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Andy and Shawna Troutman were such great clients to work with. For this project, they wanted to address their living room and their entry hall. Their home, in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood was constructed in 2002 and was designed by an architect. The unique layout provided the owners large spaces with clean lines, atypical for homes in the area, which are mostly older craftsman style. Their more modern home meant that they had a lot of raw space to work with so it was just a matter of filling it beautifully with furniture, custom cabinetry, and lighting.

Before coming to us, the Troutmans had been living with mostly hand-me-downs and Craigslist finds, or as they described it, "New College Revivalist" style, and were ready for their space to graduate to the next level. The couple loves to entertain, and they also love their cute Welsh terrier, Finrod. This new living room had to accommodate both. The seating area had to provide comfortable seating for up to 6 people, as well as a gas fireplace, and a TV console/entertainment area, and plenty of storage.

Style-wise the Troutmans liked a mix of mid-century modern, and a hint of funky traditionalism. We decided on a palette of grays, white, and pops of Kelly green to keep it fun and interesting. The super-slim gas fireplace keeps the space toasty in the wintertime, and the mix of classic and contemporary furniture pieces makes everyone feel at home—even Finrod the dog. :)




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