Kevin and Gretchen are a local couple who own a house in the islands and work in downtown Seattle. The long ferry
commute was taking a toll and they decided to rent an apartment, a “crash pad,” downtown where they could
stay a couple days a week. They moved in some extra furniture without much planning or consideration, since
this apartment would be used so infrequently—or so they thought. Two days a week quickly turned into 5 days
a week, and 10 years later, the crash pad had become a regular dwelling, but it still had the setup of a temporary
We were able to come in and turn the space into a comfortable retreat for them to live and call home.
Because the couple had lived in the unit for so long, it was due for an upgrade on standard finishes from the
building management. We worked with the pre-selected new materials when choosing furniture, accessories, and paint,
resulting in a classic and restful color palette of blues, grays and golds. The color scheme combined seamlessly
with a contemporary design aesthetic to create a very restful and inviting environment. With separate places to lounge,
to eat, and to work, this apartment has everything city-dwellers could want.