Bud Dietrich, AIA
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family dynamic - the living room contemporary-living-room

family dynamic - the living room

The living room features custom built bookshelves for the owners' extensive book collection. Glass pocket doors can close this space off from the rest of the main living areas to assure a quiet place to read.

This project was featured in Trends magazine and you can visit http://tinyurl.com/3vubajm to see more photos including before shots.

Photography by Mike Kaskel

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November 8, 2013
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
The ceiling is 8 feet tall and the door height is a standard 80 inches.
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June 3, 2012
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what red color did you use on wall? tks
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
My favorite red is "Rectory Red" from Farrow & Ball
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October 23, 2011
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Thanks. I had seen the photo of the doors already. I was interested in who the manufacturer was
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Bud Dietrich, AIA

Simpson Door www.simpsondoor.com
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Corner bookcase around door
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