Where to Shop for Last-Minute Gifts in Seattle

Procrastination and supply chain issues got you down? Don’t even know where to begin your Christmas shopping?  Don’t fret! Below is a list of five of my favorite homeware and sundry boutiques in Seattle to shop in person and immediately buy the perfect gift. No shipping required!  1.) Watson Kennedy Fine Home  1022 1st Ave, […]

Don’t Furnish Your Finished Basement Until You Read This!

The past month here in Seattle has been like Guns ‘N’ Roses on repeat: lots of November rain. With a La Niña event this year, we can expect lots more of it, too! Of course, Seattle is known for its abundant precipitation. You know what else it has in abundance? Basements. In our densifying city […]

Pillow Talk: Hameau de la Reine

   Historian Arnold Toynbee once lamented the tendency of select colleagues to view “life [as] just one damned thing after another”—a chronological parade of facts with no discernible themes or general movements. On one hand, it is tempting to exercise extreme caution by taking an objective approach and sticking to “just the facts,” eschewing interpretation for […]

Retail Restraints

One of the great laments in the interior design community is the desire (or, more accurately, expectation) from clients to source furniture and decor from the retail sources that the clients are so familiar with. This is to be expected, of course.   Buying furniture at retail is how most people furnish their homes. Whether […]