Andrew & Becky’s Bright, Eclectic Seattle Apartment
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Name: Andrew Nedimyer and Becky Armbruster
Location: Capitol Hill — Seattle, Washington
Size: 1,000-ish square feet
Years lived in: 6 months; Rented
Having only shared their bright and spacious Capitol Hill apartment for six short months, Andrew and Becky sure do know how to throw a fantastic home together. With the space boasting two large bedrooms and views of both the Space Needle and the always-spectacular Mt. Rainier, the couple knew they had hit the Seattle-apartment-hunting jackpot the moment they set foot in it.
Together, they have made a home that not only showcases their shared love of design, but also highlights their dynamic sense of humor. Much of the art that graces their walls—the majority made by artists who hail from Seattle—has a distinct kind of tongue-in-cheek playfulness. After spending two minutes with Andrew and Becky (affectionately called “Bucky” by her close friends), it becomes clear that their colorfully appointed apartment is an extension of their creative personalities.
With Andrew spending his days as the Interactive Lead at Hum Creative (check out the company’s Bright & Happy Studio Tour), it’s no wonder that good design fills the space, with his sensibilities as a designer seen in almost every corner. Becky, a dedicated social worker, brings warmth to the home with decorative touches as well as her laughter and keen comedic timing. The couple make a brilliant team, not only when it comes to matters of interior design, but also in welcoming guests into their home. Thanks for the lovely home tour, you two!
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Colorful and eclectic
Inspiration: Plants + bright colors + cool shit made by friends
Andrew: Painting by my friend Stacey
Bucky: Dresser handmade by my dad
Both: all of the great light and our own personal Space Needle
Biggest Challenge: The kitchen. It’s in a weird spot. Kind of feels like you’re in a closet. Despite its challenges, it’s still the best kitchen either of us have ever had.
What friends say: To quote a few friends, “Wow, you have a lot of plants!” “I could see Mt Rainier from your bathroom!” “Is that a Derek Erdman painting?” “Dayummmm!”
Biggest Embarrassment: How much Netflix goes down on the TV
Proudest DIY: We didn’t make it, but… the side table by our couch was a refurbished old locker that has Seattle landmarks screen printed all over it. Made by the dudes at Electric Coffin.
Biggest Indulgence: Fresh flowers every Sunday, and our table was the first piece of furniture that we bought together.
Best Advice: Never take yourself too seriously.
- Couch: Macy’s
- Coffee table: DIY
- Magazine rack: hand-me-down
- Orange chair: thrift store
- Reclining chair: gift from David Mikula
- Rug: World Market
- Side table: Electric Coffin
- TV locker: IKEA
- Vintage blanket: Indian Summer
- Big painting over couch: Derek Erdman
- Photo of girls’ legs: Chantal Anderson
- Bench and tree painting: Scott Foldesi
- Bear and warrior horse paintings: Stacey Rozich
- Skateboard: Krooked / Neckface / Gonz
- Table: AllModern
- White chairs: Overstock.com
- Orange chairs: hand-me-down
- Bench: DIY
- Green metal table: Urban Outfitters
- Record player stand: Goodwill
- Florida BBQ scene: Memories of a Warmer Climate by Stacey Rozich
- Sailboats on canvas: Indian Summer
- Pig Sandwich: Derek Erdman
- Pizza, handshake, and thumbs-up prints: Aaron Bloom
- Marble shelf: DIY
- White cupboard: IKEA
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