Anne Reagan

The Davidson’s 1949 Railroad Caboose
Name: Samuel and Barbara DavidsonLocation: Mercer Island, WashingtonSize: 260 square feetYears lived in: 30 years In the middle of beautiful Lake Washington, nestled amid four acres of wooded land, sits a tiny red caboose from 1949. Colorfully out of place among the giant evergreen trees and sprawling rhododendron, it’s a small jewel full of light and warmth.
May 8, 2019
Homekeeping 101: Cleaning Your Hardwood Floor
Whether you own your own home or not, keeping your floors clean and in good condition is an important step in general house keeping. Flooring, particularly in high-traffic areas, takes a lot of beating and you may sometimes feel as if your floors are never free from injury and insult. If you have hardwood floors here are some tips for how to keep them looking their best.The mortal enemies of wood is moisture and dirt; both of which will most likely settle on your floors continuously.
Jan 19, 2012
“To The Trade”: How To Buy Furniture At A Design Center
Today’s furniture buyer has a multitude of resources available. There are the big-box stores, small boutiques and many online distributors. But with all of this merchandise available, you still may not find what you are looking for and may want to search at a facility that caters exclusively to members of the interior design or architectural trade.“To-the-trade” refers to a store that sells goods to members of the professional trade.
Jun 22, 2011
Kitchen Renovations: Best Decisions & Biggest Regrets
So you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen and are not sure where to begin? Or what to spend money on? Or what to NOT spend money on? Remodeling or updating such a multi-functional room chock full of pricey appliances is no simple undertaking.No matter how big or small the remodel or refurbish there are many costs and considerations: appliances, venting, cabinets, surfaces…it’s no wonder many of us put it off as long as possible.
May 17, 2011
Best Paint Colors for Gray Skies
When skies are gray in Seattle (and they quite often are) the best colors for the home are definitely ones that look best in filtered light. We know that variations in light (both direct and reflective light) affect the appearance of color. The hot tropical sun of the Caribbean is perfect for highly-saturated colors. The high altitude and red earth of the American Southwest are a complement to warm hues. And highly filtered light, with overcast skies, call for muted tones.
Oct 21, 2010
Color Theory Glossary: How To Talk About Color
You may know your color wheel — you may even know your ROY G BIV — but when it comes time to talk about color, do you know your hue from your value? Your shade from your tone? October is all about color at Apartment Therapy and whether you are in the middle of a color crisis or paint chip madness we are here to help!Let’s establish some basic definitions of words that are commonly used to describe color.
Oct 7, 2010
Inspiration For Outdoor Napping
Is there nothing better than an outdoor snooze? The sounds of birds chirping, leaves rustling in the breeze, a distant wind chime, waves lapping the sand…I’m feeling relaxed just thinking about it. Maybe your favorite spot is a folding chair on your building’s rooftop or maybe it’s in your backyard with a hammock under the trees. Here is some inspiration for you to start putting together a peaceful and restful space this summer.
Jun 15, 2010
How To Host a Cook-Off
If you’re looking an entertaining idea for this summer there is nothing more amusing than a little friendly competition between friends – especially when it involves food! Hosting a cook-off is a great excuse to encourage friends to go head to head with their best recipes and serves as an instant icebreaker among the guests. With a bit of planning, hosting a cook-off can be stress-free.Here’s the breakdown of planning your own food-centric competition.
Jun 3, 2010
Save Your Dirt: Best Planter Inserts For Containers
So you bought your containers, your soil and your plants and you’re ready to go. But you just realized that your tall container will need several bags of dirt and be too heavy to move or lift. No need to panic: there are several options to “lift” the bottom of your container and will aid the health of your plants too.Many plants used in containers do not need a very deep bed of soil.
May 6, 2010
Joni and Eric’s Home Of Family Treasures
Name: Joni and Eric (with daughters Elsa, 7 and Ava, 4)Location: Bellevue, WashingtonSize: 2,800 square feetYears lived in: 3 years As a professional stylist Joni effortlessly blends her love of vintage pieces with her other cherished objects: her family. Homeowners Joni and Eric designed a home where family comes first. It is a place where creativity and style naturally share space to create a warm and welcoming environment.
Apr 1, 2010
The Kitchen Pantry: A Brief History
Regardless of your kitchen size you most likely have a pantry. This might be as small as a shelf in a cupboard or as large as a walk-in closet. It is where we keep the foods and supplies used most often. The history of the pantry, or kitchen storage, is an interesting reflection of what was going on at the time socially, economically and architecturally.The word “pantry” comes from the Old French word “paneterie” meaning from “pain”, the French word for bread.
Mar 23, 2010
105 Year-Old Converted Barn On Bainbridge Island
Name: Stephen and Katie Sloan (plus Peter, Anna, and Evi) Location: Bainbridge Island, WAProperty Type: Converted Dairy Barn Size: 2400 square feet (3 bedrooms, 2 bath)Years lived in: 5 Resting on half an acre of pastoral countryside on beautiful Bainbridge Island is a distinctively charming home that was once a dairy barn. Originally constructed in 1905 and converted in 1980, this home beautifully integrates original rustic elements with comfortable modern touches.
Feb 4, 2010
Making Your Home Safe: Tempered Glass
This morning the Today show reported on the number of children who die from injuries related to glass tables. Sadly, many glass-topped tables are not made with tempered glass, which would prevent these life-threatening injuries. Here’s what you can do to make your furniture safe…According to Consumer Reports, an estimated 20,000 people, mostly children, are treated for injuries related to glass furniture every year. On average, three children die each year from these injuries.
Oct 14, 2009
10 Space Saving Wine Racks
image:0caf075f8a1ed11648badab396d73b2aa322fae6 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" As we enter the entertaining season we find ourselves stocking up on bottles. They aren’t all for ourselves, of course. There’s one for the host, a couple for the dinner party, one for that recipe and, well, maybe a couple for us to keep at home.
Oct 13, 2009