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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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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Hidden laundry closet!!!
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Put the bookshelves on rollers!!!
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sliding wall for laundry... purple chairs
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great idea for adding a second laundry option.
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Like the drying rack idea
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Crawl space door?
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I like the laundry room behind the book case
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Like the look of the shelving
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Ceiling mounted doors.
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Rolling cabinets to hide washer and dryer
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Can we incorporate a hidden area like this??
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Bookcase top could just be same depth as coving
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March 4, 2014
sliding cabinet door to hide utility room from kitchen if you don't like it open. If done correctly from wall view, open is okay. But idea.
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Love that the doors covering this laundry double as book shelves!
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Sliding book cases.
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Sliding bookshelf hiding the laundry...there's an idea
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how to store ladder
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Ladder hanger
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Hide the laundry behind a bookcase
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Slightly more practical laundry nook
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February 22, 2014
Love this idea it solves 2 dilemmas. Question is there enough room for them to slide out of the way? Books are heavy weight issues.
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Moveable book shelves?! Awesome!!
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laundry room
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Not the washer & dryer but hide the desk behind sliding bookcases :)
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Purple chairs and black shelves
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holds step stool
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cool way to hide the laundry area, could be neat to hide storage areas as well
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Sliding cabinets to cover laundry room?
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sliding bookcases hiding the laundry cool! not sure where I would pile the dirty stuff
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Cool sliding bookcase
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laundry areA
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Creative way to hide laundry with bookcases
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LOVE this!
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Love the function of the doors
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very creative thinking outside the box
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Idea for washer and dryer area
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I love hiding the laundry area with a sliding cabinet.
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Sliding bookshelves
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Secret room
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Idea for laundry room. Sliding bookcase
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Slinding bookcases goes to a laundry room
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Use of bookcases to extend wall
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book cases
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laundry behind book shelve
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cool, hidden laundry like it!
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door design. see comment on price tag
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Ladder hung on wall
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Love the front loader and the purple chairs
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Hide the washer dry and create sliding shelves for more storage
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Very cool! The bookcases slide together to hide the laundry.
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These bookcases next to to the fireplace would really help with storage.
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The bookcase doors that hide the laundry. Also see the stairs idea book for bookcase doors that hide the stairs.
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Top over the washing machine to iron
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