Budget Breakdown: A Seattle Architect Gives Her Galley Kitchen a Mod Update for $28K

Aimée O’Carroll of goCstudio uses color blocking to fantastic effect in her 60-square-foot kitchen.

For years, architect Aimée O’Carroll had kept an eye on her current building in Seattle, hoping one of the units would come up for sale. The 10-story midcentury originally served as short-term rentals during the 1962 World’s Fair—the Space Needle’s raison d'être—and it’s where Aimée’s parents stayed after she moved from London to cofound goCstudio in 2013. "My parents are both architects, so naturally they were drawn to the condo," recalls Aimée.

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