Bryant Townhouse


Seattle, WA

Project Type


Finish Carpentry

Praxis Builders

Fine Art

Deb Achak


1600 SQ FT


Fixtures & Decoration

Custom Furniture


Area Rugs

Driscoll Robbins

Photography — Haris Kenjar

Hoping to find a home that was easier to maintain and a better fit for her active lifestyle, our client downsized from a large single-family residence to this compact but generous townhouse in Northeast Seattle. Faced with the prospect of trying to shoehorn a large collection of antique Queen Anne furniture into the new space, she instead asked us to start fresh with new pieces in a more contemporary character that would scale with the narrow widths of her new rooms.

We first addressed the home’s envelope, adding built-in storage to better define rooms, and draperies to visually enlarge window heights and widths. Inspired by her travels to Japan and Scandinavia, we then set about collecting a beautiful assortment of fixtures and furnishings that would meld with meaningful objects that had been collected over time. An antique child’s kimono inspired the use of indigo throughout the project, while natural linen, wool and white oak were used to add warmth to the builder’s palette of white, gray and black. The cumulative effect of these additions is serene and deeply personal.

Natural materials provide a deep sense of comfort and warmth in the public spaces.

New cabinetry, window covering and mirrors are deployed strategically to provide a feeling of spaciousness.

Quiet patterns appear throughout the private rooms and reference the owner’s personality and interests.