COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio
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Minnesota Private Residence

http://www.cookarchitectural.com
Perched on wooded hilltop, this historical estate home was thoughtfully restored and expanded, addressing the modern needs of a large family and incorporating the unique style of its owners. The design is teeming with custom details including a porte cochère and fox head rain spouts, providing references to the historical narrative of the site’s long history.

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June 7, 2013
snowtigr wrote:
Can you please tell me what the black material on the top of the stairs is? - I can no tell if its wood, tile, granite or marble from the picture - what ever it is it's beautiful!
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COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio
Thank you for you interest in our project. The stairs are original to the house and they are stained wood.
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April 16, 2013
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Ceramic Decor Centre Ltd.
Not being involved in the project it's hard to tile the exact tile used, however Lobby White and Lobby Black 18x18 porcelain tile would give you the same look I think you are after. Hope this helps!
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pablomsu
One more question ... what technique was used in laying the tile down side by side? And I don't mean the orientation, but rather - what looks like a lack of any visible lines of grout. Is there a particular name for that type of install?
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January 15, 2013
allmarblehead wrote:
could you please tell me the paint color on walls?
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Corinne Madias
try white chocolate by BM
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rlmstyle
Thank you, nmadias9808 !!!
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January 21, 2012
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Kelly Porter
Spanish White OC-35 by Benjamin Moore is similar.
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January 12, 2012
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The Shabby Nest
Try Valspar's Snowcap White.
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is that also what you used on the ceiling ? If so, did you lighten it by 50 % so that it didn't seem darker than the trim, or did you change to a flat ?
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tohsalem
You could always paint the wood yourself. I did this same pattern in my kitchen. Not hard just time consuming.
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Looking Glass Drapery Co.
tohsalem - yes I have considered painting my wood floors in this pattern, it the time that has me putting it off. How has the finish held up for you? It would be in a high traffic zone in my house so not sure about the maintenance.
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Kelly Porter added this to How to Pick the Right White Paint
3. Soft white. Pairing white with black creates a very elegant, Art Deco feel. Even with so much contrast, this look is still a blank canvas for adding any other color. To lessen the drama, choose a slightly-softer white. In this space, you see how the wall color is a bit more toned down as compared to the crisp white trim and doors. Paint pick: Pure White 7005 by Sherwin-Williams
Stair StyleAlthough the tips above are not enough to teach you how to build a stair (that's one of the most complicated things a carpenter does), they will help you understand how and why they are laid out the way the are. Now let's talk about the way stairs look. After all, there is beauty in the function of a staircase — a well-designed stair can be one of the most stunning forms in your house. A staircase has many parts, and since most are made of wood, one of the questions you'll face is whether to add a clear coat or paint it. Traditional stairs often have a combination of both. To paint or not to paint? My advice is to avoid paint on treads and banisters. These get the most wear, and paint shows wear more readily. If the treads have been painted before, or if you want that look, we've had good success with Fine Paints of Europe.

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Lobby White and Lobby Black 18x18 porcelain tile would give you the same look I think you are after. Hope this helps!
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