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Leschi traditional-dining-room


This house had been deteriorating and in use as a rental until 2005 when a series of renovations were begun to erase years of neglect. An awkward daylight basement was gutted down to bare earth to create a guest suite, extra kitchen, storage, laundry, and media room. The walls of the main floor were re-plastered to eliminate a heavy stucco texture. The kitchen and powder room were gutted. And a breakfast room was re-imagined as a small TV room and lounge off the kitchen. One of the four bedrooms on the top floor was converted to a home office while the smallest of the bedrooms was converted to a walk-in-closet.

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March 11, 2013
Liz Zurek Beaudry wrote:
Can you tell me where you found the pendant lights? Thanks for your help!
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Bosworth Hoedemaker
The pendants were purchased from Lavender Heart Botanicals in Seattle.
    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 2:46PM
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June 13, 2012
dcl317 wrote:
Can you please tell me what color is on the walls?
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It's Benjamin Moore, 50% OC-30 and 50% 1534
    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 11:32AM
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November 13, 2011
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This looks a lot like the Clark Ceiling Pendant by Wilmette Lighting. It's also available in a Havana Brown glass. Just use an Edison bulb with them and they're really eye-catching:
- Susan
    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 3:54PM
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Get this,have a look at home depot! The new line on display is fantastic.$60 or less-Great buy!
    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 5:31AM
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February 21, 2011
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Ronique Gibson
These would fall under the category of 'signage'. These are similar to office building type letters that you would find near a receptionist desk. :)

Although, you don't have to buy them from a commercial place - but it may give you more variety of typography if you do.

I did a search for "stainless steel lettering house interiors" and came up with quite a few sites.

This one in particular has very modern looking ones, similar to this picture:
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If you are still interested we may be able to come up with something similar to this. We customize in metal (almost anything that you can come with) let us know if you have an interest. http:/
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December 18, 2010
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
From the photo it definitely looks like it's oak, stained with a dark walnut stain - on site.
    Bookmark   December 18, 2010 at 7:36PM
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a grand view
Thank you so much.
    Bookmark   December 18, 2010 at 9:34PM
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March 5, 2014
acszabo wrote:
Love the chairs! Where can I find them?
June 13, 2013
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June 1, 2013
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I love the humorous sign in this dining area!
The message here - therapy - is perfect for a spa-like bathroom or for any space in a quiet vacation retreat.
Becky Harris added this to Ideabook 911: A Lounge for the Boys
I don't think you want a sign that says "THERAPY", but a vintage sign of some sort could add a lot of fun character to the space.
This image has been a Houzz favorite ever since it was first posted. I always wonder if it was created to be a work of art, or if such a large sign that says "THERAPY" really hung outside some psychiatrist's office.
Becky Harris added this to The Details: Using Typography in Design
I think I may have set a record for how many times I've used this image in an ideabook, but it never gets old to me. I love the thought of a therapy sign in the dining room. I guarantee these folks have never had a boring dinner party. And yes, I've probably said that before!
Lily Gahagan added this to Spell it Out for Me
Gathering the extended family around the table can at times feel like one big therapy session — or on the other hand, like you'll need one later.
Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ added this to Words to Live By: A Little Text for Your Wall
These stainless steel letters are the statement piece of the room, in a literal sense! Perhaps the best part of the signage here is the curiosity and conversation it evokes. Don't you wonder why the homeowner chose this word? I love the mystery behind it.
Amy Renea added this to Typography Makes Itself at Home
Second only to the real deal are commercially made industrial letters. If you can't find vintage letters, try blomus for rich-looking metals.

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Letters attached to wood. EAT.
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pendant lights
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Therapy sign for dining room=perfect!
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dining pendant
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Therapy should def be placed in the bathroom
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Buy Hobby Lobby Letters, Spray paint with krome, mount to two long wooden rods.
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Tasteful arch separating dining from lounge
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similar layout
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clean and funky
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Lights for above island
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big letters - could use cardboard sprayed silver
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Midcentury mix with plank table
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Chair rail attachment.
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love the arch!! Could you do this between kitchen and sunroom? also the color of the walls.
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Arch in dining room
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Hanging light fixtures-yes!
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LOVE the sign!!
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Wall art idea
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love the pendant lights. Use over our bar?
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typography and pendant lights!
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Love the THERAPY Sign!!! Good Idea..
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Lettering is cute
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심플 글씨만 뙇!!
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interesting centerpieces
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This metallic lettering is a great examle of just a bit of sparkle...
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The typography makes it feel so homey
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ideal dining chairs: open backs !!!
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like basboards wall color hairs
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Great sign!
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The way the letters are displayed on the wall
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I really like this idea!
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Part with letters
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same picture/room that shows the cool raven canvas
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therapy sign
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Seemingly contradictory word in the specific space.
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Want that THERAPY sign!!!!!!!!
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Love the whole area
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Therapy sign!!!
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wall paint
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therapy on wall
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Sign for my porch
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therapy sign
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modern in a very traditional space. love it.
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Metal letters on wood for message and visual impact. Hanging fixtures mix of metals without too modern.
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Type on wall
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Therapy--great for wine room
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possible wall art
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therapy letters on wood rail
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Lovin' those chairs!
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THERAPY ... Make this sign for michael, only PEVO.
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love the THERAPY sign!
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3 :)
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industrial lettering
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Metal letters
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therapy words
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"art therapy"
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fireplace brick painted white, stucco face darker
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using a word on the wall
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Where do you find large metal letters like that? I am having a hard time finding them. Thanks! 6 months ago | hide one reply | post reply | last reply by ronique ronique says: These would fall under the category of 'signage'. These are similar to office building type letters that you would find near a receptionist desk. :) Although, you don't have to buy them from a commercial place - but it may give you more variety of typography if you do. I did a search for "stainless steel lettering house interiors" and came up with quite a few sites. This one in particular has very modern looking ones, similar to this picture:
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