Green Lake Craftsman 14 photos

A true Seattle Craftsman with original dark stained fir finish carpentry. When I first worked with this family nearly five years ago, we created a color design for all of the communal areas of the home, except the kitchen. They knew they would be remodeling the kitchen at some point in the future. With lovely furnishings that fit the period and aesthetic of the home, establishing a palette was easy. Somewhere along the line, some of the dark woodwork was painted white in the entry, which was too high of contrast with the wood, and so the wood was lost. By finding a resonate undertone in the woodwork and painting over all of the white, the entire palette and home began to sing.

Four years later and after helping with the exterior and their home on Orcas Island, I was asked to design their kitchen! Truly a dream project. The new kitchen countertops provided the foundation for the expansion of the home's palette. Creating a much lighter aesthetic was the goal, which is where my ability to find the right balance really came into play. I knew having some of the very dark wood elements would be important to connect the new kitchen and sunroom to the rest of the house. Staining the window sashes only, the interior of the glass-front cabinets, bookcases and bench in sunroom, and floating shelves in baking center provided the connection to the rest of the home, while the painted cabinets and woodwork provided the light freshness they were after to the flow with the countertops.

I was responsible for the custom cabinet design (layout, function, and aesthetic) and coordination and selection of all hard surfaces and color.

The bathroom was completely gutted and renovated to keep with the period of the home. Basket weave marble floor tile and a classic subway tile wainscot contributes to the bathroom feeling original to the house. An open concept petite vanity keeps the space feeling feminine and light.