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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    September 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    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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      Mallory & Savannah
      September 19, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you so so much Steph! You are too sweet! Stay tuned for the full room reveal! XOXO, Mallory

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    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries
    September 19, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Very cute! I’d love to have my own reading nook one day. Your looks so relaxing and peaceful!

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    Krista @ the happy housie
    September 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    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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    Elisha @ Pneumatic Addict Furniture
    September 20, 2013 at 1:33 am

    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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    September 20, 2013 at 2:00 am


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

    Thank you

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    September 20, 2013 at 2:01 am


    Those photos was awesome..

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    Brenda Bird
    September 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I love how clean and sophisticated this looks! Amazing- you have inspired me to get off my butt and decorate!

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    September 20, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    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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    September 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Completely drool worthy! I LOVE it!

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    Jen Jensen
    September 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Wow I love everything about this corner. Well done!

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    September 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    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: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/09/sunday-linky-26.html

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    September 22, 2013 at 8:12 am

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

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      Mallory & Savannah
      September 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Rachel!

      The area rug is from Target and the faux fur rug is from HomeGoods! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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    September 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Many thanks!

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    Melanie (Reasons to Skip The Housework)
    November 14, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    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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    Amy W
    December 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    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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    Robyn {Living Simple}
    December 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I LOVE everything!! I especially LOVE the curtains! I can’t wait for the tutorial!

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    January 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Amazing little corner. It is just beautiful! If you get a chance, please link up to my link party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2014/01/sunday-linky-39.html

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    January 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I love it, very pretty! I love the mix of colors and patterns together!


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    Andrea Ostendorf
    January 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Holy cow, that color combo is TO DIE FOR!

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      Mallory & Savannah
      January 10, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Aww thank you so much! We’re so glad you stopped by! xoxo

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    capturing joy with kristen duke
    January 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    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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      Mallory & Savannah
      January 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Oh my goodness girl! THANK YOU!! You’re so sweet! And… What the heck! So annoying! thanks for letting me know! I’ll fix it! I really don’t want just the signature pinned! LOL!

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    capturing joy with kristen duke
    January 10, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    ps i’d be so afraid to mess up with the marker, did you? just paint over it?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      January 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Ohhhh yes, I messed up many times. Just did some touch ups with the wall paint color. I actually have a few in some inconspicuous areas I still need to “fix” whoops! 😉

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    January 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    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

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      Mallory & Savannah
      January 10, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Thank you!!! YES! Target rug. I have noticed that some look darker. Not sure why! Thanks for stopping by today! xoxo

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    Amy @ Homey Oh My!
    January 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Every single detail is gorgeous!! In love with your little nook :).

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    Camilla @ somethingisdone
    January 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Love the poppy pillow! Do you know what the fabric is called?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      January 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Hi Camilla!

      I don’t but you could try to ask the Etsy owner of the shop I linked to! 🙂

      xoxo, Mallory

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    Rita Joy
    February 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    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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    April 5, 2014 at 10:02 am

    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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    Debbie Frost
    June 14, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I love this look! Espesh the wallpaper, where did you get it from? Do you remember what it is called by any chance? I’m in New Zealand but I’m really hoping I can source it.

    P.s. I’m going to build the pull-out pantry next week, you have just saved me 100s of dollars and helped me to get my dream kitchen THANKYOU!!!

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    Krystal Wight Armstrong
    July 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I just found this post via Pinterest…and it is such a beautiful, airy, bright room! I *really* love that reupholstered chair… as I’m new to your blog, did you ever post the tutorial on that chair, as mentioned above? If so, would you mind pointing me in the right direction, please? I didn’t see it come up, when I tried the search bar.

    Thanks much, and I’m looking forward to all the other beauty to be found on this new-to-me blog 🙂

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      Mallory & Savannah
      July 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Krystal!

      I actually did not do a formal tutorial since every chair (especially with the detail on this one) is different and would require different steps but it’s basically removing the old staples and fabric and putting it back together with new fabric. I’m not great at upholstery but I think anyone can handle a chair! I’d suggest getting a yard sale find or thrift store find and practice! Good luck! Wish I was more help!

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    Juliana Alvarez
    March 22, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Do you remember what the name of that color fabric that used for the chair was? Absolutely lovely makeover 🙂

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      Mallory & Savannah
      March 23, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Hi Juliana! I don’t know the name but I got it from Joann’s I believe! Thanks!!

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    June 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Hi, I’m trying to make my own little reading nook. I was considering buying an accent chair but your post made me want to do it myself! Do you happen to know what this type of chair is called?! Love it!

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    Lauren keeler
    September 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Would you make a pair of these curtains to sell?

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    July 22, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Gorgeous room! Would you mind sharing the color of paint used on the dresser? Thanks

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