From Texas Grandeur to Seattle Chic

I recently had the pleasure of assisting a couple who relocated from Texas to Seattle.  Their Texas-sized furniture was too big for their new downtown condo, so I stepped in to bring the perfect scale and solution to their urban 15th floor view of downtown Seattle.

condo before


These are the steps I took:

  1. Replaced the heavy, rectangular wood coffee table with a smaller, glass-topped round table to create a more open feel
  2. Reduced the size and lightened the color of the matching chair and ottoman
  3. Added a mirror to create the illusion of space
  4. Changed out the lighting to beautiful, amber tinted lamp shades (the owner loves orange) located to maintain the view but also to provide reading and ambient lighting
  5. Replaced the large, overstuffed sofa with a smaller, more compact (but softer and more comfortable) sectional/chaise combination
  6. Added a warm area rug to better define the seating area and add soft texture to the room
  7. Added much needed storage – one of the biggest challenges of condo living
seattle condo after


The palette is charcoal, soft yellow, with touches of orange.

Here’s a better view of the area rug:

Area Rug by Surya

Area Rug by Surya

One of the lamps we used:

Arteriors Home lamp

Arteriors Home lamp

If you’re looking for a savvy Seattle interior designer who can guide you in downsizing (or upsizing, for that matter!), we’re here for you.  Contact us today….