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Bookcases flanking window traditional-living-room
 

Bookcases flanking window

These built-in bookcases help provide much needed storage in a small home while helping to bounce light into the room from the windows. At night the books are illuminated by the monopoint track fixtures.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
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July 16, 2014
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I am sorry, our homes are custom designs created to specifically integrate our client's programmatic requirement with their particular site. Our policy has been to not release drawings to protect both the clients privacy and our hard work.
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July 7, 2014
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These are the 1" stem.
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zemptron
Also regarding the Bare Head Swivel 1 lights... is this the bronze or satin nickel finish?
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May 27, 2014
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Sorry, but our color consultant doesn't provide free advise.
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darkdaisy
Im sorry...it was a mistake..sorry for troubling u...
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April 18, 2014
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These are painted poplar built-ins.
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February 8, 2014
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wyndyacre
Your local Habitant for Humanity Restore is always a great place to look for vintage solidwood doors. I found a beautiful one, with a beveled glass window, to replace a splintered gouged one in my 1926 schoolhouse home.
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Selina Allcorn
That's a great idea I never even thought about it, thanks so much!
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December 28, 2013
isabeglalvarado wrote:
chagalvarado@hotmail.com - base para plantas
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Sorry, we don't understand this question.
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November 25, 2013
amackjr wrote:
What is the wall color please?
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The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The walls of this living room are DKC-16 in a Latex Eggshell finish.
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August 29, 2013
homeguru wrote:
Where can I purchase a pedestal like the one in the corner?
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3canines
So love this whole kitchen, reading and eating areas! Lovely. Warm, cozy, inviting.
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We are glad you like it!
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August 11, 2013
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Joanne Heidkamp
jbuckley100 - I have the same experience. I keep clicking on this room and falling in love all over again! Wonderful collaboration between Smith & Vansant Architects and the homeowner.
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pkatzzz
Me too. If given a choice of being given ANY house on Houzz, this would be it. The kitchen is to DIE for..as is the rest of the house of course. I love everything about this home...except that it's not mine!!! ;)
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January 20, 2013
Ruby Blue wrote:
what kind of shades are those? thank you.
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Hunter Douglas Duette shades.
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January 10, 2013
Deluca Inc wrote:
How deep are these book shelves?
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These are 15 1/2 inches deep.
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October 20, 2012
mywonderfulbeautifulhouse wrote:
Original house - If you can, please, tell me the original size of the house? And the size it is now? And, also, where were the additions made?
Thank you, very much.
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dundason
Hi there - I LOVE this house - I think every room has somehow been added into my various ideabooks! - wonderful job! can you tell me please the paint colour/maker used for wall and trim? many thanks
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The paint in this house is from the Donald Kaufman Color collection (by Pratt & Lambert). The creamy walls in this room are DKC-16, in a Latex Eggshell finish and the trim is DKC-51 in an Alkyd Satin finish. Glad you like it!
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February 1, 2012
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Kelly Porter
A similar color is White Down OC-131 by Benjamin Moore.
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turtleridge
Like the wall color. White down by Ben Moore
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December 12, 2011
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Erica_N_Jason Albright
do you happen to know what the floors are made out of? I have the same ones in my home and want to widen a door frame and can't seem to figure out where to get more.
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I believe these are old oak floors.
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The front door opens directly into the living room, which is the main form of the house."The whole house is a library," Smith says. "Our client is extremely organized, with each room containing different genres of books. She has just as many design books as we have in our office."
There's no need to hide your paperbacks. Note how this homeowner pulled them to the front of one of the shelves and stacked them horizontally.Don't forget to dust. At least once a month I give the tops and edges of the shelves and books a quick going-over with a feather duster, and the difference in the room can be felt.See more about paperbacks as accessories
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While books are designed to be read, they're also a good way to add texture, as in this home. Notice how some were arranged vertically and others were set on their sides, adding pattern within the bookcase.

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