Modern Mix

Seattle, Washington

This project was a modern townhome on Capitol Hill. The owners, chemistry professors at UW, had moved into the home several years prior, but hadn’t felt completely successful in their own interior design efforts. They lacked proper storage, were living with damaged furniture, and were ready to refresh the spaces. These clients were so easy to work with and trusted us throughout the process to bring some more sophistication & function to their already-awesome & groovy sense of style.

LIVING ROOM – In the living room, we added a dramatic overhead pendant light, re-positioned one of their favorite art pieces, installed new window shades, and reconfigured the layout for a more open flow. For furniture, we were able to re-use the coffee table, and replace the rest of the furnishings with a fresh new look.

KITCHEN – The main cabinets and layout of the kitchen was left untouched, but we added a unique glass tile backsplash, new cabinetry configuration in the peninsula, new overhead lighting, and new furniture.

CUSTOM CABINETRY – One of the major features of the project was a new cabinetry unit spanning the stairway between the living room and kitchen. This full-height unit now houses their collections, hobbies, books, as well as essential everyday items. The mix of opened and closed storage provides a mix of function and aesthetics, keeping clutter out of sight, but breaking up what could have otherwise been an overpowering monolithic structure.

GUEST ROOM – The guest room served as a part time teenager’s room, and also as a guest room for other visitors. We installed a photo collage on one wall, new textural window shades, and new furnishings all around.

PERSONALIZED DETAILS – The fabric panel above the bed held special meaning for the owners. It was a piece of the same fabric that served as the aisle runner for the couple’s wedding.

BETTER USE OF CLOSET – Since the closet wasn’t being used for much hanging storage anyway, we created a more functional solution for that area using more custom built-ins. Now they have a great place to store what they need to store, while still having a smaller hanging area on the left.
The rich walnut colors in the room perfectly compliment the cool green accent wall and natural textures throughout.

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Modern home with living room, sofa, chair, end tables, coffee tables, ceiling lighting, floor lighting, and dark hardwood floor. In the living room, we added a dramatic overhead pendant light, re-positioned one of their favorite art pieces, installed new window shades, and reconfigured the layout for a more open flow. For furniture, we were able to re-use the coffee table, and replace the rest of the furnishings with a fresh new look. Photo  of Modern Mix

In the living room, we added a dramatic overhead pendant light, re-positioned one of their favorite art pieces, installed new window shades, and reconfigured the layout for a more open flow. For furniture, we were able to re-use the coffee table, and replace the rest of the furnishings with a fresh new look.

Modern home with living room, chair, sofa, end tables, coffee tables, floor lighting, ceiling lighting, and dark hardwood floor. In the living room, we added a dramatic overhead pendant light, re-positioned one of their favorite art pieces, installed new window shades, and reconfigured the layout for a more open flow. For furniture, we were able to re-use the coffee table, and replace the rest of the furnishings with a fresh new look. Photo 2 of Modern Mix

In the living room, we added a dramatic overhead pendant light, re-positioned one of their favorite art pieces, installed new window shades, and reconfigured the layout for a more open flow. For furniture, we were able to re-use the coffee table, and replace the rest of the furnishings with a fresh new look.

Modern home with living room and ceiling lighting. Look up. We used a white pendant light that contrasts with the ceiling's wood work, Photo 3 of Modern Mix

Look up. We used a white pendant light that contrasts with the ceiling's wood work,

Modern home with living room, chair, coffee tables, end tables, sofa, ceiling lighting, floor lighting, and dark hardwood floor. In the living room, we added a dramatic overhead pendant light, re-positioned one of their favorite art pieces, installed new window shades, and reconfigured the layout for a more open flow. For furniture, we were able to re-use the coffee table, and replace the rest of the furnishings with a fresh new look. Photo 4 of Modern Mix

In the living room, we added a dramatic overhead pendant light, re-positioned one of their favorite art pieces, installed new window shades, and reconfigured the layout for a more open flow. For furniture, we were able to re-use the coffee table, and replace the rest of the furnishings with a fresh new look.

Modern home with living room and end tables. White accents offer a strong contrast to the dark floors. Photo 5 of Modern Mix

White accents offer a strong contrast to the dark floors.

Modern home with kitchen. We added a unique glass tile backsplash! Photo 6 of Modern Mix

We added a unique glass tile backsplash!

Modern home with dining room, table, chair, and ceiling lighting. The main cabinets and layout of the kitchen was left untouched, but we added a unique glass tile backsplash, new cabinetry configuration in the peninsula, new overhead lighting, and new furniture. Photo 7 of Modern Mix

The main cabinets and layout of the kitchen was left untouched, but we added a unique glass tile backsplash, new cabinetry configuration in the peninsula, new overhead lighting, and new furniture.

Modern home with dining room, ceiling lighting, table, storage, and chair. One of the major features of the project was a new cabinetry unit spanning the stairway between the living room and kitchen. This full-height unit now houses their collections, hobbies, books, as well as essential everyday items. The mix of opened and closed storage provides a mix of function and aesthetics, keeping clutter out of sight, but breaking up what could have otherwise been an overpowering monolithic structure. Photo 8 of Modern Mix

One of the major features of the project was a new cabinetry unit spanning the stairway between the living room and kitchen. This full-height unit now houses their collections, hobbies, books, as well as essential everyday items. The mix of opened and closed storage provides a mix of function and aesthetics, keeping clutter out of sight, but breaking up what could have otherwise been an overpowering monolithic structure.

Modern home with dining room and ceiling lighting. The main cabinets and layout of the kitchen was left untouched, but we added a unique glass tile backsplash, new cabinetry configuration in the peninsula, new overhead lighting, and new furniture. Photo 9 of Modern Mix

The main cabinets and layout of the kitchen was left untouched, but we added a unique glass tile backsplash, new cabinetry configuration in the peninsula, new overhead lighting, and new furniture.

Modern home with dining room and storage. One of the major features of the project was a new cabinetry unit spanning the stairway between the living room and kitchen. This full-height unit now houses their collections, hobbies, books, as well as essential everyday items. The mix of opened and closed storage provides a mix of function and aesthetics, keeping clutter out of sight, but breaking up what could have otherwise been an overpowering monolithic structure. Photo 10 of Modern Mix

One of the major features of the project was a new cabinetry unit spanning the stairway between the living room and kitchen. This full-height unit now houses their collections, hobbies, books, as well as essential everyday items. The mix of opened and closed storage provides a mix of function and aesthetics, keeping clutter out of sight, but breaking up what could have otherwise been an overpowering monolithic structure.

Modern home with bedroom. The guest room served as a part time teenager’s room, and also as a guest room for other visitors. We installed a beautiful photo collage on one wall. Photo 11 of Modern Mix

The guest room served as a part time teenager’s room, and also as a guest room for other visitors. We installed a beautiful photo collage on one wall.

Modern home with bedroom, bed, night stands, and table lighting. The fabric panel above the bed held special meaning for the owners. It was a piece of the same fabric that served as the aisle runner for the couple’s wedding. Photo 12 of Modern Mix

The fabric panel above the bed held special meaning for the owners. It was a piece of the same fabric that served as the aisle runner for the couple’s wedding.

Modern home with bedroom, night stands, table lighting, and bed. The fabric panel above the bed held special meaning for the owners. It was a piece of the same fabric that served as the aisle runner for the couple’s wedding. Photo 13 of Modern Mix

The fabric panel above the bed held special meaning for the owners. It was a piece of the same fabric that served as the aisle runner for the couple’s wedding.

Modern home with bedroom and bed. Photo 14 of Modern Mix
Modern home with bedroom, table lighting, bed, and night stands. Photo 15 of Modern Mix
Modern home with storage room and closet storage type. Since the closet wasn’t being used for much hanging storage anyway, we created a more functional solution for that area using more custom built-ins. Now they have a great place to store what they need to store, while still having a smaller hanging area on the left. Photo 16 of Modern Mix

Since the closet wasn’t being used for much hanging storage anyway, we created a more functional solution for that area using more custom built-ins. Now they have a great place to store what they need to store, while still having a smaller hanging area on the left.

Modern home with storage room and closet storage type. Photo 17 of Modern Mix