Sarah Susanka, FAIA
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Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse traditional living room
 

Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse

Architect: Sarah Susanka, FAIA. Photography by Barry Rustin
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http://www.notsobigshowhouse.com

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ardentfoodie wrote:
Whole room indirect lighting was my search criteria - Can you give me more details about fixture, bulb-types, lighting controller and energy efficiency - lumen intensities and lighting color qualities? Basically, I'd like to eliminate table and floor lighting and still be able to provide mood to reading level lighting to several rooms in my home.
   Comment   April 28, 2013
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Marie St.Hilaire
Hi there. The Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse used an LED system. Since doing the showhouse, Sarah has redone the lighting in her own home, using LED 2700k color temperature bulbs that she ordered through environmentallights.com. The color temperature is very important to get the feel of the above picture. The market is changing so fast that Sarah would recommend that you research on the web to find the best bulbs for what you're looking for. Thanks for your question!
May 13, 2013 at 10:25am   
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Littman Bros Lighting
I second what Marie is saying, Color Temperature is very important. 2700k will be warm and inviting like incandescent lighting. Here is a link to LED tape that you can use in the cove or above crown moulding.
http://www.littmanbros.com/kichler-120h27bk-indoor-high-output-led-tape-2700k.html This is a dimmable higher output tape which will help you eliminate floor and table lighting.
May 13, 2013 at 11:23am   
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rebeecca wrote:
I want this sofa how much and the weight - Is it possible to buy this golden sofa? It's so difficult to get a response and u people keep posting images often
   Comment   April 25, 2013
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rebeecca
Ok thanks but it's 3 seater not 6
April 25, 2013 at 8:01am   
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Marie St.Hilaire
Sorry I can't help you with that -- we're an architecture studio, not a furniture store.
April 25, 2013 at 8:07am   
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marsusa wrote:
Who knows where you can buy that sofa?
   Comment   January 12, 2013
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Marie St.Hilaire
Hi there. The sofa and all of the furnishings in the Not So Big Showhouse were provided by Room & Board (http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/). If you have any other questions about the showhouse, you can find answers here: http://www.notsobigshowhouse.com/default.asp. Thanks for your question!
January 14, 2013 at 9:28am   
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Monica Loo wrote:
what color is the wall?
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Marie St.Hilaire
All of the paint in the Showhouse came from Sherwin-Williams ProMar 200 zero VOC line. We've put together a list of the paint colors for the house here: http://www.notsobigshowhouse.com/2011/about/showhouseinfo.asp
October 19, 2012 at 8:13am   
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handywoman wrote:
What is the wall color?
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Golden Lab is a similar color.
March 1, 2012 at 9:27pm   
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mclville
Hello,
Please view notsobigshowhouse.com. All of the paint colors are listed there along with many other vendors and details. Thank you for inquiring. :)
Nancy McLinden
September 24, 2012 at 8:45am   
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bluelakehouse wrote:
What is the source and details of the lighting on ceiling tray.
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The Lighting Group
Most likely it is LED tapelight run at 12v - 24v DC. Ohmlighting.com sells it by the roll. Very easy hook up.
December 19, 2011 at 10:20pm   
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fulwild
Probably run against the edge of the soffit to get the sharp cutoff
February 7, 2013 at 12:52am   
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kmhurt4 wrote:
Ceiling Trim? - Can you tell me how you created the wood trim on the ceilings? Is there a small space / reveal in between the wall and wood? Thank you in advance!!
   Comment   June 20, 2013
aichoucha wrote:
What is the dimension of this window?? - Thanks
   Comment   February 21, 2013

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