A Comfortable Retreat, Edmonds WA

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Design Goal:

This bachelor had just purchased his first home. His home was empty as he had no furniture. Our goal was to take his budget and divide it into furnishings to complete the living room, a place for entertaining and a family room, a place for him to watch TV and relax. My plan was to order the more expensive pieces for the living area and purchase retail for the family room.


Meeting at the Seattle Design Center we shopped and found the sofa which available and on sale, it was not only comfortable for him, it was the leather look he wanted for a great price. Next we choose a rug to anchor the seating group. The hardwoods in the house were in great shape. Then we selected 2 chairs and ordered them in a fabric to compliment our color scheme. Next I ordered tables using a lamp from his travels. Creating a second seating group for the long awkward space I placed a dark wood trimmed chair with bamboo accents in the corner, the ottoman and side table were of the same materials. A rattan bench filled a void in front of the window and gave extra seating. Next I selected several pieces of artwork with serene feelings of nature and water, scenery that complimented his Puget Sound views. I was inspired to choose accessories to add an Asian flair to the room based on his past travels. Finally I designed clean, simple window treatments in masculine fabrics. Adding a little detail to the kitchen and entry finished this area of the home. For the family room we shopped at Crate and Barrel and selected sofa, chair, art, tables and a lamp all in one day! I added a few finishing touches and voila an empty new house becomes a comfortable retreat.