Ok, so it has taken me 2.5yrs to develop my own color palette for my main floor. It’s true.
I think i’m settled on this, now just have to figure out how to convince Royal that we should paint the ceiling in the living room pink.
So, this amazing person is my long time friend, Ph.D. anthropologist, author, and champion for the people of the Marshall Islands.
Her book recently won an important award:
Holly Barker, lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded—with collaborator Barbara Rose Johnston—the New Millennium Award, for their book Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report. This award is given every other year to authors “whose work is judged to be the most significant and potentially influential contribution to medical anthropology.” The book traces the long term physical and financial costs to individuals, and the cultural and psychosocial damages to communities in the Marshall Islands, following testing of the hydrogen bomb Bravo in 1954.
Now, she might email me right now and tell me to take all of this info down because she hates any form of bragging, horn tooting or basically anything Oprah would tell her she should be doing for herself as a female brilliant academic. In fact she won’t even tell you that she just got back from Geneva, where she finally ( after over 20yrs trying) got a chance to sit in front of the UN with her Marshallese Elders and translate their story.
Naturally, when she told me that she got a new office at the UW, but it had no windows and was dismal, I had to jump in.
How can a girl like me help contribute to the greater good of the world??? Re-decorating her brilliant friends office of course!
Enjoy the before and ( almost) after picture. We just need some lamps!- ( turn off that fluorescent light, please!)
PS, this makeover cost under $100 using the UW surplus furniture items and 1 gallon of paint from Benjamin Moore. Holly had most of the interesting carpets and Marshallese hand crafts already.
This place has been in Greenlake for a long while and needed and upgrade. When I went in for the first time, there was a lot of peach colored walls and turquoise trim. The carpet, seating upholstery, paint & art could change but we had to work with the table colors and the lighting. There were budget and time restraints ( can’t say i had my bestest nice girl attitude throughout this project) but in the end the result was fabulous. Here are the pictures.
I completed this job in Nov 2010 and things are still looking good, recently they upgraded the exterior as well according to my interior palette and also added outdoor seating! What a great addition to this great family eatery. You must bring your kids for fresh tortilla’s from the tortilla lady..
During the summer months in Seattle, the flowers bloom and all is alive.
I’ve been noticing that the houses also are in full bloom!
The landscape has changed ~ all the houses that were dormant on the wet months have blossomed with their new coats of paint. All the exterior painting here is done in July&August- it’s a great show if you pay attention
Here’s one of mine that just blossomed today-
I had the great honor of helping these lovely homeowners with their renovation, and surprise! a few years later it is in this local shelter magazine.
There aren’t many modern green homes in Bellevue. My friend and collaborator Yuval Sofer is developing a fabulous little community of homes that are truly modern and warm. Whitney Architecture designed the structures and Yuval and I worked on the exterior finishes of the homes. Each residence in the community has distinctly different color palettes, yet similarities shape. The usage of wood, metal and color are what set these homes apart.
The interiors are primarily Yuval’s vision in collaboration with the home owners, I just offered a few opinions here and there. There are custom furniture pieces, excellent feature walls, beautiful sitting areas, amazing lighting and luxurious baths. All of that is delivered in a stylish, modern warm northwest style. I am honored to be a part of it.
Give Yuval a call if you are looking to build a distinctly stylish custom modern home in the Seattle Bellevue area.