Breakfast RoomModern Kitchen, Seattle
The breakfast area adjacent to the kitchen has an eclectic feel and commanding views of the city. The mural was created by the owners specifically for the space. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.
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This site-specific mural in Seattle lets the Eiffel tower stand up to the Space Needle; both towers were built for World Fairs, about 73 years apart. By the way, whatever happened to World Fairs? I feel like we're missing out on all kinds of crazy structures without them these days.Learn more about this room
One of the owners has a design firm in the city. After they came with the idea, they found a photo online they loved, blew it up, and printed it at his office. The two towers aren't the only eye-catching aspects of this room's design. The beautiful reclaimed wood ceiling is another tribute to Seattle design history. The wood is reclaimed from a fire floor in the original home. These floors were very common in Seattle warehouses as a form of fire protection. They consisted of solid sheets of wood laid on-end vertically, so you can only see the half-inch edge. The result was a 4-inch-thick floor. This ceiling was built the same way. This breakfast nook sits right off of the kitchen. The steel table was made by the craftsman who also designed and built railings for the home. The countertop is honed Carrera marble with a fabricated 2.5" edge, and the wood floor is a bleached oak reclaimed from a French Chateau. More: Stunning Seattle home designHouzz Tour: A Modern Renovation in Seattle