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cmohror wrote:Nov 13, 2011
  • lisakh
    I do not like the idea of grey in this room. Grey is a cool color and the floors are a beautiful, golden color. I would try pumpkin or carmel color. Use it on the INTERIOR back walls of the shelves. Then I would use a shade darker, complementary color on the recessed areas in the ceiling.
    I would change out the area rug using a pattern that incorporates the same colors in a pattern. Leave the walls outside the shelves the same color. This will warm up the entire room. You may need to replace the ottoman with a warm tone fabric with a pattern that coordinates with the new area rug. Bring in some cream accesories into the shelving which will now pop against the pumpkin or carmel back wall. This room has wonderful "bones" and could be really a warm inviting area with color on the walls & ceiling. Love the potential here.
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    Mona Ives
    I agree - grey may be trendy but it is a cold color. I know designers are in love with it right now but I don't think it will last. I grew up in a house that my parents painted grey and it made me so deppressed my whole life I swore I would never paint anything grey - and I never have used grey (on the walls) with so many clients over 7 years. So I may be biased against it, but it looks to me that this space needs a warmer color palette. I like the pumpkin/gold idea and I would think Benjamin Moore Oklahoma Wheat. Also south facing rooms can be very difficult so test the shades in different spots and look at them in day and night lighting. Oklahoma wheat may be great during the day but too intense at night... worth a try though to be in that family.
walleygirl wrote:Jan 7, 2012
  • pollyhlp
    Since no one ever answered, I'd take an educated guess at something like 12 x 16.
  • Charlotte Radwan Mohlman

    Previous is 9x14

oldhousegirl wrote:Apr 18, 2014
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    Thank you for using our lights on top of the cabinets!!!
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    ocd remodeling
    love this room, gave me ideas for my own space!
kathyspointofhue wrote:Oct 5, 2011
  • marymac472
    Love the mermaid. Where can I find it
  • mtnmermaid
    I love it too!!! Where did it come from??
clfullerton wrote:Jul 15, 2012
  • Brooke Enge
    The flooring looks like repurposed barn wood flooring. We just installed some very similar from barnwood naturals out of salem, or.
  • sheila330
    whose chairs are they?
sarahreiss wrote:Feb 8, 2012
Martha Ann L wrote:Oct 11, 2011
mlloyd wrote:Sep 7, 2011
  • mmcgahan
    where can I buy the chairs?
  • valerie5pluscat
    like the chairs. Ethan Allen & lazy boy had something similar few years ago
4362 wrote:Sep 26, 2015
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    Thank you for your interest in this picture. The hurricane candles were owned by the client and we do not know where they purchased them.

bathroom1125 wrote:Oct 26, 2013
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    Nantucket Light Shop
beepebbles wrote:Mar 3, 2013
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    Customer bought it on Nantucket
pankajlathia wrote:Nov 30, 2012
jrfromnv wrote:Aug 7, 2012

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Susan Stieglitz added this to Pony WallMay 25, 2012

    A tongue-and-groove paneled pony wall with a wood cap helps delineate the different spaces within this room.

    Becky Harris added this to 12 Libraries That Lightened UpApr 11, 2012

    Instead of closing off the library in the usual traditional way, this open library keeps the space airy and makes the entire first floor feel larger. Planked walls and a planked ceiling lend a cottage feel.

    Becky Harris added this to Get Ideas for a Cozy Library SpaceNov 1, 2011

    Lots of homes constructed since the late 1970s have a large nebulous loft or open area at the top of the stairs on the second floor. Unsuitable for a bedroom, it's often wasted space; transforming it into a library makes the most of it.

    Love Your Room LLC added this to Cuddly Nooks for Every RoomOct 3, 2011

    Use knee walls (half walls) to separate a little library nook in a larger space. Surround the space with shelves filled with books and display items, then make it cozy with a rug and comfy chairs.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Michelle Murphy Interior Design added this to Mt Kidd - Multipurpose RoomMar 30, 2019

    Light and bright, built-ins and cozy seating

    Jocelyn Mennill added this to Den LightingMar 22, 2019

    top shelves lit with bulkhead lights

    Allison Savage added this to Library RoomMar 3, 2019

    Lighting and possible semi partition

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