This 1950’s brick rambler was purchased by new Seattle residents’, who sought to give it a much-needed update better suited to contemporary living and their work-from-home lifestyle. Moving from LA, the couple also wanted the new design to reflect the brightness of the Southern California aesthetic and their unique personal style.
The project focused on opening up the staircase, correcting an impractical circular hallway, and finding a way to make the home more welcoming. The clients also wanted to have a central statement piece which was an opportunity to showcase the existing stairs by incorporating a sculptural screen wall.
While beautiful on its own, the new screen wall is visible from several rooms and directions- both hiding and revealing other spaces at the same time. Box elements within the wall repeat from the living area through the dining room and into the kitchen connecting the three spaces. These boxes offer shelving elements for house plants, favorite art objects or handmade creations.
To open up the space and better allow for entertaining, a wall was removed between the dining room and kitchen. Red oak paneling on the ceiling creates a subtle distinction between the two areas. Within the kitchen there is a mix of open and closed cabinetry throughout, blending the wood paneling and dark blue tones.
The bathroom also received a refreshing upgrade using herringbone patterned tile in the shower that mixes a soft blue with a pastel green. Open shelving to additional storage and picked up colors from the elements in other refinished spaces. In the hallway, each door was painted a different hue, creating both a fun wayfinding device and another way to infuse color into the home.
Repetitive shapes and materials intertwine between different rooms utilizing consistent colors, textures, and forms. The overall color palette for the remodel was derived from the clients’ personal artwork, making the home particularly meaningful to the client.