Full Condominium Remodel including Kitchen & Bathroom
An interior design plan for living and working in same small place:
A living and working space was created in sync with the orientations; like this composition of the downtown Seattle skyline, a view from desk at Belltown Design.
Kitchen counters are slate and blue Bauer bowls sit upon them. The wall paint color is Baked Scone, Behr ICC 21, containing a hint of rose tone. Everything’s arranged in a still-life to paint in oils, and with all wooden furniture and cabinetry, it appears we have our own little “piece of the country” in a hard-core urban setting.
The Dining Room/Work Space
Our floor plan accommodates for a small dining room/workroom located at the west windows, with a table that can be dressed up or down! Sturdy enough to pound with a hammer, or throw a table-cloth over it for fine dining, Vaseline glass candle sticks give us a bit of that old timey feel. Two favorite antique book prints hang next to the sideboard, with a vintage framed beveled mirror we found during a dumpster dive:) The hand painted, lantern-style lighting fixture salvaged from a 1940s Hollywood Beach cottage; creates a lovely glow; as it is certainly an heirloom piece!
A 1930s style tiny (6’x8′) bathroom/boudoir has a pharmacy cabinet, pedestal sink, and Art Deco style, polished nickel wall sconces. A vintage black and white photograph of Western Avenue in the 1920s, and a book of risqué photos of women & cigarettes relate to boom-town Seattle in its wild days.
The Piano Nook
We designed a custom nook for Tim’s 1902, upright Chickering piano. Two Streamline style wall sconces flank either side, and ceiling track lighting makes this a fine space for house concerts and recording.
In the southwest corner of the studio, a lively, yellow wall and the Tractor painting. This is where we do business, write, blog, and create visual imagery. Wall color, Refreshing Mimosa by Glidden.
The bedroom window is like a picture on the wall, a city scape framed by silk fabric. The city is always there, softened by night and we sleep with the skyline slipping through our dreams.
Walls gone and ready for it’s new make-over. With small spaces and condo’s in particular, you can almost go anywhere style-wise. We opted for a personal style that considered our existing furnishings and antique pieces.
The Living/Working Room
Eliminating interior walls that were obstructing the view, opened us up to the Bay. From where we sit now Mr Seascape has grown twice his size as we are tucked into the fabric of the city 16 floors above the urban hustle.
The kitchen and everything else was drafted in AutoCad by architect & friend, Barbara Simpson. Custom Maple cabinets keep the clutter hidden from view, and three pendants with prismatic glass shades, and carbon filament bulbs make for the warm evening light as the sun sets.
The wall color in the kitchen, Retro Avocado, Behr UL200-20, is the same warm green as Nature herself.
The azure wall, my own color mix, blends with the watery tones of the bay reflecting into the room. Sheer patterned drapery, an Art Nouveau lamp, and vintage toy wooden horse, evoke a sense of both play and work.
A small caste iron, porcelain claw foot tub is only 4.5 ft. yet still ample for soaking and showering. Rich brown marble tile surrounds the tub with antique lace shower curtain, and wall sconces in polished nickel above either side above the sink.
The flooring is polished black marble and makes this space seem expansive and infinite. Wall paint color Creek Bend, Behr 790F-4.
Pine French doors with etched glass panes were custom made for the bedroom and with a love for antique door hardware we used mismatched knobs and back plates for the fun of it.
The wall paint color is Coffee with Cream, Behr, #N170-4, creating a restful and peaceful connection to the earth, in this 16th story bedroom in the sky. A simple, rustic beauty, and bohemian-style space.
An antique 1930s floor lamp in the bedroom, with custom pine sliding closet door, three “Belle Epoque” lithographs by Jules Cheret (circa 1900). Original oil painting by P Griff and two antiqued copper Victorian candle-style wall sconces blend with the calm.
This antique lantern-style lighting fixture with opalescent glass shade is hand painted so beautifully and we adore it’s Japanese flair!
A Victorian schoolbench from the 1890s, Americana at it’s best! With the words “Improve the Time” and “Knowledge is Power” caste right into the iron on both sides, I think of the purest American values:)
Integrated into the entry way is the refrigerator alcove and music studio pocket door. While the fridge door opens and closes, it creates and eliminates space. The wall sconce, a Streamline style from Rejuvenation, is one of three of the same designed into the condo. On the wall is an original lithograph by Isa Montcornett, 1969, a gift from my parents.
In the bathroom, the Arthur, Streamline style wall sconce in polished nickel, $265.00. Wall color Creek Bend, Behr 790F-4
Our personal lighting plan is complex, to accommodate for lighting in layers. We are attuned to how the lighting and color operate within the space throughout the day and into the night. Two-toned Glide Streamline Wall Sconce, Rejuvenation, $245.00 each.
The Grandview Tower (1979), built 27 stories sky-high in the well of Belltown is as steel-strong and hard of concrete as you’ll find. Both as a building and a community; this lovely mistress of Seattle Bauhaus architecture suits us just fine.
“Home Sweet Home” – a 592 square foot condo on the 16th floor with spectacular views of the city, Elliot Bay, and the Olympic Mountains, came replete with shag carpet, popcorn ceilings and baseboard heaters. It also had dividing walls that messed with the view ..