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Library with Recessed Bookshelves

Recently renovated, parts of this in-town home in Rasteau, France are 800 years old.

Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon
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chicagord wrote:
Potential for shelves to sag? - We love these built-in shelves. How wide are the shelves and how thick is the wood for each shelf? We wondered if the weight of books could cause the shelves to sag over the years? We are considering similar built-in shelves with a width of 64-70" with the shelf being 2" thick. Thanks in advance for any comments.
   Comment   June 11, 2014
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Can you tell us how the shelves are attached?
June 15, 2014 at 6:01PM   
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We worked with a contractor who specializes in historic restorations in Provence, France. I do not know how he specifically attached these shelves, as they are solid, but as the fasteners are concealed, it is possible they were attached to the walls from behind before the walls were plastered.
June 16, 2014 at 7:26AM   
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rhonda2545 wrote:
Frame or gallery wrap? - I have a space over my mantle that desperately needs a picture. It is 36x57. I am thinking of putting up a gallery wrap of my children. My home style is very traditional and the pictures hanging elsewhere in the room are framed. Will this look silly? Are gallery wraps too modern?
   Comment   May 8, 2014
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With very few exceptions, I prefer a frame to a gallery wrap. If it's not a painting, it shouldn't be on canvas. If you're looking for a more contemporary approach, try face-mounted acrylic. The face of the photo is mounted to the back of an acrylic sheet. The colors generally have a lot of vibrance.
May 8, 2014 at 2:19PM     
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florazxh wrote:
The bookshelf is amazing!What kind of wood is it made of?I stay in Sin
   Comment   February 5, 2014
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These are walnut shelves
February 10, 2014 at 6:34AM   
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annissa wrote:
Tables - Where can I purchase the nesting tables?
   Comment   January 24, 2014
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The nesting tables were purchased from BoConcept, although I don't know whether they still carry them. We have used these nesting tables from Mitchell Gold more recently: http://www.mgbwhome.com/PRESCOTT-NESTING-SIDE-TABLEBR-available-online--P11050.aspx
January 28, 2014 at 6:35AM   
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seththib wrote:
Rug information - Are there details on the rug? Pattern or rug type name? Country of origin? Many thanks.
   Comment   January 22, 2014
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This rug was from the client's collection, so unfortunately we don't have any information on it.
January 28, 2014 at 6:33AM   
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This is a Bokhara rug made in Pakistan. We carry a full line of Bokhara rugs in the standard colors of red, Black, Teal, Emerald, Ivory and Navy. Please let us know if you are interested in pricing or availability.
January 28, 2014 at 9:39AM     
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easterngirl wrote:
Are the 2 sets of built in shelves different widths? - I have a wall where I would like to make built in shelves like these but there is an air conditioning vent in the middle that will cause my width openings to be different sizes, so I wondered if that would look bad, or if the ones in the picture are different widths -- because they look great!
   Comment   December 9, 2013
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Yes, the widths of these two built-ins are different.
December 9, 2013 at 8:50AM   
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lizziek wrote:
How are the shelves supported? - How are the shelves supported? Are they adjustable?
   Comment   April 21, 2013
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The shelves are built in, and supported on the sides and back with hidden brackets. They are not adjustable. You can achieve a similar look with brackets like these from Hafele: https://hachol02.hafeleonline.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=19310&sitex=10020:22372:US
April 22, 2013 at 7:08AM   
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myrabobt wrote:
Where can I find this chair? - I live on Long Island, NY and am looking for an attractive space-saving recliner. thanks for any help you can give me.
   Comment   February 25, 2013
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Most of the furniture on this project is from BoConcept, including this chair. You can see more here: http://www.boconcept.us/Armchairs.aspx?ID=83531&imageid=3642 Good Luck! –Studio Santalla
February 25, 2013 at 6:32AM   
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marieflaca wrote:
The terracotta floor, where did you buy it ?? Thank you very much
   Comment   February 4, 2013
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This was sourced locally in central France, and unfortunately we do not have that information. It's a 16" x 16" tile if that helps. –Studio Santalla
February 4, 2013 at 11:09AM   
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mgrubisic wrote:
What is the depth of these shelves? Thank you.
   Comment   November 25, 2012
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These are 12" deep. –Studio Santalla
November 26, 2012 at 6:33AM   
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joanix wrote:
track lighting - hello, the lighting looks very nice. who is the manufacturer of the cable lighting used here? thank you
   Comment   May 24, 2012
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olivias
I am sorry you thought I was insinuating anything. Your design is beautiful. However, as a lighting consultant for residential and commercial spaces I am more aware of the true cost of these systems. Having the "green tag" on the product picture indicating the "system" is around $100.00 is misleading as the average home owner is typically not aware of the intricacies of the design and installation of this type of lighting. My comments were not meant to criticize your company, they were strictly directed at this type of product.
March 13, 2014 at 9:44AM   
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It's unfortunate that the Bruck tags available are only for individual components rather than the system as a whole. We have edited the tag to avoid confusion.
March 13, 2014 at 9:58AM   
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marcolotano wrote:
Rug atop Terra Cotta Tile Floor - Just bought house with large terra cotta family room floor. Not sure what kind of rug to put over...oriental vs modern? will pattern be too much? Advice???
   Comment   March 24, 2012
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Yes it does work well. At first I was hesitant about the pattern with the tiles, but now I will try some traditional oriental rugs as well as patterned modern rugs. I love the color of the rug in the photo...
March 25, 2012 at 7:11AM   
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Be mindful of the other fabrics in the room. The rug works in this library because it is not competing with any other patterns. It you have strong patterns elsewhere in the space, you might try a rug with an interesting texture, instead of a pattern. Sisal and Flat Woven rugs will fit well with the terra cotta as well, with its earthy feel.
March 25, 2012 at 12:38PM   
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