interior design

‘Designed to be Home’ Celebrates Northwest Interiors

A Kirkland designer’s new coffee table book celebrates the Northwest home

Designer Harmony Weihs transforms spaces, such as this dining nook, now a striking corner library

Sarah Murphy

Luxe Lighting in Greenwood Spotlights Natural Illumination

A Greenwood shop sheds light on how to enhance natural illumination

Brighten up a room with this repurposed copper torchiere lamp by Bainbridge artist/photographer Jerry Davis, available at Luxe Lighting Company

Kelly Skahan

Get Organized: 12 Inspiring, Attainably Neat Closets and Drawers

This article orignially appeared on Houzz.com January is the month when we’re focused on new beginnings. Why not tackle a clean-out of your cluttered closet? We’ve seen your comments saying that it would be easy to stay ultra-organized when closet space was practically unlimited, as it is in many of our most popular closet photos…

Erin Carlyle, Houzz Contributor

Historic Fremont House a Haven of Custom Furnishings

A 1908 home in the city’s Fremont neighborhood gets designer details and a bright interior face-lift

Console and bench: custom-designed by Heidi Caillier Design; bench fabric: Pazuru Mulberry, Zak+Fox; vintage Moroccan rug: Pink Rug; lamp: Bodega, Arteriors Home; art: TRNK-NYC

Kelly LaPlante, Houzz Contributor

Think You Haven’t Got Space for a Garden?

This article orginially appeard on Houzz.com If your outdoor space is tiny, tricky or totally nonexistent, you can still find a way to grow a little garden. Forget big shrubs or sculptural trees and think instead about window boxes, clever climbing vines and lush indoor jungles. Sometimes simply getting hold of the right planters is…

Joanna Simmons, Houzz contributor

Clean and Serene, This Point Roberts Home Is One Light House

A Point Roberts family home emphasizes fresh air and natural light

Facing south towards the Strait of Georgia and the San Juan Islands, the Point Roberts home of Sonya and David Liu is laid out around a long, L-shaped plan to best angle major spaces, like the large trellised terrace, towards the southern sun

Maria Dolan

Nine Design Tips for Entertaining in a Small Space

Supersize your next soiree with these clever tricks for lighting, seating and crowd control

This article orinigally appeared on Houzz.com. The fact that you have a small space shouldn’t mean you can’t have big get-togethers. To help you make your space function well for entertaining—while still working for your day-to-day life—here are some of my favorite tips for furniture, styling and even secret crowd control. You can have the night…

Yanic Simard, Houzz Contributor

Your Best Winter Accessory for the Kitchen

Flowers and foliage will bring cheer to your kitchen even in the dead of winter

This article orginially appeared on Houzz.com. After the festivities of the holiday season have passed, it’s common for a case of the blues to settle in, with a few months’ wait until spring arrives. If this syndrome calls at your home, combat it by treating yourself to a gift of flowers. And since so much…

Janell Beals, Houzz Contributor

Meet Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Give your home a fresh start for the new year with this fun, nature-inspired hue

This article originally appeared on Houzz.com. I’ve heard many folks grumble that 2016 has been a rough year. In addition to losing many iconic musical heroes, we are still emerging from an especially heated election season. As we turn our attention to the new year and, hopefully, look forward to a fresh start, the color-management…

Jennifer Ott, Houzz Contributor