Pacific Northwest Style


After spending five years in their home, these clients still didn’t feel settled. They wanted to incorporate the outdoors inside, along with providing ample seating and the right space for the large family gatherings they often host. Their style is a mix of rustic and industrial, and the strong architecture of the home posed a particularly unique challenge—the clients’ cats love to climb and perch on the soffits around the perimeter of the ceiling, but needed a way to get up there that didn’t involve jumping on the furniture!


We anchored the seating area with two large sectionals, selecting curved pieces that draw inspiration from the shape of the piano and break up the linear lines within the space. A prominent commissioned piece on the expansive orange brick fireplace wall now focuses attention on the center of the space, while a neutral tile surround brings balance and calm. Metal and walnut elements were added to the pass-through in the dining area to create both a serving space and a spot for guests to hang out; we also blended the overall style and design into the stair railing, which connects the overall floor plan, as well as in the master bedroom, providing a cozy, warm space for unwinding.

Finally, those same elements were utilized to build a mantle and floating shelves for the fireplace—giving the cats a way to climb to their favorite perches.