As a secondary, unused entrance for guests, this small space had no defined meaning. In addition, this area ended up as a landing space for the mudroom below. My goal was to give this entry nook a purpose of its own.
This family loves to cook but had no bookshelf option for their cookbooks. Incorporating a bookshelf into the niche provided not only storage for the cook books but an additional area to add visual interest with accessories. Framed by sconces by Objet Insolite and with a beautiful Swedish style settee, the unappreciated nook becomes a very comfortable place!
The bead board around the lower half of the nook, repeated behind the book shelves for continuity, is a great option for a secondary place. It is also easy to wipe down for a busy family! An antique Chinese rug ties the space together with with an additional warm, comfortable influence. The finished nook now serves an inviting purpose. It’s the perfect visual vignette and quiet place to read.