Usually the most important part of kitchens is what's cooking inside them. In these instances we'd be pretty happy eating cardboard and nails if it came with these views. Thanks Porch.com for the photos of these amazing PNW kitchens!
I recognize that most of you do not live in a rustic cabin and do not plan to decorate your home with wood grain and large forest animals. I made this particular lampshade for my toddler son’s woodland inspired room so it is actually appropriate for that venue.
Happy Earth Day! What better way to celebrate than to revel in our greenness here in the Pacific Northwest? New data from Redfin shows that both downtown Bellevue and Columbia City are among the top 10 greenest neighborhoods across the U.S.
Zillow just released new property tax data ranking the counties in Washington state that pay the highest and lowest property taxes statewide. We're sure no one is shocked that King County ranked the highest, and Lewis County the lowest.
You hear it time and time again - spring and summer bring the weather that makes Pacific Northwesterners trudge through the gloomy fall and winter. Porch.com pointed us in the direction of some of the more impressive backyards which perfectly enhance our wonderful outdoors.
Make these when you want to spruce up your accessory wardrobe but don’t actually feel like leaving the house.
Even before I knew that Living Room walked away with the top honor in the American Bars category of the 2013 UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, I had decided that I needed to see and photograph it. The blend of color and architectural details makes it a must-visit spot for modern design fans.
No one really likes talking about them, but these throne rooms are extremely important facets of every house (and usually one of the few rooms that anyone coming over to your house is likely to see). Porch.com helped us round up some of the more impressive bathrooms around the PNW.
One way to freshen up the look of your entire room is to add a piece of interesting lighting. When I heard about the Dennis Parren CMYK color lamp at Inform Interiors, I had to go and see it for myself.
Want to spice up your living room? Have leather or random pieces of fabric lying around? Here's how you can upgrade that old Ikea tray stashed in your basement.
A couple weeks ago we wrote about how the average Seattleite needs to be making $59,000 a year to afford a home in the area. We got a lot of feedback that that seemed too high - and you were right. New info shows that 37% of homes currently on the market in Seattle metro are unaffordable.
Bruce Willis is selling his 8,400 square-foot mansion in Hailey for $8.8 million. The house, listed through Sun Valley Sotheby's International, features several ponds, streams and a pool with waterfalls. The house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
These dyed glass jars are an easy way to bring spring into your house. All you need are some left over mason or glass jars of any kind, and multipurpose craft paint!
The London Plane is a shop, cafe, bakery, wine bar, and events space from the teams who brought us local favorites Marigold & Mint, Sitka & Spruce, The Corson Building, Bar Sajor, and Old Chaser Farm.
Last stop on the Modern Home Tour is a 4-bedroom house that spans the entire southern end of the Madison Park block, and is currently listed by Windermere for $2,795,000.
Our second to last home on the Modern Home Tour is an escape into the woods - literally. This 3-bedroom north Seattle house was designed and built by PNW architect James Chiarelli as his personal home, and the current owners have put significant work into restoring the original design.
Day three of our home tour brings us to West Seattle, and a home whose remodel accentuates open living and the beauty of light. The three bedroom house has a daylight basement and unobstructed views of the sky from the living room (and a hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor living spaces to boot).
Next up on our Modern Home Tour is a penthouse condo in Magnolia. Wrapping around three sides of a courtyard and sitting on the top of a 17 unit apartment complex, this condo overlooks Interbay, Mt. Rainier and Elliott Bay.
The Seattle Modern Home Tour was this weekend, featuring five houses around the area. We'll be looking at one house a day through Saturday, and the first up is this Hutchinson & Maul Architecture three bedroom on Lake Washington Ave. S.
If you have a big project, like redesigning your entire home, gathering inspiration can be overwhelming rather than fun. Next time you feel stuck in a decor rut, try some of these tips to spark your creativity.
This cork fireplace insert is the perfect craft for renters because it is a totally removable piece that adds a lot of drama and interest to what is typically a focal point of a room.
This month Ben and Gretchen Knudsen are celebrating their one-year anniversary of the Ballard location of their modern home decor, furniture, and accessories shop, Digs.
Whether it’s a piece of gallery art, a map from an important trip, or your daughter’s first A+ homework assignment - hanging art in our homes is a way of making the space ours. A Seattle-based company has developed an app that takes the usual challenges of framing out of the equation.
I don't think I would fare well in an all-white room, especially since I live with a chocolate-covered toddler, but I can appreciate the visual quietness that color white provides.
This craft is for all you non-crafty types out there. It is for those of you who feel like they will never find a glue gun that truly gets you. This goes out to you...
Being a homeowner can be exhausting for many reasons, one of the main being regular maintenance. If, like most people, you have kids, jobs, social activities, family obligations, etc., it can be hard to make sure your home gets the attention it needs.
Winter is on the way out, which means scarves are on sale everywhere! Turn them into a picnic blanket, add a couple of belts to the mix, and you're set for all the spring/summer outings you'll be having!
Retrofit Home played a role in helping me build a new life for myself, and close to ten years after first walking through their doors it's still one of my favorite Seattle shops for furniture, home goods, quirky cards, and art books.
Grammy award-winning producer Ryan Lewis, one half of the dynamic duo that makes up 'Macklemore and Ryan Lewis', just purchased a $3.3 million home in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle.
MakrBox is a monthly sampling of 2-3 local, eco-friendly, and handmade items delivered directly to your door. Everything inside the box (a surprise each month!) has been handmade by your fellow Northwesterners.
This project is a simple urban scene created in a very classic crafting medium – cross stitch, and can be followed by someone who has never taken a needle to thread before.
What has three bedrooms, costs $2.88 million, and FLOATS? This house!
There are few places that I walk into and immediately wish that I could take everything home with me. Totokaelo in Capitol Hill is one of those shops.
A new study from HSH.com ranked the mortgage and home prices in 25 of the country’s largest metro areas to determine how much salary you need to earn to cover payments on an average house. From least to most, Seattle is #19 out of 25.
Beautiful belted mirrors and clocks have been floating around this newfangled world wide interweb for a while now, with plenty of DIYers making them for under $20.
I'm more of an iMac silver than a shiny gold, but I'm willing to experiment. Here are some Seattle sources for shine to brighten up your living space.
You're guaranteed to find something on this list for anyone in your friend or family group. Or, let's be honest, for yourself. We have a lot of talented people in this city, and thank goodness those people have Etsy shops!
Living in Santa Monica sparked my passion for modern design, and Todd Selby's live/work studio photography left me obsessed with the dwellings of creative types. When I had a chance to tour the real-life home and studio of Seattle-based Modern Conscience, to say I was thrilled would be an understatement.
What does an almost $11 million house in Seattle look like? We took a sneak peak into the lakeside six bed, seven bath property for sale on Laurelcrest Lane.
It's not a real holiday in Seattle unless there are AT LEAST six corresponding glassybaby colors associated with it. We can't decide what we like more: the actual candle holders, or seeing what their names are.
What does $18 million look like in this real estate market? Or if that's a little outside your wheelhouse, how about $9 million? Here's a look at the top 5 most expensive houses on the market in the Pacific Northwest, according to Zillow.
I have entire Pinterest boards devoted to color - but when I first met the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, I was stumped. What is someone who just isn't that into purple supposed to do?
I wish Oddfellows Cafe had been around when I lived in Capitol Hill. You can't beat the lovely light, huge windows, high ceilings, and warm wood tones for an early morning or late afternoon inspiration session. If I can't move in, I can at least bring some of it home with me.
2014 is looking like a big year for Seattle and we are only two months into the year! Show your neighborhood pride by making this neighborhood subway print throw pillow!
Make this modern garland with just a few simple materials. It is modern and neutral enough to keep up all year long!
Seattle has some of the best places for unearthing vintage treasures. You often have to dig through a lot of less-than-fabulous finds to get to something that's worth taking home, but occasionally you're rewarded big for your patience.
Over 850 people turned up for the Glassybaby Seconds Sale on Saturday, at the company's Madrona location. In the course of seven hours, more than 5,700 glassybaby were sold.
Most of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen. So, no surprise that it's one of the most frequently remodeled rooms in the house.
As it looks to expand beyond the email daily deals business, Groupon has purchased online "flash-sale" retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash.
Ever tried to play a tune by rubbing the rim of a crystal wine glass? One company has polished that idea so much that the phrase "crystal clear sound" will now have a different meaning.
A mattress can be one of the toughest purchases to make. So many choices. So many prices. And there always seems to be a blow out sale going on somewhere. Consumer Reports put two dozen mattresses through rigorous tests to help you find the right one.
Jim Wilcox, senior editor for electronics at Consumer Reports, says make sure the set is appropriate for the size of that room.