Smith & Vansant Architects PC
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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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Selina Allcorn wrote:
The rear door ? - The back door looks like an antique, do you know where I might purchase one? Or maybe what style it is?
   Comment   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.
February 12, 2014 at 12:32pm   
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Selina Allcorn
That's a great idea I never even thought about it, thanks so much!
February 13, 2014 at 7:56am   
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isabeglalvarado wrote:
chagalvarado@hotmail.com - base para plantas
   Comment   December 28, 2013
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Sorry, we don't understand this question.
December 29, 2013 at 7:45pm   
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amackjr wrote:
What is the wall color please?
   Comment   November 25, 2013
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
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.
December 31, 2013 at 1:20pm   
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homeguru wrote:
Where can I purchase a pedestal like the one in the corner?
   Comment   August 29, 2013
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3canines
So love this whole kitchen, reading and eating areas! Lovely. Warm, cozy, inviting.
December 9, 2013 at 1:41pm   
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
We are glad you like it!
December 11, 2013 at 1:10pm   
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jbuckley100 wrote:
Love it. - Over about 6 months, I keep perusing Houzz, and click on photos of room s that I love... and I've come to realize that on almost every visit, I end up clicking on one of the photos of your house (sometimes I recognize it, sometimes I realize after I look at the next photo). I just wanted to let you know that you've created an atmosphere that is clearly irresistible to at least one Houzz-ite. Great work!
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Your nice comments are very much appreciated! Thank you.
October 15, 2013 at 6:04am   
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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.
December 28, 2013 at 9:54am   
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Ruby Blue wrote:
what kind of shades are those? thank you.
   Comment   January 20, 2013
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Hunter Douglas Duette shades.
April 6, 2013 at 11:51am   
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Deluca Inc wrote:
How deep are these book shelves?
   Comment   January 10, 2013
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
These are 15 1/2 inches deep.
January 11, 2013 at 8:03am     
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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
November 13, 2013 at 4:06pm   
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
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!
November 22, 2013 at 10:05am   
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julieann2 wrote:
I love the wall color, can you tell me the brand and color?
   Comment   February 1, 2012
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Kelly Porter
A similar color is White Down OC-131 by Benjamin Moore.
February 2, 2012 at 11:32am   
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turtleridge
Like the wall color. White down by Ben Moore
December 6, 2012 at 7:47am   
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susan61 wrote:
I love the table. Where did you buy it? Thanks.
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janisnic152
I've seen very similar ones in Home Goods Stores
August 29, 2012 at 4:43am   
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imm1952
I love the wide baseboard and the detail roll trim on the top bookcase, and edge on the window seat, I'd have a cushion there and use it for my grandchildren to sit and read their books. what brand of paint and color is the trim and door? This is really a beautiful remodel.
August 18, 2013 at 6:10am   
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robinmiddleton wrote:
Materials - What materials are used for these built ins? Thank you :-)
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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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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."
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