6 Inspirational Reading Nooks

Chicago's crisp weather will be here soon with an excuse to curl up and get cozy in your very own reading nook!  At Cole's Appliance & Furniture Co. we carry many styles of chairs, ottomans, plush pillows and 100's of fabrics to choose from to create your unique one-of-a-kind dream nook.

Photo: Apartment Therapy

Photo: Apartment Therapy

 
Christophe Chair

Christophe Chair

Modern Hepburn.com

Modern Hepburn.com

SugarandCharm.com

SugarandCharm.com

Thisoldhouse.com

Thisoldhouse.com

Finley Reading Nook
Domino Magazine

Domino Magazine

 
Birkin Chair

Birkin Chair

 
Bryton Chair

Bryton Chair

 
Sophie SlipCover Chair

Sophie SlipCover Chair

 
Finley Chair

Finley Chair

 
Boyd Leather Chair

Boyd Leather Chair

We hope you enjoyed our Reading Nook inspiration! Visit our showroom on Lincoln Avenue to see a wide variety of chair and ottoman styles, plush pillows and fabrics to create your one-of-a-kind space! For more 'Nook' inspiration please visit our READING • NOOKS pinterest board.

Modern Classics by Rowe Fine Furniture

Ready to mix your furniture style up a bit? We’re taking an updated look at traditional design through a fresh, innovative lens with our latest showroom style, Modern Classics. This trend is for those youthful and sophisticated stylemakers who love the classics but are also looking to make a statement. 

If you love the idea of striking a balance between a fashion-forward future and the elegance of the past, this one is just for you!

Rowe Fine Furniture Upholstered Furniture

A palette of barely-there blush pink, ivory, ice blue and gold is a must, accented by upscale finishes such as polished burlwood, mirror, lacquer, marble and brushed brass. We love the contrast between the elegant, flowing curves of the furniture, and the angular, Deco-inspired occasionals and accessories. Fabric choices add a touch of modern to the traditional silhouettes, featuring crisp stripes, painterly florals and geometric patterns. Finally, the artwork is the boldest choice of all, staying far away from the classically-inspired floral and pastoral styles of traditional design, and veering into heavily abstracted landscapes, swirls, and even human forms. This adds the necessary punches of color that keep these delicate pastels on the cutting edge of design.

Rowe Fine Furniture Bed

Pro-Tip! 3 Ways to Be Modern and Classic:

  • Muted Pastels
    A whisper of pink, icy blue, warm ivory, soft taupe, sandstone and pale gold set the tone for this look. The hues range from warm to cool, but all are delicate and muted, to keep the look feeling bright and fresh.

  • Fashionable Fabrics
    Luxurious choices that echo the look of high fashion are perfect for this style. Bold stripes, elegant small patterns, and even accents of modern florals weave together to create a sophisticated “wardrobe” for any space!

  • Clean & Modern Accents
    Classic elements like rolled arms, turned wood legs and tufting pay homage to the past, but clean & modern design helps to anchor this look firmly in the present. Angular contemporary accents like lamps, consoles and mirrors in lucite, lacquer and glass add just enough edge to keep this look feeling super stylish.

Our chic, modern Thatcher Chair is softened here in this office sitting area by Miya Interiors with a delicate floral wallcovering the perfect blush pillow. A hint of shimmer from glass & brass gives this traditional, feminine space the slight modern edge it needs to shine.

The chic Rothko Swivel Chair by Robin Bruce is a true style chameleon, with its ability to sway more toward a traditional or super contemporary aesthetic depending on design choices. Designer Emily McAden chose an ice blue cotton-linen blend with a subtle checked pattern for this sitting space, giving it a traditional look that is lightened and brightened by the fresh, coastal-feeling palette. High-end finishes like gold, glass and lucite add a touch of sparkle!

Kirkwood Bed ,  Percy Cocktail Table ,  Lindsay Swivel Chair , Design:  @interiorsbylh  Photo: Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Our Kirkwood Bed was born to be the centerpiece of any bedroom, and this space by Interiors by LH is no exception. The classic button tufting makes a strong visual statement, dialing up the drama on an otherwise pastel palette with a rich deep blue. The understated glamour of our Percy Cocktail Table and traditional lines of the nailhead-trimmed Lindsay Swivel Chair from Robin Bruce provide a perfect complement to this sweet, romantic space.

Pro-Tip! Perfect Palette:

A subtle palette of muted pastels, including blush, dusty rose, pale taupe and arctic blue, sets the tone for this sophisticated look. The overall look is bright and cheerful as a spring sunrise, without overwhelming a space with too much bold color. Bright metallics like gold really pop against this understated palette.

Visit us to create your own Modern Classic design!

Sacha Krasney
Wolf Upgrade and Save. Subzero and Wolf Kichen Rebates.

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For a limited time, Wolf is offering significant rebates on some of its most popular products.
Save up to $900 through November 30, 2019.

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Why Wolf?

With Wolf, you can predict delicious. Imbued with Wolf’s professional kitchen pedigree, home cooks have enjoyed precise heat and temperature control and, ultimately, more satisfying cooking for nearly two decades. Expertly designed and tested to withstand at least 20 years of daily use, Wolf handcrafted appliances are built to last.

Cooking, you see, is all Wolf does—from ranges and cooktops to ovens and coffee systems, Wolf is the specialist in delicious results. And whatever your kitchen and cooking style, you will find limitless expression. All Wolf designs coordinate with Sub-Zero and Cove products—three specialists harmonizing in one exceptional kitchen.

Subzero and Wolf Rebates
Subzero and Wolf Rebates
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My Sylivie Style Stain Resistant Fabrics and Slipcovers

My Sylvie Style is… Modern Cottage

My Sylvie Style is… Urban

Trends may come and go, but the most enduring furnishings are the ones that can blend seamlessly with any style. Our versatile Sylvie Sofa from Robin Bruce is truly the “little black dress” of seating–whether you’re a mid century mod lover, a romantic, or an elegant traditionalist, the Sylvie is your go-to choice! This season, we’re celebrating #MySylvieStyle through the eyes of four of our favorite designers. See how Erika Ward, Erin Wheeler of Sunny Circle Studio, Kristen Forgione of The LifeStyled Company, and Anissa Zajac of House Seven Design each interpret their own Sylvie style and create a unique space based around the clean contours and versatility of this sofa. Each designer brings their own signature look to the project, highlighting the way in which Sylvie can truly blend effortlessly with any interior design style.

MySylvieStyle Sylvie Slipcover RoweFurniture

Kristen Forgione’s #MySylvieStyle

Kristen’s Sylvie Style: Versatile, clean & durable

Next in our series of features is Kristen Forgione of The LifeStyled Company (also known as LCo Design), whose crisp but easy going style provides an ideal setting for Sylvie’s modern silhouette and Rowe WearProof washable slipcover. “My Sylvie Style is ‘organic desert living,’ LCo’s signature aesthetic,” Kristen says. “The Sylvie sofa has clean lines that create a juxtaposition with the slipcover skirt, offering a modern take on a traditional classic.” This relaxed sitting area featuring Sylvie as a focal point, is a perfect example of Kristen’s warm, natural style. “I especially love the Sylvie Sofa in this light and neutral tone,” says the designer, “because it can complement and balance any space, while being versatile enough for any of our design concepts!” Kristen chose a cozy tasseled throw in wide tan and white stripes to pair with the sofa’s creamy white performance fabric, as well as rustic wood elements and a selection of large pillows.

Get This Look:

  • Welcome guests with an inviting, well-placed throw

  • Coordinate a selection of pillows with throw

  • Add texture with baskets and vintage items

Why Kristen Loves WearProof Slipcovers

“This ‘life proof’ fabric allows our clients to have aesthetic choices in their upholstery without worrying about performance! These fabrics can within stand the test of time, grime and dirt…and even kiddos!”

Sacha Krasney