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The Study Nook Reveal

The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home

We had a very charming little landing at the top of the centuries-old staircase, right in the oldest part of our historic home.  Every time we would come to have renovation meetings, I would stand up at the landing and imagine a little study space for the kids.  With a comfy chair to snuggle up and read– and a desk that would house a computer.  I know the time will come when our kids will need to retreat to their respective rooms to use calculators and write papers…but those years are a while away…and quite frankly I feel much more comfortable with them using a computer where I can keep an eye on them if needed!

Eva Amurri Martino's Study Nook Before
The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
Eva Amurri Martino's Study Nook Before
The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home

We are building Kyle’s office above our new garage, so for the time being Kyle is using this little nook as his workspace.  Also don’t worry everyone, the desk plaque will be gone as soon as my kid can read…it just gives me a nice chuckle every time I’m working..or responding to crazy people on Instagram.  Either, or. Ha! I loved how the bright and layered space turned out.  Check out the video below for more about the design process with Prudence!

The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
The Study Nook inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
A close up of the Anthropologie desk in Eva Amurri Martino's Study Nook

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15 Comments

  1. Christina says:

    This is truly a dream home!! This space and the other reading/lounge nook you’ve created are my favorite. I love it!

    08.21.19 Reply
    • So glad you’re loving it! If you couldn’t tell, I loooooove a cozy vibe 😉

      08.22.19 Reply
  2. Ana says:

    Obsessed with this space. Especially that cozy little chair! Loving each and every room you’ve shared! Bravo to you and your design guru’s!!!

    08.21.19 Reply
  3. Catherine M. Shively says:

    Eva
    That looks amazing. I’m a historic home NUT and I’m so impressed with what you’ve done. You’ve kept the spirit of the house and made it your own at the same time. It has AMAZING bones and just needed some love and light to make it what it was meant to be. It’s homey without being stuffy like some people feel old homes should be.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    08.21.19 Reply
    • Thank you! And so glad you feel that way, since it was our ultimate goal! xo

      08.22.19 Reply
  4. Ana says:

    I also have copies of Nancy drew and hardy boys that my mom gave me!

    08.21.19 Reply
  5. Linda says:

    Dying! Love this one. But so curious how the contractors “raised” the banister. I see the posts that were added, but how did they add height to the spindles / railing? xox

    08.21.19 Reply
    • They replaced with replica spindles! It was actually super pricey to raise the bannister and keep the historical feel– but I just did NOT feel comfortable with that super low bannister!

      08.22.19 Reply
  6. Jessica Bricker says:

    I love the lamp shade! I noticed it is also in your fantastic office. Can you please share where it is from. I have a hard time finding perfect shades for my lamps. Thanks!

    08.21.19 Reply
    • I bought them both from Anthropology about eight years ago! They normally have great shades though, I recommend checking the site

      08.22.19 Reply
  7. Kristen says:

    I love all of the vintage Nancy Drews and Hardy Boys! Will need to go dig in my moms basement for mine!

    08.22.19 Reply
  8. Connie Pennington says:

    I would love to sit there and read!! Absolutely love this!

    08.23.19 Reply
  9. What an amazing transformation. I liked this study nook reveal. These pictures are lovely.

    09.13.19 Reply