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November 2, 2014
korriaiken wrote:
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Hello! The drapery here had been in another room of the house for years - we repurposed it here, but we don't have any source information. Sorry we can't be more helpful.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2014 at 6:07AM
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May 27, 2014
T.A.I. Designs Inc. wrote:
who is the fire place mantel manufacturer
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Ruhl Walker Architects
Hello! The fireplace and its mantle have been in this house since it was built in the 1840s.
    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 11:50AM
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May 7, 2014
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Hello: I'm afraid you'd need some kind of time travelling machine! That medallion has been in place since about 1840. Sorry we can't be more helpful.
    Bookmark   Thanked by nedyy    May 8, 2014 at 6:56AM
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Wrought Iron Designs
Wrought Iron Designs can create something very similar to that. The piece would be made from a wood fiver product that wonderfully mimics the look and feel of metal, but weighs about 1/10th as much so it is very easy to install. We specialize in working with customers to create the perfect custom Faux Iron pieces. Worth taking a look at as an alternative to antique. Here's the link:
    Bookmark   October 30, 2014 at 1:55PM
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December 17, 2013
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Hello: Mantle mirrors like this were customary in 19th c. Back Bay houses. This one, while not original to this house, came from a house a few blocks away. It was re-gilded locally. You can find similar mirrors at or good antiques stores around Boston.
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November 6, 2013
chicago13 wrote:
I really like the coffee table duo? Where can I purchase them?
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Hello! Those really are great tables! Each one swivels so you can make any number of configurations. They are called "Ovo", from Arketipo. You can buy them through Casa Design in Boston,
    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 6:22AM
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November 3, 2013
susansweiss wrote:
Who made the sofa and chaise?
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Hello! The white leather lounge is called "Sinus" from the manufacturer "Cor". The sofas are B&B Italia, "Charles".
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 6:43AM
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November 3, 2013
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Thanks so much! That is a great, idea, to paint large swatches, etc. I have painted an entire room thinking the color would change when it dried, only to find out that it was WORSE than I thought.
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Thank you!
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 3:56PM
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May 19, 2013
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Thank you for responding, however I have found the chair/ottoman: It is by Reinhold Adolf.
Product: Sinus
DESIGNER: Reinhold Adolf
Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer
Year: 1976 (reedition 2004)
Architonic ID: 2004465
    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 7:07AM
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Thank you very much for the correction!
    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 6:38AM
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April 1, 2013
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Hi! Can you tell me what the wall color is? Also, where are the curtains from? I love them and I'm trying to recreate this look in our bedroom! Thank you!
    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 5:47AM
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Hello! This question has been asked before, but we're happy to repeat the answer: The walls are Benjamin Moore "Tapestry Beige". Of course paint colors look very different in print and on-line, and can also vary from room to room depending on lighting and what other colors are present. We always buy a quart and paint very large swatches on at least two walls, and then check the look in daylight and in the evening.

The silk taffeta drapery is custom made. We no longer have access to the source for the fabric.
    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 6:32AM
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April 17, 2012
anydaynow wrote:
where is rug from ? Does it come in 14 x 16
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David Churchill
Try Luke Irwin, London.
    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 2:07AM
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Hello! The actual rug here is from Steven King Rugs in Boston, shown at 9' x 12'. They can do custom sizes.
    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 11:42AM
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March 21, 2012
fletcher02 wrote:
Color of walls??
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Angel Touch is a similar color.
    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 3:14PM
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Hello: The actual color used here is Benjamin Moore "Tapestry Beige, 975". Remember to always buy and test large samples of any paint color in the room where you intend to use it. Colors can look dramatically different depending on other finishes and lighting conditions.
    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 9:12AM
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Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Feel Free to Break Some Decorating Rules
So I am saying that mixing is a good thing, right? Absolutely — and not just in style. Consider mixing your metal finishes, too. This room, although done in a neutral palette, has great interest because of its mixed metals. The opulent gilded mirror over the mantel has a different finish than the equally ornate console, and the chandelier boasts yet another tone, as does the circular side table and the legs on the contemporary upholstered pieces. Try this exercise: In your mind's eye, change all those pieces to the same finish. Can you feel what happens to this room? So here's a good rule: Mix your metals.See how to mix metal finishes in the kitchen and bathroom.
For those of you who like the idea of a ceiling medallion but just want a light accent — because you have other amazing architectural detail in the room, such as this fireplace (and the mirror above it), or you just want to keep things simple — search for a filigreed medallion. Another consideration when purchasing a ceiling medallion is logistics. Most medallions come as either one piece or two (cut down the middle). One piece lets you avoid having to adhere the two halves together over your head. Two pieces work well when it’s a very large medallion or when removing the current lighting fixture is not a viable option. Once the medallion is installed with the proper adhesive, you’ll need to paint it to match your ceiling (or not, depending on your taste). The center of the medallion is usually cut open to accommodate the light fixture’s ceiling canopy. When purchasing a medallion, make sure the opening fits the canopy on your light.
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Pro to Pro: Learn Your Client’s Thinking Style
… and the pieces of furniture he would use. (I was going for exactly what he wanted: eclectic, warm and contemporary, with soft accents.) Because I was working in a furniture store, I had all the accessories — lamps, artwork, throws — set up in a room so he could instantly feel how the rooms would look. And throughout the process, I carefully repeated back to him the phrases he had used with me. He was very quiet as he listened and looked, which was a bit disconcerting because I try to “close” the sale as I go, rather than wait for affirmation at the end. But when I finished, he rather abruptly said that he had to think it over, and walked out.I was astounded and flummoxed. And peeved! After all, I had a 99 percent close rate on my presentations, and almost nobody left without buying at least a portion of what I presented.

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