Andrea Schumacher Interiors
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Private Residence contemporary family room

Private Residence


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rebeccag2012 wrote:
Your White Ceiling, was it always white? - I have a redwood slanted ceiling just like this. Been mulling over whether to paint lighter or not. Was this an easy decision to make?
   Comment   August 15, 2013
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Andrea Schumacher Interiors
I painted it white, yes! And it was an easy desicion to make. I would eventually maybe paint the beams a dark grey. :)
August 15, 2013 at 6:28pm   
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mamamia69 wrote:
Love the chairs - I love the room...very inviting. I've been looking for the upholstered chairs with piping. Could you please tell me where you purchased the two accent chairs in front of the glass sofa table?
   Comment   July 20, 2013
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Andrea Schumacher Interiors
We had them made custom. :)
July 20, 2013 at 8:49pm   
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alisanjabi wrote:
hi, i have already same carpet at my home - I will sanjabisend you pictures . Kindly let me have your email Regards Ali san
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jennyhaigh wrote:
did someone paint this piano?
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Louise Rea
How funny, Ive seen this and thought the same....I am SO painting my old piano. I have thought about it for ages, but this room shot has convinced me!
April 19, 2013 at 3:57am   
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Hi Andrea,i've got a piano which i still use a lot and many books in a small flat. i like what you've done here so i am considering having shelves around it like this. Do you find it difficult to get the books from the higher shelves above the piano?
September 21, 2013 at 12:10am   
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waterlily_88 wrote:
Rug question - Can you share where rug came from. I love both the pattern and the colors, and I've never seen one like it. Thanks!
   Comment   February 7, 2013
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Andrea Schumacher Interiors
It's an antique Kurdish rug. They are getting more and more difficult to find. A trip Iran perhaps would do it! :). Good luck!
February 7, 2013 at 8:55pm   
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abbyd19 wrote:
such a pretty room - Can you share how wide it is? Our layout calls for a narrow (10ft wide) living room and i'm wondering if it's going to feel too cramped...thanks!
   Comment   February 6, 2013
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Andrea Schumacher Interiors
Hi. Thank you! This is 15' but if you have 10 it could work with a coffee ttable joining the furniture!
February 6, 2013 at 5:37pm   
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Not sure what you mean - '"coffee table joining furniture". Would this be an L-shape? I have open beam like this and find difficulty with ceiling lights. Usually the pictures cut off where the lights are installed. I think I see a track light here in the upper left. Nice color on the walls.
March 6, 2013 at 9:08pm   
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jgcho wrote:
Where can we find the storage units framing the piano? Or where they custom built?
   Comment   February 6, 2013
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Thanks for the reply. We live in Southern California (Orange County).
February 6, 2013 at 11:27am   
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Andrea Schumacher Interiors
We have a custom cabinetry company that does a lot of our work - but he's in Colorado.
February 21, 2013 at 1:11pm   
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wands5 wrote:
piano setup - We have a similar setup with a large space with a mantel and narrow depth shelves on either side of the space. We were thinking of putting the piano in the space like in this picture but the piano would be a little bit taller than the mantel height. Do you think it would still look good slightly in front of the mantel bookshelf area even it is is slightly taller? Thanks.,
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Can you upload an image of your area? Thanks
November 2, 2012 at 2:13pm   
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Julie Reed
Is there a fire place behind the piano?
September 20, 2013 at 8:43pm   
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searchingforwow wrote:
What is the color on the walls?
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Shoshana Gosselin added this to 8 Ways to Make Your Piano Room Sing
Use it to make a room look wider. If you have a narrow room, place the piano on the end wall to create a feeling of a wider room.You can also make the piano wall a space saver by incorporating a built-in around it. This is very handy for storing song books framing the piano so it stands out.
Amy Renea added this to Yes, You Have Room For a Piano
Here is another example of a piano that fits seamlessly into its surroundings. The white color plays off the sofa and painted ceiling, while the piano-size nook blends the instrument into the bookcases.
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Similar to idea above tv
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Not stuffy
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Beautiful rug
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builtins around piano
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Like the double chairs
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For extra storage and architectural interest would be excellent to build bookcases around piano, including two sconces for lighting. ---Was thinking of adding bookshelves in living room on the back wall(on the other side of the wall from the dining room shelves) ***Yes, I thought of that, too- going to measure room when I can get in to see what suits furniture layout, etc. best, but really thought that storage around the piano, making it look "built in" could be super cool. Can you please send a pic of piano? I don't remember seeing one… -Hmm, I don't have a picture. My sister has it currently in storage in a city different from where she lives(complicated). I'll ask if she has a picture or can figure out how to take one. It is medium/dark wood and upright and antique looking.
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a beautiful rich comfortable country living room
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Bibliothèque autour du piano
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Piano shelves
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Bookshelves around the piano!
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bookcase around piano?
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nook for piano
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Sofa rug colors & dark shelves contrast
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piano & bookcase wall
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Piano could go in world room, would need nicer piano.
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Piano bookcase
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rug, bookshelves, statement chair
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It's "built in" but in a contrasting color
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love the piano as fireplace/center piece
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Club chairs with dark piping
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Painted white w/ wood floor
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ing th one dark wall that houses books or inmy case big tv items keeps room tidy...will never be a minmalist but editing and a small space willmake upkeep easier..
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Piano & shelves
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sitting area near piano
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built ins above piano
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Love how the rug changes the whole room.
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Nice library!
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Furniture arrangement with piano
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Piano + built ins
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Dark blue sofa with white legs
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Built ins around piano
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painted piano...small drum coffee tables
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Grandmas house. ;)
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Color add color
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Furniture/ rug arrangement Bookcase over piano
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Painted wood ceiling
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Shelving over the piano
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built in bookshelves around upright piano
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Tv room
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Living room - piano
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bookshelves over the piano
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Just like
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I love the contrast of the white piano in this room
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i like the beams
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Love how they did the book shelf over and around the wall piano
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February 9, 2014
a nice rug in a room definitely breaks up the flooring.
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minus the bookcase with smaller chairs; big couch backs up to chairs
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piano nook
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Piano under bookcase
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Built ins around piano
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drywall cutout for upright piano with shelving around it
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eclectic & sophisticated decor with neutrals & impact color
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Love the rugs
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piano surrounded by book shelves
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The piano placement
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Beach house ceiling
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Like the bookcases surrounding the piano.
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January 27, 2014
it's look comfortable
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Damien would like this!
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color is mty interes
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boje za family room
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Painted piano
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Dark wood against light walls
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Piano shelving surround
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piano nook?
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shelving over piano
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Book shelves above our piano
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Shelves above piano...could recess light under bottom shelf
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piano and built in shelves
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The bookcase and the placement of the piano
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attic neat color scheme with some black against white.
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craft room
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Chiang mai
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all of the colours in this room go great with each other. Also really love the Persian rug and accent chair.
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For library
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White piano
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painting piano white
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accent as coffee table, piano and rug arrangement
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Ceiling & windows to the lake.
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piano painted? Hmmm Like the bookcases and the seating arrangement, not particularly the style of furniture, but the arrangement.
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the painted ceiling
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Like shelving around the piano
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built in shelves around piano
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White Piano
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piano with built-ins
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Warmth and elegance. You could live in this room.
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Clean, refreshing, inviting, calm.
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Space usage
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December 31, 2013
the red rug with the white couches looks cool
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I was finally going to live William Morris’ maxim, “Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
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Piano wall with built in around. It didn't work well in this case.
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Idea for piano
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piano surrounded by book shelves
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Room arrangement
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Bookcase with piano
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Piano in bookshelf
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Home inventory
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I love everything about this room. Everything!
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books over piano, piano placement
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The piano under the bookshelf is really nice.
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piano, two chairs, books
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room proportions
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built-in upright
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but with TV space hung above piano
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I love the painted piano
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inventory article
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painting burchfieldesque
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super home home feelings..
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piano set under bookcase
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2 arm chairs, 1 couch
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like the white flowers, maybe in yellow?
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don't like this. ..... remember how this look
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cherry blossoms
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Bookcase surrounding window.
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Floors and ceiling
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built in piano
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It has many features of our blue room.
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White piano
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colors and textures
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Nice bookcases around piano
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console table behind two arm chairs, bookshelf
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too traditional
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Mix of chairs
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beam boring
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for my piano
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ceiling! for my one-day-dream screen/glass porch!
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love the rug
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Bookcase for the office
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Bold and colorful accents make this space perfect or entertaining. You can even reach us at 877.855.1900
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October 29, 2013
I like the dark bookcase around the white piano. Combined with a dark floor, white ceiling, big comfy white chairs and the right amount of colour, this room looks so comfortable. The mirrored piece of furniture is perfect to keep the space from feeling cluttered.
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lounge sofa
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idea for end wall and piping on chairs
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Mi piano blanco
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Banquette wall
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I love this look! Dark wood and white painted wood; plenty of books; old rug and funky cushions; great light!
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Love the colors!
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Please for piano in combination with the library
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love the eclectic mix and the navy loveseat
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обрамление пианино
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