Today's favorite nook comes courtesy of Michelle of 3 men and a lady. I discovered her blog only a short while ago, but I fell head over heels for her amazing home and sense of style. The rooms of her home have personality AND beauty - I'm in awe of her talents. Here is a little taste of her style (Yes, she has a round room! Im green with envy!)...
My favorite little nook is a round round little room that actually feeds the kitchen, hallway, and living room. When we first moved in to this home this odd space really puzzled me. What on earth does one do with a round room that is actually a hallway? How does one even attempt to decorate/furnish what seems to be a glorified waste of space?
I decided it needed a "wow" factor and pitched wraping the entire space in stripes to my husband. Let me tell you...it took my best negotiating skills to persaude him to let me follow through with the idea. This was before everyone was doing stripes so I didn't have any pictures to show him as reassurance that it would be fabulous (so I had hoped). A few candle light dinners later he was on board.
We spent about two weeks measuring, taping and painting from the time our boys went to bed until the wee hours of the night. I found the entry table from Walmart. I spray painted it and changed out the hardware. The round mirror is from Costco that I also painted white. I found the table from an antique store, marble top found at a used bookstore, base painted the base gray to match the gray stripes. Chairs are from Room and Board, mirror from IKEA.
This truly is a little nook that I use for everything. Although we have a dining table I love the intimacy of this little nook. I serve my boys snacks there, I practice their handwriting with them there, we play cards there, etc. It's steps away from the kitchen so we can talk while I'm cooking. When my boys need a timeout they sit there for "reflection time". It's a really isolated space from the rest of the house so there's not temptation of watching tv from the table. I love to sit there and just "be" in a pretty little space I've created. It really is my favorite little nook.