Lindy Donnelly
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Lindy Donnelly traditional family room

Lindy Donnelly

Custom built-in bookcases with pivoting TV. Photo by For the downstairs bedroom, Donnelly played with textures and patterns to create dramatic, but cozy window treatments. "The loden green wool sateen has just a bit of sheen paired with finely striped textured fabric of the Roman shades. The lambrequins have inverted pleats, a detail I used to use in fashion design, and I love how he space is a comforting cocoon-like retreat."

The pale beige cotton sateen bedding with an acanthus damask pattern is from Yves Delorme, while the frosted glass table lamps are from BAE in San Francisco.


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wescab wrote:
Does the monitor pivot to another room or just hidden when not in use...Thanks, Larry
   Comment   July 4, 2012
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Lindy Donnelly
It pivots to a bookcase, not another room. That's actually an exterior wall.
July 4, 2012 at 5:44pm   
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bethparvis wrote:
What was used for the "screened in" lower cabinets and can the components be operated while doors are closed in cabinets?
   Comment   November 5, 2011
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Lindy Donnelly
A metal mesh was used in the lower cabinets; the mesh is from Kent Design & Manufacturing. Yes, you can operate the components with the doors closed.
June 16, 2012 at 8:05pm   
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karentomikolee wrote:
where material is used for the bottom cabinets?
   Comment   January 21, 2014
Shawn Flanagan wrote:
Type of wood - Just curious what type of wood you used to build this? Thank you.
   Comment   February 5, 2013
chewyun wrote:
Cabinet color - What is the cabinet color? Beautiful
   Comment   January 28, 2013
Interior Designing - Sales Manager wrote:
Excellent Design, I liked it so much that I went ahead and made it. - Hi Lindy, I love this design so much that I had it created for one of my customer. I want to share the images with you but dont know how.. I made a few modifications to the design. It looks great.. Please tell me how I can share it with you.. Regards, Yasir
   Comment   August 26, 2012
bethparvis wrote:
I need examples where the components of the TV & audio system are placed at a higher position for ease of reaching them. thank you!
   Comment   November 5, 2011

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"One of the homeowners is a children’s book publisher and had an extensive collection of books," says Donnelly. "Because of the vast number of books and her desire for the living room to also function as a library, we created floor to ceiling built-in bookcases."

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