LeschiTraditional Living Room, Seattle
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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6. Coastal views. There’s not a lot that needs to be added to this magnificent view, and the decorator of this Seattle sitting area kept the colors neutral so the outdoor scene could pop. Bamboo blinds lend a natural feel that blends right into the vista without being obtrusive.See more of this home
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.
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