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Reading Spaces: Traditional Window Seats

My Reading Spaces series is back by popular demand! Even though I haven’t been writing this series, I’ve been saving a bunch of inspiration for Reading Spaces posts so don’t you worry, I’ve got even more dreamy book nooks on deck!

This week I’m keeping it classic and focusing on the traditional window seat – the reading space bookworm dreams are made of. Enjoy!

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Reading Spaces: Reading Perch

I always look forward to the holidays. Not merely because they’re fun, sparkly, and overflowing with tasty eats and drinks, but because everything slows down just a little bit and I can manage to squeeze in just a little bit more reading time. I’ve been reading very slowly this month, but with two bookclub books due (that I have yet to even start) I am excited to do some power reading! If only I had one of these cute little reading perches to curl up on!

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Reading Spaces: More Cozy Reading Corners

I’m traveling a lot this month which means a good portion of my reading time is going to happen on a plane or in an uncomfortable chair in the airport, trying to ignore other people. On my last flight, the guy sitting in the row behind me insisted on singing -SINGING!- to himself which meant I had to drown him out with my headphones to concentrate on my book. Needless to say, I am dreaming about being back in my own cozy Reading Space where the tea is plentiful, the music can be controlled with the push of a button, and the only annoying thing I have to worry about is my hungry cats!

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Reading Spaces: Cozy Corners, Pumpkin Spice, and Everything Nice For Fall

Fall is my favorite season and now that it’s after Labor Day, I can fully embrace autumn, regardless of the actual temperature outside. I may still be sweating, but I can wistfully dream of blankets, cups of teas, and pumpkin spice everything. And of course, a cozy reading spot to while away an afternoon!

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Reading Spaces: Rustic Roots

As summer winds down many of us are planning one last retreat to nature before school starts and fall arrives. On this week’s Reading Spaces, I’m sharing some rustic reading spots inspired by mountain lodges and log cabin getaways. I hope your Labor Day Weekend gives you time to curl up in your own reading space and get lost in a book!

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Reading Spaces: Window Seat With Storage

The only thing better than a window seat is a window seat with storage. Because if you’re anything like me, you’re probably sneaking books into the house while your significant other is away and playing dumb when he asks why the pile on the floor is getting bigger. Or you just have too much stuff in your life and need to read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up like yesterday. Whatever your issue, a window seat with storage is the perfect antidote!

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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: Coastal Window Seats

My mom and I have always harbored a not-so-secret desire to come into possession of a house with a window seat. So it’s only fitting that I begin my new series, Reading Spaces, with a round-up of amazing window seats! When I’m not reading or writing, I’m busy with my day job – working in real estate! I see tons of beautiful spaces (and pictures of beautiful spaces) so it seemed like a natural fit to start posting my favorite reading spaces on my blog. All images can be found on Houzz, where you can get information about photo credits, contractors, products, and more. And if you have your own Houzz account, you can follow me too! I hope you enjoy my weekly series, Reading Spaces! For this week’s post, I’ve collected some of my favorite coastal looks – because the only thing better than a book and a window seat, is a book, a window seat, and a view!

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