Ben Herzog
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Park Slope Brownstone eclectic living room

Park Slope Brownstone

New wood-burning fireplace and built-in cabinetry.

Photography by Marco Valencia.

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bevinandrews wrote:
Beautiful space. Is this soapstone or another surround/hearth? Thanks!
     Comment   February 8, 2014
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Ben Herzog
We used slate.
February 13, 2014 at 3:24pm   
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bstokke1 wrote:
Ceiling - I love the ceiling. What technique did you use?
   Comment   October 27, 2013
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Ben Herzog
Hi- this is the original (?) tin ceiling
October 29, 2013 at 8:41am      Thanked by bstokke1
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nicc_d wrote:
Do you know the width of this house? - We live in a narrow row house in philly and in the process of determining a better layout for our open floor plan, wondering if this house is the same width as ours because I think this layout could work for us.
   Comment   September 17, 2013
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I don't know the width, but if I had to guess I would say 10 or 12 feet wide.
September 17, 2013 at 9:46pm   
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Ben Herzog
The whole house is 18' (exterior) maybe 17' interior- this photo doesn't show the hallway as well. This room is probably only 12' or so...
September 18, 2013 at 8:34am   
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astewfam wrote:
ac intake vent cover? - i have an a/c intake vent on a large wall where my tv is and I want to do a built in entertainment center would this same look work? Can i do a vented cabinet around the intake vent?
   Comment   September 2, 2013
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Ben Herzog
I don't see why not as long as you don't reduce the amount of air getting back to the A/C or cause the air to have to go around too many bends...
September 3, 2013 at 11:15am   
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SteelCrest Architectural Accents
If interested, we can actually laser-cut a decorative design in the wood on the side of the cabinet or wherever you need it. See our picture on Houzz
November 12, 2013 at 8:52am   
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joyblacklab wrote:
Is the bookcase unit from Ikea and if so, which design is it?
   Comment   August 14, 2013
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Ben Herzog
IKEA? Never heard of it. Just kidding. We designed this- it is custom-built. It houses a TV above and a radiator below.
August 14, 2013 at 9:31am        Thanked by joyblacklab
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pjoanbanks wrote:
Color of trim? - I assume the trim and wall color are not the same; just wondering about the trim color. Also, is this flat on walls and glossy on trim?
   Comment   June 2, 2013
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Ben Herzog
Sorry- I don't recall. Maybe decorators white? Don't quote me on that...
June 20, 2013 at 6:09am   
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russeju wrote:
what color is wall paint
   Comment   May 9, 2013
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Ben Herzog
Hi- It is Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise
May 9, 2013 at 7:05pm     
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lisabeeby wrote:
Love the window shutters. Where are they from?
   Comment   October 16, 2012
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oh what a shame I cant buy them now. Thx for the quick reply.
October 16, 2012 at 8:43am   
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Ben Herzog
You could try
They have a good website too...
October 18, 2012 at 12:36pm   
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Michael Kline wrote:
dimensions - What are the dimensions of the wall unit? Depth,width and height? Why is this info missing throughout this site?
     Comment   June 5, 2012
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I am looking for one wall cabinet grille door. For my entertainment unit. Can you tell me where was the grille from. thanks
March 6, 2013 at 2:53pm   
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Ben Herzog
Architectural Grille is a good source as is Accurate Grille.
March 7, 2013 at 7:33am   
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jennifer978 wrote:
The ceiling is very unique. How was that look achieved?
   Comment   February 22, 2012
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DeCocco Design
Looks like a painted tin ceiling, no?
February 23, 2012 at 6:22am   
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Ben Herzog
Hi Jennifer-
Anne is correct. It is painted 'tin'.
It was in the house already but similar ceiling tile can be purchased. One place to try is Shanker Industries:
I have not done any business with them and I am not sure about the rates or shipping costs.
February 23, 2012 at 8:39am   
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jennino1 wrote:
What was used for the cabinet door screening on the entertainment center? I'm looking for something similar for a cabinet to cover our a/c return vent.
   Comment   December 12, 2011
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Ben Herzog
We used some grilles from architectural grille or accurate grille- they come in aluminum or steel and can come with metallic finishes or pre-primed for paint
December 12, 2011 at 10:17am     
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sarahavranek wrote:
Could you please tell me the paint color used on the walls? It's beautiful. Thanks.
   Comment   December 11, 2011
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What color on the walls? It looks the same as the moulding. Paint it a contrasting color to make it all pop!
December 12, 2011 at 11:26am   
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Thank you for the information. It's a beautiful yellow.
December 12, 2011 at 4:52pm   
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stefanie1215 wrote:
Where is that rug from? Thanks.
   Comment   December 9, 2011
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thanks so much for looking into this.
December 12, 2011 at 7:55pm   
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Beautiful space and rug!
March 13, 2013 at 2:50pm   
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Another intricately molded tin ceiling was preserved in this long living area. Originally, this space was even more narrow, which made it feel more like a hallway than a living room. Herzog had the rear wall opened up quite a bit to provide more space. The transitional niche between the living room and kitchen helped open up the room too. Couch: Room & BoardArmoire: CustomCoffee table: ABC Carpet & Home

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Another angle of sitting room.
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Leather color
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media cabinet
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black slate hearth
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Rug for fam room seating area!!!
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Like open area
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Fireplace color
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metal in built ins
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Built-in cabinetry, yet separate piece of furniture.
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like lower mesh cabinets for east wall of kitchen
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Like a real cabinet
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Tin ceiling
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Charging area have grates.?
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trim & hearth color vs surround color
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love the rug with the couch
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Center room placement? Layout idea
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This is what a tv center would look like next to fireplace
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sort of like our situation
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this fireplace looks like the height I need to make a tv work above it and not strain you neck.
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Painting above fireplace
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built in beside the fireplace
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Concealed AC return
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built in
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Great living room for a small apt
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shelving and radiator in one
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tall windows
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fireplace with slimline marble front
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good example of the "screen" look….not loving it!
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Use of persian rug in contemporary space.
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The rug
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base cab for Grays
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tin ceiling
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Paint color - style - & kitchen too ...urban & rustic Mayonnaise October 85 Benjamin Moore
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Built in TV cabinet
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tin ceiling
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fireplace surround and hearth
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The rug, and eclectic look
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lower mantle
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Row house ideas.
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for dining room in black or expresso
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cab's surrounding tv
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wall color??
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Corner shelving unit
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ceiling detail
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Really This could be a Den of Just a Place to from the Master Bedroom!
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I like the ceiling.
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Built ins
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Book case/built-ins
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שטיח יפה
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