Floor-to-ceiling Quantum Classic Series windows and Lift and Slide doors are a focal point of the single-level plan. The east-west exposures harness warmth and light for passive heating and illumination.

A Labor of Love

Deeply tied to the land and connected to local artisans, an architect and a musician were intimately involved in bringing “The Rambler” to fruition.

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Step into a room where furnishings, textures, colors and Scalamandre wallpaper evoke conversation. Velvet Sunpan sofas pair with Sonder Living coffee tables, plush Lexmark carpet, and Stacey Garcia custom drapes. Arteriors Prescott 2-tiered chandelier lights artwork from Left Bank.

Eclectic & Artistic

House of Ponce transforms a 2013 Portland home into a showcase brimming with exquisite style that is layered with stunning wallpaper, furnishings, and breathtaking hand plastered work by Bravura Finishes.

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Vanillawood reorganized the layout of this Lake Oswego bungalow so all of the main living spaces now benefit from a rear wall of glass with views of the lake. The wood floors were sourced through Contract Furnishings Mart.

California Dreaming

In an ode to the owners’ love for the California lifestyle, design-build firm Vanillawood transforms a waterfront Lake Oswego bungalow into a light-filled haven.

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Serena & Lily bar stools. Belgard Quartziti porcelain tiles from Mutual Materials. Restoration Hardware lounger, chairs, table, and outdoor fireplace. Custom spa by Krisco Aquatech Pools & Spa.

Every Room With A View

McClellan Architects and Mercer Builders worked in concert to design and build a lakeside home on a challenging steep lot that celebrates strong indoor and outdoor connections.

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Neat chair in Thurmond Citron by Blue Dot. Oval Tulip Lacquer Table by Rove Concepts. Warren Dykeman art.

Modern Color

Hoedemaker Pfeiffer’s magical transformation of a failed 1970s attempt at Mid-Century Modern brings a vibrant Palm Springs vibe to this Seattle home.

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In the kitchen, the Newtons sourced the Kitchen Aid wall ovens, Wolf range, and Sub-Zero refrigerator from Metropolitan Appliance. The Newport Brass plumbing fixtures are from Ferguson. The quartz stove backsplash and counter is by Daltile.

Naturally Inviting

White Space Design Group and Cascadia Building Company instill a nuanced neutral palette and just the right amount of texture to make this Shoreline home a soothing retreat.

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Unlacquered brass hardware like the faucet from Build.com will organically patina over time for a warm, lived-in look. The Lacanche stove is entirely mechanical, and modern appliances have been artfully obscured.

Timeless Update

The home built in the 1990s was feeling its age. A new vision by designer Cohesively Curated and contractor ACS Custom Homes updates the interiors while leaning into the classic architectural elements.

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NKBA Award Winners 2023 Kitchen + Bath Design

Evolving trends to our fast-changing work and home lives call for stylish updates. Seattle’s NKBA 2023 Design Awards celebrate the industry’s
kitchen and bath designers’ latest projects. Time to get inspired!

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A Home For All Seasons

For this waterfront Lake Oswego home, Charla Ray Interior Design, Keith Abel Residential Design and Stoneridge Custom Development balance livability and luxury, so its owners can host everything from holiday gatherings to impromptu paddle sessions with ease.

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Beautiful Balance

K&L Interiors and Ainslie-Davis Construction team up to reconfigure a Dutch Colonial home in the Mt. Baker neighborhood, taking care to seamlessly blend new additions with the home’s cherished historic character.

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Stuart Silk adds visual interest to his architecture by providing two upper decks grounded by a vast poolside area and angling the upper level toward lofting trees. Pool by Krisco Pools with furnishings from Terris Draheim Outdoor: Kettal Table, Sofas and Loungers, as well as Royal Botanica Chairs and Umbrellas. Julius Blum & Co custom deck railing with low iron laminated glass.

Broadmoor Modern

On the historic grounds of Seattle’s Broadmoor community, a stunning modern home designed by architects Stuart Silk and Amanda Cavassa rises amidst the lofting trees with captivating interior design by award-winning Christian Grevstad.

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Architect Daniel Toole created a soft organic texture in the concrete, executed exceptionally by Fieldworks Custom Concrete. The board-formed imprint is the inverse of the upper-level burnt Accoya Shou Sugi Ban shiplap siding. Elegant wood from Delta Millworks uses the traditional Japanese technique of curing wood with smoke. Hewn Elements provided front door cladding. The brick wall was preserved from the original property.

Concrete Beauty

Warm and inviting, this modern concrete home in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood balances heft and durability with an expansive, nature-centered lightness.

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Historic Warmth

Jessica Nelson and Complete Construction take a 1920s home from livable to luscious. Historical details are restored to prominence, while natural materials and hues reflect the ubiquitous Seattle views.

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“Annie is really good at designing toward what works best in a home, whether it’s traditional or modern, or both,” says Celtnieks. Living room furnishings were sourced from West Elm, Rejuvenation, and Burke Decor, with Pearl sconces from Cedar and Moss.

Home On The Ridge

Wise Design, Sasquatch Architecture, and Soren Clark of Owen Gabbert, LLC, join forces to remodel this Alameda Ridge home in Portland, improving function and flow, and adding much needed warmth and modernity, as well as better connection to its stunning city views.

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Schouten’s transformed exterior features vertical cedar fine line T&G siding from Lakeside Lumber. Handsome Michael Schultz Landscape Design draws eye to newly designed roof, windows, and dramatic entry illuminated by Oregon Outdoor Lighting.

Northwest Hilltop

Working with a talented team, including Tim Schouten of GSW Architects, builder Jeff Johnson of JDL Development, Inc., and Midori Karasawa of Style Guide Interior Design, the owners of this West Hills home embraced the transformation of its 1980s roots from dark and cavernous to open and light-filled with a sleek new exterior.

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The interior of the accessory structure is wrapped in custom-milled wood from Continental Hardwood Co, with windows by Glo Windows and Doors from Washington Windows and Doors, and custom metalwork by Twisted Metalworks.

The Boat House

SHED Architecture & Design and Whelbilt Homes create a clever and compact accessory structure, called the Black Pine Cabin, to foster flex space and maximize connection to the water on this lakeside lot.

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Capiz globe pendants crown Calacatta Gold island. Litze Brizo plumbing and Emtek hardware from Ferguson. Burke Décor stools by Dior.

Tudor Revival

Nicole Hopper Interiors teamed with Remont Construction to transform one of Kirkland’s historically based homes surrounding Boeing Aircraft luminary Louis Marsh’s 1929 Marsh Mansion from its dark 1999 interiors into a light-filled Modern Tudor.

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Natural Hemlock ceilings designed by Studio Zerbey and installed by Modern Millwork Design create a continuous line from indoors to out, visible through the large-scale Anderson E-Series windows and sliders from Washington Window and Door. Studio Zerbey Architecture + Interiors worked with the client to explore subtle design elements that nod toward air travel, including cable-suspended lighting from Resolute Lighting and North Coast Lighting and custom furniture from Chadhaus.

Wing House

Dubbed the “Wing House,” this stunning contemporary home is designed by Studio Zerbey and built by Swiftwater Custom Homes. The soaring roofline, lighting treatments, and furnishings are a nod to the owner’s international life in aviation.

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Driftwood Cove

A Gig Harbor home, designed by S9 Architecture and AM Interior Design, embraces the natural world in ways big and small, in order to provide daily inspiration for the artist homeowner.

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A profusion of Geranium ‘Rozanne’ lines the interior garden area borders, including the spa. The pool house architecture echoes the party barn’s, lit by a Barnhouse Electric Co. light. Massucco Warner adds pops of blue with Santa Barbara umbrellas from Terris Draheim Outdoor playing off blue striped Janus et Cie lawn chairs. Even the pool and spa’s edges reiterate the blue and white striped theme. Bluestone pool coping provides non-slip properties. Green Man sand-set the Pennsylvania Bluestone deck.

Island Life

Land Morphology teamed with Massucco Warner Interior Design, Studio AM Architects, Wygal Builders, and landscape contractor Green Man Landscape and Design to create this garden retreat nestled in the woods of San Juan Island, replete with athletic courts, pool, spa, fire pits, and party barn.

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