Tribeca PenthouseMidcentury Family Room, New York

Example of a 1950s medium tone wood floor family room design in New York with gray walls and a media wall —  Houzz
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1dorislee wrote:Aug 2, 2015
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    Front Studio Architects

    Hi, it's a custom built bookshelf with colors chosen by architect

  • Kim Ladin

    Can you tell me a little about the materials used in the bookshelf? Are the interiors colored laminate, painted, or something else?

katefinnh0me wrote:Aug 2, 2015

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lauren Dunec Design added this to Refresh Your Home With 12 Updates That Won’t Break the BankDec 7, 2016

10. Give your bookshelf a color boost. Transform bookshelves by covering the interiors with a wash of bright paint or wallpaper. Choose a rainbow effect or a single warm hue for an unexpected hit of color in your living room. Once the paint has completely dried, move books back in place and mix in artistic bookends, potted plants or other accessories to add diversity.

Apartment 46 for the Home added this to How to Recharge Your Soul During the Change of SeasonsAug 21, 2016

2. Claim a corner. If you can, designate a permanent corner for reading, listening to music or taking those first sips of coffee. Put a tiny table next to a cozy seat and add a great light source for an instant nook. Make it a weekly ritual to spend time there and limit your concentration to something cathartic like thumbing through new catalogs or listening to guided meditations. If your living space is small and a separate corner isn’t available, take a look at your bedroom to see whether an armless slipper chair might fit. Scaling down on a larger piece to make room for a chair in which to relax may be just what you need.

Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Reorganized Tribeca Penthouse Suits a Family WellJul 1, 2015

The shelves also have space for the TV and media equipment. A chaise provides a comfortable reading spot, with good light from overhead. “Our kids are pretty active, so we didn’t want anything to be too precious,” the architect says. Paint by Benjamin Moore, used throughout most of the home: Pale Oak (walls) and White Dove (trim); light fixture: Wo & We

What Houzzers are commenting on:

tinaweatherbee added this to Living Room IdeasAug 2, 2019

Lots of colors and textures, curtains that blend. Hung all the way to the ceiling almost

Annegret O added this to WohnzimmerJun 27, 2019

Wissen ist ein Gut, das sich nicht verbraucht.

André Wells added this to BasementMar 30, 2019

Color of bookshelves (paint job)

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