Decorating Our Reading Room | Shopping with Hunters Alley

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From fabulous vintage furniture finds, and unique home decor accents, to cool kitchen and barware items, and even stunning one-of-a-kind art and jewelry keepsakes, Hunters Alley is a new kind of resale marketplace packed full of pre-owned and handmade pieces, from vintage to contemporary, that connects shoppers to sellers with similar taste, style, and interests.

You can shop the site, list your own items for sale, or just peruse for inspiration, and I love their curated sales for all of the aforementioned. So when Hunters Alley asked if they could help me add the finishing touches to a neglected space in my home, I jumped at the opportunity. Every day there are new sales to shop and new treasures to score, and I’m already kicking myself for not buying up a few items I loved because they are sold now!

We have this small room upstairs that we like to call our “Reading Room” because “Library” sounds too stuffy and formal, and this room is neither of those things. I began decorating it with the sort of furniture and decor that doesn’t really fit anywhere else and loved the quirky feel it created. In all honesty, when we bought our house, there was a little piece of me that thought this room would make the perfect nursery for our “someday baby”. In time, acceptance washed ove me, and after the initial setup of shelves and books and curtains and a few pieces of art {including the amazing custom painting/portrait of our dogs Bebop & LeRoy by artist Nicole Newsted}, this room eventually became a place where everything without a place ended up.

This is what our “Reading Room” looks like today… A total mess, with holiday wrapping paper still spread out on the floor and random items strewn about, so I am EXTREMELY EXCITED to have a reason to focus on this little space and finish it.

Reading Room NOW-Before photos-all

Even though it’s not kids’ room, the colors and poppy art make it very playful and everytime we have kiddos visit, they all end up playing in this room {I assure you it was clean once :}. It’s very sweet. So I thought I’d play on the greens and orange-y reds the now-furniture and art already bring to the space and add a hint of a retro/modern eclectic vibe to finish it up. I originally thought I’d go with a small table with stools, similar to what’s shown in the first photo {at the top of the post}, but instead I’ve purchased a little futon sofa to sit, relax, and read on that will also make a great little sleeper for kiddos when they visit.

Below are items I’ve curated from Hunters Alley inspired by our Reading Room. While I’d like to use ALL of these items in the room, only a few will make it into the final space. I can’t wait to get started giving this room a real purpose and presence in our home and to be able to really enjoy it as well. And when it’s finished, I’ll be excited to share the final space that I cherish so much here and with you.

reading room by hunters alley-lovemaegan

1. Vintage Decorative Books, S/5
2. Ceramic Owl Candleholder
3. Large Orange Metal Marquee Ampersand
4. Global Views, Sunburst Magnifier – Small
5. Louis Philippe Settee
6. Fox Throw
7. Pair of Popsicle Pillows
8. Black Midcentury Magazine Rack
9. Global Views, S/3 Oasis Cinched Vases
10. Pair of Ocean Blue Ceramic Table Lamps
11. Black print pillow with orange trim
12. Vintage Quilt – 189
13. Pagoda Shaped Bamboo Etagere
14. Amalfi Knoll Tulip Chair
15. King Penguin Book of Mosses
16. Vintage Gold Vanity Stool
17. handmade play teepee
18. Turtle Stool

There are so many new and great things to choose from every single day at Hunters Alley, it was really hard to narrow it down to just a few! Can you guess which items I chose?

You can find a list of all of My “Loves” at Hunters Alley and follow me as well. Who knows, maybe one day, I’ll list a few items of my own!

This post is brought to you by Hunters Alley… all opinions are my own.
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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

3 Comments

  • Always So Sweet

    April 17, 2014 | Reply

    I have two “Before” rooms…………”Trouble is” that I can’t find anyone to help me carry heavier items down two flights of stairs! (Most ‘handymen’ don’t want to do “piddley”, “this and that” jobs.) Anyway, I can’t wait to see your “After” photos! p.s. Lucky you have a very handy hubby!

    • Maegan Tintari

      April 17, 2014 | Reply

      That’s a bummer!! You need to find someone quick! I’m going to have to find “handy man” to install my new light fixture because I’m terrified of electrical! 🙂 xo

    • Elle Eisenbacher

      April 19, 2014 | Reply

      We live between Minneapolis and Seattle!! If you live in those areas I would totally lend my hubby to help carry some heavy items! Otherwise – check Craigslist! 🙂

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