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Library with Window Seat traditional-family-room

Library with Window Seat

Enlarging the existing opening to flood the space with more natural light while increasing storage with the design of a custom built in window seat and bookcases has made this space a lovely place to read or just hang out.


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April 22, 2014
heatheranna wrote:
light fixture?
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Clawson Architects, LLC
@heatheranna the website is listed above. There has been discussion on other pictures about the fixtures from . The client was very happy with them but one woman has been complaining that they did not measure up to her standards and believes they were made in China. Please do your research and confirm the return policy. We are also big fans of Remains Lighting. Their show room is in NYC and they restore antique fixtures and sell them as well as manufacture period pieces in their factory in Brooklyn NY.
    Bookmark   April 25, 2014 at 7:43AM
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Victoria Balson Interiors
This fixture is from JVI Lighting. It's the melon jar lantern
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March 4, 2013
Toolla Bun Rgb wrote:
How can i downlaod ur picture?
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Sarah Miller
First you say the floors are red oak, then you say they are white oak. Which is correct? How long did you let the stain sit?
    Bookmark   November 28, 2013 at 7:10PM
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Clawson Architects, LLC
They are White Oak. sorry for any confusion. If you hire a professional they should be able to work with you to get a color and finish that will make you happy.
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 6:32AM
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April 23, 2012
puffylori wrote:
who makes them and what is the color?
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Maison Nouveau Design
love the color and richness. how is the floor holding up after living in the space?
    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 11:38PM
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is this one or two coats of stain
    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 5:34PM
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