Good Questions: Creating a Reading Nook?

Good Questions: Creating a Reading Nook?

Aaron Able
Dec 11, 2008

Help, AT! We have recently moved into our first condo. We'd like to make this corner, with its great windows, into a cozy reading/conversation nook and have just ordered a 6'7" round flokati for it. But 4 issues remain unresolved...

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1) What side table would go best with the Eames lounge chair? The one in the picture is the Ikea Rian, and we are not sure it fits. The Saarinen side table, which we do like, is a bit out of our budget (as are the Eileen Gray, Platner or the Eames stools, which we don't really like anyway.)

2) We'd like to add additional seating to the area, but are having a hard time finding things that look good with the Eames chair and/or are not overwhelmed by it. And they have to be cozy/comfortable. Any ideas?

3) When the minor renovations are finished, there will be no overhead lighting directly above the area. Any suggestions regarding lamps (preferable floor)?

4) What's the optimal way to arrange all this in this area?? The entire place is completely open, no walls. The "living room" is to the left of the picture (you can see the end of the sectional), the dining area is to the right and the kitchen/front door is behind the photographer.

Thank you! Sophie

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