Where the Trees Meet the Water

Magic happened when the owner of this prime real estate overlooking Lake Washington and downtown Seattle hired architect, designer, landscaper Paul Moon of Paul Moon Design and DME Construction to raze his 1970s Bellevue home and design/build an ultra-modern house nestled amongst a forest of stately Douglas firs.

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Island Retreat

When a young couple purchased a historic family compound on Orcas Island that included 10 outbuildings and an oddly modified central house that needed to be razed, they chose DeForest Architects and NB Design Group of Seattle to design a common space for multiple friends and family to come together to share.

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Palette Play

Perplexed about how to take full advantage of the spacious living area in the 1930s Laurelhurst home they just purchased, this young family discovered a kindred spirit in Seattle interior designer Kat Lawton of Kat Lawton Interiors to whom they turned for advice.

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Farm to Table

A combination of unique entertaining areas, raised garden beds, and a relaxing she shed were created to bring the outside in in a way that relates intimately to one another despite their juxtaposition to the otherwise expansive spaces found in this 4,311 sq. ft. Home.

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Eclectic Vibe

International business executive Kristin Luck and Portland interior designer Angela Todd of Angela Todd Studios met at a time when Luck was at a critical crossroads in life.

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Blooms on the Bay

For British born landscape designer Paul R. Broadhurst, of Broadhurst + Associates in Seattle, creating a woodland garden on Lopez Island was an odyssey of sorts, combining the site’s history with the women who once cultivated it, the wildlife that flies over and meanders through it, along with the sound of the gentle waves that perpetually lap against the horseshoe bay that borders it.

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East Meets West

Portland designer Garrison Hullinger teams with an East Coast architect to create a colonial home with contemporary interiors in Connecticut.

 The kitchen is my favorite room in the house for entertaining, doing homework and being together,  says Jennifer, who worked with Garrison to add a more modern take to the initial drawings, including picking the statement stone, cabinet fronts, hardware, colors, cabinet style, faucets, perimeter countertops, and backsplash.
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