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Transformation of Function & Style

It’s been a great summer! I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work on my clients’ homes. Your home is your castle, the place where you spend time with your family, friends and even on your own. A place to relax, entertain and rejuvenate.

I recently completed a project that brought us a lot of joy! It was a truly great transformation of function & style of a small condominium in Queen Anne, Seattle. The design challenge for the space was to create additional storage space by maximizing every single square foot of the 850-sq-ft condominium.

I hope the pictures below (before and after) inspire you to think about how to create your own castle! We created a transitional modern design with different shades of warm and cool grays in the entire condo.

1. Here’s the master bedroom BEFORE:

master bedroom

  • We changed the space planning by putting in a splendid new bed with an upholstered headboard, and locating it across the room by the windows. We put the desk in the other bedroom.
  • We installed new hardwood flooring and can lights, and accessorized with photographic artwork in white picture frames, as well as two night stands with decorative table lamps flanking the bed.




2. Here’s the Kitchen BEFORE:

Kitchen_Dining Area


We created an entirely new design that included complete kitchen remodeling by:

  • maximizing additional storage, and
  • creating a new eating bar area.




3. Here’s the dining area BEFORE:

Dining Room Area


  • Replacement of old carpeting with beautiful hardwood floors, and additional cork underlayment for noise reduction
  • New lighting plan that included recessed LED can lights and decorative pendant lights
  • New table with transparent acrylic chairs to create an illusion of additional space




4. Here’s the bathroom BEFORE:



We did a complete bathroom remodeling by incorporating:

  • beautiful finishes
  • gorgeous lighting
  • luxurious tub/shower




5. Here’s the living room BEFORE:

Living Room


  • New furniture: We brought a modern twist to the space by bringing in a new world of comfortable elegance and sophistication.
  • The piece de resistance of the new furniture plan is the iconic, royal blue “egg chair” for a startling pop of color to the grey color scheme.




Additional information: We utilized very thin glass tile with different patterns and colors throughout the entire space. The kitchen has a stacked, linear glass tile backsplash; the fireplace utilizes the same finish in a vertical and staggered form. The flow of the space continues into the bathroom with the same tile, but in a warmer tone and staggered form.

After all the remodeling was completed, my team and I stylized the entire place with new artwork, picture frames, mirrors, and accessories, for the grand finale!

By no means do I work alone! We have a great team that is part of the process. Our design team includes our lead designer Edgard Marin, our design intern Hannah Morrow, and me. Also, Joyce Konda keeps me honest by taking care of all the bills, taxes, marketing, editing, and writing.

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