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Mountain Brook renovation eclectic family room

Mountain Brook renovation

[photo by Colleen Duffley]

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mandymoore01 wrote:
Stair runner - What is the carpet on the stairs and the rug?
   Comment   December 6, 2012
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would love to know what jute covering is on stairs and floor??
September 2, 2013 at 4:37pm     
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debs1 wrote:
how was this color achieved on the walls - how was this color achieved on the walls
   Comment   April 21, 2012
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I am building a home and have a large quantity of pecky cypress that was used as paneling in a 1930s family home that we recently tore down. The cypress has a dark stain (at least from what I have read it the present brownish w hint of orange is not the natural aging color) and I'd like to reuse this gorgeous material and create the exact look in this photo. I've read some comments here - some say it was "limed" and others say this is a "semitransparent paint or glaze"? Does someone know exactly how this was achieved? This look is breathtaking.
Also I'd love any advice for using this in an office - would this work if ceiling is vaulted/white with reclaimed beams and dark chestnut floors? Or should pecky cypress be used on the ceiling with different cabinets or both? thanks to any thoughts.
October 19, 2013 at 7:25am   
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I have used it in both cabinets and ceilings. Ceiling are easier as the "holes" present challenges in cabinet making. Google or search Houzz for images of ceiling in Palm Beach, Florida and the Caribbean and you can see typical ceilings done this way.
Have a painter check to see what the sealant was used on your original pecky. You may be able to paint with a semi-transparent glaze (made by Ben Moore for outdoors in several shades) or take lime powder and mix with water to get a pancake batter-like consistency and put directly on top of the existing wood. If not, sand well.
If you used lime you will need to apply a flat polyurethane coating to keep the lime from flecking out of the holes.
October 19, 2013 at 8:13am   
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mkhelton wrote:
How did you accomplish this color with the pecky cypress? Thank you
   Comment   January 16, 2012
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it's a custom paint wash and glaze applied to the bare pecky cypress by a decorative painter.
January 16, 2012 at 4:20pm     
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Alexandra Rae
Anyone know how pecky cypress compares in price to mahogany, oak or other woods? Krantz?
June 7, 2013 at 11:52am   
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bydesign1 wrote:
would love to know what jute covering is used on the stairs and floor? - would love to know what jute covering is used on the stairs and floor?
   Comment   September 2, 2013
Brown Studio Architecture~Interior Design wrote:
What stair company did you use for railings? - I like the simple detail.
   Comment   January 7, 2013
stoneygirlny wrote:
mirror on wall - where did you get the starburst mirror?
   Comment   December 5, 2012

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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to How to Get Your Stair Runners Right
7. How do I handle stairs that change width? You can continue your stair runner at a uniform width, allowing more and more wood to show, as in this photo.
How much distressing? These painted walls appear to have been scraped to resemble peeling paint. It is very dramatic in this minimally furnished room and looks like walls I imagine you might find in an old home in Europe.

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