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Sheri Olson

Music room with baby grand piano.

Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.
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safemommy wrote:
Recessed Lighting - I love the gold tone of the recessed lighting--is that an illusion or is it a gold lined can? Can you provide details? Thank you!!!
   Comment   March 24, 2014
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Sheri Olson Architecture PLLC
It is an illusion in the photo but Juno makes a gold trim. I usually suggest 4" diameter recessed lights with a white trim so that they don't draw attention. Thanks for the question.
April 4, 2014 at 9:39AM     
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Karen Pieh Mahoney wrote:
radiator! - I am very concerned with that piano being right next to the radiator!
   Comment   January 19, 2014
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Sheri Olson Architecture PLLC
Thanks so much for your concern but be assured that the radiator at that location was turned way down. Seattle has a very mild climate.
January 19, 2014 at 6:32PM     
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Karen Pieh Mahoney
so glad to hear that!
January 20, 2014 at 5:04AM   
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Barbara Schaefer wrote:
Kudos to you for answering questions! I love it!
     Comment   November 18, 2013
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Sheri Olson Architecture PLLC
Thanks. It depends on the project.
December 22, 2013 at 5:20PM   
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Yes! I agree. Really appreciate it!
July 18, 2014 at 6:46AM   
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jaime119 wrote:
what is the grey paint that was used on the walls?
     Comment   October 25, 2013
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noellemurray
I am considering painting my walls Grey Horse. I have natural fir cabinets, hand scraped oak floors and light sage green couches. I am worried that the walls will end up looking Green not Grey. Any suggestions?
July 11, 2014 at 12:54PM   
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Sheri Olson Architecture PLLC
That sounds like a nice combination of colors and textures. You're right to be concerned about a grey going green. The best thing to do is to get a sample and paint a piece of white foam core board. Benjamin Moore will sell you a 1 pint paint sample and if you go to an art supply store (or even Office Depot) you can buy a piece of foam core board 22 x 28 inches to paint. The foam core is stiffer and will not warp as much as a piece of poster board--this is important because a warped board will throw a shadow on a paint color and it will be hard to see if the color is right. Let this dry (it changes color) and then move it around the room to see if the paint color looks right. Its amazing that the light in a room can make paint look different from wall to wall. If that grey doesn't work, Benjamin Moore has a lot of others to try. Good luck!
July 11, 2014 at 7:00PM   
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corinne1 wrote:
Floor stain? - What color stain was used on the floors and are they oak? They're beautiful.
     Comment   September 21, 2013
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You are correct! They are oak. Sorry, I don't have an exact stain color for you, but we were matching part of an existing floor.
September 27, 2013 at 5:19PM     
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melanieandrews wrote:
What are the dimensions of this room? - Any idea what size of piano this is and what the distance between the shelves and windows is? Thank you!
   Comment   September 21, 2013
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Sheri Olson Architecture PLLC
The lovely piano is an antique baby grand Steinway. If I understand you right, you're wondering about the width of the room. I believe it was about 11 feet wide. It was a close fit, but this location allowed the player to look out the windows. If I didn't answer your question, please let me know.
September 27, 2013 at 5:24PM   
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juliebr wrote:
Unbelievable trim! Can you please tell me the proportions? - Could you please tell me what the overall height of the wainscotting is including plate rail, the width of the batons, and the ceiling height? Thanks so much, you really did a fantastic job on this!
   Comment   August 24, 2013
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The Finishing Company
It looks like anine foot ceiling and the wainscoting looks about 48 inches.
September 24, 2013 at 5:21PM   
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Good eye. Your guess is really close. The ceiling height is 9'2" and the wainscot is 4'8".
September 27, 2013 at 5:17PM   
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eokane wrote:
Should you paint the ceiling the same color as the walls? - A decorator said to paint the ceiling the same as the walls, and the painter said to make them lighter, almost white. Who is right?
   Comment   July 21, 2013
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Lynne Mysliwiec
It all depends on the feeling you want - when the ceilings are the same colors as the walls, they disappear into a general feeling of color. If there is crown or other moulding, this breaks up and divides the walls from the ceilings. My ceilings are all some kind of color -- not white. Because I have crown moulding in white or off-white, having the ceiling be some color creates contrast that makes the crisp woodwork stand out. My new kitchen remodel took suggestions from the Benjamin Moore web site - quiet moments for the walls, and muslin for the ceiling. They have lots of lovely recommendations for good color combinations.
July 28, 2013 at 12:11PM     
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plummer
Can you please tell me what the wall color is?
November 30, 2013 at 4:45AM     
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myers1746 wrote:
love the paint! - Do you think I could get away with it in this room: http://www.houzz.com/discussions/491108/Need-opinion-on-light-gray-paint THis is the current owner's furniture - ours is much more sparse arts and crafts/wood. This seems like a neutral enough gray!
   Comment   June 2, 2013
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You asked me about using Grey Horse and I don't think it would work with the brown trim. Its a cool color and looks best with white trim.
December 12, 2013 at 11:57AM     
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nice
December 13, 2013 at 1:48AM   
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Design-o-logy wrote:
Crown moulding - Did u do a black paint line in the crown moulding? Or is that shadow. Love how it seams to trace the room!
   Comment   April 7, 2013
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You have a sharp eye. It's a shadow line between the crown moulding and a picture rail below. I had the contractor match the original molding. Thanks for the question.
April 15, 2013 at 6:51PM     
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demtuc wrote:
Very nice! Is that carpet on the stairs? What kind and color?
   Comment   September 29, 2012
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Thank you! It is one of my favorite Benjamin Moore paints Gray horse. I love their washable matte paints. I used White Dove on the trim and Decorators White on the ceiling,
September 16, 2013 at 2:13PM   
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clark
What was the piano room originally used for? Also concerned about the piano being near outside walls and the radiator. Beautiful room and colors.
February 10, 2014 at 10:59PM   
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flygirlred wrote:
What is that pretty grayish paint color?
   Comment   September 26, 2012
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Amy McCallum
This is beautiful.
July 8, 2014 at 5:51PM   
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Thank you, Amy!
July 8, 2014 at 5:54PM   
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Jamie Ng Rose wrote:
White paint - What is a good clean, bright white paint for walls? I'm trying to replicate the style of all those modern, bright white rooms that all fashion bloggers seem to have. There are so many options of white paint!
   Comment   August 21, 2014

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