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Window seat/reading nook at end of stair hallway traditional hall

Window seat/reading nook at end of stair hallway

Rob Karosis Photography

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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
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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   
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cool thanks so much.
September 20, 2013 at 10:07am   
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Tara Richardson wrote:
What is the ceiling color? - What is the ceiling color?
   Comment   June 23, 2013
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This is Spring Dust #2150-40 from Benjamin Moore.
June 24, 2013 at 7:15am   
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motherof2 wrote:
What is the name of the paint and color used on the walls?
   Comment   March 28, 2011
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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   
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Yes, this is also Spring Dust #2150-40 from Benjamin Moore.
June 20, 2013 at 2:39pm     
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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

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