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Montlake craftsman-home-office


This remodel of an architect’s Seattle bungalow goes beyond simple renovation. It starts with the idea that, once completed, the house should look as if had been built that way originally. At the same time, it recognizes that the way a house was built in 1926 is not for the way we live today. Architectural pop-outs serve as window seats or garden windows. The living room and dinning room have been opened up to create a larger, more flexible space for living and entertaining. The ceiling in the central vestibule was lifted up through the roof and topped with a skylight that provides daylight to the middle of the house. The broken-down garage in the back was transformed into a light-filled office space that the owner-architect refers to as the “studiolo.” Bosworth raised the roof of the stuidiolo by three feet, making the volume more generous, ensuring that light from the north would not be blocked by the neighboring house and trees, and improving the relationship between the studiolo and the house and courtyard.

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July 25, 2012
sjlowry wrote:
Where did you get this rug? - I absolutely love this room and would like to know the white paint color, what type of wood is on the floor and where I can find a rug like this!
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Bosworth Hoedemaker
This project has oak flooring.
    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 9:56AM
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Vintage By Dounia
fabulous kilim on fab this week snag it before it's gone
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June 19, 2012
brigidkleber wrote:
What finish is the door hardware? Thanks!!
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Bosworth Hoedemaker
This door hardware is Rocky Mountain Hardware, white bronze.
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November 2, 2011
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Bosworth Hoedemaker
The chair is quite old and was reupholstered.
    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 7:06AM
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Great shape!
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Becky Harris added this to Perfectly Composed Small Rooms
This room is the epitome of a cozy small space. I love that high shelf which keeps displayed items out of the way, and the way it is grounded by the rug.
Kit Pollard added this to 10 More Design Trends for 2010
1. Global Village. Whether they call it "rooted," or "global," or "well-traveled," design experts are in agreement on one thing this year - they love the eclectic look built around pieces with a decidedly international flair. This rug is a great example of how to incorporate that vibe without giving a room an up-and-down "I bought this at Target's Global Bazaar" feel.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Tapping Into The Hidden Storage Space In Your Home
I've seen this done in another home, but in that instance, the shelf ran all the way around the room's perimeter. The homeowner had an extensive collection of Dept. 56 lit houses. The shelf was the answer to their desire to display their collection all year. The pieces on display here work well together because they are similar in nature- sculptural busts or architectural elements. I think I see some speakers, too. It's good place to get those up and out of the way.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Home Design: What's Your Story?
Zeek and Camille's home isn't quite as "high style" as this but it does have the same sense of a life well lived with its collection of meaningful objects.
Buckminster Green LLC added this to Contractor Tips: Choosing and Installing Doors
Doors often need to be undercut when a rug is added to a room. To shorten a door, remove it by popping the hinge pins and set it on sawhorses to cut. Before marking your cut line, wrap the door in blue masking tape. When you cut the door with a circular saw, the blue tape will reduce the splintering caused by the saw.
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We're going to take a look at three main spaces in your home where you'll want to maximize space: walls, cabinets and the door interiors.WallsTake a look right now at the area above each door or entryway space in your home. A shelf can easily be placed up high to store home staples or display decor.One of the best spots to place an over-the-door shelf: in the bathroom to stash toilet paper or extra towels. It usually goes unnoticed and works like a charm.

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idea - shelves above doors
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high shelf
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For high ceilings....put a shelf above doors?
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Shelf over door
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the shelf above
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Cozy but old school
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over door shelf
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display shelf above doorway
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Library shelf over doors
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high shelf. storage?
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Shelf for collectibles
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like eclectic mix of stuff and art on walls
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pretty room
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This is cozy
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The shelving above the doors adds interest,
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Storage above door
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High shelves, white but cozy feel.
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Patterns go together nicely perfect
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Over the door shelving
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high shelf above the doors
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architectural plasters on a shelf for a library cute idea
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Room with all doors yet still works
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3rd bedroom - shelf
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that cabinet!
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furniture layout
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Perfect for studio
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Storage above use old suitcases or wicker
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High shelve decorations
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More shelf above door, though this particular one is a little heavy-handed.
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Lots to look at; simple furniture
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love the use of a high shelf to display finds and the patterned rug on the floor adds warmth and cosy-ness
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The colors look like mine
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Office and bathroom. Or treatment room and bathroom on one end then office and treatment room on the other end as well.
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High shelf.
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shelf above door
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Love the shelf above the two doors in this room.
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The light that comes in
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Great shelf size and placement.
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The size of the shelf
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Over door shelves
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Wall of prints
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Over the door shelving
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I think I would put this above one of the doors in the bathroom for storage of towels.
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bathroom tuck in corner
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Shelf above door in small room
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like the ledge over the door. Could use in bedrooms
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shelf above door
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over doorway shelf
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Artwork on shelves above doors
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Above-door storage (for books)
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Like the shelves, up high
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High shelf
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love rug and architectural pieces on shelves
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Shelf above door, maps on wall.
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Map wall! Crisp white walls
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High shelves
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I love the feeling of travel and the random busts and statues.
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Shelf over doorway
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just very cool. love the white, wood.
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October 7, 2013
Shelf idea for above lr &dr windows
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high shelf of sculptural objects, many pictures of different sizes, layering of lamp and mirror
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eclectic sm house
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chair, floor, carpet colors.
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Interior doors
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September 27, 2013
cozy sitting room
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I can do with out all the pictures and statues, but I like the layout.
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above doors shelf
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dining or living room high shelf
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Poner un high shelf para los libros
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french door
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simple wall to make closet and bathroom
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over door storage
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Shelf above utility room outside door
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Shelf above doors
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High Shelf
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Storage on high shelf
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Nice doors
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interior doors?
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See this whole project
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high shelf
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white walls + kilim rug -- office
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could just have sculptures up there
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shelf above windows for blankets!!
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storage above doors
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High shelf
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July 31, 2013
The combination of white and earthy colors and materials warm this room while keeping it from shrinking in on you. The rug is beautiful, as is that chest. I like the raised shelving.
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July 29, 2013
studio in back of craftsman - I like the interior trim, color, and style...not extreme craftsman
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Frau blankish
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its chic
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Storage and decor
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over door shelf
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Love the pictures on the wall, the high shelf, and the patterned rug
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Tapete en madera
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like the high shelf
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over the door storage
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Shelf over the door
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Great small room
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rug, the way the pictures are hung, and the shelf with decorative things
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Cottage feel
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High shelf
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Shelf over doorway
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shelf above doors
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Nice nook
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Dining room?
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