Summer Design in Seattle

Summer in the Pacific Northwest brings out the best in us. With sunshine, mountains, forests, lakes, and the Sound, summer in Seattle is a season to explore, relax, and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings–including the beauty of home design in Seattle. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite summer home design tips and inspirations …

5 Ways to Feature Green in Home Design

“For everyone is a visionary, if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” W.B. Yeats The natural beauty of green features well in both interior and exterior home design. We’ve collected a few of our favorite verdant features. 1. Vibrant Bedroom This bedroom comes to life …

How Juliet Balconies Add to Home Design

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Juliet balconies blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Bellevue architect Eric Drivdahl took full advantage of a Juliet balcony when he transformed an attic bedroom into a master suite. During his Seattle remodel of a custom storybook house, Eric sought ways to maximize light in this …

Seeking Symmetry

Out of classical thought came the idea that beauty lies in proportion, for without proportion, there is only chaos. Nested in that idea is longing for symmetry. Whether it’s flowers, furniture, or faces, the more symmetrical an object is, the more the human eye perceives beauty. Home architecture is no exception. When it comes to …

Change of Address!

To our clients and partners, We are presently working from home in compliance with the Governor’s “stay home” order, and we continue to offer complete and uninterrupted service to our clients. While we had planned to move offices at the end of April, we’ve now decided to move out of our current office immediately. We …

5 Home Office Designs that Make the Best of Remote Work

With advancements in technology making it ever easier to work remotely, an increasing number of professionals are taking advantage of the ability to work from home. Yet working from home presents its own unique challenges. Professionals still need a dedicated, distraction free space to focus and be productive. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite …

Unique Seattle Architecture: A Storybook Cottage

A long, long time ago in a far away land, visionary artists crafted charming homes that captured the imagination and inspired whimsy. That time was the 1920s, and that far away land is Los Angeles, California. And those captivating, whimsical homes are dubbed storybook houses. As Hollywood’s influence flourished, audiences leaped at the opportunity to …

Art of Architecture: Look at This

“Design should never say, ‘Look at me!’ It should always say, ‘Look at this!’” David Craib

A Sense of Place: Cabin Style Architecture

A sense of place. All great artistic pieces are rooted in this concept. Paintings, films, literature…architecture. They embrace and embody the essence of a single place–echoing its beauty, acknowledging its flaws, and immersing the viewer in the utter reality of that locale. We think homes should do that, too. Each Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl home, though …

Art of Architecture: Breaking Even

“Design is where science and art break even.” Mieke Gerritzen