A Cozy, Colorful Reading + Work Nook at the HQ


Cozy and Colorful Reading Nook

I did a little rearranging at the studio over the weekend! Target gave me the challenge of giving a cozy fall update to my colorful headquarters. I feel a little silly calling this a reading nook when, well, the only books I’ve made the time to read recently are cookbooks! In fact one of the things I’m looking forward to most after our wedding is a few days where I can just sit by the pool and read a real book! What a luxury! But, this little nook I’ve created also doubles perfectly as a work nook. I’ve had to do some sketching for a few projects recently and most days you’ll find me working from the couch! I layered up two gorgeous side tables so I could bring in a pop of color with some greenery (all snuggled up for fall in this basket!), and still have room for a disco ball filled bowl… a total necessity here at the HQ. Playing around with the furniture at the studio is kind of like playing dress up as a kid… crazy fun and I still can’t believe I’m lucky enough to have a space to let my ideas run wild in!

Wood, Gold + White for Fall
Cozy and Colorful Reading Nook

Cozy and Colorful Reading Nook

All Photos by Jeff Mindell

So tell me, who’s read a great book recently!? I need a recommendation or two for next month. I’m open to anything fiction, non-fiction, biz books… lay it on me in the comments below! In the meantime, you’ll catch me sketchin’ (ermmm… napping!?) in my new little nook! Sources for my new Target pieces are below!!

Gold Table / Wood Table / Rope Basket / White + Gold Bowl / White + Gold Pillow

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  • molly yeh

    love it!! maybe having a reading nook like this will inspire me to sit and read and not just sit on my phone and go on pinterest…

  • Miranda

    The best books I’ve read this year are Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, a fantastic novel with an interesting approach to storytelling. And Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Happy reading!

  • Laurel (@abubblylife)

    I love that pencil holder! And of course all the Target goodies!
    Im reading Orange is the New Black right now, it is very interesting. My favorite book of all time is East of Eden.
    Bossy Pants is SO funny and Amy Poehler is coming out with a memoir soon- CANNOT wait!!!

  • abigail

    where is that amazing couch from?

  • kaycee

    hello again from the Philippines!
    I am lovin’ the pink couch there. lovin’ all things PINK! haha
    anyway, I’ve finished reading The Giver (and all the other 3 books that followed) and now I’m nearly done with Horns. Can’t wait to catch the movie adaptation, too. 🙂

  • Steph

    The entire Big Stone Gap series by Adriana Trigiani are some of my faves!
    Extra love the really colorful pillow and the disco ball bowl!!!

  • Brittni

    Love how you styled these tables. And with the couch?! Perfection.

  • Kella

    If you love lyrical loveliness with a twist of whodunit, I highly recommend Louise Erdrich’s The Roundhouse. I’m a huge fan of Lorrie Moore’s collection of short stories in Bark, and anything by Roxane Gay is thought-provoking, funny, and apt.

  • Aileen

    Have you read Steal Like An Artist? It’s a short & easy read, and I thought it was really inspiring, interesting, and encouraging for creatives!

  • lynn @ the actor’s diet

    My favorite authors are Tom Perrota and Haruki Murakami. Give them a shot?

  • kym

    Where is the pencil holder from? Lovely!

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