The goal was to transform the clients’ existing home into a simplified, modern home filled with light, art and industrial character. Our clients fell in love with the home's lakefront site, but the interior of the house was weighed down with heavy finishes and had an uninspired and dated ‘lodge aesthetic.’ The objective of the remodel was to give the house a new life, transforming it into an artfully energized home that allows comfort for their young family, yet maintains edginess. A language of contrasts between old and new was introduced in the new design. The existing wood beams and mahogany flooring were darkened, the bluestone flooring was left intact to contrast with a new interior palette of dark stained cabinetry, white solid surface countertops, creamy walls and a play of metals including zinc, blackened steel and chrome. To contrast the harder industrial finishes, softer forms were introduced through textured area rugs and upholstered furniture pieces. Organic shapes and warm reclaimed woods were incorporated in the furniture and lighting to play against the rigidity of the steel and concrete. Repurposed industrial furniture pieces were paired with classic modern and custom designed furniture.
Location: Seattle, WA, US
My Role: Interior Designer
Additional Credits: Architect: DeForest Architects
Contractor: Roberts Wygal
Photography-John Granen Staircase Image- Benjamin Benschneider