kitchens

A Kitchen on the Bright Side

White paint lightens up a formerly bland kitchen and dining nook, proving that this color is anything but boring

Kitchen cabinets, affixed overhead, increased storage and removed shadows, while two different shades of white paint—for the topmost cabinets and the adjacent wall—enlivened the adjoining rooms

Lauren Mang

Tips and Tricks to Brighten Your Northwest Kitchen

Crucial elements for sprucing up a gray space

The right ingredients: Custom walnut cabinetry contrasts with the blue Lacanche range, simple backsplash and calacatta marble countertops, which together create a kitchen that’s beautiful and functional.

Lauren Mang

Home Design Secrets: Top Tips from Seattle’s Experts

Seattle’s top designers on how to get the home you love

Dynamic Decor Dramatic contrasts in color and pattern infuse this Bellevue living room by Brio Design with a bright energy that supplements the natural light in the space

By Jennifer McCullum with Sheila Cain, Brigitte Long and Lauren Mang

Kitchen of the Week: A Bright Update for Seattle’s Gray Days

An interior designer improves the flow, brings in light and adds unexpected touches in her family’s kitchen

This article originally appeared on Houzz.com. A small kitchen can work if you lay it out right,” says interior designer Harmony Weihs of Design Harmony. Unfortunately, her family’s small, dark 1960s kitchen wasn’t working. “The ceilings were under 8 feet high, the cabinets were falling off their hinges, and two people could not do anything…

Becky Harris, Houzz

Mediterranean-Inspired Mosaic Infuses Home with Enchanting Pop of Color

A Mercer Island mosaic shows that home is where the art is

When Norman Cohn purchased his Mercer Island home in 2009, he had sold his business in Las Vegas and was looking for an area that he and his two, school-age sons could enjoy as they got older. Cohn was drawn to the lifestyle and environment of the Eastside, but there was just one problem: his…

Jennifer McCullum

Tommy Bahama Helps Bring Island Vibes to the Home

Tommy Bahama has partnered with Lunada Bay to create tiles with vacation vibes

Locally headquartered island-lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama partnered with California-based Lunada Bay Tile to collaborate on a tile collection with vacation vibes that bring the exotic to the abode. Think seaside blues inspired by the turquoise waters of Raja Ampat (pictured), a remote archipelago in Indonesia. Or beiges and browns that recall the soft-rock palette of…

Marianne Hale