By Al3xa. bookcases. At Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:39:04 PM.
In Direct Compass, the bedroom is considered central to family relationships, and is built overlooking a small zen garden on the house’s south side, as cool temperatures are believed to be beneficial for mental clarity. At Kinugawa and Hughes` residence, the bedroom is separated from the kitchen and dining area by a clearly defined, six-foot-long passageway marking the transition between public and private.
Smart eco-elements include reading tables made from recycled lumber left over from the demolition, and salvaged bookcases from the late, great Dutton`s, the famed L.A. independent bookstore that recently closed its doors. Bookstore-karma-wise, that`s like incorporating a little bit of the original House That Ruth Built into the new Yankee Stadium.
Go local for great books.“Some of my favorite places to sleuth for books for clients are Bookmarc in New York and Los Angeles and Book Soup in L.A.,” says John De Bastiani of John De Bastiani Inc., an interior design firm with offices in both cities. Head to your own neighborhood shop where there’s an inventory you like.