Reading Spaces: Home Office Window Seat

If I worked from home, I would definitely want my office to include a dedicated reading space. Preferably a window seat. Not only would I want the option (or temptation) to break up the work day with a little reading, but let’s be honest: have laptop, will travel. For most of us, we don’t really need a desk to do our work. Okay, maybe my back would not be happy with me working all day, every day curled up in a window seat, but once in awhile? Hell yes!

It’s also incredibly space-efficient to enclose the bookshelves and the window seat within the office to create a multi-use space. Out in California where space (including office space) comes at a premium, it just makes sense to create these kind of hardworking rooms within your home.

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Reading Spaces: Hammock Lounging

Hammocks are one of those things that sound better in theory than they really are. I used to always wish for a hammock to lounge around in and then when we finally got one, I discovered I didn’t like it all that much. For one thing, you keep it outside usually so the bugs and spiders get all over it. For another thing, it’s outside so you have to remember to keep reapplying the sunscreen and hope you don’t fall in sleep in it and wake up a lobster. But. There is something very romantic about the idea of spending a lazy summer afternoon reading in a hammock. And with the 4th of July, the height of summer right around the corner, this week’s Reading Spaces is dedicated to the humble and romantic hammock, no matter how impractical they may actually turn out to be!

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Reading Spaces: Hallway Book Storage

This week’s Reading Spaces isn’t so much about a reading space as it is about ideas for book storage. Put your hallways to use and squeeze in some built-ins! Several years ago I worked for a psychologist who had tons of books in his home. Books on books on books! Seeing these ideas for hallway storage remind me of that house which had knowledge stuffed into every spare corner – perfection!

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Reading Spaces: Modern Home Library

Bonus rooms and lofts are super popular features in San Diego homes. It seems that a lot of home buyers (and owners) like the idea of having a flexible space. Is it another a bedroom? An office? A game room? A theatre room? A library? Obviously, we know what I would use my bonus room for. If I had one. Which I don’t. Anyway. This week’s Reading Spaces is dedicated to the modern home library, which is often carved out of a bonus room or loft! Take a look at these ideas for creating your own mini library in your home!

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Reading Spaces: Teal Painted Shelves

I really like white and grey. And I mean, I REALLY like it. But there’s just something so pretty about a painted bookshelf! If I could ever be convinced to brighten up my shelves, I might go for something like this beautiful teal. This week’s Reading Spaces is dedicated to gorgeous teal bookshelves!

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Reading Spaces: Rainbow Bookshelves

I’ve always liked how it looks to organize spaces by color, whether it’s clothes in the closet or books on the shelves. The fact that the books wouldn’t be organized by title or author doesn’t bother me. I have the Kallax bookshelf from ikea so I’ve loosely organized each cubby by books I’ve read and books I haven’t….and then stacked them like tetris so I can get as many as possible in my bookcase. So, organizing books by color wouldn’t bother me at all! This week’s Reading Spaces feature is dedicated to rainbow bookshelves!

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