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This house had been deteriorating and in use as a rental until 2005 when a series of renovations were begun to erase years of neglect. An awkward daylight basement was gutted down to bare earth to create a guest suite, extra kitchen, storage, laundry, and media room. The walls of the main floor were re-plastered to eliminate a heavy stucco texture. The kitchen and powder room were gutted. And a breakfast room was re-imagined as a small TV room and lounge off the kitchen. One of the four bedrooms on the top floor was converted to a home office while the smallest of the bedrooms was converted to a walk-in-closet.

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June 29, 2014
kimberlymshin wrote:
what type of plant is that?
July 30, 2013
nikkidarcy wrote:
Great room! May I ask where your rug is from?
April 3, 2013
aimran wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Know when to splurge and when to save. There are some basics that look good at any price point, so there is no reason to spend more. Save your pennies and scoop up these basics from mass retailers:Bamboo blindsSeagrass, sisal and coir rugsBlack paper lampshadesWhite dishes
The plant is a fabulous addition to this neutral Seattle living room. Its tropical flavor is a perfect match for the bamboo blinds, sisal area rug and neutral beachy decor, which allude to the ocean view beyond. One plant looks great, though a second one on the right side of the window would perfectly frame the view and really bring the outdoors in.

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October 30, 2014
Love it
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August 26, 2014
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August 21, 2014
paradise plant
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July 19, 2014
two facing love seats buy a window with a glass table - cozy yet open and bright!
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July 15, 2014
small and pretty
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June 14, 2014
Kitchen picture window
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May 24, 2014
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May 4, 2014
Neutral palette
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April 29, 2014
Planta comedor
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Potted banana
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April 15, 2014
Sofas position
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March 9, 2014
Sisal rug, blinds and plant!
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Indoor plant.
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December 25, 2013
Double living
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December 22, 2013
Bird of paradise plant
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December 14, 2013
Windows in great room are not all the way to the floor, like I would like. This picture is to show how low they go in relation to furniture. NOTE: Perhaps change focal point to doors that lead out onto patios.
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December 5, 2013
Small den layout1
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November 25, 2013
long casing but individual blinds for each window
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November 24, 2013
roman shades
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November 6, 2013
hall doorway plant
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October 27, 2013
pot plant
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October 26, 2013
plants at livingroomn
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October 23, 2013
small den seating
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October 17, 2013
rattan with white window. window has two sidelights
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October 16, 2013
white is the perfect companion to that view
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October 14, 2013
bird of paradise and large pot
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October 10, 2013
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September 26, 2013
bird of paradise indoor plant
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September 21, 2013
wicker table
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September 20, 2013
so pretty
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September 13, 2013
see now how big this plant is
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September 11, 2013
Bird of paradise
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September 10, 2013
Sofa arrangement & chair placement & Bird of paradise
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September 6, 2013
bird of paradise plant
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September 5, 2013
bird of paradise indoors
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August 29, 2013
Window treatment. Rug
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August 21, 2013
divided pane windows with picture window in center
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August 20, 2013
Bamboo blinds
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August 18, 2013
Header over roman blinds like this?
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August 17, 2013
Bamboo shades
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August 17, 2013
Banana plant grows up to 5' -6'
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August 11, 2013
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August 10, 2013
Indoor plant
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August 6, 2013
This is yummy. Great big plant, puffy furniture, great view.
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August 2, 2013
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July 19, 2013
Flower at the conner love it
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palm and natural rug
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July 13, 2013
Picture window idea
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July 11, 2013
I like all of the texture in this room. The sisal rug doesn't look cozy, but it is nice looking.
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July 10, 2013
The plant
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July 10, 2013
everything *blinds
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family room
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June 28, 2013
simple and fresh
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Window treatments
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corner table
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June 25, 2013
Greenery as the color accent
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June 24, 2013
Plants and white furniture
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June 24, 2013
sunroom suggestion for seating
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June 24, 2013
Bird of Paradise
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June 23, 2013
Bamboo blinds
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June 23, 2013
Strelitzia reginae - birds of paradise plant
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June 21, 2013
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June 20, 2013
Like the 2 chairs for the family room
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June 20, 2013
Bird of Paradise - good plant for decorating. The two most common species in the Strelitzia family, both of which can be purchased as a houseplant, look very similar, and it's a good idea to know which kind you're buying, as the end result will not be the same. Strelitzia reginae grows to a maximum height of 5 to 6 feet and blooms with the traditional orange bird of paradise flowers; it also has a dwarf version, on which the leaves are quite small comparatively. Strelizia nicolai can become a giant tree and blooms with dramatic cream and black bird of paradise flowers; it's less likely to be sold as a houseplant. Care: •Light: Bright light with some gentle indirect sun; too much sun can burn the leaves. •Temperature: not cold-tolerant plant. Above 60 degrees F in winter. •Water: Keep soil continuously moist year around, although it is generally drought resistant. •Soil: rich, well-drained potting mix, in a wide, as opposed to deep, pot. Has a shallow root system - likes to spread. •Feeding: Fertilize every two weeks in spring and summer with a balanced fert to encourage blooms. •General care: Dust the leaves regularly. High humidity preferred, but not mandatory. Mist plant with water or place it on a bed of rocks sitting in water. Likes to be pot bound - will bloom better this way. •Poison index: not considered poisonous but toxins are found in both the leaves and seeds that can adversly affect humans/animals if consumed (esp leaves). Children and small animals at greater risk
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June 19, 2013
birds of paradise
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June 19, 2013
the look
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June 19, 2013
me encanta la planta
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June 19, 2013
bamboo blinds
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bamboo shades
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Bird of paradise plant
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June 19, 2013
mark f./ windows
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June 19, 2013
Tapis de sisal pour le Solarium
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June 19, 2013
The window treatment...3 openings & blinds
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June 18, 2013
Light and windows
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June 18, 2013
Giant Bird of paradise, needs two
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June 18, 2013
bird of paradise
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June 18, 2013
Bird of Paradise Plant in corner of Living
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June 18, 2013
plants, colors
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June 18, 2013
Its tropical flavor (bird of Paradise) is a perfect match for the bamboo blinds, sisal area rug and neutral beachy decor, which allude to the ocean view beyond. One plant looks great, though a second one on the right side of the window would perfectly frame the view and really bring the outdoors in.
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June 18, 2013
bird of paradise and home plants can make the interior space
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June 18, 2013
plant placement
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June 18, 2013
my sitting room
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sitting room
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vacation home
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June 17, 2013
placement of sofa in window
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June 17, 2013
white pretty
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June 17, 2013
bamboo blinds
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June 17, 2013
Strelitzia reginae Bird of Paradise - max height of 5 to 6 feet and can bloom with the traditional orange bird of paradise flowers
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June 17, 2013
blinds for office
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June 17, 2013
Bird of paradise plant
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June 17, 2013
the clean simple lines, with the one splash of nature
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June 17, 2013
plants, neutral room
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June 17, 2013
window seating area
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June 17, 2013
Plant : Bird-of-Paradise
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Room Layout/Theme
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June 17, 2013
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June 17, 2013
waterview nitch
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June 17, 2013
more bird of paradise plant
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sofa setting
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Pots of plants, vase of flowers, armchairs
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Pots of plants, vase of flowers, armchairs
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Pots of plants, vase of flowers, armchairs
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June 16, 2013
Light - and I like how the indoors and outdoors seem continuous... Love that.
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
window for sala
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June 16, 2013
I really really love this room. Relaxing, Sereen and Beautiful... With just the right pops of color that gives a great focal point that is soft and beautiful... The Scenery is breath taking....
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June 16, 2013
Covers on chairs
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June 16, 2013
It looks comfortable and homey! ��
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June 16, 2013
The plant
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June 16, 2013
Large tropical plant, corner across from stairs
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Bird of Paradise plant
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
love this bird of paradise plant !
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June 16, 2013
Sun room
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June 16, 2013
Love that plant
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June 16, 2013
birds of paradise inside
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June 16, 2013
Like this bird of paradise plant
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June 16, 2013
bird of paradise plant
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June 16, 2013
It feels so bright and peaceful.
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
Window coverings
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June 16, 2013
For bedroom
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June 16, 2013
chair style
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June 16, 2013
Bamboo blinds and big windows
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
Bird of paradise plant
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
Natural plants, airy feeling to the room
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June 16, 2013
Pretty... Like indoor plants... But might kill them
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June 16, 2013
Bird of paradise plant
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June 16, 2013
bedroom look
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
like the widow providing such a lot of light
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June 16, 2013
bird of paradise plant
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June 16, 2013
nice plant for neautral living room
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June 16, 2013
rugs blinds
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June 16, 2013
Summer look! this living room fits with this particular view ..only..
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June 16, 2013
Bird of paradise plant in the corner pot
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June 16, 2013
Bird of paradise plant
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June 16, 2013
אווירה סלון
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June 15, 2013
Picture window with side windows.
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June 15, 2013
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June 15, 2013
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June 15, 2013
Fresh and simple, yet cozzy
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June 15, 2013
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June 15, 2013
seagrass, sisal or coir rug + black paper lampshade
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June 8, 2013
Palm in huge pot
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May 19, 2013
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May 16, 2013
woven valance to take to ceiling
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May 10, 2013
Similar window style
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May 1, 2013
2 couch living room
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April 30, 2013
blinds, outside mount
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April 14, 2013
ave your pennies and scoop up these basics from mass retailers: Bamboo blinds Seagrass, sisal and coir rugs Black paper lampshades White dishes
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