It all started at my housewarming party in 2015. I got a ton of compliments on how I’d put the house together, and one guy suggested submitting it to be featured on the Apartment Therapy website. I sat on that idea for a while and finally this year, during the week between Christmas and New Years, I got around to taking some photos and sending them in.
And they liked it! The feature ran last Friday, and I thought it turned out really nice. You can check it out here.
Since they only showed five photos, I thought you might be interested in seeing a few more photos of the rest of the house.
|Mapp table in walnut and marble. Eames plastic molded chairs in Sparrow.
The runner is an indigo print from Beijing. The dish over the stove is from Fez, Morocco.
Wall color: Vault by C2.
|We missed our ferry from Tangiers to Gibraltar
because the customs guy insisted on inspecting
|I negotiated the price for this runner with the old woman in the market
by writing my bids on her hand with a ballpoint pen
|The view out the back is very “Pacific Northwest”
Hummingbirds play in the little fountain.
|The backyard in summer.|
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
|Bookshelves from Boconcept
Artwork from Belgium and France
Wedding blanket from Morocco
Wall color: Vancouver Day by C2
|I found the Cashmiri rug in New Delhi.
The side table is a garage sale find that I refinished.
Artwork of Angkor Wat from a local photographer in Siem Reap.
|Custom bed from a shop in Seattle. The rug is from Morocco.
Artwork from Japan. Wall color is Portland by C2.
|I created the sconces by mixing a wooden base from West Elm, the cords from
The Color Cord Company, and garlands by Tord Boontje.
The drawings are from Belgium. I got the side-tables to the right height by
cutting off their legs with a hacksaw.
|The dresser is vintage from a Seattle antique store. I designed and made the wooden music
stand in my 8th grade wood shop class. The brass figurines are from my childhood:
a squirrel from Uncle Brad, a camel from Dad’s trip to Niger, Aunt Sheri’s fox.
|The sideboard is from a Seattle antique shop.
The photo is by a local photographer in Portland.
|Bertoia diamond chair. Blanket and pillows from Morocco. Rug from Turkey.
The photographs are mine (hard to see, but it’s the Alhambra on the left,
and the view from the summit of Mt Fuji on the right).
Wall color is Espionage by C2 paints.
|No fear of the Evil Eye with all the sequins!|
|I took the photograph at the Alhambra in Spain.
The plant is from a cutting I got during my summer
working at the Screen Actors Guild during law school.
The lamp is from Schoolhouse Electric and is made of
school science lab equipment.
|Yes, that’s a wall of frosted glass window. It’s lovely.
Rug is from Morocco. Wall color is Seraph by C2.
|Artwork from Turkey|
TOP OF STAIRS
|The Oregon Trail sign was left-over from my
Eagle Scout project. The cactus was purchased from
hipsters in Portland. The orchids are from cuttings
from a friend and have never bloomed…
|Japanese maple with water garden|
|Little Gem Magnolia with lavender and rosemary|
|The view of downtown and Mount Rainier.|