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Pacific Heights Residence - Study traditional-home-office

Pacific Heights Residence - Study

Photography: Lisa Sze

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ohwiseone4 wrote:
Is fireplace real?
   Comment   February 7, 2013
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February 19, 2013 at 10:29am   
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azuresketch wrote:
How can computer and electric cables be camouflaged?
   Comment   June 2, 2012
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There are many products that help "organize" them. But this a photo and IMO they havent so much disguised them as simply not used them. You can also get wireless keyboards etc. I also think designers dont often take into account that normal people have a lot of electronics.
September 5, 2012 at 1:46pm   
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Most of the design photos I see show no cords at all-- very unrealistic! It is always such a pain to try to hide them. Great look to float a table or desk, but the lamp cords are...where? Not sure I want to commit to installing outlets in the floor, and not so safe to put cords under a rug. I do the best I can to hide them, ugh...
September 5, 2012 at 2:24pm   
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loui1 wrote:
What is the name of the grasscloth wallpaper?
   Comment   October 28, 2011
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Please go to our project profile page under Historic Residence for the project interior designer information...or go to link below

November 1, 2011 at 8:32am   
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Tracey Deitz wrote:
Fabric question! Anyone know the name of the fabric on the wing chair and the manufacturer? Thanks for looking!
   Comment   May 16, 2011
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Please send me an email to and I can forward you the interior designers contact info.
May 17, 2011 at 1:06pm   
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Hi There - Designer on the project. Fabric was a silk velvet from Kravet, unfortunately discontinued!!! Crazy beautiful!!! Anne Fifer Interiors
December 18, 2011 at 6:44am   
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schnepa1 wrote:
Does anyone know where this desk in this picture can be purchased or who the manufacturer is?
   Comment   April 27, 2011
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I am the designer of this room - Anne Fifer Interiors - the desk is from Helene Aumont and is spectacular.
January 11, 2012 at 6:35am   
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Lily Gahagan
Thank you for answering, Anne!
January 11, 2012 at 10:49am   
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bobbizadig wrote:
I have been looking for this particular stool. Where might I find it?
   Comment   February 9, 2011
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cbossone Item #W6081
August 22, 2012 at 4:26pm   
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atistler has this for a very reasonable price.
October 10, 2012 at 12:45pm   
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1annabelle wrote:
I plan on REMOVING grass cloth wallpaper from two rooms in my home. The entire residence was papered with it by the previous owner. What is the best way to remove it?
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Annie Thornton
In order to see how the grasscloth was applied, check a small corner by pulling a small piece of the grasscloth up. This just lets you know how careful you will need to be with the rest of the wall. The main hassle with removing wallpaper, is that it is going to be very messy.

1. Make sure to prep the space that you are going to be working in by putting down plenty of plastic drop cloths to absorb the excess water, and then put newspapers or paper towels at the base of the walls to absorb the water running down the walls.

2. You can rent a steamer or use a garden sprayer and fill it with hot water. You can make your own wallpaper remover with equal parts vinegar and hot water, or hot water and DIF.

3. Spray down the walls so that they are heavily saturated. Maybe try at one end, work all the way to the end, and then return to the beginning and spray them down again. It is important that they soak in as much liquid as possible.
(If you realize that the wall underneath is sheetrock, try a gel DIF)

4. Once you get all of the paper off, make sure to thoroughly clean and get all of the adhesive and remover off the walls while they are still damp.

I have no personal experience removing grasscloth wallpaper, so if anyone has dealt with this material before, I would love to hear some firsthand experience.
January 18, 2011 at 3:01pm   
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Thank you so much! Sounds daunting, but this is the first detailed explanation I've seen.
January 18, 2011 at 3:54pm   
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elizhiggins wrote:
Is the fireplace original? if not make and model of manufacturer pleas
   Comment   February 5, 2014
ginacarson wrote:
Where is the drapery fabric from? And what is the pattern name?
   Comment   February 12, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Now this is definitely having your home-office cake and eating it, too. Who wouldn't love a fireplace in their office? I'm pretty sure a great novel...or maybe just a great proposal, could be written in front of a crackling fire.
Grasscloth introduces a clean, architectural, floor-to-ceiling line. This is the result of several panels installed side-by-side, with contrasting tones of the weave lined up.
Becky Harris added this to Global Icons: Chinese Garden Stools
This library is in rich in texture from the Oriental rug, the grasscloth wallcovering, drapes, gold mirror, leather chair and desk, the glass and brass lantern. The intricate ceramic stool adds another great layer of texture.
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Flank the fireplace with shelves. It's a great way to display your books and gain some symmetry.
There is no rule that molding must stop at the ceiling. Enhance its architectural expression by bordering it with paneling above. Guess what it adds? More texture.
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7. A fireplace. Whether blazing or unlit, it creates a centerpiece for the room. In colder months, pulled up close in a wingback chair, holding a snifter of cognac, reading a good book... well, it almost makes me wish for winter. Almost. More studies, libraries and home offices: Libraries for Everyone Prepping Your Home Office for Big Business Consider the Home Office Bar
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Go Beyond the White Ceiling
A number of the previous examples have shown ceilings that contrast with the crown molding. But when is it better for the ceiling and crown molding to match? Contrast highlights shape. In this room there is a narrow strip of ceiling between the molding in the alcove on the left. A contrasting ceiling color would have brought more attention to the narrow strip than to the graceful wide moldings, so matching moldings and ceiling work better here.
Becky Harris added this to 20 of the Coziest Home Offices on Houzz
A rich texture palette, autumnal hues, a red leather armchair and a blazing fire will tempt the homeowner into this office. This ideabook is giving me serious office fireplace envy.

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position of desk relative to window and fireplace. side garden stool
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Another fireplace in office
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love the grass cloth
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a great pic of a home office. The room can be dual purpose...for lounging or office time.
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red leather chair
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red furniture for office??
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I like the color and the fire place if I could change something I would get a better computer
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