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Fool-the-eye book nook.

Fool-the-eye book nook

Open the door and, bang, there was the coat closet. But by playing tricks with ceiling heights and painted perspective, San Francisco architect Beverly Willis gave spatial drama to this boxy entry.

Heavy crown molding a foot below the ceiling created a soffit for lighting. The closet's ceiling was lowered to molding level. Bookshelves lead the eye to the nook's rear wall, where artist Randolf Johnson painted a cat boarding an elevator.

Photo: Trompe-l'oeil mural conjures illusion of depth within shallow book nook, formerly a coat closet. Painted marble steps continue the look of real marble tiles in entry
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Title Annotation:change the coat closet to the book racks
Date:May 1, 1988
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