Lindy Donnelly
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Lindy Donnelly traditional-living-room

Lindy Donnelly


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quob wrote:
Are there rails on the ceiling that the shelves slide? Any possibility of seeing the ceiling?
   Comment   October 8, 2011
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Konnie Younts
Why are there on instr. on how to do it?
November 4, 2012 at 1:03PM   
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Lorelle Pottie
any photosof it closed? so we can see what it looks like?
May 15, 2013 at 6:26AM   
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rrpollack wrote:
What hardware was used to make this bookcase moveable and stable while moving?
     Comment   January 19, 2011
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Keri Falkin
Is there any way to get design specs for the sliding bookcase or contact info for the cabinet maker? Love the results!
February 3, 2013 at 7:58AM   
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I think there's something similiar in a book called Built in furniture by a Jim Tolpin. He provides the specs, for the substrate and the rollers etc

This looks great!
February 3, 2013 at 8:57AM     
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bheiderscheidt wrote:
Where can I find the table and chairs?
   Comment   January 17, 2011
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where to buy this round table?
June 9, 2012 at 11:36AM   
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Lindy Donnelly
The table was purchased through a vendor at the San Francisco Design Center. I'd be happy to purchase it for you. Please email me,
June 16, 2012 at 7:48PM   
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Judy Davies wrote:
Just a compliment! - I just love love love this idea!!
   Comment   June 16, 2014
jeanclemes wrote:
I am very interested in the chairs. Can you tell me where I can purchase them? Thank you.
   Comment   May 15, 2013
Sherri Boyd wrote:
Are there photos of it closed and partially closed? - Love the idea--This answers so many design issues I've been having!
   Comment   May 13, 2013

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Lily Gahagan added this to Secret Passages and Hidden Spots
Ian Fleming never mentions James Bond doing laundry. Probably it's because 007 is too busy on covert missions, but maybe, just maybe, it's because he keeps his laundering facilities cleverly sequestered behind a pair of sliding bookcases.
The other owner had been a set designer and engineer and "enjoyed smartly-crafted architecture," Donnelly says, "so it was his idea to hide the laundry room behind yet even more bookcases. We could have done a conventional laundry room within the kitchen area as it was originally when the homeowner purchased it, but this is much more unique." All photos by Eric Rorer Next: Browse more home design photos
Shawn Gauthier added this to Storage With Style
If your washing machine and dryer are in a funky spot, consider hiding it behind moveable bookshelves. When they’re closed, you’ve got a library. When they’re open, a laundromat.

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brilliant way to hide the laundry room
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