Nestled in a gorgeous 1930s Tudor in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, this small kitchen was transformed from a cramped, inefficient layout to a light and airy space with maximum storage efficiency. On the clients' must-have list: a place to enjoy breakfast and catch up on the news, a pass through window to the deck, and updated, timeless design.
Favorite design detail: the handmade Italian tile backsplash
Bothell Farmhouse Refresh
A modern farmhouse-inspired design for this Bothell home carried the space from uninspired to fabulously welcoming. Highlighting the home's architecture with paint, ceiling details, custom woodwork, and great lighting provided a strong foundation. Layers of texture, color, and pattern create a home that reflects the clients' personality and lifestyle.
Photo credit: W.H. Earle Photography
Shoreline Midcentury Remodel
This large-scale update of a 1950s house in Shoreline brought the space out of the dark and into the light. On the client's must-have list: brighter spaces to combat the PNW gloom, built-ins throughout the house for better organization, and a cohesive design to break the house out of its bachelor pad slump.
The client's globe-trotting art collection provided design inspiration, along with the home's original architectural details (funky textural brick, terrazzo, and geometric railings). Custom draperies throughout add softness and height to the low-slung midcentury windows.
Photo credit: Julie Mannell
Edmonds Living Room
This busy family undertook a major expansion of their 1960s Edmonds home and wanted to cap it off with a grown-up living room with all the trimmings. Classic lines, textural fabrics, and eggplant tones ground the home's neutral design while family-friendly furnishings and high-performance fabrics make it inviting.
A new exterior color scheme provided the finishing touch for this major remodel.
Photo credit: Julie Mannell
Deer Valley Ski Condo
Inspired by Craftsman details with a modern twist, this ski-in ski-out condo was designed with cutting edge amenities and painstaking detail. Architectural features like copper hoods at the kitchen and fireplace, recycled glass waterfall tile elements in the shower, and luxurious built ins make it a one-of-a-kind space.
Favorite design detail: the cozy built-in bunk room
Architect: Segerberg Mayhew Architects Developer: East West Partners
Aurora Family Space
1600 square feet of previously unused space became the hub of the home after this modern update. A cozy two-sided fireplace anchors the family room and wet bar. This project won 1st place in the Interior Design Detail category at Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence 2012.
Favorite design detail: the built-in sports bar
This comprehensive remodel of a 1970s split-level brought the house back from the brink of design oblivion. Dark woods, tonal neutrals, and clean lines give the home definition and character.
Favorite design detail: stainless steel family room fireplace
Lower Downtown Master Suite
The owners of this lower downtown loft wanted a master suite worthy of its location. A custom tile mural, floating cabinets, and Asian-inspired details make it a welcoming retreat.
Favorite design detail: sakura tile mural behind the bath tub
Photo credit: Emily Minton Redfield Photography
Royal Mile Residence
Situated in a 16th-century building along Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the Royal Mile Residence is a boutique hotel that espouses modern amenities within a historical context. As an intern at Whytock & Reid in Edinburgh, I executed the as-built drawings, space planning, and presentation drawings for this project.
Favorite design detail: custom blinds in floral linen fabric