Pretty little Reading Nook aka My favorite spot in the house

Mint Chair Corner

 Hello hello! Thanks for stopping by today, you’re awesome. Today I’m going to share with you one of my absolute faaaaveorite spots in my house. My kid’s call it “Mommy’s chair”. This little sitting area has been deemed “my spot” and let’s be honest, it IS my spot! *winks*

“Wait Mallory, haven’t you redone your living room like 500 times?” Why yes. I have. BUT… I have FINALLY gotten myself together and I am in loooove with this room now. It’s soooo close to being done so I’m showing you this little area as a little sneak peek if you will, for the whole room reveal COMING SOON! Eeekk!! I’m beyond excited. 

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First, let’s talk about this chair (!!!!). I love it. I scooped up this little baby on the a yard sale for $5! Cuh-razy!!! I sprayed the wood with Rustoleum Metallic Gold and upholstered it with a mint fabric I found at Joann’s. If you follow me on instagram, you already saw this little makeover. 

Mint Chair Tufting

 I aboslutely love the tufting too. Have you tufted anything before? It’s really not hard! Promise! I’ve got a tutorial coming for ya soon, don’t worry.

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Next up, this perfect little poppy pillow. This is the PERFECT pillow for this room because it is my exact color palette for the room. Mint, Coral, Cream, Tan, Gold and a little bit of Navy blue. I got it (and 2 others just like it) on Etsy from DecoMOD. Amazing etsy shop by the way. TONS of cute cute pillows and other fun stuff! Check them out!

Poppy Pillow

Oh! The faux fur rug is from HomeGoods! I love that store!!!

Gold and Navy Lamp

 The lamp and books were thrift store finds. I sprayed the lamp two-toned with spray paint and got a new shade for it at HomeGoods. The little owl was a gift from my sweet friend. So cute huh?! 

End Table

The side table was a Target find and I love it! I love the shape, style, color, everything! 
ikat curtains

 The curtains… oh, the curtains. The curtains were made from $5 Walmart sheets then I painted them coral ombre in an ikat pattern. Tutorial coming soon! Sometimes if you can’t find the right fabric, you just have to make it! *winks*

Diamond Wall

 Here’s another view of where this little sitting area is in the room. Tutorial for the wall design is from Vintage Revivals. Mandilicious isn’t it!? I’m in love with it. Mandi calls it life changing and she’s 100% correct! 

Mint Chair Corner

 Well friends, writing this post has totally inspired me to finish the rest of the room so I can show you! It’s almost done so it’ll be soon.

What do you think? Do you have a “spot” in our house that’s your favorite?! Do tell and share a link in the comments if you’ve blogged it!


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42 Responses to Pretty little Reading Nook aka My favorite spot in the house

  1. Steph says:

    I love everything about this! The colours are amazing, that chair (!!!) oh my goodness that chair, the curtains are beautiful, I love the fabric on that pillow and I loved the wall treatment when I saw it at Vintage Revivals and I love it here too. Seriously can not gush enough about how awesome your little corner is!
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  2. Very cute! I’d love to have my own reading nook one day. Your looks so relaxing and peaceful!

  3. I seriously LOVE it – the chair is amazing, the whole colour scheme is fabulous… and it is styled so perfectly. I can see why it is your favourite spot in the house!! Thanks for sharing it – Pinned!!
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  4. So funny, as I was looking at the photos I thought ” There is something Vintage Revival-y about this room”. I love it! You did such a great job Mallory! (as usual)
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  5. Sara says:


    That was a stylish and elegant lamp and cushion. I got inspired with your post..

    Thank you

  6. Sara says:


    Those photos was awesome..

  7. Brenda Bird says:

    I love how clean and sophisticated this looks! Amazing- you have inspired me to get off my butt and decorate!
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  8. Coming over from the linky at TT&J. Everything about this room is adorable! Seriously, I love it. I might have to steal the idea for the curtains. I need something airy but fun in my living room. Great job!
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  9. Bethany says:

    Completely drool worthy! I LOVE it!
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  10. Jen Jensen says:

    Wow I love everything about this corner. Well done!

  11. suburbsmama says:

    Such a beautiful little nook! I love that chair, it is gorgeous! You get a chance, please link up to the Suburbsmama Sunday Linky Party:
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  12. Rachel says:

    this is so cute.. Where did you get the area rug?

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  14. Klaudia says:

    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Many thanks!
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  16. Nothing but GORGEOUS! Would love to see you link this up over The Weekly Creative – 6 blogs, a ton of fun!
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  17. Amy W says:

    Oh my. I’m pretty much ready to move into this room and take over your Mommy chair. I’m dying over your wall, too!!!!
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  18. I LOVE everything!! I especially LOVE the curtains! I can’t wait for the tutorial!

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  20. suburbsmama says:

    Amazing little corner. It is just beautiful! If you get a chance, please link up to my link party:
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  21. I love it, very pretty! I love the mix of colors and patterns together!

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  22. Holy cow, that color combo is TO DIE FOR!
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  23. Oh my, love this so much!! The colors, the designs, everything! I tried to use the pin it button at the bottom of the post and it grabbed your signature image and didn’t let me choose, so I went on your pinterest and repinned. Maybe need a new plug in? Love your site!
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  24. ps i’d be so afraid to mess up with the marker, did you? just paint over it?
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  25. Laura says:

    Amazing job on it all!! Love the color combos! Is that rug from Target the Maples charcoal area rug? Yours looks lighter, I like it better

  26. Every single detail is gorgeous!! In love with your little nook :).
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  28. Love the poppy pillow! Do you know what the fabric is called?

  29. Rita Joy says:

    I’m hopping on over from your feature at the DIY showoff. Oh, my stars! I just LOVE that chair and your brilliant mix of serene and happy colors! I just stared and stared at the pictures. It is my definition of calm and cozy…with a good dose of fun! Thanks for sharing your incredibly inspiring ideas.

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  31. Tinley says:

    Looks great! Can you tell me what color of white you use on your walls? I’m struggling to find a good white paint!

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