Home design

Ballard Businesses Form Collaborative Home Design ‘Hive’

A quartet of home design companies finds synergy across the courtyard.

When John DeForest, founder of DeForest Architects (Ballard, 1148 NW Leary Way; 206.262.0820; deforestarchitects.com), first saw that a building on Ballard’s Leary Way was for lease, he knew it was more than double the amount of space his business needed. Then he thought, “Our practice is built around collaboration—with clients, colleagues and contractors. What could…

Elaina Friedman

Emerging Home Design Trend Makes Room for Extended Family

The mother-in-law suite concept gets glammy.

The “Bollywood Mansion” in Bellevue, offered by Realogics Sotheby’s, provides the ultimate in multigenerational living with more than 15,000 square feet and separate wings for three families

Callie Little

Ellen DeGeneres’ Furniture Line Launches in Bellevue

The talk show host is getting into the sofa game.

Thomasville Home Furnishings conjures images of hefty dining tables and dark wood hutches—in other words, the kind of décor your grandmother would buy. The brand is over 100 years old, but until recently, there’s been a disconnect between the quality of its product and its aesthetic. In an age where light and minimalist are the…

Nia Martin

Melissa Michaels on Simplifying and Organizing

The Seattle author explains how to make room for what you love

Melissa Michaels, who designed the interiors pictured here, suggests that being more selective about what we have in our home can help us feel better within it

Seattle Mag