Ever wonder how we name projects? Each design & construction project is given a unique name to identify it to our team, clients and vendors. Plus, it’s just fun! Each name is associated with something specific to the client or place of the project. At the beginning of each project, we spend some time getting to know each person. In this case, we were inspired by the client’s love to cook and entertain as well as their passion for reading and books. We named this project “The Steelux” in reference to the home’s mid-century character. The homeowner inherited a mid-century pharmacy cabinet (made by a company called Steelux) that we just loved. It has served as a source of inspiration to make sure we keep the story of both the home and client intact throughout the design process. The kitchen is such an integral part of everyday life, so we decided to make the space more like an extension of the living room, instead of so much a part of the kitchen. Appliances, where possible, have been hidden within the butler’s pantry. We decided to create their own library within the space that acts as a perfect backdrop to their new kitchen design – rolling ladder and all! The custom light fixture over the kitchen island is inspired by old school library study table lamps. The island can act as a prep space while cooking, but really doubles as a place to gather with friends, have a casual meal, and blend the functional and living spaces together at one central pivot point.
- We are using a Pacific Northwest inspired wallcovering at new entry (the entry was completely re-imagined and relocated).
- Added warmth to the shady interior by putting wood on the floors and the ceiling. Home is surrounded by lush trees that already give it a cozy, yet naturally lighted atmosphere.
- Layered lighting through overhead, tasks, wall sconces and specialty fixtures.
- Unexpected touches like unique pendants over the dining table, bookshelves flanking the kitchen island and a unique cooking range that brings another pop of color.
This whole-home remodel is in the design process right now, so be on the look-out for more progress updates on Instagram! Project scope includes the majority of the home’s interior and exterior spaces. The Pavilion Company will coordinate the design, planning, and construction of all aspects of this West Seattle project.