What a thrill to work with YS Built and Elemental Design LLC on this amazing home in Clyde Hill-The design collaboration was so fun- The homeowners were delightful- The project as a whole had so many talented tradespeople involved.
Did you know that small businesses comprise 99.7% of the US economy? I’m selling gift certificates this month.. $450 for a full color palette for your loved one ( or client) and a BONUS: a full room redesign with floor plan, furniture ideas and links and resources.
I have had multiple clients ask me about lighting lately. I can understand why. We live in Seattle- it is dark at 5pm in November. My street lights went on at 4:50 yesterday. Sigh. It’s a hard time for many of us to stay motivated and not want to go to sleep at 5pm.
Here are some lighting improvement ideas, I am no expert- I just wanted to share some great sources, products & ideas.
Light your ceiling & corners. Use a torchiere lamp , or a lamp with a drum shade that shines light up and down.
If you have flush mount lights in each room, upgrade that fixture to one with more bulbs! this one is cool looking and is 15.75″ round with 4 bulbs in it! this will make a huge difference in each room- but wait. Please put in a dimmer switch so you have the option for softer lighting. This is easy.
Take down those ceiling mount lights and wash the glass. I have seen so many of these filled with dust and eeeeeks, dead bugs.
Clean your windows.
An obvious one, simply add more lamps.
If you have the budget, add a SolaTube .These are amazing & save energy. Check out the site to see why.
You can make any size room and put any type of furniture in the room, you can re-size things and move walls/windows in a quick click. There are hundreds of furnishings, lighting, plants etc to add into each room.
Honestly, it makes me giddy. No, I don’t work for them.
Here’s an office plan I made for a client in 30 mins~Check it out!
Happy Summer Solstice! I wanted to share the names of my favorite tradespeople & professionals- It’s tough to trust someone with your money, time, family, when it comes to remodeling- these people have done numerous projects with me and I am confident they are honest, experienced, and most excellent!-
This little dreamy bungalow was designed by Paul Whitney with Whitney Architecture in Ballard, Seattle. He has a way of designing amazing modern homes, yet can always make a timeless design of a perfect little bungalow when asked… It is … Continue reading →
YS Built is a company that’s redefining ‘developer/builder’. Yuval, the owner, is a great designer and I get to sneak in and help him fine tune colors and other surfaces for the interiors and exteriors.
These homes were designed by Whitney Architecture and they are such good design that adding colors and textures to them sure has to be well thought out. It is a delicate balance to enhance good design with color and not let it detract.
His team is made up of great collaborators and experienced craftsmen and I highly recommend them if you are considering building a custom modern home or remodel.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”- Albert Einstein