Name: Sean & Kristen
Location: Pike Place Market area - Seattle, Washington
Our home is a rented 950 square foot condo in downtown Seattle between the Elliott Bay waterfront and Pike Place Market. It's a large open floor plan studio with exposed brick, beam, and ductwork.
We are two commercial product photographers who moved to Seattle a little over a year ago because we both loved the mountains and water. We had been looking for an industrial loft and wanted a place that was close to views of both the mountains and the water. Our building has an entrance on both the Pike Place side and the Waterfront side, so we can take the elevator and be right down to the piers any time we want. We also wanted it to be centrally located so that we could walk most places instead of driving.
We like to mix clean modern minimal style with warm, rustic, salvaged pieces. When we moved to Seattle we had to slim down a lot of our belongings to make the move affordable, and prior to moving into the place we are currently in, our apartment was very small (450 sq ft). We had to be very selective with both furniture and decorating, and we carried that style over into our new place. We like areas to be accented with items from our travels, things passed down to us, or things that we find in antique stores.
Our favorite room is our sitting area. The only downside to our condo is that because of the shape of the building and where our unit is situated, we don't have very much natural light in our unit. We took advantage of what we do have by putting our sitting area around our windows.
I think our favorite pieces we have are some two framed antique maps that we found while antiquing in Port Townsend, WA. One is a topographic map of Mount Olympus from 1935 and the other is a large nautical map of the Salish Sea near Vancouver Island 1959
Thanks, Sean & Kristen!
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(Image credits: Submitted by Sean)