Location: Mercer Island, Washington
I live in a quant 1950s brick apartment building in one of Seattle's premier suburbs, Mercer Island. I'm a commercial interior designer specializing in office space design. My work is busy making great space for clients but my own home was left to random pieces from collage. This last year I finally made time to work on my own place realizing how important it is to love your home.
As a commercial designer my biggest problem is that I constantly see what's the newest trend and change my mind on style frequently. I wanted my apartment to be a place where I could always add new items with different styles and still have it work. I'm a big fan of decorating with pieces that have stories, whether it's a coffee table that I got at the thrift store and repurposed or accessories I inherited from my grandparents who had a ranch in southern California. I love mid-century but I also love old world European antiques; the challenge I gave myself is how to put pull it all together in a way that looks cohesive. The best part to the feel of my apartment is that it's me and that included my adorable 15 year old rescue mutt, Bela.
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