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Great use for the upper floor of a garage traditional-home-office
 

Great use for the upper floor of a garage

This studio space above the garage serves the clients needs for her custom card making hobby. Utilizing the kneewalls we were able to carve out lots of great storage space with drawers and shelves. The sink is a salvage soapstone piece. The skylights provide both fresh air and help illuminate the space wonderfully during the day while the medium pear pendants from George Nelson and the Cirrus Ceiling Fan/light by Modern Fan Company help move the air and illuminate in the evenings. A great space for designing custom cards!
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
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June 17, 2014
soontomove wrote:
What is the color on the trim?
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
The trim in this room is from the Donald Kaufman collection (by Pratt & Lambert) and is the DKC-51 in an alkyd satin finish.
   Thanked by soontomove    June 22, 2014 at 10:36AM
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soontomove
Thank you for your response. This room is lovely.
   June 22, 2014 at 11:24AM
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December 30, 2012
ralepine wrote:
Where did you get the pendant fixtures? Thank you.
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spaul
Where is the sconce from on the wall above sink?
   May 7, 2013 at 12:56PM
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
That is a Tolomeo wall spot available many places online, but this will get you one: http://www.dwr.com/product/tolomeo-wall-spot.do?gclid=CP-92pvki7cCFQne4AodwhAAig#.UY0IzZVH2pE
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November 24, 2012
farahc wrote:
Attic door - I love this door. Where to find door like this for my attic entrance? Will really appreciate if you let me know. Thanks!
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Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Hello,
This door was custom made to accommodate the angle cut of the ceiling.
Hope that helps!
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stillamistry
Would you know the name of this style door, with the joined slats and Z brace?
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November 2, 2012
One Crazy Pair, LLC wrote:
Love the sink? How did you do it??where did you get the sink?
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There is a 4 1/2" shelf we added behind the sink to accommodate the plumbing fixtures, and it is handy to store things too. This image should help.
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Granite Grannies
@spaul, you can do a soapstone sink with counters on the side. You can have it made any size you want: Soapstone Werks Custom sinks What Dishwasher? Chestnut Hill kitchen.
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June 25, 2012
juliespano wrote:
Where is the sink from?
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Hello,
This is a salvage soapstone sink from Vermont Salvage in White River Junction, VT. We added a very modern Dornbracht faucet and new base cabinet.
Hope that helps!
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March 16, 2012
tdobester wrote:
what is the color of the floor?
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Foggy Mist is a similar color.
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Our paint schedule says that this is DKC-64 from the Donald Kaufman Collection in a Latex Eggshell finish. You might want to order chips since some colors were changed in the field. Good luck!
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Richmond Gray is a similar color.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

This is the studio across from the guest room; it sits atop the mudroom/garage portion of the house. The client's hobby is making custom cards, and this studio full of storage and light is a wonderful workspace. The skylights let in natural light, and also open to let in the fresh air. More vintage plumbing fixtures were used here; the shallow sink on the right is made of soapstone and Smith designed a custom base for it. In addition, an antique ribbon rack holds the client's ribbon collection. In contrast to that, George Nelson's midcentury modern pendant lights and a modern fan hang overhead.
Becky Harris added this to Consider a Salvaged Sink
The same homeowner had been saving this soapstone basin for her renovation, and it works wonderfully in her craft room. The architect, Pi Smith, designed a custom base to hold it. See the rest of this home
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Shane D. Inman added this to For Your Next Sink, Think Unique
Vintage. Embrace the vintage patina of a salvaged sink in your home — this antique soapstone sink is perfect for cleaning up a messy craft room. Tip: Depending on how old they are and what they were used for, some vintage sinks don't actually have holes drilled into them for plumbing fixtures. Take note — this will add to the overall cost.
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… and the quirky pieces that abound with personality and function. In what new-furniture store would you find a piece like this sink?

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