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“There is no reason not to live comfortably and with elegance.” —interior designer Timothy Corrigan in his book The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today (September 2019)
Later this month I will dive even more fully into Timothy Corrigan’s new book, The New Elegance, as much of his decor ethos align with simply luxurious living. However, in the meantime, I could not get the above image out of my mind.
Mind you, the upholstery is not to my taste, but rather it was the idea of pairing two matching oversized armchairs with one singular ottoman in a library.
My first observation was, why hadn’t I thought of this? and the second question was, why not?
Understandably, two armchairs are more expensive than one, so saving up would take time, but with the intention of creating a cozy reading nook in the house, such a space could also work for a cozy nook to either converse with a special someone or read in silence together.
I am nearly 99% convinced this decor idea will find its way into my home, as the second chair would be a welcoming place to cozy up for either a human I love dearly or my sweet boys, but knowing I have a chair all of my own with an ottoman for my legs to stretch out upon would be a happy peace of mind to come home to each night and wake up to each morning.
Below I have gathered together images that incorporate singular ideas that when brought together would make for the most delightful reading nook: from a wall of books, a beautiful view out upon Mother Nature, pups to snuggle with and many more lovely details. Perhaps you too will find something to inspire you.