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Karen Joy Interiors

A preteen dream.

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October 21, 2013
codymohr1 wrote:
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From www.coverscreen.co.uk BZ-IC Decorative Grille - Inner Circular, Bronze. As you can see, the bookcases meet the window frame, and the window seat widens to create more of a comfortable lounge. Width approximately 42". Depth approximately 32". Thank you for the compliment!
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August 14, 2013
steve2426 wrote:
LOVE the aqua buffalo check fabric on cushion - source, please?!
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Loved it, too! Found it in a Robert Allen book, then was told it was discontinued, no stock. Called a local fabric showroom (Zimmans, in the Boston area) and luckily they had it. This was two years ago, so very doubtful that there is any remaining. If you want to look into it, call Zimmans in Lynn, MA, and speak to Stephanie, referring to this photo.
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April 4, 2013
johnese79 wrote:
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12" deep
    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 9:23AM
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Thank you!
    Bookmark   October 28, 2013 at 10:17AM
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September 23, 2012
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yes! here is the link: http://www.brass-grilles.co.uk/
I found there to be much more choice, and better quality than what I could find locally.
    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 4:08PM
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We can help with those type of custom grilles/vents. http://steelcrestonline.com/
    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 9:07PM
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September 21, 2012
annmarie2 wrote:
What kind of heating system did you have to work around? - I have forced hot water by oil baseboards on almost all exterior walls. I'd love to put in bookcases, but I've been struggling with the "how" of it!
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Thanks! One more thing: how did you determine how far off the floor to set the bottom shelf? Is there a code requirement, or did it just tie in with the bench seat? Looks like it's somewhere between 12" and 18" above the floor.
    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 7:03AM
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I had the bookcases start at 14" above finished floor to allow for a nice generous 4" thick seat cushion.
This allows more than enough space for air circulation....did not research code on this.
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July 27, 2012
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Sure...this is actually a herringbone patterned natural wallcovering from Ralph Lauren. Erin Line Herringbone Color: Natural LWP22317W. Available through Folia.
    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 7:09AM
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ready window
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Love this library
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Bookshelves and window sit good for small room
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bump out for the window seat for more comfortable seating
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Karen Joy Interiors Oct 2013 From www.coverscreen.co.uk BZ-IC Decorative Grille - Inner Circular, Bronze. As you can see, the bookcases meet the window frame, and the window seat widens to create more of a comfortable lounge. Width approximately 42". Depth approximately 32". Thank you for the compliment!
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bookshelves built around the windows
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sitting area
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Bookshelves over rads
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The framed paintings by kids.
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window reading seat
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like this
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диван в эркер
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Estantería entre ventanas
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Tatums room
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Bench cushion seat under bookshelf
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bookcase A preteen dream. perfect
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August 28, 2014
Roman blind
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overflow cushion around toys
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protruding seating
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Kids play area
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August 19, 2014
I need a lot of light in the room like here
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August 19, 2014
Love the reading area.
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Books all around bay area
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Nice Bay Area for reading
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Do not like bench protrusion
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Seating by window
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blue couch/white bookcases
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built in bench over baseboard heat
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August 6, 2014
Very creative way to build a window seat with book shelves.
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Enchanting place for her to curl up and read!
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Bookcases around window. Hannah's room
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Bed on top of heater - built in
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window seat lights
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Corner shelving
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Ralph Lauren herringbone wallpaper
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Charlottes nook
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June 25, 2014
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June 25, 2014
Would have loved this when I was little
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June 24, 2014
Пространства между окон. Первый этаж.
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Window seat
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Fabric and window seat
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Shelves lower than window height?
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Bedsit idea
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Window seat & built ins
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This is exactly what I want for my home library
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Another grill - but I would paint white
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lighting in window seat
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June 1, 2014
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May 31, 2014
Reading nook
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Dining area option
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The book shelves and the seat bench
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April 30, 2014
love the shelves and how the window seat sticks out for a little reading nook
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April 28, 2014
Nice room
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April 28, 2014
incorporation of lighting into the nook.
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April 26, 2014
Would Love to have a reading nook!
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I like the bookshelves and window seat
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April 24, 2014
idea for cookbooks in small bedroom?
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