there is a cute little chandelier, it's gorgeous!! Have a good week! xo

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  15. I love the 5th nook…Its so cute and the colour is so relaxing:) Hope you had a wonderful weekend,sweetie:)
    Kisses

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  16. Jacqueline wrote:

    You have inspired me Zhush…I have a funny room called a 'sewing room' aka no windows, in the basement that I need to use as an overflow guest room when the kids come to stay. It has been a bit of a challenge to decorate, but if I think of it as a 'nook' rather than a room…well, it just might work.
    Perhaps a sleeper cabin on the Orient Express???
    Quite excited now…

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  17. I love cozy spaces….and these are the best I've seen. And as you know…today would be a great day to curl up with a book in a little nook or cranny!!! xoxo, Elizabeth

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  18. qerat wrote:

    great round up. The picture with the bunk beds and blue chairs is particularly beautiful

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  19. Fee-AMore wrote:

    I came across that second nook a while back and i still love that little nook!

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  20. Kristin wrote:

    I want a 'cino, a book, a cozy throw and to be curled up in one of those fabulous spots!

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  21. What a great post, and your poetry is so cute too!

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  22. These pictures are great inspirations for interior modeling! I'm taking notes :).

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  23. So true! I don't think even as adults you ever loose your desire to cozy up in a special corner.

    Fantastic examples ro dream about!!!

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  24. clustres wrote:

    Wonderful! I think the inner child in us yearns for our own little secure cozy space!

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  25. Krystal wrote:

    those are fab, perfect for napping and reading 🙂

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  26. oh my.. the first one is gorgeous.. and so is the second.. and so is the third.. and so is the fourth…

    Can i have any one of them…just one.. please!! 🙂

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  27. I want a nook! How fun would that be? It's like a fort almost. Now I'm dreaming of nooks!

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  28. annechovie wrote:

    These are all so cozy! Love them, Sue. Have a great week. xx

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  29. Stephanie wrote:

    I absolutely adore these all. I just saved about 10 of these in my inspiration folder. LOVE them! Great finds!

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  30. Love a nook with some pillows and a book! 🙂

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  31. The Buzz wrote:

    After a busy weekend, what I wouldn't give to curl up in a cozy nook with a book – especially on a rainy day like today!

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  32. Cat wrote:

    Love this! I have always wanted a nook and/or cranny to call my own 🙂 xo Cat

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  33. liza wrote:

    I particularly like the ones for children. There's something magical about them. Thank you for these!

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  34. the tufted nook and the room with the four bunk beds are great!

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  35. Jammer wrote:

    I've ALWAYS wanted a little space like this – I even tried to talk my parents into randomly added a bay window to our house haha.

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  36. drollgirl wrote:

    OHMYLORD! i need a hidey-hole! these would be perfect for me! LOVE THEM!!!

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  37. Averill wrote:

    Me neither! Something so safe and secure about them.

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  38. Jennifer wrote:

    I could spend all day in one of those with my laptop. Cozy bliss!!

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  39. These are such perfect little spaces. Would love to have one in my home!

    -carrie:)

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  40. Giovanna wrote:

    oooh, so pretty and cozy. i love #2 and #7.

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  41. Oh these are wonderful! I've always dreamed of having a cozy little nook in my place.

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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  42. SBG wrote:

    LOVE all of these! so very cool!

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  43. Cara wrote:

    LOVE THESE!!!

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  44. I die for these kinds of nooks! I so want one.

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  45. I love these. What great images.

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  46. Valerie wrote:

    I love these! I always wished my bed was in a pocket like this.

    xo
    Valerie

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  47. Leigha wrote:

    Since I just relocated, I am still working on furnishing all the 'functional' (okay, necessary) spaces…but I cannot wait to get to the details of spaces just for pleasure (hello reading nook!).

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  48. I'm a hound dog for nooks! We stay in this glorious condo in Seaside, Florida with a nook that can only be reached with a 12-foot ladder. When you climb to the top, there is a queen bed inside. It's marvelous!

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  49. Oh how I love a snuggly nook.

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  50. Marcie wrote:

    I agree. Cozing up with a hot tea and a great book in a little nook is the best!!

    xo Marcie

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  51. that little attic looking nook that the little girl is standing in front of is magical.

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  52. Viera wrote:

    Love nooks they are little private sanctuaries.
    X
    V

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  53. Brandi wrote:

    I love the first one with all the pink fabric!

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  54. I thought I had a
    favorite….but then
    I kept scrolling and
    found another….and
    another….and
    ANOTHER!!! I've always
    just wanted a window-
    seat, which would be
    high on the cozy factor,
    in my book! Lovely
    post, Susan! xx Suzanne

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  55. Kerri wrote:

    I love anything cozy and secluded like these beauties – just like a cubby house for grown-ups! Gorgeous post! K xx

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  56. CDS wrote:

    Those are so pretty!!! I love great little spaces like that.

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  57. I love nooks and these are great examples of inviting places to retreat to within a home!

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  58. oh, I love me a nook!!! Great pics!!

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  59. Lee wrote:

    So many great ideas! The one with the dreamy little girl, drapes, drawers and painted trim is so romantic.

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  60. These are absolutely fabulous!
    Hope all is well, Happy Monday!!

    xo
    Edyta
    http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

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  61. Josie wrote:

    I am all about little spots like this where I can curl up! The first and lasts ones are my favorites — so cozy-looking!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  62. Dobbygirl wrote:

    I so want a nook – these are making me envious :o)

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  63. I can not tell you how much I LOVE these nooks!!! That top one is sooo me! I wonder if I could put a little nook in the new little house!
    heehee!
    Thank you so much for sharing these photo's!!!
    Kristin

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  64. They are all so different but all so comfortable. Yes, I'll take one!

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  65. Perfect places-a good book, a cup of tea and perhaps a warm cat. Love them

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  66. Love these- I have been begging my husband to convert a space that I think would be perfect- He keeps saying 'put it on the list'.

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  67. Agneta wrote:

    I just love your sense for sensual environments & your feeling for….

    P O E T R Y!!!

    P & L

    Agneta

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  68. I love little nooks like these! The one with the girl in it looks like a fairytale. So sweet.

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  69. would love to curl up with a book in any of those nooks! or my snuggly baby girl if she'd stay put for more than 2 mins. 🙂

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  70. Oh, I love all of these nooks! I had a window seat in my room growing up and loved it!! The tufted backed nook really appeals to me, thanks for sharing these great spaces 🙂
    Nancy

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  71. Beautiful pictures! When we lived in Australia our little daughter slept in a window nook (like in pic #2) – it was so romantic. xo

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  72. oh i so agree! kids kind find their own place to hang out – just give me one of these nooks and a cone of silence, and i'd be sooo happy righ now!! jx

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  73. CJ wrote:

    These are wonderful! Reminds me of my childhood (and not so childhood dream) of wanting a window seat. I can just imagine getting lost in a book while soaking in the sunshine.

    Have a great week!

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  74. What adorable spaces, darling!
    Love these little nooks!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  75. So charming!! Love them!

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  76. Yes, little hide-aways like these are great. Our former mountain retreat in Sweden was a 150 year old house with the original inbuilt beds in the main room. Each had their individual hand carved wooden shutters (like cabinet doors almost) making them the ultimate nook. We'd always fight over who'd get to sleep in them! 🙂

    Loving your parade of more modern nooks. Am dreaming of one today I tell you! It's so cold here in Sydney – icy rain and thunder grey clouds..

    x Charlotta

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  77. If I had one of these in my room, I'd just hide away in it all day! Cozy 🙂

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  78. Lana wrote:

    Such a great choice of nooks, I'd love to curl up in one now with a good book!

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  79. How can I make a nook in my house?? I love these grown-up hideaways!

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  80. aahhhh, so adorable! I mean, a nook with tufted seating…I die!

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  81. Love the tufted wall! These are lovely nooks!

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  82. Susan, I just wanted to let you know that I've included this post in my weekly Cups of Tea that will post tomorrow. Fantastic collection of images – so fun! I hope your weekend is going well. =)

    Published on 7.24.10 · Reply