Interior Design: The Farm Kitchen

Often a house just needs someone to recognize its potential. As was the case for the farmhouse of a former chicken farm in desperate need of rescuing. When the clients found the farmhouse it had been updated and added on to over the years, resulting in a warren of hallways connecting spaces, and creating odd dead-ends. Seeing the possibilities laying beyond its current state they took a chance on it. After working with an architect to unravel the hallways and dead-ends the homeowners turned to me for help to realize their perfect kitchen. Their desire was to be respectful of the…

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Interior Design: Dark Walls

While the calendar officially marked the arrival of autumn late last month it feels as though it has finally arrived here in Seattle. With it’s crisp, sunny days, leaves crunching under foot, and the smell of woodsmoke in the air, I think autumn is my favorite season. The arrival of autumn also signals a shift of focus from outdoors to indoors, from balmy evenings spent with friends under twinkling patio lights to candle-lit evenings in front of the fireplace, from spaces that are light and bright to spaces that are duskier and more intimate. Indoor spaces painted a deep, rich…

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The Wall

When I was a kid my mom wallpapered a single wall in my bedroom in a flocked, red and white, damask type pattern. And I loved it. I was hooked – for life. It just seemed so cool to me to be able to get pattern and texture onto walls. It was so fabulous, and sophisticated, and cultured, and colorful, and intense, and beautiful, and art-like, and magic that I was mesmerized by it. And then, when house-hunting with Mom, I discovered wall murals – it was more than I could take. I wanted a mural in our house so…

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High Point Market – Spring 2017

High Point Market is officially over for spring of 2017 and I’ve finally recovered from the market “hangover”. Not that kind of hangover. Although the showrooms and booths have gotten pretty smart about keeping us going so most of them do serve a little something throughout the day. The hangover is the over indulging on all things furniture, lighting, rugs, and accessories. If you want to know a bit more about what it’s like to attend High Point Market take a look at this article by Architectural Digest, especially #7 & #8. Lets start with lighting. It’s so important in a space.…

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