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Audrey Brandt asian dining room
 

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deckerpo wrote:
where did you find this??? so cute and useful!!!
   Comment   January 9, 2011

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Janell Beals - House of Fifty Mag added this to Tables Set For Entertaining
A runner placed with folds down the length of the table, along with linens and golden napkin rings are understated gestures that complement the fabric lined walls. Sparkling glassware mirrors the beauty of the chandelier.
This is another example of kaidan tansu. The story is that Japanese homes were taxed according to square footage, and many used these steps to access upper rooms they didn't want the government to know about. Before the tax collectors came, the stairs were separated and relocated to other parts of the house. In this home, it makes a nice display shelf for the owner's Asian accessories collection.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architecture Pays Tribute to the Tax Man
Tax avoidance is universal. The Japanese used kaidan-tansu to avoid paying taxes on extra floors in the house. These chests could be assembled to form a stair and, when the tax man came snooping around, could be disassembled and moved elsewhere.
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to Teach a Tansu New Tricks
This is a classic step tansu that would fit with any style. I love to float these pieces with the tall end against a wall, as they make great room dividers. The graduated steps allow for display opportunities.

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Kathleen added this to dining, family room
on Monday
great corner cabinet
mcdev106 added this to mcdev106's Ideas
last Saturday
neat idea for custom cabinet in upstairs master toilet room
jackykirk added this to Furniture
April 14, 2014
Tansu
joantsargent added this to Bookshelves In Bathroom
January 22, 2014
Beautiful
bdlmilton added this to bdlmilton's ideas
January 5, 2014
I need design ideas for my step tansu.
jessicatlin added this to Furniture
December 10, 2013
step chest in study/play/dining room
spidercakes added this to House ideas
November 24, 2013
Hmmmmmm....
erinasugema added this to JOGLO
September 6, 2013
Bentuk lemarinya bagus, spt tangga. Bs utk pantry joglo
ashtik added this to living space
September 3, 2013
chest
kissyfacebaby added this to my boudoir
August 30, 2013
striped walls dark color
strandjan added this to Flur Oben
August 18, 2013
Idee für Kleine Treppe zum Dachraum
emwezzo added this to Dining Room
August 5, 2013
Beige version of table runner across marble table?
galeandring added this to Asian sofa table
August 3, 2013
Blue & white porcelain
gleasondk added this to Could we build it?
July 28, 2013
Corner piece with stair step.
Corey Thompson added this to corey_thompson's Ideas
June 29, 2013
Neat idea
pkaira added this to pkaira's Ideas
June 27, 2013
Step
leequan added this to Dining Room Ideas
June 25, 2013
Possibilities with bamboo boxes and a few additional pieces?
thecreativecontrol added this to thecreativecontrol's ideas
June 21, 2013
geile Treppe
Michael_Karen Douglas added this to Dining Room Ideas
June 19, 2013
we like this piece in dining room. not sure if it would work.
miag1977 added this to miag1977's ideas
May 24, 2013
Fabric wall3
joliro added this to joliro's Ideas
May 14, 2013
Stair storage
Sondra Oczkus added this to sondra_oczkus's ideas
April 28, 2013
Extremely well done and elegant.
pstrong55 added this to Library Photos
April 23, 2013
stepped for end?
xiaozhuang added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 21, 2013
dining
alyssalynnshaw added this to alyssalynnshaw's Ideas
April 8, 2013
Simply beautiful
jaydubem added this to jaydubem's Ideas
March 29, 2013
Stair chest
Sammy added this to KItchen
March 27, 2013
stair cabinet
yolan added this to Shijinanshan
March 26, 2013
柜子
tegan4 added this to tegan4's Ideas
March 24, 2013
Cupboard
popoaggie added this to Kitchen
March 24, 2013
Make out of dads old stairs
wenclements added this to Our House
March 13, 2013
Stairs for a small space
shellyspratt added this to shellyspratt's Favorites
March 12, 2013
Furniture
donnessa added this to donnessa's ideas
March 10, 2013
Tansu, divider and storage
anand702 added this to anand702's Ideas
February 24, 2013
Design
Heather Boyer added this to heather_boyer4968's ideas
February 22, 2013
Carrie Kines added this to carrie_kines's Ideas
February 1, 2013
Stairs.
Ruth Timmons added this to ruth_timmons's ideas
February 1, 2013
stairs with storage
badara added this to badara's ideas
February 1, 2013
Under stair closet
kphilabaum added this to kphilabaum's ideas
January 27, 2013
dning room
Laura Petrisor added this to laura_petrisor's ideas
January 22, 2013
i can wait my friends
Laura Ogawa added this to laura848's ideas
January 13, 2013
Tansu chest
marciahasbrouck added this to marciahasbrouck's ideas
January 5, 2013
kaidandansu
csfong added this to csfong's ideas
December 28, 2012
the step piece in background
sugunar added this to sugunar's ideas
December 24, 2012
the stair type furniture
tjohnburgess added this to tjohnburgess's ideas
December 1, 2012
wallpaper
parthenia added this to parthenia's ideas
November 28, 2012
like the wall
sindhuraghavan added this to sindhuraghavan's ideas
November 19, 2012
the shelf
nolahouse added this to nolahouse's ideas
November 9, 2012
staircase cabinet
Rachel White added this to rachel_white's ideas
October 28, 2012
Tansu, step style
sprecia added this to sprecia's Favorites
October 20, 2012
Very cool- the tiered asian cabinet!
matetsky added this to matetsky's ideas
October 17, 2012
cabinet
pandamam added this to pandamam's ideas
September 23, 2012
буфет
ivoleic added this to ivoleic's ideas
September 22, 2012
cabinet
Waneta Knudsen added this to waneta_knudsen's ideas
September 20, 2012
nicholskt added this to nicholskt's ideas
September 18, 2012
cool as real stairs in a tiny house!
suzydowney added this to suzydowney's ideas
September 13, 2012
what a neat staircase/shelving/dresser
samidha_s added this to samidha_s's ideas
September 13, 2012
Trunk_decor
lisabythesea added this to Living room.
September 9, 2012
Love the 'chesser' or whatever it's called....would love one of these or an old library catalog....
undetermined_dimension added this to kitchen
September 5, 2012
shelves
lbgard added this to lbgard's ideas
August 31, 2012
great for corner
mariabarr added this to mariabarr's ideas
August 29, 2012
шкаф ступеньками
higherm added this to higherm's ideas
August 19, 2012
Love
ladybarber added this to ladybarber's ideas
August 7, 2012
tiny house stairway idea
newfrontiersman added this to Bedroom
August 6, 2012
I love that staircase furniture thing
sejille added this to sejille's Favorites
August 5, 2012
Stairs
shahnoor added this to Lobby
August 4, 2012
Siderack
willowrose added this to willowrose's ideas
August 3, 2012
could get this effect by stacking different size cabinets
Katrina Watson added this to Dining Room Ideas
August 2, 2012
would absolutely FREAK to have a chandelier so gorgeous!!!!!
aniusam added this to aniusam's ideas
July 27, 2012
WOW
Susan M added this to Misc.
July 24, 2012
step tansu
dhanumathi added this to dhanumathi's ideas
July 17, 2012
Steps, room divider tansu
misswiggles added this to misswiggles's ideas
July 14, 2012
katie
scareymc added this to scareymc's Favorites
July 12, 2012
Would love to have a step tansu somewhere, preferably in the game room. Nice for displaying the blue-and-white.
topochka added this to topochka's ideas
July 9, 2012
step cabinet
marniebarrett added this to marniebarrett's Favorites
July 9, 2012
Very Indonesian feel...why didn't I get more???
ssblicke added this to ssblicke's ideas
July 8, 2012
Cool piece - tansu
mabel5833 added this to mabel5833's ideas
July 8, 2012
Love the chandelier
bean0617 added this to bean0617's ideas
July 8, 2012
Tansu
oneshoecan added this to oneshoecan's ideas
July 8, 2012
tansu
lessalt added this to lessalt's ideas
July 8, 2012
step tansu
Chelsea McGraw Storybook Murals added this to Tansu Samples and Articles
July 8, 2012
The stair step style is distinctive to tansu. I am always charmed by the design possibilities.
ae2ga added this to ae2ga's ideas
July 8, 2012
tansu steps for plants in pretty pots - i like it
zinovetz added this to zinovetz's ideas
July 8, 2012
Tansu
brandybrat added this to furniture
July 8, 2012
This is a classic step tansu that would fit with any style. I love to float these pieces with the tall end against a wall, as they make great room dividers. The graduated steps allow for display opportunities.
Lynda Wagner added this to lynda_wagner's ideas
July 8, 2012
Great for my dining room
shopnet1 added this to shopnet1's ideas
July 8, 2012
Tansu storage/divider
paula_swindle added this to paula_swindle's ideas
July 8, 2012
wall look
nanakdee added this to nanakdee's ideas
July 8, 2012
Tansu storage at an angle.
stangrl added this to bathroom
July 8, 2012
Tansu
spalt added this to Spalt's future ideas
July 8, 2012
show to Heidi
dvin added this to Dining room
July 8, 2012
tansu
mamapatty added this to mamapatty's ideas
July 8, 2012
This is a classic step tansu that would fit with any style. I love to float these pieces with the tall end against a wall, as they make great room dividers. The graduated steps allow for display opportunities.
conniesweden added this to conniesweden's ideas
July 7, 2012
stairs
jfloyd added this to Ivy dining room storage for J
July 7, 2012
How wide is this?
speedytx added this to speedytx's ideas
July 5, 2012
Bold verticle stripes
marielv added this to marielv's Favorites
July 5, 2012
Step chest for terrariums
huggledemon added this to huggledemon's ideas
June 30, 2012
cupboard
chrismc58 added this to chrismc58's ideas
June 2, 2012
Asian
mackgg added this to mackgg bedroom
May 26, 2012
staircase cabinet
siskaws added this to siskaws's ideas
May 25, 2012
staircase cupboard draw my attention. very genious.
salishanbarb added this to salishanbarb's ideas
May 16, 2012
stackable Asian furniture
amandadu added this to Special Space
April 28, 2012
better place (stairs) for planting (flowers / greens)
blondel added this to blondel's ideas
April 26, 2012
Great decorative storage under stairs
mexi added this to mexi's ideas
April 24, 2012
Japanese Stair
ideapoacher added this to ideapoacher's ideas
April 22, 2012
tidit about tansu chests
Mrs Harrison added this to mrsjharrisons other ideas
April 22, 2012
beautiful
yokaloka added this to yokaloka's ideas
April 20, 2012
I want to fabricate that furniture
Deepthy Siby added this to Deepthy Siby's ideas
April 19, 2012
Kaidan-tansu
johnphive added this to johnphive's ideas
April 19, 2012
stairs going up from John's closet to my boudoir the "STAIRWAY TO SEX!!!" or my "RAPE ESCAPE" :)
virginian201 added this to House Accesories
April 19, 2012
I like the movable or "fake" staircase. The cats can climb to the top stair and nap. "Tax avoidance is universal. The Japanese used kaidan-tansu to avoid paying taxes on extra floors in the house. These chests could be assembled to form a stair and, when the tax man came snooping around, could be disassembled and moved elsewhere."
Angela D added this to kid bedroom
April 18, 2012
corner shelving idea
bhudson75 added this to bhudson75's ideas
April 18, 2012
Here's a stair solution!
Wendy Adams added this to Aaron can build it!
April 18, 2012
My stair bookshelf idea
mrsrickard added this to mrsrickard's ideas
April 18, 2012
cat room
dbarthel added this to dbarthel's ideas
April 18, 2012
step chest with rail
Olalla Guerrero_Lopez added this to detalles ext.e int.
April 18, 2012
la escalera
phizziwig added this to Creations
April 18, 2012
chest stairs
katpaine added this to katpaine's Favorites
April 18, 2012
stairway from john's closet to my boudoir
bunka88 added this to bunka88's ideas
April 18, 2012
step chest
suniti added this to suniti's ideas
April 18, 2012
Use of space
kmacwhirter added this to kmacwhirter's ideas
April 18, 2012
drawer stair
lorny added this to lorny's ideas
April 18, 2012
kaidantansu - stair of chests.
scarbowcow added this to stairs
April 17, 2012
The Japanese used kaidan-tansu to avoid paying taxes on extra floors in the house. These chests could be assembled to form a stair and, when the tax man came snooping around, could be disassembled and moved elsewhere.
Fl!p Breskin added this to flip's ideas
April 16, 2012
stair tansu
tyfisher added this to tyfisher's ideas
March 16, 2012
Love wall piece
dub1403 added this to spare room
March 4, 2012
could have stairway like this to get to attic and it would still serve a purpose otherwise
ha199 added this to 中式
February 26, 2012
其他(楼梯)
kellielemm added this to Asian
January 31, 2012
Awesome corner storage piece.
betchay29 added this to betchay29's ideas
January 3, 2012
storage
nickeeta added this to nickeeta's Favorites
December 12, 2011
Shelf
jlm6120 added this to jlm6120's ideas
November 25, 2011
'step' cupboard
iseult added this to iseult's ideas
November 15, 2011
find cabinet like that for under stairs?
catalin added this to Mansarda
November 2, 2011
o scara inedita
kacic added this to kacic's ideas
October 13, 2011
Gradation
rafaelarios added this to rafaelarios's Favorites
September 13, 2011
Cómoda
artcgirl28 added this to artcgirl28's Favorites
July 25, 2011
Shelf
owlie added this to DIY
June 26, 2011
max. a little bit of space w/o it seeming small
jvan added this to jvan's ideas
June 24, 2011
like that creativity and space useage
karama added this to small room ideas
June 5, 2011
tansu chest
efischer615 added this to efischer615's ideas
February 20, 2011
steps
LOIS added this to purple572002's ideas
February 6, 2011
Under-the-stairs storage
mmishra added this to Family Room
January 16, 2011
These asian style "steps" are a beautiful way to display items & have add'l storage - possibility for family room
axisimagi added this to axisimagi's ideas
January 13, 2011
This is another example of kaidan tansu. The story is that Japanese homes were taxed according to square footage, and many used these steps to access upper rooms they didn't want the government to know about. Before the tax collectors came, the stairs were separated and relocated to other parts of the house.
Carol Putnam added this to cputnam's ideas
January 11, 2011
Greek house kaidan tansu steps for interior cabinet
artistmama43 added this to artistmama43's ideas
January 10, 2011
livingroom corner
quelyn added this to quelyn's ideas
January 10, 2011
display shelf.. maximiser..
norah added this to norah's Favorites
January 10, 2011
H
Barbara added this to bferlchr's ideas
January 7, 2011
Add to drawers in guest room.
bodenstein added this to bodenstein's ideas
December 16, 2010
oulike kas!
kkbellett added this to kkbellett's ideas
December 10, 2010
corner stacked case
Luis Camarena added this to Comedores
November 16, 2010
Mueble esquinero
lay48 added this to lay48's ideas
November 15, 2010
Unusual staircase hutch in the corner.
rebeccapie added this to rebeccapie's ideas
November 15, 2010
Display Unit that looks like stair case
dsurb88 added this to dsurb88's ideas
November 15, 2010
table runner
beas added this to beas's ideas
November 14, 2010
Kvetinac - velmi zaujimave!
jatluke added this to jatluke's ideas
November 14, 2010
staircase bookcase
janjones added this to janjones's ideas
November 14, 2010
Unique furniture for dining area
sursiddha added this to sursiddha's ideas
November 14, 2010
the ladder rack
jonno_g added this to living space ideas
November 14, 2010
cabinet/steps
jeg700 700 added this to obsessive's ideas
November 14, 2010
A most beautiful piece of furniture in this room! Completely overshadows the table for me as my eye was immediately drawn to that piece in the corner. Love it!
sparkdoc added this to sparkdoc's ideas
November 13, 2010
I love the cabinet thing in the back ground.
squeaks719 added this to squeaks719's ideas
October 17, 2010
bedroom, stairs to attic
Jill added this to omearaj's ideas
August 15, 2010
use of obi and tansu
malouysam added this to malouysam's ideas
September 22, 2009
El mueble
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