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K.O.H. Construction CorporationFebruary 24, 2013
I started renovating my southern home and I need some help. At the top of the fireplace you'll notice a nook. This was a planter. I want to install a light below a glass shelve. My thoughts where to have glass works illuminates. I searched several stores to no avail. The accents are yellow and I'm trying to go Mid-Century Modern. Your input would much appreciated. Thanks,Rusty
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are there any craftshops near you,or somewhere where they make leaded glass panels,i am sure they could help you make a shelf and a mirror strip to put at the back and they should be able to give you tips on where to get lights for it...
    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 5:14PM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Because you appear to be in the construction industry, I suggest you remove all brick from your fireplace and start over. I would even remove the built-ins.
    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 5:15PM
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Lydia (Kazza Design)
I know you would like to put some glass pieces in there but they would stand out much more in the white built-ins with some ceiling lights strategically placed to illuminate them. If you could have a wooden screen made with the same pattern as on the chair to cover up that nook it would be very original and would add visual interest and tie in with the other wooden pieces. You could have the same pattern done on the doors for the built-ins.
    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 5:31PM
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just found these tiles on etsy..might be a nice feature for the nook???
    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 6:00PM
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K.O.H. Construction Corporation
Carole,I like the pieces, having a herd time locating them tho'
Carolyn, your correct, I am a builder and a Master Mason. I respect what this Mason done and actually appreciate his work and it is a second home for us.,
Lydia, good idea, let me think about it.
carole,I will search etsy for the tiles, thank you everyone
    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 7:20PM
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Arlen Dau
If I understand your original request to illuminate glass - contact Deborah Goldhart at Fire & Ice Studio. I met her at a Fine Furnishings Show in Pawtucket RI. Deborah has been exploring the art of glass and light and is very creative. Give her your challenge. www.fireiceglass.com
    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 7:40PM
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I think using the space as it's original intent would look best. Is the nook recessed for plantings? Put plants there with a "grow" light shining on them. Mid century modern funiture in the space. If you dont' really need the bookshelves, I'd remove them and have beautiful art there. A minimal look with fine art and furnishing would appeal to your mid-century modern desires.
    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 8:44PM
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2 Likes    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 9:02PM
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Found a photo of an illuminated niche similar to yours. I like the idea of showcasing some interesting pieces.
You will have to balance the walls beside the fireplace so the fireplace truly becomes the focal point of the room.
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2 Likes    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 9:36PM
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for the glassware i searched under murano / italien glassware...
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 4:32AM
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K.O.H. Construction Corporation
Darzy, I agree removing the bookcase and purchasing art, but my lovely bride loves book cases.
Grover, I think you found the source.
Welcome home, this lights from the bottom and that is the look I want.
Thank you everyone.I will post pics as work progresses.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 4:57AM
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