June 21, 2018

Party Globe String Lights $26

String lights are a key staple for any patio and the perfect way to light up a patio on a budget.  They can create a movie-like feel while eating dinner or having a backyard party. These lights are especially easy to incorporate into any ba...

May 15, 2018

When it comes to home design, figuring out how to use a small room can be a challenge. No one wants to feel like they’re living in a closet or underutilize a space in their home, after all. Regardless of whether you rent your current home or your own it, there are a fe...

April 15, 2018

When you walk into a residential kitchen, what’s the first thing you notice? Even if a given kitchen is designed so that the island is its focal point, the room’s cabinets are invariably noticeable. Cabinets often dominate the space. 

Whether or not it’s the focal point...

March 15, 2018

Do you know how much the average cost of a bathroom remodel in the Seattle area is? Are you familiar with the typical amount of space a toilet occupies in a residential bathroom? Do you know if your bathroom layout is big enough to accommodate a new tub?

If you’re like...

January 24, 2018

Whether you’re an interior designer or a homeowner who wants to update your residence, the interior design trends that are already apparent in 2018 present some exciting, eye-catching opportunities for you to flex your creative (and colorful) muscle. From fixtures to c...

December 18, 2017

For the Cook

We love integrating books into our kitchen designs and this beauty would be front and center!
“Sea and Smoke: Flavors from the Untamed Pacific Northwest” by Blaine Wetzel and Joe Ray  of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island  is the perfect gift for the Seattle f...

July 28, 2017

You’ve decided to pull the trigger on your home remodel, but when the walls come down, there are a lot of good building materials that fall by the wayside. Don’t send the scraps to the junkyard – instead, plan ahead to have them reused or recycled. Not only will you he...

March 3, 2016

What do you consider your greatest asset as a designer? 

I have a strong design education and construction background allowing me to create solutions that are both practical and beautiful.   My understanding of building systems such as plumbing and structure help me re...

February 8, 2016

I was recently consoling a frazzled client as the holidays approached when I realized that it's just not normal to enjoy remodeling.  It inspired me to pull together a quick list of some tips for getting things off to a good start. 

1)  Hire t...

February 8, 2016

Give your home a little hug this month with some of our favorite picks for Valentine's Day, or any day you just want to share the love!


Sweets for the Sweet. Photo by Kelly Lynn Armstrong #westelm



Brass Love Object $29 #westelm



#ForestCreations Magnet Art Print All Y...

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