Remember this corner? I've made a few changes in here since the last time I shared it. I'm always moving things around until I get the right mix. I can't help it. This cozy nook seems especially inviting now with the cold drizzle outside the door. In case you're wondering...the slip-covered chaise that used to be here, was moved upstairs to our bedroom and has become the perfect landing spot for all the pillows that come off the bed at night. Children can sleep on it in a pinch when the house is full of company now too. It was replaced last year, by this compact slip-covered loveseat that I found online [here] that just happened to fit between the bookcases perfectly. I was so pleased. After months of searching for something similar locally and coming up empty-handed, I took a chance doing it online and I must say, our experience with that particular furniture company was excellent. The comfort and quality was better than expected, the personal service was incredible with fabric samples and actual phone conversations with a live person, topped off by a stellar white-glove delivery. So no regrets. The Mister built the floor-to-ceiling bookcases shortly after we moved in about 5 years ago. We've actually built bookcase walls of some sort, in every house we've ever lived in; we always seem to need them, and its always hard to leave them behind. This one wraps around the room flanking windows on one one side and a corner fireplace on the other. The room was originally a long narrow and somewhat awkward "formal" living room. By dividing it in half, we now have a well-proportioned library and a quiet study (behind the curtain) for the man of the house. His desk and computer and music equipment are all tucked away neatly back there. The cute vintage coffee table was a $30 find at a flea market last year. It has a removable glass top, and one of these days I'm going to display some old photographs or something interesting under it. The old swing-arm wood-spindle floor lamp was also a bargain from a tag sale a few years ago. It was recently moved into this room (from another) and transformed with a new ticking stripe shade from one of the Pottery Barn catalogs--forget which one. Fresh flowers, compliments of my Prince in Shining Armor, who is constantly coming to my rescue. He came around the backdoor with these on Sunday, in celebration of the completion of that afore-mentioned book project. He looked so cute standing there. He cooked many a meal during that time, without complaint and even rescued a few (including the eggs this morning when I forgot to check them). Poor guy. I think he's ready to hang up the apron for awhile! My turn to take him out to dinner. We're still working on the girl's bathroom and the den. I've been visiting websites and blogs for inspiration. The serene design aesthetic here appeals to me. The fabrics are quiet and easy to live with. And I absolutely love Posy; I've been following Jane's decorating escapades for awhile and adore her style and ingenuity. Especially that darling kitchen. (Scroll down to the bottom of the post.) I ask you, have you ever seen one cuter than this?