Sam & Dominic’s Sunny Phinney Ridge Home

published Jul 8, 2011
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Name: Sam Spencer and Dominic Williamson
Location: Phinney Ridge — Seattle, Washington
Size: 2000 sq feet
Years lived in: 8.5 years

Sam, Dominic and their two little girls live on a sunny hill in the neighborhood of Phinney Ridge in Seattle. The house stands out on the street as a sweet, contemporary haven with subtle storybook details. Their bright, red, front door and modern, silver house numbers are just a preview of the chic decor inside.

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The house itself has gone through an extensive renovation, all headed up by Dominic and Sam themselves (evidenced by their extensive list of appliance resources below). When the couple bought the house, they got to work on a remodeling overhaul, changing up the floor plan and adding subtle luxuries like remote control skylights and a secluded backyard paradise. Definitely make sure to watch this great video which details the house’s evolution from start to finish.

In terms of decorating, the interior of the home is just as warm and congenial as the Spencer/Williamson family. It is obvious that each piece of furniture or accent is deliberately displayed because of its sentiment or beauty, and is important to the family’s story. I was astounded to find out that most of my favorite pieces in the home were collected at garage sales throughout the years. That, paired with the calming paint colors, contemporary pieces and bright, sunny windows gives the house an easygoing and happy atmosphere. I want to live in this house when I grow up!

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    • Cabinets – Superior Cabinets, Kent
    • Coffee Machine – FrancisFrancis X1
    • Oven – JennAir
    • Fridge – Amana
    • Chairs – Amazon
    • Stools – Amazon
    • Faucet – Price Pfister
    • Big letter T – garage sale
    • Notice board – Ikea
    • Craft/kitchen table – garage sale
    • Windows – Marvin
    • French Doors – Frank’s Door Store
    • Sink – Rohl, Shaw’s original Fireclay apron sink


    • Bed – Ikea
    • Bedside table – Ikea
    • Chest at end of bed – Antique Fair, UK
    • Armchair – Anthropologie
    • Chest of draws – Ikea
    • Door – Frank’s Door Store
    • Skylights/roof windows – Lowe’s


    • Show pan – Tile Redi
    • Show glass – Distinctive Glass
    • Toilet – Kohler Sterling
    • Bath – Victoria and Albert, Monaco
    • Faucet handles – Kohler Purist
    • Wood log art – by Tracy Melton on Etsy.
    • Tile – Art Tile Company
    • Large painting – garage sale
    • Tree stool – Anthropologie
    • Cabinet – Superior Cabinets, Kent
    • Mirrors – Lowe’s
    • Portrait paintings – Lee Larson


    • Metal multiple draw cabinet – garage sale
    • Wood letters – local antique market
    • Notice board -Ikea
    • Vintage radio – garage sale
    • Globe – garage sale
    • Rhino sculpture – Anthropologie
    • Chair – garage sale
    • Stool – garage sale


    • Large painting – Michael Rufian, UK artist
    • Small dress paintings – Liz Tran, Seattle
    • Table – David Smith
    • Dining chairs – Antique market
    • Multiple draw cabinet – garage sale
    • Glass candle vases – garage sale
    • Candles – Ikea

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Thanks, Sam and Dominic!

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