Maggie & Ryan's Quietly Colorful Queen Anne Apartment

Maggie & Ryan's Quietly Colorful Queen Anne Apartment

Andie Powers
Jun 13, 2011
Name: Maggie Morgan of Maggie Rose & Ryan Stephens Location: Upper Queen Anne — Seattle, Washington Size: About 700-800 square feet (2 bedroom, 1 bath) Years lived in: 1.5 years — rented I was so excited to see my friend, Maggie Morgan, featured in an Apartment Therapy House Call a few months ago, that I called her up to book her full house tour. Maggie and Ryan live in a charming, open space in Upper Queen Anne that is wall-to-wall with painted, hardwood floors and energetic touches of color. Maggie prides herself on being able to create a modern, yet comforting space on a low budget. As a full-time blogger and owner of Maggie Rose, a DIY style and decor service blog, she is constantly on the lookout for innovative and creative ideas to create a beautiful space in a practical way. Situated on the top floor of a split level apartment building, their home is elegant and calming while still hosting vibrant, delightful details at every turn such as a bright, turquoise vase or a tongue-in-cheek wall-hanging. I hope you enjoy the tour as much as I enjoyed photographing it! Apartment Therapy Survey: Our Style: Traditional with a dash of modern. Inspiration: Combining our two apartments to this shared one, and working with what we had on a restricted budget was our biggest inspiration. Natural textures, muted colors, and unique details are elements we returned to time and again. Favorite Element: Ryan: The record album shelf/window seat. Maggie: I love how the paint color in the office turned out. Biggest Embarrassment: Ryan: I'd like a new desk. Maggie: If we owned the house, I'd gut the kitchen and bathroom and remodel them both. And paint the purple stairs (I might do that anyway). Proudest DIY: We refinished the dining room table last summer. Working with what we have until we can afford something we love. Biggest Indulgence: The rug in the living room. We want a second one for the bedroom! Best Advice: Decorate over time for a layered and collected look. That way your home evolves with you and your changing tastes (plus it's easier on the wallet). Dream Sources: flea markets, Circa Who, Pieces, Design Within Reach. Resources of Note: ENTRY
    • Rug: Surya, "Continental" • Coffee table: West Elm • Big lamp: CB2 • Smaller floor lamp: Ikea with DIY shade • Window seat: Ikea Expedit with DIY cushion. • Pillows: handmade • Curtains: Ikea • Animal watercolors: Etsy seller, Dimdi

    • Paint color: "Mocha Cream" by Benjamin Moore. • Nail-trim console table: The Company Store • Mirror: Cost Plus World Market • Bar cart: vintage • Floating shelves: Storables • "For Like Ever" print: Village • Ladder shelves: Target

    • Island: Ikea • Trash can: Simple Human • Chandelier: vintage

    • Paint color: "White Wisp" by Olympic Bed: Crate and Barrel Bedding: Lamps: TJ Maxx with Lamps Plus shades Nightstands: Target Dresser: Ikea Painting: done by Maggie Curtains: Pottery Barn

    • Paint color: "Winter Calm" by Valspar. • Ryan's chair: Dania • Corkboard: Storables • Maggie's desk: Parsons from West Elm • Maggie's chair: vintage, refinished • Maggie's pinboard: DIY by Maggie • Curtains: Ikea • File boxes: See Jane Work • Desk lamps: both Ikea • "Blogs and Coffee" print: Made By Girl

Thanks, Maggie & Ryan! Images: Andie Wurster • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.
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