Benedict August
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Modern Anaheim Home Office contemporary-home-office

Modern Anaheim Home Office

A colorful vintage tin train collection, displayed in a orderly fashion, sets a cheerful tone in this relaxed California home office.
Photo: Dan Benedict

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princesspenn wrote:
where can i find those chairs
   Comment   October 30, 2013
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LOVE the trailer hitch/ball....that is what the table base is right?
January 22, 2014 at 1:42PM   
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Benedict August
Hadn't looked at it like that, hawkb :) It's a lot larger than a trailer hitch.
February 10, 2014 at 7:04PM   
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kmb04 wrote:
Looking to install custom floating shelves, who was your contractor? - Hi, We just moved to Huntington Beach and it has been exasperating trying to get a good, responsible contractor to give us an estimate. If you could recommend someone we would really appreciate it. We love what you've done to your space. Thank you.
   Comment   November 14, 2012
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Benedict August
Hope you found a contractor that can help you!
September 30, 2013 at 10:06AM   
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carmenchris wrote:
Could you tell me where you get the side table please?
   Comment   August 28, 2012
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Benedict August
This table has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
September 30, 2013 at 10:06AM   
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katharinesl wrote:
Where did you find these shelves to display trains? Thank you!
   Comment   July 22, 2012
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Benedict August
These are custom but you may find similar ledges at crate and barrel or west elm.
July 22, 2012 at 7:16PM   
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Thank you so much!
July 22, 2012 at 8:00PM   
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Becky Harris added this to Everyday Shrines for a Happier Home
Think about the scale of your objects and whether a grid of boxes, built-ins or floating shelves would be the best way to show off the objects you’re passionate about. The display is key to giving the objects the respect they’re due, whether they’re train cars on long, narrow shelves …
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Collective Wisdom: Display Ideas for Collections of All Kinds
Here’s an excellent approach when your collection is made up of lots of pieces: customized shelving. Once again (do you see a theme here?), the furnishings below the shelves mimic the colors in the collection for a very cohesive feel.
6. Install floating shelves. Floating shelves like these are inexpensive and easy to install. Use symmetry to align the shelves with one another as well as with the other elements of the room, then add your display items as haphazardly as you like.More ways with floating shelves

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Claire Forrest added this to claire_forrest1013960's Ideas
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Boys room- storage- cars
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I love the shelves! Great idea to display vintage trains.
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pez collection
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floating shelves -- maybe for Marilyn Merlots?
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display your collection on floating shelves
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6. Install floating shelves. Floating shelves like these are inexpensive and easy to install. Use symmetry to align the shelves with one another as well as with the other elements of the room, then add your display items as haphazardly as you like.
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love floating shelves
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Lego shelf
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The storage across from the sink is a vintage piece. “It’s a beautiful freestanding piece she found,” says Noyes. “It’s the kind of thing that would have been in an old grocery store, and it’s perfect for holding foodstuffs and plates in this kitchen.”
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this idea would be cool for johns car display
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Install floating shelves. Floating shelves like these are inexpensive and easy to install. Use symmetry to align the shelves with one another as well as with the other elements of the room, then add your display items as haphazardly as you like.
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Neat idea for Dave's trains
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way to display Thomas the Tank engine and other wooden trains
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Love the floating shelves
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Floating shelves for daguerreotypes.
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Tablets with cars, and bus
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Train shelves for Aidan's room
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Love!!! Trains cars etc
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This would work for all kinds of small collectibles . . . salt & pepper shakers, sugar and creamers, glass birds. Sounds like someone I know very well :)
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chairs, pagholz
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way to display collections with less clutter
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train collection
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book stacking
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Nathan's cars
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For Ryder's cars
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shelving kid room
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To display cars in baileys room
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Great for cars
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Incorporate the trains
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Shelves for garbage trucks?
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Train shelf
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Train for Cooper's room
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Train and mercury vapor bulb
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Trains on shelves!
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Take James' trains and make it art! Paint different colors behind each shelf to spread it out and make it huge. Border it with molding and it's ART. Could get his vintage die cast cars out too.
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James room w airplanes
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shelves for boys room
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Cruz's fav room:-)
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A lot looks like a little
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Shelves of cars. Cute
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Great way to display trains.
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Something about those red chairs - I know bingo markers
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Collections This gives off a nice organized feeling and adds a lot of character to the room.
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Great display for the trains!
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jerry's study or office-if he can't put up the train track, how about the wall?
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shelves for his legos he wants to keep together
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shelves for baseballs
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Once again (do you see a theme here?), the furnishings below the shelves mimic the colors in the collection for a very cohesive feel. Will's room.
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Mark would love this
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like the chairs and side table for the home office
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manera chiva de presentar una coleccion...
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Display of train collection, coordination with chair color...
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Travis toy bike collection , ikea photo shelves , I may do this in his room.
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deplaying trains for Mike
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The collection of trains on the shelves. Can be used for other kinds of collectibles
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Small collectibles. note the colour of the furnishings below the shelves - pick up on the colours in the collection.
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a way to display Pat's dinky collection
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