The owners of a penthouse in the same building needed an additional space for their office and a place to host guests. This studio unit 2 floors down from their residence was an excellent solution! The goal was to create the ultimate hotel suite with a quintessentially northwest hipster vibe.
Seattle Focus:The look of the room was driven by Seattle and the northwest, with a particular focus on northwest music. Plaid draperies invoke the feeling of the early ‘90’s Seattle grunge scene, while providing privacy and light control. A Kurt Cobain photograph hangs on the wall to remind guests where they are, and lest they forget, the Space Needle is right outside the windows, seen front and center from the bed or sofa.
Built-ins: We added a new wall, flanked with custom cabinetry, toward the side of the space. This feature created more privacy to the bathroom, added a ton of additional built-in storage, and added a large standing-height desk. Above the desk we hung 27 record album covers for a great backdrop and another musical detail. We also added new custom built-in bookshelves that match the existing kitchen cabinetry to smooth out some of the odd wall recesses in the raw industrial-looking space. This created a unified look and provided even more storage.
Multi-Function Space: The sitting area sofa converts into a fold-down bed when guests arrive, and the round dining table is perfect for a meal as well as for hosting business meetings. The custom coffee table is topped with a live-edge slab of northwest fir, and has a cool geometric metal base, with casters for easy moving when the bed needs to fold down.
As for color, emerald green plays a huge role in this Emerald City studio, along with navy blue and hints of gold. The combination of color and all the Seattle details create a perfect getaway for working or resting.