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Hollywood Renovation: Week 11

When you have a small footprint and you need more space, sometimes the only place to go is up. Our downstairs space is only 750 square feet and accommodates both living and working, so space is at a premium. We wanted to maintain our office space as a compressed six-foot-wide zone along the 38-foot-long north wall, and add storage space for samples, models, binders, coats, and bags. Hanging shelving or artwork in a space with only wood and brick walls presents a challenge, too, since we want to minimize change to the historical structure and to retain the openness of the space. So we decided to add a long minimal shelf along the brick wall and a series of simple pegs on the wood wall.

 

In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 11: Installing vertical storage.

We designed a steel shelving system but the cost of fabrication was prohibitive, luckily we found a minimal black steel bracket, Holly Shelf, developed by Henry Julier, that would only require two holes at each bracket, onto which we could hang a single 25’ long x 1 ½” thick and 14” deep continuous wood plank.

Click here to read past installments of our Hollywood Renovation series.

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