Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Architects & Designers
Window seat/reading nook at end of stair hallway traditional-hall
 

Window seat/reading nook at end of stair hallway

Rob Karosis Photography
www.robkarosis.com
URL
http://www.smithandvansant.com/

This photo has 5 questions

razzle123 wrote:
love this - could you tell me how wide and long this space it. i hope to add onto my house within the next 2 years and i would love to have a little reading nook like this at one end of a hall.
   Comment   September 15, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Essentially this is a large stair hall, the railing is in evidence in the lower right of this image. The overall room width is 9'-11" by 24'-5 1/2" long. The window seat/reading nook is 7'-11" wide by 2'-11" deep. You might also note the slats in the baseboard, with similar slats in the window stool to circulate heat from the baseboard under the seat.
September 16, 2013 at 11:38am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
razzle123
cool thanks so much.
September 20, 2013 at 10:07am   
Sign Up to comment
Tara Richardson wrote:
What is the ceiling color? - What is the ceiling color?
   Comment   June 23, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
This is Spring Dust #2150-40 from Benjamin Moore.
June 24, 2013 at 7:15am   
Sign Up to comment
motherof2 wrote:
What is the name of the paint and color used on the walls?
   Comment   March 28, 2011
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
scarpenter1
Again here - what is the color on the ceiling? Is it the same color as in the other ceiling with this wall?
June 10, 2013 at 10:24am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Yes, this is also Spring Dust #2150-40 from Benjamin Moore.
June 20, 2013 at 2:39pm     
Sign Up to comment
dajellybaby wrote:
Width of architraves (frame) around window? Thanks:)
   Comment   May 25, 2014
lizamg wrote:
I have three different sized paintings I want to hang down one side of a 14 mtr hallway with 12 ft ceiling. I have a long row of smaller pictures hanging on the opposite wall all parallel and spaced evenly from and to each other. The three paintings all have the same frame style but are different sizes. Two will hang landscape style and the other portrait style. My question is: How should I hang the pictures in relation to the picture rail? Should they all be the same distance from beneath the rail to the top of the frame? Or should the centre of each painting be in line irrespective of the top of the frame? I would normally hang them the second way, but as the opposite wall is very neat and symmetrical, I am thinking the larger art needs to also be in-line??? Please help! Thank you
   Comment   January 11, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Your Colors: Reconsider Princely Purple
...Well, unless it's a child's room. Tip: It's easier to use a bold color on your walls when much of said walls are covered with artwork and built-ins.
Lily Gahagan added this to Inspired by Nature: Purple and Green
You can also up the warmth by veering towards a green with more yellowish tones, as seen here, or a purple with a redder base.
Shawn Gauthier added this to 14 Ways to Add Ceiling Style
For an easy ceiling upgrade that you can start and finish in a weekend, simply paint the ceiling a color complementary to the room’s decor. This yellow ceiling does wonders for these purple walls.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Kid Spaces: Making Room for the Brood
Halls. Think your hallway or stairway landing need be typical? Not when you need the space! Turn it into a reading nook or play space for the kids.
Kelly Porter added this to Great Ideas for Painted Ceilings
Using multiple colors in a child's room is essential for fostering creativity and imagination. I love how this sunny yellow ceiling complements the violet wall color.
Cathy Lara added this to Dreamy Clean Kids' Rooms
2. Wipe down books and dust the bookshelves. A microfiber cloth makes for a great duster because it traps and removes dust instead of spreading it around. Take out every book and dust every nook and cranny. Wipe down each book, especially your child's well-thumbed copies, which almost always have remnants of their afternoon snacks lodged in between pages.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

trinifabulous added this to trinifabulous's ideas
on Wednesday
window seat/reading nook
leslie added this to lwramsey's Ideas
on Wednesday
Cool kid room
anjaekler added this to My bedroom
on Wednesday
COOL
maydanozlee added this to maydanozlee's Ideas
on Tuesday
For an easy ceiling upgrade that you can start and finish in a weekend, simply paint the ceiling a color complementary to the room’s decor. This yellow ceiling does wonders for these purple walls. 천장-벽 보색으로?
mamart7 added this to bedroom
last Saturday
Window molding
2goodthings added this to Dream Library
last Friday
Window seat, bookcases, and family photos
alex922 added this to secret room
July 21, 2014
Adorable built ins
GH3 Enterprises LLC added this to kids rooms
July 21, 2014
Zebra sheets
becky69 added this to becky69's ideaas
July 19, 2014
I like that it is more of a reading nook/room
Claudia Rodriguez added this to claudia_rodriguez8285081's Ideas
July 15, 2014
Libros con niños bien
Julie Trimmer added this to julie_trimmer's Ideas
July 11, 2014
The built in bed and bookcases
sdorociak1 added this to sdorociak1's ideas
July 9, 2014
Ceil
moni5540 added this to moni5540's Ideas
July 8, 2014
End of Kalista's hall
Isis Andrade added this to Bedroom Ideas
July 8, 2014
cor do quarto
heidimyoung added this to Charlie
July 6, 2014
giant bear!
fi21od15 added this to Boys Bedrooms
July 2, 2014
Ranfurly
Casey Wiley added this to casey_wiley4640626's Ideas
July 1, 2014
Reading nook for the kids!!!
heaven__m added this to Boy's Bedroom
June 28, 2014
wall decor
nalene added this to nalene's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Wall color?
ozlert added this to ozlert's Ideas
June 19, 2014
Cemile
carolbiel added this to carolbiel's Favorites
June 19, 2014
wall and ceiling color combination
tim1701 added this to tim1701's Ideas
June 13, 2014
Purple wall color
sherricordry added this to sherricordry's Ideas
June 13, 2014
Bookshelves
amessina1975 added this to paint colors
June 11, 2014
Wall color for dining room?
steppingley added this to steppingley's Ideas
June 8, 2014
Miro's room
lrzentz added this to displaying art
June 5, 2014
My calendar pictures
laurascoats added this to Kids Ideas
June 5, 2014
loads of builtins
shaynee2011 added this to shaynee2011's Ideas
June 4, 2014
Library
alipisegna added this to alipisegna's Ideas
June 3, 2014
Addition
mimigibito added this to mimigibito's ideas
June 3, 2014
Cozy
Joan Berler added this to Bathroom Ideas
June 2, 2014
Color combo?
tikadalby added this to tikadalby's Ideas
May 29, 2014
Seat near window
Deb Drez Lyons added this to Craft Room
May 28, 2014
Craft room wall color
smnanderson added this to Kitchen ideas
May 28, 2014
Love this for a cozy reading nook
nfree15 added this to Kids Rooms
May 27, 2014
Melanie added this to murpml's Ideas
May 27, 2014
Built-ins
jvuotto added this to jvuotto's ideas
May 25, 2014
library&the walls and bed
stephden added this to stephden's Ideas
May 24, 2014
Delaney
katmur23 added this to katmur23's Ideas
May 24, 2014
Kid room
shjackso added this to shjackso's Ideas
May 24, 2014
Cute kids room
ootm45 added this to Random Rooms
May 21, 2014
PERFECT!
sdmcglennon added this to sdmcglennon's Ideas
May 21, 2014
First
Shannon Harker added this to Small bedrooms
May 20, 2014
for Addi
Tracey Tucker added this to tracey369's ideas
May 19, 2014
love the wall colour
kimdubree added this to Outdoors
May 16, 2014
library
msthomasm7 added this to Built In Storage
May 16, 2014
Creative hallway space
Misty Vaughn added this to misty_vaughn5136's Ideas
May 14, 2014
Cj color
Embellishments for Home, ltd added this to cblarkey's Ideas
May 13, 2014
This is a idea of a bench it's one of the only ones I could find. By Megan Larkey
ECOS Paints added this to Purple Design & Decor Inspiration
May 13, 2014
This vibrant purple really helps all the wall decor pop and works great as an accent. Recreate this look using Moonlight Melody 1179 by ECOS Paint.
idbuck added this to idbuck's Ideas
May 11, 2014
How to make a small room work!
sebocem added this to sebocem's Ideas
May 11, 2014
Sarp
rashigoyal added this to nursery
May 10, 2014
Color
mokievans added this to sitting room
May 10, 2014
Grandchildren nook
ckgropp added this to ckgropp's Ideas
May 7, 2014
kids reading nook
padhraig added this to padhraig's Ideas
May 6, 2014
Bed
at57 added this to Bedroom Ideas
May 2, 2014
Detail
acdclos added this to PURPLE & YELLOW
April 30, 2014
yellow ceilling
lauriebetts added this to lauriebetts's ideas
April 28, 2014
Paint color for Alyssa
gemstone300 added this to gemstone300's ideas
April 28, 2014
reading room
beachinamy added this to beachinamy's Ideas
April 28, 2014
Reading nook - Children
eskimo458 added this to Office/gym/flex
April 28, 2014
shelves in landing
bzibell added this to lighting
April 27, 2014
bold colors for Morgan's room
bzibell added this to Susan
April 27, 2014
bold colors for Morgan's room
ashleydanzer added this to ashleydanzer's Ideas
April 26, 2014
Lights
jillianaufderheide added this to Nook ideas
April 26, 2014
Shelves sit back
Ryan Houseman added this to ryan_houseman's Ideas
April 23, 2014
Small room
bballgirl10 added this to bballgirl10's Ideas
April 23, 2014
I love the way the colors work together and tie in the artwork as well as he reading niche.
risris added this to Chillins
April 20, 2014
love this children's library/reading nook!!!
tinkpidge added this to tinkpidge's ideas
April 19, 2014
Book
lirion added this to new house ideas
April 19, 2014
kids room
dbyrd83 added this to dbyrd83's ideas
April 18, 2014
Paint
trcott added this to Bedroom Ideas
April 17, 2014
Use of colour
yvcc added this to yanta office/dressing room
April 17, 2014
Paint
Saurav Gupta added this to saurav_gupta9774419's ideas
April 15, 2014
small space
jdunscomb added this to jdunscomb's ideas
April 14, 2014
Green ceiling with purple walls.
sebnemboztepe added this to sebnemboztepe's Ideas
April 13, 2014
Sinemisin odasi ve kutuphanesi fikri
Dalia Hassaballa added this to Girls Bedroom
April 12, 2014
Layla
chrisplinkins added this to our suite
April 11, 2014
Scheme
toriabow added this to toriabow's Ideas
April 10, 2014
Room colours
home2428 added this to home2428's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Paint
lady_x added this to lady_x's Ideas
April 8, 2014
Bibliotek
Joharah AbdulAziz added this to joharah_abdulaziz's Ideas
April 8, 2014
Kids
tifanylong added this to tifanylong's Ideas
April 7, 2014
Color
41563 added this to 41563's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Like the purple
atomc added this to atomc's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Built in bed
hollysicklinger added this to Kid ideas
April 5, 2014
Built-in bed
gorski3111 added this to painted ceilings ideas
April 3, 2014
Love the purple with yellow
daniellenola added this to daniellenola's ideas
April 3, 2014
pictures
dbhart1210 added this to dbhart1210's Ideas
April 2, 2014
Love as a reading nook
amyrego added this to amyrego's Ideas
April 2, 2014
built in bookshelves
ayeayetun added this to kids room re paint
April 1, 2014
Accent ceiling
afiberartist added this to afiberartist's Ideas
April 1, 2014
Window seat & bookcases
Deanna Boudov added this to deanmen's Ideas
April 1, 2014
Gib's room
tina1house1 added this to tina1house1's ideas
March 29, 2014
bed needs to be a little larger
sppm added this to Kids Bedrooms
March 29, 2014
cores das paredes
bshoup1971 added this to bshoup1971's ideas
March 28, 2014
Emma ideas
rose1033 added this to Office/Craft room
March 28, 2014
Wall color
mtppregan added this to Dining Room Ideas
March 28, 2014
window seat with baseboard under
jmecca added this to jmecca's ideas
March 28, 2014
dory's reading nook
connectionstudio added this to connectionstudio's Ideas
March 27, 2014
Book nook!!!
natmason21 added this to natmason21's Ideas
March 26, 2014
The book shelfs
Gayle Weinberg_Kalmin added this to LOFT
March 26, 2014
Same. Relax.
jess7100 added this to New home decor
March 23, 2014
ceiling colors
angelfish123 added this to sitting and reading
March 22, 2014
window seat
whitesroad added this to whitesroad's Ideas
March 22, 2014
KIDS ROOMS /STUDY/
Rick McGrady added this to Living Rooms
March 21, 2014
Bookshelves...!
bedforher added this to bedforher's ideas
March 19, 2014
wall color
dguevares added this to dguevares's ideas
March 18, 2014
bookcases
aahege added this to aahege's Ideas
March 15, 2014
Ablak alatt agy
huntergsmama added this to living room
March 13, 2014
Nooks
nickilmac added this to nickilmac's Ideas
March 13, 2014
Wall pictures
Lexi Haze added this to interesting features
March 12, 2014
Reading nook
crizzy8 added this to crizzy8's Ideas
March 11, 2014
Color
mburnside added this to Boy's bedroom ideas
March 10, 2014
Built-ins
brookiebrat added this to brookiebrat's Ideas
March 9, 2014
Matte purple with high wainscoting
annbruce added this to annbruce's Ideas
March 9, 2014
Built in bed/reading nook
difiliou added this to difiliou's ideas
March 7, 2014
Lots of interesting built ins---like a library stack
Debbie Anne Gonzales added this to debbieanne_gonzales's Ideas
March 5, 2014
Bed, frames, bookshelves
ralexander6669 added this to ralexander6669's Ideas
March 4, 2014
Haley
ziaddaaboul added this to ziaddaaboul's Ideas
March 4, 2014
Kids Room 6
wadehayessmith0880 added this to wadehayessmith0880's Ideas
March 3, 2014
Purple
barbara2nock added this to Media Room
March 2, 2014
Color scheme
tikimommy added this to family Rm
March 1, 2014
shelves
Michelle Waters added this to Bonus room
March 1, 2014
Love the shelves on walls.
jaxyogini added this to jaxyogini's Ideas
February 28, 2014
Kids reading space
mccarver505 added this to Megan's bedroom
February 28, 2014
windowsill
evelynagnes added this to Bedroom
February 28, 2014
all
liljerry123 added this to liljerry123's ideas
February 27, 2014
alicia room
jean9526 added this to jean9526's Ideas
February 26, 2014
Like the bookcases with the daybed
Reyken Construction, LLC added this to Kids
February 26, 2014
Kids rooms: window seating + reading nook!
Eily Roe Interiors added this to cullen
February 26, 2014
Too cluttered?
david_westfall added this to david_westfall's Ideas
February 23, 2014
Paint
maripoledna added this to teen hang out ideas
February 23, 2014
paint, lighting
eggie123 added this to Misc
February 21, 2014
For play area
Gillian Ellis added this to gillian_ellis2322821's Ideas
February 21, 2014
Looks like so much fun!
christy5150 added this to Anna
February 20, 2014
purple
Cally Gibson added this to cally_gibson's Ideas
February 19, 2014
Wall colour
acnarayanan added this to acnarayanan's Favorites
February 19, 2014
Reading knook
robinwang518 added this to robinwang518's ideas
February 17, 2014
Beautiful coulour
koolmama added this to koolmama's Favorites
February 16, 2014
Window seat
kimmyam added this to kimmyam's Ideas
February 16, 2014
Reading room daybed
botto8221 added this to kitchen, pantry, nook
February 15, 2014
Book shelves, Alex idea
mrshib added this to picture window ideas
February 15, 2014
love all shelves
skolbs added this to skolbs's Ideas
February 14, 2014
Purple
ancaandreea added this to ancaandreea's Ideas
February 14, 2014
Personality!
Your Color Diva added this to Exciting Bold Colors
February 11, 2014
Have fun with the ceiling, just another canvas. Because the intensity of the purple and yellow are the same there is a cohesive fun space.
cutiejai added this to madison's room
February 11, 2014
I love the bed by the window. Makes room look bigger.
monarae123 added this to monarae123's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Pictures
Tiffani Robinson added this to tiffani_robinson's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Ceiling for bathroom color
Shadia Alvarez added this to Rene & Shadia's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Kids room
sacg added this to sacg's ideas
February 9, 2014
Painted ceiling & colorful
Cristina Moe Salanova added this to laundry
February 9, 2014
Window bed
javagirl12 added this to javagirl12's ideas
February 9, 2014
landing
molnat added this to Moorings
February 8, 2014
Kids room, built in...I would like the bedrooms as small as possible utilizing lots of built ins and enclosed storage...kids are messy.
breninsteinhart added this to breninsteinhart's Ideas
February 7, 2014
Kiddo
zashle added this to zashle's ideas
February 7, 2014
like
M Saber Ghonaim added this to msaber_ghonaim's Ideas
February 7, 2014
Nice wall color for kids bedroom
Lian Duan added this to lian_duan's Ideas
February 5, 2014
Small space big style
remriley added this to remriley's Ideas
February 5, 2014
paint Riley's room
zeekaye added this to mimi
February 3, 2014
Bed
Catherine Magner added this to Sunroom
February 3, 2014
shelving all around.
allegromb added this to allegromb's Ideas
February 2, 2014
This REALLY makes me think!! It is a mind opener!!!
wanmatnor added this to wanmatnor's ideas
February 2, 2014
hall1
Veronica Taylor added this to veronica_taylor5575297's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Area
tmzk23 added this to tmzk23's Ideas
February 2, 2014
kerem :)
Tamika Brinkley added this to tamika_brinkley4060335's Ideas
January 28, 2014
Nook
Franny Wagner added this to franny_wagner's ideas
January 28, 2014
i would sleep there!
ellisfleischer added this to ellisfleischer's Ideas
January 26, 2014
Colour
chant3ll3 added this to chant3ll3's Ideas
January 26, 2014
One of these window seat things need to be in the kids rooms. It's good use for space, and also storage underneath the seat. Will be good in a babies room and change fabric when they grow.
iharacog added this to iharacog's Ideas
January 23, 2014
Cozy reading room
neo02126 added this to hall way
January 22, 2014
book shelves and seating
pennyct added this to Living Room Ideas
January 21, 2014
Daisy
jennyharriman added this to Maine
January 21, 2014
Colors
bronte2014 added this to bronte2014's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Good use of landing space
susan7727 added this to william's cell
January 19, 2014
? Bed placement?
klancour added this to bedroom
January 19, 2014
Bookshelves
candyjoan added this to candyjoan's ideas
January 18, 2014
Love this!
nirak1 added this to nirak1's Ideas
January 18, 2014
Bett am Fenster
sukiclark added this to sukiclark's
January 18, 2014
Leah
mayoora added this to mayoora's Ideas
January 14, 2014
Reading corner
floaung added this to Playroom
January 13, 2014
Bookshelves at child level
Daniela Vella added this to daniela_vella6458223's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Beppes
lbvtma added this to lbvtma's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Layout and color scheme
kellyburn added this to kellyburn's ideas
January 12, 2014
Bookcases
raygan added this to raygan's ideas
January 12, 2014
Seat, photos, wall color
chuckbeth added this to Ali likes
January 12, 2014
thats book heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ioana Manciu added this to ioana_manciu's ideas
January 11, 2014
peretele
lindawells1 added this to lindawells1's Ideas
January 11, 2014
precious child's room
cguizar added this to Salma's Dream Bedroom! That might not happen
January 11, 2014
me: bright colors on walls AND ceiling
lkwiatk added this to walls 911
January 11, 2014
Purple?
gretamargreta added this to tiny rooms
January 10, 2014
crowdedness
chantalw014 added this to chantalw014's ideas
January 10, 2014
wall color
Show Room Colors
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™