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from skirt to room / oh joy!

Today, we're taking inspiration from one of my favorite skirts by Thief & Bandit to inspire the color scheme of a little reading nook. Take a look!

from skirt to room / oh joy!

With accents of blue, lavender, and black, we took the colors from the skirt and the floral theme from the print as inspiration.

from skirt to room / oh joy!

1. Add darker colors to pastel. We started with a pink/lavender color blocked wall and grounded the pastel color combo with a black rug to make this reading nook feel more sophisticated. Without the darker colors, the pastel could feel too kid-like.

from skirt to room / oh joy!

2. Mix books and small decorative objects. To make the bookshelf feel styled and not-too-heavy, we mixed our book collection with other small props. Also arrange books both standing up and laying down to vary the weight of how they sit on a book shelf.

from skirt to room / oh joy!

3. Bring in the flora. Inspired the floral print of the skirt, this space has an underlying floral theme with the wall art and plants sprinkled throughout.

from skirt to room / oh joy!

4. Get cozy. Finally, add soft textures and items that will make this reading nook perfect for an evening of soaking up your latest read.

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Sweet Naivete paint, Benjamin Moore Pink Pansy paint, Bridgette Thornton print, Target bookshelf, Anthropologie plant planter, Target black vase (past season), The Container Store white box, Anthropologie plant planter, Poketo geos, Pehr Designs pom bin, Leo Kids weaving, vintage lamp, Eric Trine chairs, Pom Pom at Home throw blanket, Ikea pink lumbar pillow (past season), Lorena Canals rug, Ikea blue with white pillow (past season), Arro Home round pillow (past season), Target pink shag, Target large pom pillow. 

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong

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