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Thursday’s Theme: Get Caught Reading

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

May is Get Caught Reading Month, which is an opportunity to promote reading at any and every age. Since we specialize in home decor, we’re getting in on the fun by featuring six reading nooks in which we wouldn’t mind getting caught reading.

The Quintessential Reading Nook

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The Reading Nook With a Secret [Room]

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The Naturally Lit Reading Nook

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The Warm and Timeless Reading Nook

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The Luxuriously Comfortable Reading Nook

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The Classic Bedroom Reading Nook

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Which one is your favorite? Share your must-have reading nook furniture and accents (in addition to books!) in the comments below.

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Weekly Spotlight: National Library Week

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

This week marks the 58th National Library Week, a time to show additional support for libraries and the many resources available through libraries.

In celebration, this week we are offering a few tips on creating a library space within your home; whether you have a bare corner you don’t know what to do with or an empty room you would like to transform into a space dedicate to knowledge, reading and relaxation.

Library Furnishings

A Comfortable Chair

To ensure you won’t fall asleep or strain your back by slouching as you read a captivating novel, we recommend a high back rocking chair with a plush seat so you can comfortably sit back for extended periods of reading time. Our Madison Rocker features a wide seat that doesn’t constrain and a high slatted back that supports. The Mission design is a classic look, especially in a richly decorated library. For extra seating, display space or to reach high shelves, our Library Chair (available in two rustic finishes) is a fully functional seating option that fits right in with your books and study materials.

A Bookcase

Of course, you need furniture that both displays and stores your books and library inspired treasures. Depending on your space, our Shaker Low Bookcase can offer shelving and even tabletop space next to your country chair. Our Shaker Tall Bookcases can fit in smaller libraries with just as much decorative and displaying potential.

Convenient Lighting

While overhead lighting is important, in a library you want to set a comfortable mood with an accent lamp or table lamp. Our texturally appealing Celina Accent Lamp brightens up the reading nook in your library not just through its warm light but with the alluring color of the lamp itself; perfect for any season.

Primitive Iron Hare & Magnifying Glass SculpturePrimitive Accents

For complementing your oldest tomes and charming new ones, ideal primitive home accents are worldly and decorative; appealing and functional. Our Hourglass Timer is not just a functioning timepiece but offers a sleek look on any bookshelf, desk or end table. Another statuesque treasure is our Iron Hare & Magnifying Glass Sculpture; get closer to fine print and hold loose papers steady on any tabletop surface. The rabbit will keep you company while you explore worlds within the pages of your favorite books. We suppose it also wouldn’t be a true library without at least one set of bookends for adding a little flair on the shelves of your bookcases.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Bookends

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

We have entered the last full month of summer, and we hope that you’ve been able to cross off most if not all of those titles on your summer reading list. To give you some decorative ideas for displaying and organizing your tomes, this week we are spotlighting some of our favorite bookends. We hope you’ll find a pair to complement your décor, and we would love to hear how you keep your treasured books in place! Happy reading!

Westie Bookends

This cute Westie pair is a customer favorite. Whether you decorate with doggy or pet décor, or like simply designed, rustic pieces for displaying in your home, these bookends will become a classic staple on your bookshelf, and will always look excited to see you as you grab your next title.

Whale Bookends

For nautical or beach house décor, these Whale Bookends have been creatively designed to complement oceanic accents. The continuation of the whale through the books you place in the middle adds nice movement to a stationary bookcase or cocktail table. The distressed surface gives it an antiqued look, great for providing a cozy atmosphere in your favorite room.

Another distressed, antiqued pair is the tall rabbits that are simply designed to complement any décor. Whether you choose to display them among other animal or spring décor, or decide to create an imaginative reading nook around the books they hold these fun rabbits will be a welcome addition to your home.

Rabbit BookendsOwl BookendsBookend LampOwls are associated with wisdom, so it makes sense to incorporate them around your books that are full of knowledge and storytelling. Like the Whale Bookends, this pair creates movement through your horizontal stack of books with the tree branch they are perched on. Incorporate a bird theme into your library or office nook with these bookends, or simply display them as a cute accent piece.

Last but not least is our Bookend Lamp. Although you will have to be a little more selective with the books you choose to display with this, you get ample lighting for any reading nook, office space or family room. The scrolled design and antiqued appearance give this accent a worldly aesthetic; perfect for travelling the worlds between the pages of your favorite novels.

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