While I’m not quite ready to take down the Christmas tree (in fact, I haven’t even finished writing about Christmas yet — Christmas Eve feast and Greta’s gift posts coming soon!), I have started thinking about redesigning that little corner of my apartment once the evergreen is gone.
Inspired by Apartment Therapy’s reading nook roundup and how-to posts, I’ve decided a cozy little library corner is the perfect solution. After doing some online hunting for both aesthetic inspiration and armchairs, I’ve narrowed my starting point down to two options.
I love the warm, burnt-orange color of this wing back chair I found on Craigslist, but it’ll cost 2 or 3 times as much. (At $80, I think it’s still a steal, though I won’t be able to see it in person to determine if that’s actually the case until Friday.) Regardless of whether I get the chair, I think I’ll use this shade in the project. Most everything else in my apartment is earthy and neutral, so a pop of color in that corner would be definitely be eye catching.
The wing back chair clearly has more character as a starting piece, so that’s a big pro. In addition to the cost, other cons include the fact that I think it will be harder to design around and trickier to transport. I’m torn between the two, so insight is much appreciated.