Tracy Murdock Allied ASID
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Displaying art collections contemporary-dining-room

Displaying art collections

Interior designer Tracy Murdock designed this special “bottle wall” to house her client’s special miniature alcohol bottles collected from around the world for over 20 years.

The wall was built out to form the niches where special fluorescent lighting tubes were installed behind each section. The Back wall is acrylic lined with rice paper. Then the acrylic “grids” were installed where there is a box for each bottle giving the effect that each is floating. Finally glass doors were installed to not only keep out the dust…but also “fingers” and to make the collection all the more important.

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September 16, 2012
ellenj53 wrote:
Who is the makeer of thes chairs/ They are beautiful
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Tracy Murdock Allied ASID
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October 6, 2011
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Becky Harris
A very similar chair is the Velin Chair by Christian Liagre for Holly Hunt:

Modern Dining Chair | Holly Hunt · More Info
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April 19, 2010
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Don't know the manufacturer, but I've seen similar fixtures that were sconces not ceiling fixtures. You might check that out.
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Debojyoti Sanyal
Maybe both the chairs and the ceiling lights are custom-made by the designer
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 1:40AM
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February 5, 2014
Sharon Flynn wrote:
What is the wall color in the dining room? - I want the name and manufacturer.
December 10, 2012
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Fluorescent lighting tubes set each section aglow. Murdock used acrylic shelving units to give the bottles a floating appearance and glass doors to keep out dust and fingerprints.
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These built-in curio cabinets house a collection of mini liquor bottles. Groups of objects can be visually interesting no matter how trivial the object itself is.
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It can be tricky to display small collectibles, especially when they are all the same size and you really have a lot of them. Here’s a perfect solution: a wall built out to create alcoves.

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