Imagine a light-filled, sophisticated yet relaxed LA bungalow full of finely grained woods, honed marbles, beautifully worn metal patinas and roughly woven fabrics. No bold colours in this quaint space, all calming neutrals. This stylish retreat is exactly what you’re getting when you enter Anne Sage’s (of design blog, City Sage), carefully curated space.
PHOTOS & STYLING BY ANNE SAGE
You'll spot our Tanner armchair sitting pretty in the sunny corner or her bedroom, essentially our dream reading nook. The photos alone will have you dying to garb a cup of coffee, snag your favourite book and kick back for a read (or if you're like us, a little guilt free Pinterest time).
We asked the LA-based designer and lifestyle blogger how to create this perfectly cozy reading corner.
Anne tells us she loves thinking in threes when she designs. We won’t argue with that, such asymmetry is absolutely necessary in design. For her must-haves, she shares, "my three essentials for the perfect reading nook are a comfy chair (queue Tanner armchair), a light source for casting a cozy glow, and a small table for resting items like a scented candle or mug of tea," she tell us. "Bonus points if your lamp has a dimmer so you can adjust the light depending on the time of day or mood you’d like to create!"
"I’m totally smitten lately with all-things-woven, and this chair is the perfect example of why. It provides texture and graphic interest while still being a minimal presence in the corner of our bedroom—and that chic white color feels crisp, fresh, and cool."
- ANNE SAGE
PHOTO BY ESTHER LEE, STYLING BY ANNE SAGE
NOTES FROM AUSTRALIA
The Tanner armchair is a Barnaby classic. With woven leather strapping on a blonde teak frame, it's an understated design with a low and wide bearing frame. He looks perfect individually or in multiples as a subtle statement piece for any modern living room.
Xx Rae, Barnaby Lane Founder & Designer
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