Dunlap Design Group, LLC
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Birmingham Showhouse traditional-family-room
 

Birmingham Showhouse

We designed the Birmingham Showhouse family room to include the characteristics of the Arts and Crafts style through the use of organic materials, with a hand-made quality. There is also slight Japanese aesthetic running through the design. It was designed to be a warm, comfortable place for the entire family to spend time in. For example, we designed the bookcases with integral, pull-out desks, allowing the room to serve many functions. The color palate is warm neutrals, with interest being added by using many textures and punches of geometric pattern. Of note, is the fireplace surround clad in patinated steel plate with rivets, the custom cow-hide herringbone rug, the drapery hardware made from copper plumbing pipe, and the antique Thai teak log trestle table. The custom ceiling light anchors the space, while the wall light swings to the desk area as needed.
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February 27, 2013
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Hi Liz, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed this project! Best, Charles Dunlap
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December 10, 2012
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Hello. We designed the chandelier, and our metalsmith whipped it up for us.
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September 27, 2012
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Can you please tell me the manufacturer and the name of the chandelier?
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The chandelier was designed by us, and fabricated by our metalsmith. Best regards, Charles
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Where did you get the copper fireplace tiles?
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Ancient Olive is a similar color.
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ceiling height - how tall
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karilyna wrote:
Mantel question about design:distance from floor, length, depth, height - Love the simplicity of the mantel. I am planning my fireplace install next week and want a similar mantel.
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Lily Gahagan added this to Fireplaces, Hold the Fire
This trick doesn't require major rearranging either; a stool sneakily slid in front does the job just fine.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Bask in the Glow of a Copper Fireplace
Copper plates add a subtle graphic quality to this transitional living room. Its brick layer pattern harmonizes well with other shapes found in the built-in bookcases and striped accent chairs.
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The high back on these side chairs are accented by the wide horizontal stripes. The stripes make these chairs appear more grand.Tip: A gray or beige and cream stripe is a great option to upholster chairs if you want to go neutral but you still want to add interest with a pattern.
Let's face it, the focal point of the room often ends up being the perfect spot for a flat-screen TV. When that is the case, mount the TV 6 to 8 inches above the mantel so you will still have room to place some small objects below without obstructing the screen, and be sure your seating is placed for comfortable viewing. Then treat the mantel as you would that large painting or mirror, with an asymmetrical composition made of two smaller objects or collections of objects.
When the carpenter was building the bookcases that now flank the living room fireplace in the new house, he asked me, "Are you going to be able to fill these?" All told we were looking at about 40 linear feet. Less than a year after our fire — even under the new regime of restraint and minimalism — our books already numbered in the hundreds. "I don't think that's going to be a problem," I said. And yet 18 months later, I still have room to spare. Of course, my kids all have bookcases in their bedrooms, and I have a small one in the entrance to ours and a large one in the study, but in the living room I still have room to spare!

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