A Seattle Bungalow's Decor Makes Chic Look So Comfy

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Seattle's active Phinney Ridge neighborhood, just north of Downtown, is known for its beautiful array of Craftsman and bungalow-style homes. One such home, a 2,800-square-foot house, owned by a real estate investor and a stay-at-home mom, was personalized for the family by interior designer Heidi Caillier of Heidi Caillier Design, who was brought in to create a look that harmonizes the home's historical details with the client's style.

Caillier chose to emphasize classic craftsman details; instead of painting the wood trim, she left it bare to stand out against crisp, white walls. Since the wood trim has a very yellow tone, the design team used cooler colors — blues, grays — to balance the hue. The result is a livable and relatable space that feels curated yet comfortable.

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Living Room

The end tables were custom created by the firm. Between the two white modern tables, a plethora of natural materials — including the wood floors and original wood trim — provide warmth.

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Hallway

A modern table, also custom designed by Heidi Caillier Design, is adorned with an Arteriors Home lamp. A vintage Moroccan rug adds texture to the space.

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Kitchen

The kitchen, while not huge, still appears spacious thanks to light colors and an open space for bar seating. Brass pendant lights by Workstead give the perfect amount of overhead light for cooking in the kitchen.

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Kitchen

In the kitchen, window treatments were custom-created with Zak and Fox fabric. Cabinets were painted in Benjamin Moore Gravel Gray.

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Kitchen

Bold colors are a chic way to marry brass tones and silver tones. Framed by dark blue cabinets, the silver-toned appliances and Trinsic Kitchen Collection by Delta Faucet are mixed with other metallic kitchen details, including the Workstead brass pendant lights.

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Dining Room

The dining table is surrounded by Wegner Wishbone chairs. The client's collection of framed pieces, collected and inherited throughout the years, connects the modern space to the family's history.

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Dining Room

The window treatments feature Casamance fabric. White wall paint in Benjamin Moore's Simply White provides the perfect backdrop to make the home's iconic trim stand out.

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Bedroom

A minimal white wall, adorned with a framed art piece and white wall lamp, allows a blue patterned chaise to pop. A planter by Design Within Reach houses a fiddle-leaf fig.


After interning at Dwell magazine in San Francisco, Kate began writing about arts, design and culture for other national publications. She is based in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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