Emerald City Studio

Seattle, Washington

The owners of a penthouse in the same building needed an additional space for their office and a place to host guests. This studio unit 2 floors down from their residence was an excellent solution! The goal was to create the ultimate hotel suite with a quintessentially northwest hipster vibe.

Seattle Focus:The look of the room was driven by Seattle and the northwest, with a particular focus on northwest music. Plaid draperies invoke the feeling of the early ‘90’s Seattle grunge scene, while providing privacy and light control. A Kurt Cobain photograph hangs on the wall to remind guests where they are, and lest they forget, the Space Needle is right outside the windows, seen front and center from the bed or sofa.

Built-ins: We added a new wall, flanked with custom cabinetry, toward the side of the space. This feature created more privacy to the bathroom, added a ton of additional built-in storage, and added a large standing-height desk. Above the desk we hung 27 record album covers for a great backdrop and another musical detail. We also added new custom built-in bookshelves that match the existing kitchen cabinetry to smooth out some of the odd wall recesses in the raw industrial-looking space. This created a unified look and provided even more storage.

Multi-Function Space: The sitting area sofa converts into a fold-down bed when guests arrive, and the round dining table is perfect for a meal as well as for hosting business meetings. The custom coffee table is topped with a live-edge slab of northwest fir, and has a cool geometric metal base, with casters for easy moving when the bed needs to fold down.

As for color, emerald green plays a huge role in this Emerald City studio, along with navy blue and hints of gold. The combination of color and all the Seattle details create a perfect getaway for working or resting.

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Modern home with sofa, coffee tables, chair, ceiling lighting, floor lighting, medium hardwood floor, light hardwood floor, and living room. As for color, emerald green plays a huge role in this Emerald City studio, along with navy blue and hints of gold. The combination of color and all the Seattle details create a perfect getaway for working or resting. Photo  of Emerald City Studio

As for color, emerald green plays a huge role in this Emerald City studio, along with navy blue and hints of gold. The combination of color and all the Seattle details create a perfect getaway for working or resting.

Modern home with dining room and table. Photo 2 of Emerald City Studio
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Modern home with living room and end tables. Photo 5 of Emerald City Studio
Modern home with living room and end tables. Photo 6 of Emerald City Studio
Modern home with living room and bookcase. Plaid draperies invoke the feeling of the early ‘90’s Seattle grunge scene, while providing privacy and light control. Photo 7 of Emerald City Studio

Plaid draperies invoke the feeling of the early ‘90’s Seattle grunge scene, while providing privacy and light control.

Modern home with storage room, shelves storage type, and cabinet storage type. We added a new wall, flanked with custom cabinetry, toward the side of the space. Photo 8 of Emerald City Studio

We added a new wall, flanked with custom cabinetry, toward the side of the space.

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Modern home with storage room, cabinet storage type, and shelves storage type. A Kurt Cobain photograph hangs on the wall to remind guests where they are, and lest they forget, the Space Needle is right outside the windows, seen front and center from the bed or sofa. Photo 11 of Emerald City Studio

A Kurt Cobain photograph hangs on the wall to remind guests where they are, and lest they forget, the Space Needle is right outside the windows, seen front and center from the bed or sofa.

Modern home with office, living room, chair, lamps, desk, storage, light hardwood floor, and medium hardwood floor. Built-ins: We added a new wall, flanked with custom cabinetry, toward the side of the space. This feature created more privacy to the bathroom, added a ton of additional built-in storage, and added a large standing-height desk. Above the desk we hung 27 record album covers for a great backdrop and another musical detail. We also added new custom built-in bookshelves that match the existing kitchen cabinetry to smooth out some of the odd wall recesses in the raw industrial-looking space. This created a unified look and provided even more storage. Photo 12 of Emerald City Studio

Built-ins: We added a new wall, flanked with custom cabinetry, toward the side of the space. This feature created more privacy to the bathroom, added a ton of additional built-in storage, and added a large standing-height desk. Above the desk we hung 27 record album covers for a great backdrop and another musical detail. We also added new custom built-in bookshelves that match the existing kitchen cabinetry to smooth out some of the odd wall recesses in the raw industrial-looking space. This created a unified look and provided even more storage.

Modern home with living room, sofa, coffee tables, end tables, chair, floor lighting, medium hardwood floor, and light hardwood floor. Multi-Function Space: The sitting area sofa converts into a fold-down bed when guests arrive, and the round dining table is perfect for a meal as well as for hosting business meetings. The custom coffee table is topped with a live-edge slab of northwest fir, and has a cool geometric metal base, with casters for easy moving when the bed needs to fold down.  Photo 13 of Emerald City Studio

Multi-Function Space: The sitting area sofa converts into a fold-down bed when guests arrive, and the round dining table is perfect for a meal as well as for hosting business meetings. The custom coffee table is topped with a live-edge slab of northwest fir, and has a cool geometric metal base, with casters for easy moving when the bed needs to fold down.

Modern home with dining room, chair, medium hardwood floor, table, ceiling lighting, and light hardwood floor. The round dining table is perfect for a meal as well as for hosting business meetings. Photo 14 of Emerald City Studio

The round dining table is perfect for a meal as well as for hosting business meetings.

Modern home with office, desk, living room, and lamps. Photo 15 of Emerald City Studio
Modern home with living room, medium hardwood floor, end tables, and light hardwood floor. Photo 16 of Emerald City Studio
Modern home with living room and bookcase. Photo 17 of Emerald City Studio
Modern home with dining room, ceiling lighting, shelves, chair, table, medium hardwood floor, and light hardwood floor. The look of the room was driven by Seattle and the northwest, with a particular focus on northwest music. Plaid draperies invoke the feeling of the early ‘90’s Seattle grunge scene, while providing privacy and light control. Photo 18 of Emerald City Studio

The look of the room was driven by Seattle and the northwest, with a particular focus on northwest music. Plaid draperies invoke the feeling of the early ‘90’s Seattle grunge scene, while providing privacy and light control.

Modern home with living room, chair, sofa, end tables, coffee tables, ceiling lighting, floor lighting, medium hardwood floor, and light hardwood floor. Multi-Function Space: The sitting area sofa converts into a fold-down bed when guests arrive, and the round dining table is perfect for a meal as well as for hosting business meetings. The custom coffee table is topped with a live-edge slab of northwest fir, and has a cool geometric metal base, with casters for easy moving when the bed needs to fold down. Photo 19 of Emerald City Studio

Multi-Function Space: The sitting area sofa converts into a fold-down bed when guests arrive, and the round dining table is perfect for a meal as well as for hosting business meetings. The custom coffee table is topped with a live-edge slab of northwest fir, and has a cool geometric metal base, with casters for easy moving when the bed needs to fold down.

Modern home with living room and coffee tables. The custom coffee table is topped with a live-edge slab of northwest fir, and has a cool geometric metal base, with casters for easy moving when the bed needs to fold down. Photo 20 of Emerald City Studio

The custom coffee table is topped with a live-edge slab of northwest fir, and has a cool geometric metal base, with casters for easy moving when the bed needs to fold down.