The Nook Book
How to Create and Enjoy the Coziest Spot in the HomeBook - 2003
THE NOOK BOOK is precisely what the title says: a book about nooks those cozy little corners and niches in our homes that we seek out for rest and relaxation. Now, in this charming illustrated hardcover, the nook is finally explored in the detail it deserves. Part gift book, part useful decorating guide, THE NOOK BOOK delightfully explains how to spot a nook, how to create a nook, and how to enjoy and relax in a nook. Every home or apartment has a partially enclosed area that could serve as storage or living space if only one knew what to do with it whether it's a window seat in a bedroom, a breakfast nook comprised of a small comer table and benches tucked away at one end of the kitchen, a loft with a skylight, a comer table perfect for writing letters, or a play nook for children. Whatever and wherever it may be, a nook can easily be created and can function as both a place for refuge and as a functional space for small projects. In THE NOOK BOOK, Karen Hansgen demonstrates how to construct a beautiful nook in virtually any room of the house, and out of the most common items and materials. For children, she shows how sharing a room with siblings can be fan when well-designed bunk beds provide an imaginative way of designating personal space; for adults, a canopy bed made of fabric draping from the ceiling or bed frame can offer an idyllic escape, and an alcove can be made luxurious with candles and the right mood-setting decor, while a sewing nook allows one to pursue a personal hobby in a serene atmosphere. Accompanied by appealing color photographs that illustrate just how beautiful these little retreats can be, THE NOOK BOOK is as much a joy to look at as it is an inspiring guide to home decorating. Divided into chapters such as "Dreaming," "Playing," "Solace," and "Diversions," THE NOOK BOOK is the perfect gift for any do-it- yourselfer who wants an easy and quick decorating project, or for anyone simply seeking a quiet comer in which to rest, relax, read, and pursue personal endeavors.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2003.
Branch Call Number: 747 HAN
Characteristics: 144 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 20 cm.