Mabbott Seidel Architecture
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Harlem Residence Children's Room contemporary-kids
 

Harlem Residence Children's Room

Instead of providing separate bedrooms for the two young children, we designed a single large bedroom with a sliding wall of Douglas fir. Half of the space can be configured as a playroom, with the children sleeping on the other side. The playroom can also function as a guest room.
Photo by Ofer Wolberger
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nshapiro wrote:
What keeps the doors from swinging when they are opened fully? - Amazing pocket door. What keeps the doors from swinging/banging into each other when they are opened fully?
   Comment   June 20, 2014
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We routed a channel in the bottom of each and rods in each channel with an arm connecting the two. Imagine something shaped like a "U" that's stiff enough to keep them apart from each other. Glad you like them.
June 22, 2014 at 1:05pm      Thanked by nshapiro
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lchb wrote:
The doors you made are great. Where did you get the track/hardware?
   Comment   September 27, 2013
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Sorry for my delay responding and thanks for the compliment. We typically use Hafele for all our pocket/sliding door hardware. Usually the Hawa or Hawa Junior depending on how much the doors weigh. Hafele makes a very fancy track for telescoping doors. As you pull the first (leading) door, a gear attached to the track pulls the second (following) door until the door opening is entirely closed. The version in this photo is just two tracks mounted next to each other, one for each door. Hope this helps.
October 14, 2013 at 9:59am        Thanked by lchb
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kimf11 wrote:
Can you please tell me where you got the ceiling lights from. LOVE them.
   Comment   May 7, 2013
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Thank you! Can you tell me what size you used for your rooms?
May 7, 2013 at 8:35am   
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These are the #35, which are about 14" in diameter. I'd love to use the even larger ones sometime. By the way, I should have also mentioned that the designer Jasper Morrison has a Glo-Ball that's similar, pretty wonderful, and worth looking at. It's not a perfect sphere.
May 8, 2013 at 8:40am   
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Keren Madrid wrote:
which is the width of the wall to this double pocket door
   Comment   April 16, 2013
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The thickness of this wall is 9 1/2" because the doors are each 2 1/4" thick. This is thicker than normal because the doors are so large. A more typical pocket door may be around 6 1/2" thick, although there are companies that sell track kits that can fit in a 2x4 stud wall. Hope this helps.
April 18, 2013 at 7:08am     
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what companies sell the 2x4 kits for the double doors?
June 4, 2013 at 10:38pm   
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jamesbritecmg wrote:
Interior shutter heights - Do interior shutters always go full height.? Can you go part way up?
   Comment   February 10, 2013
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Hi James, Although I don't have a photo showing a good example, you can definitely run shutters only part way up a window. It's a nice way of creating some privacy while still allowing sunlight through the upper section. Hope this helps.
February 11, 2013 at 5:42am   
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philippehuysmans wrote:
Where can I find more information about the mat used in the children's bedroom?
   Comment   February 10, 2013
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The mat is actually made of Flor tiles. We used three colors - two reds that are a nice compliment to one another, and one gray to anchor the room. We used a similar scheme for another playroom design but in different colors. Here are a couple of images showing parts of the room (sorry nothing showing the whole layout). Hope this helps.
February 10, 2013 at 12:36pm   
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samkenway wrote:
Could you please tell me about this pocket door. It is brilliant. Is it a custom design or purchase? Thanks
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Can you tell me where the painting next to the blue table is from?
September 17, 2013 at 3:44pm   
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Sure, the painting is by Susie Reiss. Coincidentally, she has a show up in NYC right now. The gallery is called Coohaus and here's a link to the show. http://www.coohausart.com/ Her website is http://susiereiss.com/
September 20, 2013 at 12:33pm   
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They will not create acoustic privacy. As gorgeous as these modern extra-wide doors are, the sounds of children playing are sure to be heard in the adjacent spaces. That's not so good if you're working or sleeping, but it's very good if you're taking care of small children.
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11. Streamline kids' spaces. Children's rooms accumulate stuff like nowhere else in the house. But if allergies are a problem, having lots of toys — especially soft toys — everywhere will only make things worse. Try rotating out toys to keep things fresh (and neat), and store extras in an out-of-the-way closet. Washing stuffed animals when possible can also help keep dust at a minimum.
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Custom pull. If you simply can’t find hardware you like, consider a custom solution like this one. The architect has carved out a flush pull from the face of the door and configured the door edge in a way that’s easy to grab and slide.

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Info regarding sliding doors from Mabbot Seidel: "Thanks for the compliment. The doors are custom but relatively simple. We purchased typical flat slab doors and veneered them with Douglas Fir. The ends are solid wood and as you can see from the photo, they overlap each other. When the "leading" door is slid fully to the left, it catches the end of the "following" door. Hafele makes a very fancy door track that accomplishes the same thing but for a much higher cost."
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