Lakeside Residence: Final Reveal

The Lakeside Residence is our first large scale renovation in Liberty Lake. Tucked in a wooded area and with beautiful views of the lake. Several areas of the home were reconfigured for an improved layout and added functionality for modern day life with a family. No surface was left untouched on this renovation, from exterior to interior, a garage addition, and even raising the ceiling! This modern home leveled up in every way possible! With its warm wood tones, neutral textures, and play with scale, it’s sure to be a favorite.

Unfortunately, I went to go pull up “before” photos from a few years ago when we first started the project. At some point, I lost the files from the archived project folder when it updated to the current project folder. So, the best I can give you all is this video from the beginnings of construction and the progress video!

no, it’s not new construction!

As you approach the home from the exterior, it’s hard to believe this project is a renovation and not a new build. Every inch is updated! The original home had been mostly gutted from the previous owner. But with no particular plan in place, we were starting from square one to customize the layout and finishes for the new family. This was no small task for a 6500+ square foot home! We spent a lot of time reviewing floor plans, ensuring all the family’s needs were taken care of. This focused primarily on the main floor, where the primary suite, kids’ bedrooms and bathroom, kitchen, pantry, powder room, laundry, mudroom, school/craft room, and more were located. The new layout is incredibly functional, flowing from exterior spaces inward to family-oriented living.

kitchen dreams

My favorite part of the whole home is definitely the kitchen, with its central oversized island, and sleek wall of cabinets and hidden appliances. A modern feel was achieved through consistent use of oversized drawers and sleek linear finger pulls. Deep charcoal painted cabinets paired with warm wood tones on the perimeter cabinets and flooring keep the space feeling inviting and livable. I love this pairing with bright countertops and white walls, as it reflects all the natural light flowing in! Dark cabinets do not have to mean dark rooms! It’s actually quite incredible how much natural light we were able to maintain in this space. The original space felt dark and closed in, but with minor adjustments to windows and finishes, we achieved a light airy feel. It certainly helps that the ceiling was raised a substantial amount. No small task, but well worth the results!

In this project, we really loved playing with scale and texture. I think the kitchen shows this off quite well! From the oversized concrete pendants (lessons here about reinforcing ceilings, haha!) to the textured backsplash, I absolutely love the final results! The backsplash is a favorite of mine for sure! That vibe it gives with the simple hood and wood tones is too good!

mudroom & laundry, two instead of one!

In many projects, it is very common to have the laundry room also serve as the mudroom and back entrance to the home. But this project is anything but ordinary, and it was important to our client to have these spaces separate. Living with a combined mudroom/laundry room myself, I can totally understand why! Combining too many functions in one space can sometimes make for chaos and messes (speaking from experience). However, at the Lakeside Residence, the sleek ventilated locker-style cabinets contain the messes that come with family life. The wood bench ensures durability for many years to come.

The laundry room sits parallel to the mudroom, so quick access for easy cleaning is not a worry! And with lots of storage and shelves stocked with laundry bins to keep organized. All of these rooms are near the kitchen and sitting room, so it’s easy to keep up on home tasks and cleaning supplies at your fingertips!

SPLISH, SPLASH! THE KIDS’ BATHROOM

How do you achieve an elevated and neutral interior design while still making it fun for the kids? How about some pattern! Small scale patterns add texture and visual interest to a space, and we had so much fun creating that for the kids’ bathroom! Aesthetics are fun for these rooms, but just as important is functionality! We designed a long vanity with various types of storage from cabinets, drawers, and open shelves for stocking as needed. My favorite detail though is definitely the extra long sink complete with two faucets! This maximizes counter space on each side of the vanity, while still allowing multiple kiddos to get ready at once. Keeping the privacy door between the vanity and shower/toilet area keeps in mind the use of the space for multiple kids at once. It’s a layout that just makes sense here!

the parents oasis (that becomes the kids’ waterpark!)

Upon returning for the photoshoot, I had to laugh when I came across the primary bathroom. Its full walk-in shower/tub area had kids’ bath toys around the tub, and it’s clear this family has a similar scenario playing out as I do in my home. When you have a big open wet room paired with children, you will find this space becomes a wonderful waterpark. Kids don’t want to use their cute little bathrooms anymore. They want the splash pad! Needless to say, we still tidied up for our final photos. A parent can dream of their oasis, right?

The bathroom has a similar layout to my own personal home, which I’ve found to be so functional, feels open, and definitely like a spa at home every morning and evening. This client is especially fortunate to have beautiful woodlands outside of their windows here! It brings so much natural greenery and texture into the space! We still had some fun though with sourcing! Glossy linear tiles with matte tile floors made for a fun pairing. Of course, continuing to bring warmth in through wood tones such as the vanity and open shelving.

Well, my friends, that’s a wrap on this project reveal! I’m so happy to have these beautiful project photos to finally share here with you. And, exciting news… one more photoshoot is on its way in the future! It’s taken some time to catch up here on the blog and our portfolio, and maybe now you can see why! Last year was certainly busy!

If you have a project in mind you would like to discuss, feel free to check out our design services and reach out! From hourly design consultations to full-service packages, we have various offerings that allow us to help you on all types of projects, big and small! Let’s chat and see how we can assist you in moving forward on your dreams!

Helena Residence Part 2: Final Reveal

We are finally rolling out the project reveal for our Helena Residence! A two-part renovation, where we started with the basement and then over the last year, moved into the construction of the incredible main floor! Between the two phases, I spent many months dreaming of the day where we’d get to come back and design the main floor. The house features incredible architectural details such as divided windows, planked walls and ceilings, and more. It had so much potential hiding under an outdated contemporary kitchen and bathrooms that just didn’t fit the true style of the home. Read on to check out all that we did to bring this midcentury gem to life!

cleaning up the kitchen

We had great square footage to work with for the redesign of the kitchen! We made some modifications to the layout but more than anything, it needed simpler lines and updated finishes. New custom cabinets from Old Hat Workshop included a custom stained white oak design. Some of my favorite features was the flat panels (and naked upper cabinets sans hardware!) and the hidden pantry behind doors matching the cabinet style. If you look extra close at the first image on this post, you may also see the little brass line detail on the side panel of the island. This was a super creative solution that came from our clients and putting our heads together when the panels were not wide enough to span the whole island!

the unforgettable ceiling

Before the mob comes after me for painting a wood planked ceiling, let’s make something clear. The ceiling in the kitchen and family room was NOT the same as the beautiful ceiling in the formal dining and living room! Unfortunately, the ceiling in here had been slightly whitewashed. It felt so disjointed from the rest of the paneling throughout the home. Sanding and staining was not an option, so we went the route of a solid stain in an ebony color.

Throughout my career, there’s been an ongoing theme of gaining trust. This was one of those scenarios where the clients maybe thought I had lost my mind! They explored many other color options before coming to terms with my idea of the dark charcoal. I’d say they’re pretty happy with the end result, and it’s definitely a favorite part of the house for me! With all the wood tones throughout the home, I think the ceiling adds contrast and highlights the architecture!

rooms with a view

A few rooms throughout the home felt perfect as they were. But with some slight refreshes and additions, they turned out even better, which I didn’t think was possible! In the breakfast nook, we designed a custom bench to match the angles of the room and tie into the cabinetry. In the sunken living room near the front of the home, new custom upholstery and curtains were added for a new look while honoring the unique parts of this home’s history.

bring in the funk

With midcentury homes, I really prefer to let the architecture stand out while creating a warm, organic vibe with natural tones and textures. Bold bright colors just aren’t my style, but I can definitely get down with some earthy tones, textures, and patterns! We wanted to bring up some of the green tones from the basement renovation. We had a few perfect spots around the main floor to create some peekaboo moments! Near the sunken living room is a “closet” bar that was existing to the original layout and just needed a refresh. A deep green oversized round tile was just the thing to bring some fun(k) in!

bathrooms, galore!

We had several bathrooms to design throughout this home. But powder rooms can be the most fun to work with, and this one was no exception! The clients were looking for something dark and moody, but still pulling in color and style. We brought in the same green tones with just a vertical stack full wall of tile. A veined hexagon tile floor plays off the hexagon tiles in the basement. But it’s a little something new with the added picket detail. And finally, brass on brass details here that bring a level of elegance and warmth that I absolutely love! You may also notice the mix of walnut and white oak cabinetry throughout the home. It is a favorite combo of mine when used in a meaningful way!

The guest suite’s bathroom was another area with color and pattern! Still playing on green tones, we went a little lighter here and with a level of variation that I absolutely love! In this room, the floor was a light-colored terrazzo tile. It is such a perfect fit for this age of home, but it feels so fresh and spa-like in this space! Brass fixtures carried throughout this room also bring in a flow from the rest of the home.

primary suite deets

We had so much fun dreaming up the details of this room with the clients! They have incredible style but still needed help with execution and flow. It was such a fun time dreaming and scheming room by room with them. And yet, we still accomplished the main goal of honoring the home’s roots while bringing it into modern day.

Laying out the design for the tile backsplash was a challenge, but well worth the extra planning to ensure perfection! Every size, shape, color, and pattern were looked over to strike that balance of movement and negative space. The walnut vanity, surround, and built-ins outside the bathroom totally bring in the built-in vibes known in older homes and maximize storage AND style!

final surprises

With a renovation of this scale, you are bound to have some surprises along the way. Whether they are good or bad, well, that’s the unpredictable part of it! One of my favorite (happy) surprises on this renovation was the fireplace. We had a full design to take the contemporary drywalled/mirrored fireplace to something new. But as demo began, we uncovered something wonderful! The original basalt fireplace was hiding behind a contemporary facade! So with a little elbow grease to clean it up, and a charcoal concrete surround and hearth added on, this beauty was restored.

That’s all, friends! I’m so grateful to have known these clients for the majority of my career. From nearly my beginning years to where I’m at now, I’ve had the pleasure of overseeing this home’s entire renovation come to life! I couldn’t be more happy with the results!

And seriously, go look at those before pictures!!!

The Man Shop Corporate Office: Final Reveal

We are rolling out several project reveals this month, each one is so unique and we’re so excited to share! We’re starting off with a project that we were a bit behind on revealing after the photoshoot, which also happens to be one of our first commercial jobs!

COOLEST cuts IN TOWN

Introducing, The Man Shop Corporate Office! Anyone local to Spokane will be familiar with this barbershop franchise known for it’s fun, quirky, and bold personality. Catering to quick but quality men’s haircuts, my husband and now my little man of 2 years old have enjoyed their pampering from The Man Shop. I was so excited when their local owner trio reached out to me for this project! What a fun group of people to work with and it was an honor to bring their brand and company to the next level with the design of their first large-scale corporate office.

We had a range of goals to complete, from consulting on the exterior finishes and signage for the new construction building, to working through the interior layouts to ensure functionality was maximized for the growing team’s current needs and future possibilities. The team wanted to bring in their brand’s personality while also elevating it to the corporate world.

THE LAYOUT

The main areas in the building and design included the reception area alongside an exciting peekaboo of the branded training room to meet the company’s need for growth and education for new hires, private offices for the owners and support team, a storage and receiving area for all merchandise and products, and a large open space with modular seating and a kitchen to serve large gatherings, conferences, and a variety of other functions.

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

One of my favorite design and architectural features of the overall space was the addition of ceiling “clouds.” These rectangular panels drop lighting down from the extra tall ceilings and added visual interest to the large span of ceiling space. I’m so happy the team was open to this idea! I feel it’s such a big part of the incredible end result of the large gathering space! I really can’t visualize this space without that detail now!

Modern and sleek details throughout the spaces feel clean and cool, but we didn’t want to miss out on some opportunities to bring in contrast, texture, pattern, and pops of color where we could. From the kitchen countertops, backsplash, and pendant lights, to the wood paneled focal wall of the reception area and bold color of the training room, among other details such as patterned tile in the bathrooms (not shown).

FURNISHINGS

A big showstopper piece among furnishings we sourced was the custom designed T-shape conference table. It sits 11+ people for video conferences across the region as their franchise continues to expand. Various other seating areas include modular sofas allowing for rearrangement based on the company’s needs and events. Not to mention the inviting feeling of different “meet and greet” spots.


We had so much fun working through all parts of the design on this project! From exterior to interior to those final details of furnishings and decor! Big congratulations to this company for a well-deserved incredible office space as the franchise continues to flourish!

Hillside Residence: Final Reveal

Kitchen Remodel

The Hillside Residence has been a fun project but also one that’s filled my cup. I’ve mentioned throughout the “Before” and the “Progress” posts how our clients are absolutely amazing and so wonderful to work with. This project was done in phases so you may have already seen some finished rooms before this post, but here we get to officially reveal every space!

Finish Panel Fridge
The Kitchen

The heart of the home. And even though you’ll see how many amazing entertaining spaces the Hillside project has, the kitchen will always be the most loved on. We kept the kitchen layout similar to the existing layout. However, we rearranged some appliances and straightened out the island so it was no longer intruding on the living room and dining room spaces.

The finishes were completely changed throughout! We paired a darker wood island with lighter perimeter cabinets, combining both finishes on the custom hood. We then pulled in a backsplash full of character with uneven edges, dimpling throughout, and a beautiful variation in color. Adding a white countertop with large yet subtle veining throughout kept things light and clean. We finished the space off with a new wood planked ceiling and refinished the hardwood flooring with a natural topcoat.

The pantry

The pantry is one of my favorite features of the home! The clients wanted a large walk-in pantry off of the dining room. However, we didn’t want a plain door along this focal wall. So a custom built-in was designed with a hidden door to conceal the pantry when not in use. The pantry is stocked with small appliances, a full-size freezer, and tons of storage space throughout!

Hidden Pantry
Walk-in Pantry
Primary Suite

This is one of those spaces that if you never walked through or saw the “before” photos, you’d be surprised what was originally here! For this space, we did a lot of reconfiguring to the floor plan to get an incredible luxury suite! We took over an unused bedroom, and then rearranged the existing bathroom and closet spaces. The return? A nice flow from the primary suite to a bathroom and closet of our clients (and my!) dreams! These spaces feature a washer and dryer in the closet, a large built-in for linens, a steam shower, and a freestanding tub with a gorgeous view!

Primary bathroom
Soaking tub
Large walk-in closet

Their steam shower transformation needs a moment to itself. It went from a bit of a cave-like vibe to sleek and sexy! One big custom piece in this shower is the curved bench. I’ve gone into a little detail in the progress post on how the process of getting it went. So today I’ll just say, can every steam shower project please include a curved bench!?

Entertainment Addition

The biggest and probably most talked about transformation to the Hillside residence is their entertainment center. To make this space happen, our clients took over their existing large garage. Later they did an addition to the home of an even larger garage with a storage room and loft. But let’s talk about their entertainment center! We started off with a professionally installed golf simulator and a custom bar top. The bar features a large piece of glass with a shadow box below to display their golf collectibles and memorabilia.

Behind the bar is a game area and large bar/kitchenette. And the main attraction leads us into the most professional in-home theater I have ever laid my eyes on! Our client is incredibly tech-savvy and did so much research and work to determine what kind of equipment he wanted in this space. From speakers, insulation, lights, and getting the sound to bounce at just the right spots of the room, this theatre is impeccable! On one of our final walk-throughs of the house, we got a little preview of the video and sound quality. I have to say, whether lounging on the cozy sofa or supported by the ergonomic recliners, it gives you quite the movie experience!

The Hillside residence will always be a favorite of ours and one we think back on often! A home like this that has all the comforts and luxury is one you can settle down in for a long time!

Be sure to check out the before and progress posts of this job, you’ll be surprised by what you see!

PDCo Home: Final Reveal

** For a full resource list of blog posts about our home, check out this link.

After moving into our home a year ago, it felt like a constant struggle to find furnishings and décor to finish! When I’d find the perfect counter stools, they were out of stock. When I’d find the perfect coffee table, the lead time was months out. And I’m sure you’re all familiar with this and possibly facing the same things! So here we are a year later, posting our long awaited PDCo Home reveal! I’m excited to share the elements that blend textures and colors to bring in depth and warmth! Before we jump in, I wanted to note that we have blog posts that outline the whole process. I’ll have some linked throughout this post as well!

Kitchen of my dreams

Even playing “house” as a little kid, you start to dream up your own kitchen, right!? Of course, once you get older those dreams become more and more extravagant. I love that I now get to share something that started to bloom in my heart as a child!

The earthy tones and natural materials that you’ll see through the entire home truly welcome you into every space. This is perfectly portrayed through our kitchen. The first thing I knew I wanted is an island for gathering around. It’s the precious moments baking with Finn and she’s able to climb up onto a counter stool. She loves to help in the kitchen, doing dishes and playing in the water in the sink. My favorite part of the island is the paneling detail we added to the back. It adds so much character and texture. I carried this detail over in the pantry, and it’s something I obsess over!

I selected a grey quartz countertop that has a lot of variation in detail and tone. You can read about how we decided on our countertops here! It paired beautifully with our cabinets and has such a soft feel without stark contrast. I wrote a whole separate blog post on our cabinets herebut I’ll do my best to summarize! Two things I knew for sure is that I wanted white oak and an inset detail with a slab door. We had to go through a whole lot of trial and error with the stain because of the inset detail. In the end the amazing cabinet crew at Faber were able to get us the look we wanted and we didn’t have to compromise on style or color!

As an overall aesthetic, I didn’t want high contrast anywhere. This held true for the hardware, as black would have packed too much punch. I searched high and low for a warm brown tone, and found it with the Top Knobs brand at Spokane Hardware/Hardware Hut. I’ll be sharing a full post on hardware soon! The warm tones in the hardware paired beautifully with the satin brass accents throughout, like our faucet from California Faucets and oversized pendants! For the backsplash, I selected a glazed zellige tile from Riad Tile with uneven edges and texture on the surface. This added so much visual texture to our kitchen!

Family Room

When drawing up the plans for PDCo home, I knew I wanted an open concept that connected the kitchen, family room, dining room and even the entry seamlessly. The trick was to make sure these spaces blended and complimented each other without competing! Another element we added to the home is an outdoor/indoor aesthetic. The family room shows this off the best! We placed the three panel sliding door on the west wall of the family, arranging the house plans perfectly so that we’d always have the perfect view of the setting sun. I wouldn’t trade the glow it pours into our home in the evening for anything!

We are located in the PNW and because of this, a fireplace was non-negotiable. But also, who doesn’t want a pretty fireplace in their home?! We worked with our favorite local dealer Falcos to find the perfect design, since I had a pretty specific idea of what I wanted for the interior media kit. More information coming on this soon! We went with a very simplistic surround with built-in ledge, and brought the whole thing up to the ceiling. We can’t express enough how happy we are with the Samsung Frame TV for our family room! It’s amazing how many people still don’t know about this TV that looks just like an art piece! I’ve also made a blog post with all the different pictures we love that you can display on your TV!

Dining “Room”

The dining space sits right next to the kitchen, in a little bump-out of the house so it still feels like its own space. Making sure this corner got lots of natural light just like the rest of our home was important, so we added another black framed window, which adds an architectural element to the space too! I selected a beautiful handmade cream and brass light fixture. I love that it spoke to the uniqueness of our home and brought a fun element into our dining space. The art piece is one I’ve loved for many years, and it brought so much life to the room! I look forward to freshening up the furniture and rug in the room in the future, but for now, it’s the perfect stress-free zone for playdough parties and food messes!

Powder Room

I added this powder room in after reworking our plans and I can’t believe at one point I thought we wouldn’t need it! It sits right off of our entry and is a little gem of our home. The vanity matches the custom oak cabinet stain that we have throughout the home. But in this room, I had the idea of playing off the kitchen paneling detail in a small scale! I love a good vessel sink and this travertine bowl was a beautiful natural element for the room. Paired with the wall mounted brass faucet, this combination brings a smile to my face every time I see it!

Transitional Spaces

Walking towards our primary suite, you go through the most stunning transitional space you didn’t know you needed until now! My favorite way to dress up a hallway is a wall of glass! It pours a gorgeous amount of light in and you think of it as it’s own little room. The glass door on the left wall takes you out to our newly-paved courtyard. I’m excited for the exterior area to be furnished so we can spend summer evenings here!

Primary Suite

Our primary suite went through many floor plan iterations over the years but ultimately I’m so happy with the end result! Our bathroom brings me just as much joy as the rest of our PDCo home – haha! The natural light definitely plays a huge role in this! We stuck to natural tones in here, which ties this space in perfectly with the rest of the home. We carried the custom oak cabinets in here, this time with a full overlay drawer set for a more modern look. The wide drawers are so functional for bathroom storage, but I couldn’t resist playing with aesthetic details like the thick quartz countertop with a tall backsplash. Brass plumbing fixtures from Newport Brass were carried in here as well and I love the warmth it brings to an otherwise neutral space.

I designed this bathroom with a big list of wishes in my mind! A soaking tub, a double walk-in shower, a double vanity, open shelves for extra storage, and a direct connection to the closet! The wet room helped to utilize the square footage the best but is also a look I love. We used a thin rectangular tile in a matte finish on the walls. The color variation between each tile added the visual interest needed for such a large area of tile. We opted-out of installing a glass shower door and I now love how the wet room seamlessly connects to the rest of the bathroom.

More to Come!

Well that’s a wrap (for now!) on the PDCo Home reveal! Thanks so much for all your love during this home building process of ours! If you like what you see and have a project of your own that you would like to discuss, we’d love to hear from you! Check out our services and let’s chat!

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River Bluff Residence: Final Reveal

kitchen design in spokane washington

kitchen design in spokane washington

Over the last few months, it’s been catch up time for photographing our completed projects from the last few years! Our River Bluff Residence ranked high on our must-capture list, and we’re so excited to finally share the reveal! If you’d like to look back at the progress post first, you can find it here. From beautiful and bright to moody and dark, this home has a wide array of style, but all pleasing in their own ways! The home’s floor plan and exterior was designed by architect Michael Mackin, and I was thrilled to take part in finishing the interiors of the home.

a kitchen for gathering

We’ll start in the kitchen because that’s our specialty! I love working through the technical and functional aspects of kitchen design, but in this particular kitchen, I was really excited to blend traditional elements with some clean lines! The quartz backsplash was my first encounter with this detail that I had been dreaming of trying out for several years, and I love how it feels in this space. It really lets the style of the cabinetry and the custom metal range hood show off! The hood design was also a new experience for me. but I knew it was an absolute must for this home. Picking out the exact metal finishes, tacks, and overall shape, etc. was incredibly fun and exciting to watch it come to life. I love how it pairs with the pendant lights and black/brass doors and accents around the room.

kitchen design with metal range hood

traditional kitchen design spokane

the great room of all great rooms

It’s no doubt that one of the most stunning parts of the home is the living room! With it’s extra high ceiling, double chandeliers (5′-0″ diameter each!), and Juliet balcony, it’s a show stopper. I’m particularly fond of the windows at the end, with their beautiful view framed by floor to ceiling curtains and exterior stone columns. The massive stone fireplace matches the exterior stone as well. The wood floors throughout the home bring a warm, earthy feel with their extra knots and character.

living room with extra tall ceiling height

stone fireplace in living room

no need to go out with a bar like this!

I’ve designed plenty of small bars in homes, but when I saw this type of square footage penciled in for a bar/lounge on the floor plans, I was definitely excited! We had lots of room to play and the client had some brilliant ideas for this space. It was a little scary to propose an all black room, but I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out!

custom home design with bar

custom home bar and lounge

I really enjoyed working through the details of this space! From gorgeous handmade hardware, to sourcing a vintage faucet and banquette seating, and finally the client’s incredible find of the copper bar counter! This space came together beautifully, and how gorgeous does it look with the snow outside of the large sliding doors!? What a wonderful space to be enjoyed in all seasons!

copper counter and vintage brass faucet

custom bar design

residential bar and lounge

and a space for her!

While the bar/lounge was clearly most important to the husband, I loved working with the wife on her special space in the home… the “Garden Room!” I have to admit, when I saw this titled on the floor plan, I was a little confused because I hadn’t heard of a space like this before! But ultimately it’s a combination of a beautiful sun room, sitting space, and office space for my client!

We played with the lights and darks of the home with a combination of a dark charcoal ceiling, floral wallpaper, and a white wainscot. Just outside of the room is a long hallway with similar trim details but painted the dark charcoal color as well. I love how the details around the home play back and forth with each other in such subtle ways! At the end of the hall is a guest bathroom with beautiful wood toned cabinetry, a fun patterned floor, and some great hardware!

floral wallpaper and black ceiling

black paneling in hallway

wood vanity and hexagon floors

dueling powder rooms

It’s hard to pick a favorite space in this home, but some of my favorites on the list are the two powder bathrooms! One of the bathrooms is on the second level next to his home office. Since this was “his” domain, it felt appropriate to incorporate some more masculine/moody touches to this bathroom. I love how it turned out, again incorporating some molding details, charcoal color, brass accents, and marble flooring!

moody powder bathroom

On the main level, the powder room is also quite the impression with dark walls as well! This bathroom was one of the first spaces that inspired the moody spaces and accents around the home! My favorite part about this bathroom is the brass console vanity and the vintage brass faucet!

black walls in powder bathroom

vintage brass faucet

the laundry room

Across from the main floor powder room and near the kitchen, is the laundry room. In this space, the cabinetry ties into the style of the kitchen and pantry. There are some subtle details hiding in these photos so I’ll point them out! Instead of a backsplash, we chose to go with vertical shiplap! Off to the left, there is also a little wood bench with some hooks above. They’re so cute!

laundry room with cream cabinets

traditional laundry room

a dream suite

The primary bathroom has all the features of a lovely home spa. From a steam shower, to a deep soaking tub, and beautiful views of the forest! Separate his/her closets break up the space between the wood vanities. At one end of the bathroom is the primary bedroom, and at the other end of the bathroom is the residence’s exercise room. What a great way to kickstart the day with a work out and then a jump into the steam shower!

primary bathroom cabinetry

double vanities in bathroom suite

I can’t think of a better way to end the week than a soak in the tub and admiring these views, both inside and outside, haha! How can you not admire the gorgeous light fixtures and brass mirrors?! This whole suite is a great one that I really loved the results of!

traditional primary bathroom

freestanding tub in front of window

bathroom with black interior doors

wrapping up the year!

I’m so thrilled to be finishing off the year with this beautiful home reveal! Make sure to check out the progress post here. If you like what you see and have a project of your own that you would like to discuss, we’d love to hear from you! Our calendar for booking consultations for 2022 is officially open! Check out our services and let’s chat!

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Pittsburg Residence: Final Reveal

spokane midcentury modern kitchen

The Pittsburg Residence is a midcentury rancher that got an interior and exterior facelift using warm woods and moody contrast. Modern organic design paired with nods to its midcentury roots create a luxury home relevant to today’s aesthetic and functional desires. The Pittsburg Residence is one of our largest renovations, coming in just under 4,000 square feet. There was a long list of goals for the project, including substantial changes to the floor plan to better utilize the square footage of the home and an exciting challenge of vaulting the ceiling.

A KITCHEN WITH SOME SPICE

You would never guess that we could fit such a large, luxury kitchen into this home based on the before photos! A few strategic adjustments to the floor plan allowed us to fit an efficient L-shaped layout and an island for entertaining!

The new vaulted ceilings were planked with cedar which was a beautiful way to warm up the charcoal cabinetry and grey tile floors. The overall palette has such depth, yet still feels bright with the warm white wall color.

dining with views

Offset from the kitchen is the dining room, which looks out to a newly landscaped backyard. The windows to the East continue the full length of the dining room, kitchen, and living room. It also includes a large accordion door that opens the majority of the spaces to the outside. The natural light achieved from this interior-exterior connection was highly desired and truly brings the space to life.

The mudroom off the kitchen flows perfectly with it’s continuation of tile, cabinetry, and hardware details. Lots of storage and functionality were achieved with a galley layout; the walnut bench with storage on one side, and the sink, washer, and dryer, on the other side.

midcentury modern dining room

a small but mighty bathroom

The main guest bathroom near the mudroom and kitchen uses similar elements, like the backsplash tile for a cohesive look. The little bathroom packs a punch with a black quartz floating vanity and a walnut shelf below (not shown). Little details like the walnut backplate on the light fixture add a special touch and bring the whole space together.

a modern living room with organic touches

One of my FAVORITE parts of this project was designing the fireplace. Specifically, working out the details of a material like plaster. Watching the art of matching colors and perfecting the variation and texture was fascinating and nerve wracking all at once! The end result turned out perfect and I love the soft, organic touch it brings to the space.

The asymmetrical design of the fireplace with the floating bench on one side and shelves on the other, all create balance in the end. I love how well the walnut and plaster play together and can’t imagine a more beautiful combination.

modern organic living room design

the dream primary suite

The original primary suite was a chopped up layout that hampered efficiency and natural light. More changes to the floor plan and incorporating the space of an unused adjacent bedroom allowed us to design a primary suite worth a double take!

The bathroom itself was able to remain within the footprint of the original bathroom. Eliminating all of the extra walls and rearranging placement of the vanities completely changed how the space could function. Custom walnut vanities flank each side of the doorway, leading your eye to a stunning wet room focal point. A white freestanding tub brings high contrast to the black tile and fixtures, and an organic patterned mosaic floor tile softens the difference between the two elements.

The new walk in closet boasts symmetry, storage, and natural light. Room for a bench and the layout space along the back built-in are features of any dream closet! The wood flooring continues into the bedroom and checks off the box of a natural element needed in every space.

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primary suite walk-in closet

the final touches

This project was a big one and well worth the wait! Exterior changes and landscaping were a bonus at the end to watch this home take its final shape. So I’ll leave you with one last photo as a snippet of the collaborative effort of this project!

midcentury modern exterior

Make sure to check out the before images as well as the progress. You can watch part one and part two of the video reveal as well! It’s always fun to see that transformation! As always, if you like what you see and have a project of your own that you would like to discuss, we’d love to hear from you! Check out our services and let’s chat!

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Park Residence: Video Reveal

White clawfoot tub

The Park Residence video reveal is here! For this project it was all in the details from the vintage faucet to the cane kitchen stools. Every little detail made this space feel so special! And check out the video to hear another amazing story that made this project hit close to home.

We have tons of other blog posts all about this project if you’d like to dive in more! Linking them up below:

Before
Progress Update
Final Reveal

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Park Residence: Final Reveal

Traditional kitchen design

Traditional kitchen design

The Park Residence is a special project for many reasons! This home is located in a beautiful historic neighborhood and we wanted to really honor the time period while updating functionality to modern day living. Special vintage details can be seen throughout the design, including some heirloom pieces that are original to the home. It wasn’t until we started the project that I discovered another important story. This home belongs to my extended relatives and was passed down over generations from my great great grandparents! So many beautiful stories were shared over the course of the project and I feel truly honored to have played a part in the restoration of this family home.

a classic white kitchen

Bright and airy, warm and timeless. These were some of the aesthetic goals we wanted to achieve for this home. A palette that would fit a 100 year old home while still feeling relevant to today’s design styles. Inset cabinetry played a big role in bridging the gap between “just another white kitchen” and a kitchen that felt like it truly fit the home. We also wanted to include traditional styles of millwork, such as the custom hood surround and the planked ceiling. You see these details carried throughout the other spaces around the home. For example, the wainscot in the laundry room and the vertical planked walls in the stairway.

White oak accents were an important material to keep a bright home from feeling stark or sterile. New wood floors, oak floating shelves, and a custom white oak island with a planked detail brought in warmth and texture. Not to mention the texture from the cane stools! We carried the wood accents into the laundry room with the cabinetry as well as a custom base for the home’s original basin sink.

traditional kitchen design

Cane counter stools

a vintage touch

One of my favorite parts of this project was sourcing fixtures that looked original to the home. An antique brass kitchen faucet with porcelain handles was shipped in from the UK. It’s natural patina brought a vintage touch that can’t be replicated. The brass pot rail behind the range was the perfect detail with an ode to historic times. But how about those gorgeous copper pots?!

The backsplash tile is a handmade tile that has the perfect texture. We went with a 4×4 size which was another detail to the home’s age. It’s a size that was more common for historic homes and is seeing a resurgence in today’s homes. Variation in the color kept the kitchen from feeling flat and was a nice addition to the overall palette.

Brass vintage faucet

Kitchen with brass pot rail

Kitchen Details: a cozy corner

We made a lot of changes to the kitchen floor plan to open up the space! Increasing functionality was critical from a storage and circulation standpoint. Just go back to the before photos if you want to see how much it was lacking! The tricky part was finding a solution for the windows with a sill height just a bit too low for a counter to fit underneath. We dropped the cabinet height to work around this while still maximizing storage. We then changed the material on the top to a painted finish so the whole thing felt like an authentic built-in. Plus, how cute are the little round knobs that are carried throughout? The brass sconces above the windows on the left (peeking out in one of the photos from the photos earlier) added some nice detail along the wall.

kitchen with window bench

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A fresh take on a DIFFICULT stairwell

Around the corner from the kitchen’s open shelves is the stairway. The stairs were originally tucked behind a series of doors that made them feel like a cave. With a few minor changes to the floor plan, we were able to open it up. This brought in some natural light and a better flow. We also added some safety measures like a new oak railing and new solid wood stair treads. The white vertical planking brightens the space and makes it feel much more open!

Upstairs, a little nook next to the stairs originally was closed off. Again we wanted to visually open the stairs up as much as possible. We removed the wall and added black metal spindles and a white oak newel post to tie everything together.

Black metal stair railing with decorative shoe

the workhorse: Laundry room

Some of my favorite details can be found in the laundry room! This space glows with natural light! Making the switch to white oak cabinets felt like the right choice to warm things up a bit. Wainscot with a few peg hooks brought in some historic details as well as functionality for a room that needs to work hard. The porcelain tile floor is durable, has a beautiful tumbled texture, and was installed in a traditional layout. The cherry on top for the entire room is the basin sink! This cast iron sink is original to the home but we freshened it up by reglazing, adding a custom white oak base, and a new brass faucet. It’s a workhorse for this family but who says that can’t be beautiful, too?

white oak cabinets in laundry room

a new primary bathroom

One of the major goals for the renovation was updating the upstairs bathroom. The long term plan is to make it part of the primary suite of the home. The challenge in this space was getting all of the desirable features of a primary bathroom while working with difficult angled ceilings causing restrictions on head heights. To fit in a shower, it would need to be almost in the center of the entire room! With this realization, a walk-in wet room started making the most sense. We would be able to tuck the tub under one of the lower head height areas. The rest of the necessities like the vanity and toilet would fit perfectly in the other corners and nooks of the room. 

The clawfoot tub is another original to the home, which we reglazed just like the laundry sink. We also sourced a tub filler and handheld fixture that looks like an original but with all the functionality of modern day plumbing.

white bathroom with walk in shower

White clawfoot tub

LAYERING IN THE details

The bathroom vanity is one of my favorite parts of the bathroom! Its warmth and texture is exactly what the space needed! A marble countertop ties into the other finishes, the brass faucet with porcelain handles echoes the details found throughout the home, and the cane detail is hands down just my favorite thing. Plus we were able to incorporate the same detail downstairs with the kitchen stools! Touches of brass throughout provide a subtle yet impactful layer of charm in the bathroom, and the room just wouldn’t be the same without it!

white oak vanity with cane detail

Cane bathroom vanity

Cane bathroom vanity with brass faucet

This project was just so good. Despite navigating the challenges of job site shut downs in the middle of Covid, we persevered with patience, knowing it would all be worth the wait in the end.

Make sure to check out the before images here as well as the progress. It’s always fun to see that transformation! You can also watch the final video reveal here. As always, if you like what you see and have a project of your own that you would like to discuss, we’d love to hear from you! Check out our services and let’s chat!

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. We hope by sourcing some of our favorite products, we provide value to you and your projects!

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