Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Russian River Studio contemporary-living-room

Russian River Studio

Corner Alcove in Studio Space. Photograph by David Wakely

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christinaschmidt wrote:
No trim window finish - I'm wondering how you finished the windows without trim. We would love to do this on the house we are currently building. Our builder is talking about using "L" metal which would be exposed and possibly painted. Not loving this idea. Worried the paint will peel from the metal. Would love any input regarding how you did it. Your windows are done beautifully.
   Comment   June 5, 2014
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
It would be easier for me to send you a detail
Than to explain this in words. So, if you could
Email me directly I would be happy to send the
The L metal is used at outside corners of
Sheetrock walls and the taping, mudding,
Sanding leave only the very smallest amount
Of metal at the corner. But this is easiest when
There is a significant return - and unless your
Wall is really thick there is not much of one.
So I use a piece of hidden wood trim that
Runs in plane with the Sheetrock wall
Is slightly shaped to allow the tape to ride
Over it and the wood forms the outside corner
Instead of metal. Paint adheres better to wood
Than to metal.
These are vulnerable corners and I usually
Suggest using a really narrow trim and painting
It the color of the wall. It holds up better over
Time. The applied trim is also less expensive
Than my trim less detail.
If you'd like to see the detail, send me an email.
Thanks for the question.
June 6, 2014 at 5:59am      Thanked by christinaschmidt
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geraline wrote:
Major remodel - What window company? Marvin?Milgard?Anderson?
   Comment   December 14, 2013
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Marvin -- some of my favorites.
Thanks for the question,
December 14, 2013 at 9:57pm   
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jen5515 wrote:
Where could I find the yellow pillow?
   Comment   July 29, 2013
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the pillow are from Mexico - there was a really nice Houzz article recently about Otami design elements -- not finding it - but if you type in Otami in ideabooks - It may come up. And then possibly how to find these - other than by traveling.
Thanks for the question -
July 29, 2013 at 8:28am   
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This Tucson importer often has Otami coverlets and I think pillows. I'm sure they'd be happy to send photos if they have anything in stock currently.
February 5, 2014 at 3:49pm   
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nomadgtr wrote:
How do you open the high awning windows? - Are they motorized or done manually with some sort of mechanism?
   Comment   June 24, 2013
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our company BEDE WINDOWS & DOORS has very easy using motorized awning windows.
June 24, 2013 at 9:44am   
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That makes sense Cathy, thank you. A pole with a hook is certainly much less expensive than the motorized system. It might not have as much cool factor but the price is right.
June 24, 2013 at 9:46am   
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dvjones12345 wrote:
what colour are the walls? thanks.
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The clients chose the paint color -- let me check with them. If I had to guess I would say Benjamin Moore - White Dove. But let me get back to you if they still have their records.
March 4, 2013 at 9:11am   
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pbx2 wrote:
What color is the window trimmings?
   Comment   June 20, 2012
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Hi -
Thanks for the question.
Actually the windows and doors are have simple sheet rock returns with no applied trim. But -- not to get hung up on terminology -- since I think you want to know is what color was used for the windows themselves - the color that reads like grey in this photo. The owner's actually picked the colors -- let me ask them and get back to you. The paint was Benjamin Moore -- that I do know. More soon --
June 20, 2012 at 4:07pm   
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Thanks for the feedback. Yes I meant the window color. :-)
June 20, 2012 at 5:00pm   
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lianad wrote:
Where can I find those pads? - Where can I find those pads?
   Comment   June 11, 2012
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Hi -
Thanks for your question
The pads are actually a fold out couch bought at Limm when it was around. Room and Board has a knock off. Not as comfortable. Folds out in a similar way. The original might be able to be found online. I just got this information from the owner/client -- I hope this is of help.
June 11, 2012 at 8:30pm   
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Great! Thank you!
June 12, 2012 at 12:01pm   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

This corner alcove is a cozy spot within the large room. The sofa converts into a bed, and the corner transforms into a sleeping alcove. "The bays and woodstove invite the use of the edge, providing intimate places for solitary use or small group gatherings turned towards views," says Schwabe.
Large Otami pillows liven up the mix of midcentury modern furniture here, and their whimsical animal patterns are a fun reference to the forrest beyond.
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Why Your Room Wants a Small Chair
Don't get me wrong; the petite perch is not just for the older among us. Placing a child-size chair in your adult room makes a wonderful statement to the children in your life. It says, "I want you to be with us. I want you to come in and join the conversation." Of course, there are occasions where the company of children is not appropriate. But even then, the chair conveys a lot about your feelings about family. Often when a child is not occupying a chair like this, smaller adults will gravitate to it, as they tend to find conventional upholstered furniture too deep.
"From what I have observed, guests sometimes are not sure where on the sofa the host(s) are going to sit, so they gravitate towards a chair. This absolves them from having to make a decision or a possible faux pas." –– Houzz user ruthmandThis astute observation appeared in the Comments section for Dietrich's ideabook (see previous). I'm still pondering it, but I think ruthmand is on to something — figuring out where to sit in some social situations creates the same stress level as a game of musical chairs. I also think snapping up that nice single chair is preferable to getting stuck in the middle of the sofa.Full story: Why Your Room Wants a Small Chair
Noelani added this to Guest Picks: Obsessed With Otomi
Look at that splash of pillow pattern! It brings this minimalist space by Cathy Schwabe Architecture to life. And it’s proof positive that a little dose of color can go a long way.

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Thanks for the question. Actually the windows and doors are have simple sheet rock returns with no applied trim. But -- not to get hung up on terminology -- since I think you want to know is what color was used for the windows themselves - the color that reads like grey in this photo. The owner's actually picked the colors -- let me ask them and get back to you. The paint was Benjamin Moore -- that I do know. More soon -- Cathy
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