Get the Look: A Rainy Day Reading Nook

Do the April showers in your area look like they might be extending their downpours well into the month of May? While you’re waiting for those May flowers to make an appearance, we suggest taking a page from The Lilypad Cottage’s book of style by creating a cozy rainy day reading nook. The Lilypad Cottage is the creative outlet for Kelly Rinzema, a wife and stay-at-home mom, who is obsessed with decorating (and re-decorating) her Michigan lake home. She and her husband designed and built their home in 2010 and she has been busy rearranging things ever since. When not in the middle of a DIY project or splashing in the lake with her kids, she loves to blog about and share her coastal cottagey style, lake views and creative ideas for busy moms. We especially adore her rainy day reading nook.


Kelly writes, “We have a long narrow hallway upstairs, which is not my fave, but after going in circles with our architect, he finally convinced me that it just had to be. Although, he made me feel a lot better about it by suggesting we tuck a cute little window seat at the end.”




Inspired to try a similar look at your home? See what we rounded up below.


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Its a beautiful and thought out solution to a long/narrow hallway. Not only is it a nice tucked sitting area but the storage below is very cool. I love your wallpaper choice and the ore above the window lends to a peaceful feel as well. Nice teamwork between you and your architect in design and deco!!

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