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Home Design Secrets: Top Tips from Seattle’s Experts

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

By By Jennifer McCullum with Sheila Cain, Brigitte Long and Lauren Mang October 17, 2016

This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of Seattle magazine.

Whether you’re a longtime homeowner or just signed the lease to your first apartment, transforming any space from an address to a personal abode can be daunting. In many areas of the Pacific Northwest, there are also the particular challenges of light, space and yes—gray— that interior designers must contend with. To help, we reached out to the city’s experts for advice on everything from maximizing daylight to making your space more eco-friendly.

They shared their secrets for turning any house, on any budget, into a dream home.

LIGHTING

Illuminating Ideas for Interior Design

The Right Shade of White for Every Room

The ABCs of LEDs

Seven Lamps We Love Right Now

KITCHENS

Tips and Tricks to Brighten Your Northwest Kitchen

Four Great Kitchen Style Ideas

GREEN DESIGN

The Styles of Green Building

ROOFTOP DESIGN

The Call for a Practical Rooftop Living Space

HOME ORGANIZATION

Melissa Michaels on Simplifying and Organizing

Nine Principles of Feng Shui That Bring Balance to Your Home

Rebecca West on How Happy Starts at Home

Rebecca West’s Essentials for Containing Clutter

DIGITAL DESIGN

Two Local Design Sites With Great Redecorating Ideas

 

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