Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Ltd. Architects
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library eclectic-family-room


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October 14, 2012
apeksha78 wrote:
Love the cabinet/armoire in the background. Where is it from?
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Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Ltd. Architects
The cabinet/armoire was purchased by the owners prior to the start of the project, and unfortunately we do not have information on the manufacturer.
    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 8:18AM
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October 13, 2012
nanaanne wrote:
I have the same chest -- it was my grandmother's hope chest. I would like to find out more about it.
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Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Ltd. Architects
The chest was purchased by the owners prior to the start of the project, and unfortunately we do not have information on the manufacturer.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 8:17AM
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What are the shelving units made of? And, are they custom or prefab?
    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 8:34PM
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July 1, 2012
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The shelves/ledges are pieced together which is not an ideal look in my opinion. fabricates and distributes metal picture ledges of various lengths, depths and finishes. Prices are quite more reasonable than room&board, west elm etc.
    Bookmark   January 22, 2015 at 5:28PM
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June 17, 2012
neoclassic wrote:
Love the chairs....Where can they be purchased?
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Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Ltd. Architects
Our clients owned the chairs prior to the start of this project and wanted to reuse them in this location. We are unsure of where they purchased the chairs, unfortunately.
    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 3:02PM
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Thank you for taking the time to respond. The search for the perfect chairs continues!
    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 9:39PM
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The library's casual and mismatched display of books on the floor, kids' artwork and prints signals that this reading area doesn't take itself too seriously — perfect for a house full of kids.
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This is such a cool take on a library. Books, albums and other creative media fill the shelves, facing forward, for a colorful, graphic look.
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7. Treat your books like art. Why keep picture ledges reserved for art alone? Mix things up by displaying books with beautiful covers alongside framed photos and artwork.
Use a wall of picture ledges to display books and art for a fascinating and vibrant collage.Ledges: West Elm

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Shelving for displaying photos or kids artwork
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book shelf
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Picture wall.
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books as art
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Sourcing info
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Do a picture ledge wall in the playroom to display books the boys are currently reading
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picture rail
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Narrow display shelves & fat windows
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August 20, 2014
Library books and pics on picture ledges. Paint same colour as wall
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lots of picture rails
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for my son, he needs to be directed...
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picture ledges for cookbook display
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Concrete floor and books
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Book ledges
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Like the idea of this room. Bright place to read
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Study. Books by chair.
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Coffee table books
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Fun for finished basement walls
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display books as art with ikea picture ledges
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Wall idea picture frames with shelf
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Ledges... Hidden shelving.
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Cool for a bedroom or office!
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Lovely idea of forward facing many of the books on the shelves
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Picture Ledge
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Instead of built ins for living room
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December 1, 2013
Like the wall display of books
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November 18, 2013
Cool!! Show the book :) LOVE those shallow shelves for family room gallery of kids' art.
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Picture ledges
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shelves. awesome
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for office room
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Book wall!
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eclectic feel... love the odds n ends on the ledges.
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Picture walls
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colour and energy
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shelves for art
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thin shelving to put records and pictures on. Would look good on either side of south window
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Book wall art
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October 11, 2013
Wall of picture ledges with both books and art (could also use photos)
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October 11, 2013
using books instead of framed art on ledge-type shelves is a great idea but I would have to get better looking books.
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October 8, 2013
For living room
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October 5, 2013
love this idea for library or powder room wall
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October 4, 2013
Love the picture shelves
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Love This - How all walls are visually interesting - like an art library.
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Cool shelves
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display of art and books
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I love the ledges for books and the pile of books casually stacked next to the chair...homey
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metal shelves
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Picture ledge
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media shelf
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big wall ledge for books photos album covers. West elm
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I could see doing picture ledges on either side of the main window in the living room
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Den idea
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you can use a wall of the ledges to display art and book
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July 19, 2013
Could be cool to build the library using picture ledges as well as bookcases. We could exhibit the nicer looking "coffee table" size books and art books.
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Colorful display
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Books and art
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Like the slim shelves to hold pictures or books magazines, mix them around
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good idea to put books on there too
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Picture ledge wall to display books and artwork
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Love the wall shelves used for albums & books
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Books on picture ledges
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Nice book and artwork ledges.
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Book rails for books and framed photos
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Cool idea for "coffee table books"
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bright but warm. pops of color.
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Picture ledge wall
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picture ledges for music, albums, pictures, etc.
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display books
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I could do something like this in the sunroom....change the books on display at my whim
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wall art
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July 7, 2013
it seems a rug would be nice here, but other wise the abundance of art is nicely balanced and not overwhelming imo!
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Great photo display
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Art display
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July 7, 2013
Great ledges!
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July 7, 2013
I really like the warmth of this room and of course I like the picture ledges. It was cool how they displayed more than just pictures on the ledges.
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Using books as art
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picture ledges
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picture ledge
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Picture rail wall decoration
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Study or kitchen wall
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Wall of picture ledges.
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Picture rails for more than photos
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This may be a clever idea for a kids room for either side of their bed rather than pictures or wallpaper or stenciling
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Picture ledges
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Mix books and pics on a picture ledge.
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wall under stair case to show case family photos - theme generations?
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picture ledge
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July 7, 2013
Very clever ledges.
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For today vs library
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July 7, 2013
Tho' I wouldn't use entire walls, I like the idea of having shelves for many items, yet not extending into floor space, like bookcases.
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Pic shelf/ledge
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Picture ledges
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picture ledge for album covers
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More picture shelves
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July 7, 2013
Cool idea when built-in bookshelves would take up too much space!
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July 7, 2013
Love the ease to change things out this way without messing up the hole placement
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July 7, 2013
Good idea for our music picture books.
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shelves for kids room
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Picture ledges..... Perhaps across from the bar on new wall
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For Jeff
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I love this
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great for extra room to display portfolio
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Picture ledges
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Picture ledge
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picture shelves
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I have a large blank wall, and I am going to hang floating shelves, but I want an asymmetrical design. In the comments, there is a photo that gives me an idea about how to design the shelves.
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luv the wall display idea
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picture ledges
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Picture & book ledges.
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books on ledge - library
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I think this could be cool in a basement
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The shelves for pictures and books
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love the eclectic walls full of books, art on shelves
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wall shells to display books from front
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Interesting looks like a cool coffeehouse display
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Great for office area playroom to display childrens artwork.
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Picture shelf
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removes books from the coffee table and gives small photos and objects more weight.
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lower FR?
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wall of picture ledges!
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wonderful way of displaying a collection
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Picture ledges
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so easy to change!
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