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UrbanOasis Urban Oasis
Kevin and Gretchen are a local couple who own a house in the islands and work in downtown Seattle. The long ferry commute was taking a toll and they decided to rent an apartment, a “crash pad,” downtown where they could stay a couple days a week. They moved in some extra furniture without much planning or consideration, since this apartment would be used so infrequently—or so they thought...
NeighborhoodNatural Neighborhood Natural
Andy and Shawna Troutman were such great clients to work with. For this project, they wanted to address their living room and their entry hall. Their home, in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood was constructed in 2002 and was designed by an architect. The unique layout provided the owners large spaces with clean lines, atypical for homes in the area...
BellaFiore Cool, Calm, & Dramatic
Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa is located in the heart of Queen Anne and takes a naturopathic approach to health and beauty. The owner was ready to expand and sought out a new location with more rooms as well as space for a Naturopathic doctor to provide services within the spa...
BathroomBreakthrough Bathroom Breakthrough
David and Danielle Hulton are a young, tech-savvy Seattle couple living in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. David is the director of security applications at Pico Computing, and Danielle is the owner of Ada's Technical Books, a shop nearby selling technical "geeky" books...
DownsizeUpStyle Downsize/Upstyle
When John and Jan Drinkard moved out of their large house on Mercer Island, they were ready for change. With their daughters grown up and leaving the nest, they decided to buy in the brand new 1521 building on Second Avenue in downtown Seattle. They moved into a generous 2000 sq/ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with stunning 180+ degree views of Puget Sound, the Space Needle, and fascinating layers of city life below...
Recipe A Recipe for Style & Function
When Erin and Eric Smith moved into their home, the kitchen definitely needed remodeling. The space lacked functional storage, and the existing pinkish-colored cabinets were literally disintegrating inside. Even though the house was set-up for a downdraft range, the installed range was standard, leaving the Smiths with no cooktop venting whatsoever. The couple had always considered this house more of a "starter house"...
EcoUpgrade Live, Work, Love: an Eco-Upgrade
Andrea and Derek are a young couple living on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. Andrea called me one night in a semi-panic to inquire about interior design services for their 2-bedroom condo. "I was just away on a business trip, and when I got home I saw my husband had bought a Bowflex and it is sitting in the middle of the living room! Our condo needs help!"
Working in White Get A Room!
With the economy as its worst, Bellefleur Lingerie, a fun and flirty boutique in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, was at its best. Bellefleur found the perfect time to move from their tiny “starter store”, to a retail location more than twice the size, and (3 times the cubic volume!) just a block away. The new location, however, was a bit...
Working in White Family Matters
Cristal Nell was 4 months pregnant when she contacted me. She and her husband Garett had just moved into a beautiful brand new house, but they were eating off a card table. The TV was sitting on the floor, and their 3-year old son, Gabe, was happily sprawled out with legions of toys overflowing from every corner. It was time for them to turn this house into a home...
Working in White Working in White
As a product manager for Google, Dudley Carr occasionally works from home, and he wanted a functional, modern study so he could telecommute comfortably. Self-described as “kind of obsessive about chairs,” Dudley had skillfully outfitted the rest of his Queen Anne townhome with the modernist furniture essentials. However, this awkward, wedge-shaped room next to the front door remained empty (although this may not be evident in the photos, there are actually no right-angles in the space)...
Beg, Borrow, and Make Do Beg, Borrow, and Make-Do
The following photos capture a project that was very personal to me: the studio apartment where I used to live. I was not allowed to paint or change any of the permanent physical attributes of the apartment, so any design taking place had to be achieved purely through decorative elements such as furniture, draperies, throw pillows, etc.. And because the apartment was only 450 square feet, it was critical to efficiently arrange the furniture. I made the space...
Classic Bachelor Classic Bachelor
For this project, I was commissioned to turn a bare-bones studio condo into a livable retreat for a 22-year-old single guy. While the location, on top of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, couldn’t have been better, the original condo left a bit to be desired. With pasty bland walls, and hardly any functional closet space, a new look that included much more storage was essential. And as far as decorative elements go, I had a blank slate. The client, who was moving directly...
Your Wedding Photographer's New Office Your Wedding Photographer's New Office
As a wedding photographer, Cheryl Jones of In a Frame Photography had been meeting with potential clients in coffee shops--and she doesn't even drink coffee! While coffee shops do provide a neutral meeting space, they do not present the most professional image. Cheryl and her colleague Sacha Blue imagined that florists, wedding planners, DJs, and other wedding professionals might be...
Conceptual Reality Conceptual Reality
Here are some image boards I have done for previous clients during their concept phases. These boards are not intended to dictate a room’s finish and furniture selection, but strive to represent the feel a room will have giving a suggestion of materials, colors, and style, all tailored to you and your particular project. One common misconception is that the concept has anything to do with project cost. When we do the concept board first, we are establishing a "look"...

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