Room Envy: In Tucker, an inviting space for reading (or binge-watching)

This nook is all about warmth, comfiness, and calm
Room Envy

Photograph by Jeff Herr

Tall ceilings and a modern sensibility don’t always add up to comfort, but this media room creates an inviting nook for reading—or binge-watching. “The rest of the house is bright white,” says Cara Cummins, an architect with TaC Studios, which designed the custom house in Tucker. “But the homeowners wanted this room to feel cozy.”

Club-room Chic
The leather sofa from Room and Board is a modern update on a classic Chesterfield style in a warm whiskey color.


Use a horizontal bookstand to create a sculptural library and bring personal interests into a room. Cummins notes that these books are arranged by topic, not size or color. “With this stand, only a few books are stacked within a section, which allows a single book to be removed without needing to take out all of them,” she says.

On the Grid
Rather than one big painting, an understated gallery wall makes a statement. “They wanted the art to be more intimate, like the room,” Cummins says.

Window Wise
Homeowner Tim Lynn designed this room around a view of the backyard lake but still needed draperies. He found vintage polyester from the ’60s and made the 12-foot curtains.

Midcentury Mojo
Designs by MCM master George Nelson are found floor to ceiling: a pendant light up top and the coffee table/bench below.

This article appears in our April 2018 issue.