Sarah Susanka, FAIA
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Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse dining-room

Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse

Architect: Sarah Susanka, FAIA. Photography by Barry Rustin

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November 30, 2011
Patrizia Mosaic Artist wrote:
Love the square pendant lamps. Where can I find them? Thanks. P
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DeCocco Design
Minka Lavery makes a square mini pendant. Take a look on a site like
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November 30, 2011
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Ronique Gibson
Powell buff - HC-35 by Benjamin Moore is similar:
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May 15, 2012
camsell wrote:
What are measurements of kitchen table and space between table and bar area. Also size of slider?

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Tour Sarah Susanka's Newest Right-Sized House
The organized circulation of the home is evident in this view.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to High Style for Real Life
Insist on structure. Rather than being mazelike, the rooms in your home should be organized in a clear and intelligible way so that you can easily move from room to room and easily find what you want.
And soffits become intentional rather than afterthoughts because we need to hide the pipes and the ducts.

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dbartley added this to Dining Room
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Table and bar stools
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February 25, 2015
Powell Bluff
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February 24, 2015
layout for open plan kitchen diner
bparks100 added this to Kitchen
February 23, 2015
Banquette idea for everyday, but allowing table to be moved to different spot for bigger dinner parties.
gretna01 added this to Kitchen Brigadoon ideas
February 22, 2015
Libertyville Not So Big Showhouse Architect: Sarah Susanka, FAIA. Photography by Barry Rustin URL
gee_dub added this to Kitchen
February 20, 2015
2 of 2 - Eating area opposite counter with stools. Do this at my house with the eating area up against the railing to the family room? Swap back door and window.
cbm62 added this to McKee choices
February 16, 2015
Cushions right up to sill height
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February 9, 2015
scwidmer added this to Kitchen
February 7, 2015
Cassidy Carow added this to kitchen
January 14, 2015
Closeness with eating, openness, don't love the built in bench
scwidmer added this to Ideas for Jason
November 8, 2014
Another breakfast nook
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October 11, 2014
mdpmorton added this to mdpmorton's Ideas
September 14, 2014
Large eating area off the kitchen
Joyce Hinds added this to Molding
August 24, 2014
Molding in dark wood + white molding
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July 28, 2014
dandeurloo added this to dandeurloo's Ideas
June 14, 2014
Kitchen built in
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June 3, 2014
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June 3, 2014
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May 17, 2014
Ich mag die durchgängige Sicht.
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May 4, 2014
Built in bench seating for dining area.
Villani + Graham added this to Paramount
April 29, 2014
I could see the laundry/office becoming a breakfast alcove someday when you build the master suite/etc. beyond it.
newaptwhin added this to newaptwhin's ideas
April 25, 2014
kitchen color?
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March 23, 2014
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March 19, 2014
Built in seating Window height Simple table
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March 5, 2014
Powell buff hc35
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February 22, 2014
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February 21, 2014
wooden look
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January 28, 2014
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January 14, 2014
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December 28, 2013
Horizontal medium wood tone trim ties the room together.
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November 3, 2013
Soffit looks intentional, rather than an afterthought to hide pipes & vents.
pawi1982 added this to pawi1982's Ideas
November 2, 2013
Martha Larson added this to kitchens
October 11, 2013
Clean dining
deroschuy added this to Dining Room Ideas
September 25, 2013
Variance in ceiling height. Ceiling trim.
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September 20, 2013
kitchen bench
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September 3, 2013
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August 25, 2013
jabradle added this to Paint colors
August 25, 2013
Powell buff - HC-35 by Benjamin Moore is similar:➤
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August 21, 2013
8' wall. 9' ceiling
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August 18, 2013
BD Built in bench at existing window.
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August 18, 2013
Built in benches
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August 2, 2013
BM HC- 35
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July 18, 2013
dining area of the same house
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July 16, 2013
Work with your soffits, not against them...
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July 8, 2013
gretchen7372 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 8, 2013
low chair backs looks less cluttered
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June 24, 2013
ceiling above kitchen
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June 23, 2013
Contemporary trim
judochop01 added this to C's Room
June 21, 2013
Powell buff
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June 7, 2013
wood trim on soffit! Also LOVE the lighting and windows. So calming.
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May 28, 2013
spaces defined by ceiling treatment/height/lighting
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May 25, 2013
banquet cushions
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May 23, 2013
Similar scale but reversed for return portion
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April 24, 2013
hiding pipes through using soffits
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April 12, 2013
built in bench
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April 10, 2013
window bench
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April 8, 2013
soffit, trim
brendakw64 added this to Banquettes
April 2, 2013
love the angle of the cushioned back
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March 19, 2013
Eating nook and soffit over eating area
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March 16, 2013
How to use corridor effectively and seperate space
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February 18, 2013
Must have high ceiling. Otherwise great
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February 7, 2013
Trim on soffits
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January 31, 2013
love the molding on the soffit
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January 26, 2013
Walk through with table and bar seating
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January 8, 2013
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January 5, 2013
mix of built in and farmers table
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January 3, 2013
Nice wood detail at ceiling
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December 28, 2012
shows w bar
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December 19, 2012
Compact and useful
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December 15, 2012
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December 7, 2012
eating nook
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November 14, 2012
The School St. Libertyville Illinois showcase house by Sarah Susanka FAIA. Photography by Barry Rustin
Julie Cavender added this to kitchen
November 8, 2012
Banquet, chairs
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November 6, 2012
Breakfast nook, kitchen bar
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October 28, 2012
Wood trim
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October 15, 2012
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October 7, 2012
Dining table
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October 3, 2012
And soffits become intentional rather than afterthoughts because we need to hide the pipes and the ducts.
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October 3, 2012
Colleen Duffy_OMalley added this to colleenomals's kitchen
October 3, 2012
And soffits become intentional rather than afterthoughts because we need to hide the pipes and the ducts.
sacivil52 added this to sacivil52's ideas
September 8, 2012
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August 4, 2012
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July 30, 2012
S. house in Libertyville
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July 30, 2012
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July 28, 2012
table chairs banqet
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July 22, 2012
wall color
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July 20, 2012
Cozy with bench and chairs around (flexible)
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July 16, 2012
i like the straight, flat cornice
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July 15, 2012
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July 4, 2012
Like bangquette
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July 2, 2012
banquette with island
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June 30, 2012
Same house different view
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June 27, 2012
Soffits become intentional rather than afterthoughts to hide the pipes and the ducts. Love the neutral paint color too.
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June 27, 2012
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June 25, 2012
Dining space
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June 25, 2012
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June 25, 2012
great use of circulation space and living space
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June 24, 2012
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June 24, 2012
dealing w/ soffits
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June 24, 2012
Soffet trim
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June 23, 2012
bench seating and table chairs
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June 23, 2012
will our soffit look like this?
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June 22, 2012
Interesting trim and built in treatments
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June 22, 2012
ceiling to work with A/C
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June 22, 2012
Bar lights
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June 22, 2012
like the trim, creates a modern, airy feel n framed organised spaces. clean lines
chantalelaine added this to chantalelaine's Ideas
June 22, 2012
Beige for mom
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June 22, 2012
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June 21, 2012
L shaped banquette & chairs
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June 21, 2012
built in seating
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June 21, 2012
bench seat
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June 20, 2012
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June 20, 2012
love the long bench seat
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June 20, 2012
Living / dining
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June 20, 2012
makes the soffits look planned
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June 20, 2012
Even neutral colours look nice with wide white trim bordering it.
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June 20, 2012
love this idea
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June 20, 2012
ribbon of trim
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June 20, 2012
trim and ceiling
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June 20, 2012
Kitchen island - alcove with built-in seating
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June 20, 2012
Soffit trim, so clever
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June 20, 2012
Wood trim
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June 20, 2012
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hiding ducts
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wall trim
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June 20, 2012
hiding pipes and ducts
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June 20, 2012
trim on sophit
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June 20, 2012
like smooth floor and table wood color
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June 20, 2012
Black top counter & lighter working countertops?
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June 20, 2012
notice the white trim, not only the wood
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June 20, 2012
soffits become intentional rather than afterthoughts because we need to hide the pipes and the ducts.
mvstewart added this to interior trim
June 20, 2012
soffit - wood trim - with molding underneath - how to "build out" or trim soffit over kitchen area
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June 20, 2012
floor and hallway
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June 20, 2012
bar and counter different
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June 20, 2012
trim color
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June 20, 2012
Soffits become intentional rather than afterthoughts because we need to hide the pipes and the ducts.
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June 20, 2012
trim, color, decor
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June 20, 2012
wall color - for office
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June 20, 2012
intentional soffit
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June 20, 2012
close off portion of the family room and change door.
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June 20, 2012
kitchen nook
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June 19, 2012
posh trim. I like the built-in bench too, and the lights.
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June 19, 2012
paint color, square pendant lamps
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May 27, 2012
Headband under soffits
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May 27, 2012
nice flow
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May 13, 2012
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May 13, 2012
Table & chairs
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May 10, 2012
Same layout as desired
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May 6, 2012
Square pendants
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May 2, 2012
Simple one level, long project
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April 30, 2012
long hall running length of house
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April 18, 2012
Sarah Susanka
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April 16, 2012
dining area
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March 31, 2012
Powell Bluff
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March 23, 2012
Warm hues from room to room
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March 21, 2012
good colors and ceiling
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March 20, 2012
room and board Corbet table and chairs
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March 20, 2012
Large open corridors
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March 20, 2012
Defining spaces with the ceiling and use of trim to unify.
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March 19, 2012
sofa behind table, hanging lights
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March 18, 2012
Eat in kitchen
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March 18, 2012
dining nook
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March 17, 2012
I like this kitchen/hallway
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March 16, 2012
Cozy kitchen
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March 16, 2012
Table and chairs with window seating
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March 15, 2012
For a Home That Enriches Your Life--Insist on structure. Rather than being mazelike, the rooms in your home should be organized in a clear & intellegible way so you can easily move from room to room & easily find what you want.
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March 15, 2012
Great use of space.
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March 15, 2012
Great banquette
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March 14, 2012
A casual dining table/nook close to the kitchen...
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March 14, 2012
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March 14, 2012
amazing chairs!
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March 14, 2012
love the built in eating area
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Built in eating cubby
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March 14, 2012
Crown Molding, light. Light wood table, darker wood floor
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March 14, 2012
i like the table
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March 14, 2012
dining area- banquette seating against window wall. Saves space. No clutter of chairs. Use morroccan rug for upholstery. Colors will define this part of room
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March 14, 2012
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