DESIGN

First Things First

The very first step we needed to take in updating and remodeling our home was to refinish the floors and skim coat the walls. See the before pictures of what we started with and how much of a difference a little refinishing can do!

First Things First

Our Seattle Craftsman

Welcome to the new series on the blog dedicated to our 1916 Seattle Craftsman where I will document the remodel and decorating process of our new house in Seattle, WA.

Our Seattle Craftsman

Our Eclectically French Influenced Dining Room

A touch of modern, leaning towards traditional with a lot of French influence. I wanted our dining room to be the eclectic and slightly strange mix some of my favorite eras in design, while still incorporating some of my existing collection of antiques and vintage artwork. 

Our Eclectically French Influenced Dining Room

The Difference a Year Makes: Living Room Reveal!

After a little over a year, (in fact we just resigned our lease) I am revealing the almost finished living room! Along with before and after photos of the space to see what we started with.

The Difference a Year Makes: Living Room Reveal!

Incorporating the Principles of Visual Design into Interiors

The basic principles of visual design are balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, and unity. Much like 2D visual art and design, quality interior design follows the same principles. I've compiled some of my favorite rooms as examples to show how each principle is represented in this field of design.  

Incorporating the Principles of Visual Design into Interiors

Cream + White Rooms, Designing Serene Spaces

As with all design, we want to create spaces that are interesting with a sense of depth to them. White and cream rooms can be very flat, however if focus is set on the subtle details, you can create a space that is both soothing and serene. 

Cream + White Rooms, Designing Serene Spaces