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Living Room with bookcase & accessories traditional living room
 

Living Room with bookcase & accessories

High contrast sets the style tone for this newly remodeled living room which included a custom built-in with bead board paneling against the back wall. Rebecca used an eclectic mix of well chosen accessory pieces both antiques and new. Mixing off white seashells, statues, bottles, pelicans and books... this built-in bookcase is a true delight and exercise in the value of contrast in ones space!

Click the link above for video of YouTube’s most watched Interior Design channel with Designer Rebecca Robeson as she shares the beauty of her remarkable remodel transformations.

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Photos by David Hartig
URL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKX7VpjV0ZI

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rebeccam wrote:
Love your designs, Rebecca! Could you tell me if these bookshelves are painted or stained, & the color?
   Comment   September 6, 2012
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The shelves are stained in Espresso
For more on this project watch our YouTube video:

Below are a photo of the room before the bookcase was added and one during the installation :-)
September 27, 2012 at 10:54am     
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searunning wrote:
where is the floor lamp from?
   Comment   August 4, 2012
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wilturn
Where can I order the lamp?
August 6, 2012 at 8:34am   
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Matildas Mouse, a monthly flee market in San Diego Ca. I love it too :-) RR
For a better look at this project, watch our YouTube video of the home :-)
August 31, 2012 at 7:43am   
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AMag wrote:
where to get the pillows or who is the fabric by?
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hnick
I really like this chair and need one this size, could you please tell me where it came from? Thank you!
December 20, 2012 at 5:22pm   
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jc19031
I absolutely love this. Gorgeous rug. Awesome pillows. Is the rug available -- perhaps in other colors? Gray? Would like to purchase form you if possible.

Thanks.
August 13, 2013 at 9:13pm   
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20. Buck the all-white trend and go dark for summer. If you already have a lot of white in your home, consider painting an accent in black. Black shelving makes a striking backdrop for green plants, white pottery and sun-bleached shells, and will look equally appealing come fall when filled with books and baskets.Tell us: What is your favorite way to savor summer?

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I love the light chair against the dark bookcase. Hate the decor. Where are the books?
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