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I am so excited about today’s post because I get to show you my new favorite little cozy spot in our home. This particular spot in our living room was a little awkward to style. Our living room backs right up to our kitchen, so we couldn’t put a couch there, because it’d be right up against the prep cooking area. I had been searching for the perfect chair to accent the space, something large with a high back, and I finally found it at Cost Plus World Market!
When I saw the Charcoal Oscar Chair, it was like everything I wanted in a chair came to life. It was the perfect shade of dark grey, had a gorgeous wingback silhouette, and just had that timeless feel. It’s a chair I can dress up and play around with for each season. But, before I make a big purchase, I always like to create a simple mood board to design with – just to make sure it’s the look I want.
Here is the original mood board:
Cute, right? I knew I wanted a knit sweater pouf to give it that cozy fireside feel. I wanted to be able to use the pouf as both a footrest and a side table. I love things that are multi-purpose, and this Taupe Heather Sweater Pouf is just that. I decided to go with a taupe shade because the grey on grey seemed like a little too much after a lot of thought. Now, let me show you what the living room space looked like before –
Here the the fireside space before:
And now let’s add in that gorgeous chair and a few accessories —
How pretty is that Embroidered Medallion Throw Pillow? I love those muted purples and browns. Now, let’s switch it up a bit and make the Taupe Heather Sweater Pouf a side table by pairing it with this gorgeous Round Rustic Wood Tray with Iron Handles.
So simple and cute, right? These Perkatory Mugs (set of two) are my absolute favorite coffee/tea mugs. They’re the perfect size and the handles are just amazing. Yeah, I buy my coffee mugs based on the fit of the handles, I’ll admit it. I’m also a huge fan of vanilla candles, they just have this calming aroma, perfect for fireside seating. These Madagascar Vanilla Filled Jar Candle from World Market are both affordable and the BEST smelling vanilla candle, ever.
So adorable, right? I just love this cozy fireside seating area – I can picture a lot of winter days snuggled up with my little ones in this chair.
And, because everyone loves a good “before” and “after”:
Items Pictured: Charcoal Oscar Chair, Embroidered Medallion Throw Pillow, Taupe Heather Sweater Pouf,Round Rustic Wood Tray with Iron Handles, Perkatory Mugs (set of two), Madagascar Vanilla Filled Jar Candle
Do YOU have a favorite cozy spot?
What does it look like?
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I love the footsool/table next to your chair! It looks great and really makes it feel a little more cozy
Thank you! It really does, I love the added texture and warmth it brings!
I absolutely adore that little nook you created! Nothing is better than reading a good book by the fire. It’s how I decompress.
I know a friend that would absolutely LOVE this! She is very much in to yarn and anything along those lines. SO cool! Thanks for sharing this! I know what I can get her for christmas!
This is so gorgeous and cozy. These are lovely ideas. I can sit there all day reading a book.
This is such an awesome before and after!!! I love it. I love the vintage feel of the seat. It looks like the perfect reading nook!
Definitely adorable! I wish that we had a wood stove we could sit in front of – we could definitely use it in Maine. I think we might be the only house in the state without a wood stove sometimes…
I love that chair and stall, they work so well together in that space. And i love how functional the stall is that it can be used for many different things! Great tips.
This is perfect for brainstorming writing ideas! I need to do this asap! It is so important to have your own little spot! Love the chair!
This is really nice! I wish I had a fireplace. I hope that I can get one sometime. I love how you made your seating area.
We are about to use our fireplace so much. It’s the best part of Winter. I keep some snacks and books near my mantle.
I would love to have a little sitting area like this beside my fireplace. I will have to get a nice chair and table. It will be perfect for reading.
It definitely added a level of comfort to the room that you can’t easily replace! I love the whole setup and I can imagine myself sitting there during the colder nights of the year, sipping on some hot chocolate and reading a good book!
This is a cute set up. We are about to move and we won’t have a fireplace. I am a bit sad but I don’t use it often anyhow.
When we moved to So Cal the realtor kept showing us all these homes with fireplaces, and I’m like NOPE! For something I’d use 4 weeks MAX out of the year? Not happening! I do miss the “look” of it though.
Great tips! The set up looks so cozy. I can imagine myself sitting there now reading a book while sipping on coffee.
Wow, these are lovely tips. Perfect for our home, I can’t wait to do this.
The weather is getting colder in our area. So these tips are truly helpful. I love your before-and-after photo.
World Market is totally awesome! I love that you have such a beautiful spot in your home for relaxing. I’d love a similar place in mine!
I love this! We’re in the process of doing mood boards for our new house and I’ll definitely add this to the list! I love how cozy and comfy it looks! I could spend the whole day there 🙂
I love the comparison of the ad to the real life decor! You did a beautiful job setting that up, and that fireplace is GORGEOUS!
looks like a great place to sit and think of blogging ideas and such… I’d do a lot of thinking there, reading as well, maybe start a fire in the fire place and fall asleep… so when are you going to invite me over so I can steal your spot and relax : ) j/k Love the decor!
I love that cozy spot you’ve created. I think there are many moments that will be spent there.
It makes such a difference! I love that chair. I need one like that for my office!
I would definitely get nice and cozy in that room! Looks like you did a great job!
I love this! It’s the perfect space for a glass of wine and a good book.