This Seattle Home Is a Lesson in How to Create Rooms When You Have No Walls
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As a wedding and event planner (Ginger Bee Events and Weddings), Natalie is used to turning a blank open space into something beautiful and inviting. So it’s no surprise what she and her husband Easton—a photographer with a creative eye of his own—were able to do with their Seattle loft. It definitely takes an extra amount of vision when you don’t have interior walls for guidance.
The first project this couple tackled after moving in was the kitchen; it needed a total overhaul. And while they remodeled the bathroom next, they also invested in standing closets to create a sleeping nook. Over time, they’ve swapped out old furniture while hanging onto what worked in order to define sections of the space. They’ve also done a great job at budgeting: All of the shelves are made from reclaimed wood, the dining chairs were scores from a “garage sale” at a classic Seattle hotel, and they have plenty of IKEA purchases in the mix.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Cozy and eclectic.
Inspiration: Geometry, antiques, places we’ve traveled, and the building itself.
Favorite Element: Natalie: the kitchen cabinets. Easton: The natural light and the wood
Biggest Challenge: Coming to an agreement on how to reinvent the space.
What Friends Say: They love the openness and light.
Biggest Embarrassment: The utility room.
Proudest DIY: LOL, we didn’t DIY anything!
Biggest Indulgence: Custom cabinetry.
Best Advice: Hire ONE general contractor and do ALL your projects at the same time.
- Door, Benjamin Moore — Teal Blast
- Window Trim, Benjamin Moore — Soot
- Walls and Ceiling, Benjamin Moore — Chantilly Lace
- Cabinets, Sherwin Williams — Rainstorm
- Desks (architectural plywood and cable) — 36th Ave Design & Build
- Desk Shelves (architectural plywood — Plank & Grain
- Table — Sodo Flea Market (old elementary school lab table)
- Bookshelves (Reclaimed wood and cable) — Plank and Grain
- Light Fixtures (both sides) — IKEA
BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM BAY
- Closets — IKEA PAX
- Ceiling Fan — HOUZZ
- Chandelier — Amazon.com
- Couch — Target
- Chairs — Target
- Ottoman — Wayfair
- Lamps — Chelyan Sun Designs (IG @chelyan.sun.designs)
- Rug — It’s an old one from my parents.
- Small Bar — Plank & Grain
- Rolling Benches — Plank & Grain
- Light Fixture — IKEA
- Table — IKEA
- Chairs — Hotel Sorrento Garage Sale (one of our favorite purchases!)
- Wine Cabinet — Plank & Grain
- Gramophone iPhone speaker — Plank & Grain
- Wire cage lights — HOUZZ
- Copper Lights — HOUZZ
- Antique wood Goodies — Antique Liquidators
- Sink — IKEA
- Copper Faucet — Signature Hardware (we loved this style but its already falling apart…)
- Cabinets — Huntwood (we love HUNTWOOD!)
- Cabinet hardware — IKEA
- Hood — IKEA
- Tile — HOUZZ
- Honeycomb Wall Unit — World Market
- Fridge — Whirlpool
- Dishwasher — Fisher and Paykel
- Stove/Oven — GE
Thanks, Natalie and Easton!