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Category Archives: Bedrooms

{New Project} Mid-Century Traditional

I’m really excited about the new project I’ve been busy working on recently. Attention DIY’ers and budget minded design lovers, this project is for YOU! My client, is a really great gal with a love of fashion, theater and is a Seattle transplant that was starting from SCRATCH with furniture. She didn’t have anything! Her modestly-sized 581 sq. ft. apartment has beautiful windows and is fresh and new. But the one thing that she needed my help with was avoiding that sterile new apartment feel. Our other limit? Budget!! A modest $5k budget was all she had to work with. I was totally up for the challenge after talking with her and falling in love with her style and story.

This was a perfect situation to apply my E-Design concept. She is smart, savvy, and has a great eye so I had full confidence that after giving her a design “game-plan” she was fully able to finish the project in her own time and as budget allows. Lucky for her we live in the same city so was able to meet with her in person a few times, but this could have been done completely digitally. I’ll give you the run down of how this process worked for her.

{Step 1} Design Inspiration

After our first meeting, I set her up with an account on HOUZZ where I had her add all the pictures of spaces she sees that she loves. This is great for me as  a designer because there is nothing better than seeing a photo of something you love, or HATE and why. It does such a better job representing your style than your explanation. And through that I was really able to hone in on her style. She said she loved Mid-Century, but what I saw was a mix of those classic Scandinavian lines that made the name famous, mixed in with touches of vintage traditional style. How do these go together? Well check out some of her inspiration pictures and you’ll start to get a sense.






As you can see, there are a great mix of mid-century lines, with splashes of traditional prints, shapes and colors. Completely fabulous!

{Step 2} Design Board & Drawings

And here is the Design Board and drawings  that I handed off to the client! Note the fabulous Platner chairs and tables? Those were given to her from her parents furniture collection! Best hand-me-downs ever! They would DEFINITELY not normally be in the budget. Lucky gal!

K. Peterson Design, LLC.

K. Peterson Design, LLC.


K. Peterson Design, LLC.

K. Peterson Design, LLC.

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{Step 3} Shopping Guide

Next was the fun part (for me!). I curated a shopping list for the client to have and apply what I designed. I’ve included a few sample pages of items so you can get a sense for how it is laid out. Each item that I think she should buy has  a few options that work within her budget and the locations to purchase them.

K. Peterson Design, LLC.
K. Peterson Design, LLC. K. Peterson Design, LLC.


Now the client has lots of options to choose from and purchase at her leisure as time and budget allows. I can’t wait to get periodic updates on how her apartment is turning out!


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Thanks for stopping by!

K. Peterson Design


Modern Farmhouse {Design Envy}

I am having some serious house envy at the moment! Check out this awesome home designed by H2 Design + Build. This team is actually local to me here in the Northwest so THE MOMENT my husband and I have way too much money spilling out of our pockets to build our dream home, youContinue Reading

{Trend Report} Spindle Furniture

Being an interior designer you start to notice new design trends as they are happening. One of my favorites right now is definitely the Spindle look. Dating from the 17th century, it definitely has a traditional perhaps “country” look, but it certainly fits into the more modern aesthetic seamlessly! Take a look at my favoritesContinue Reading

Inspiration Board {Nautical Sophistication}

Here is the inspiration board that I am working from for the design of my clients yacht. I love that it is subtle and sophisticated without being too overly “nautical”. I mentioned before that you don’t have to use lighthouses and sand dollar motifs to get a nautical vibe. In my opinion, using elements withContinue Reading

New Project {Nautical Sophistication}

A new project that I have coming down the line is going to be a fun one. A great couple out of Seattle have decided to sell there house and most of their belongings to set sail on their new yacht and on it to retirement. Thats when you know you have arrived! How amazing!Continue Reading

The Perfect {Gold} Sconce

I’ve been busy updating my guest bedroom with that lovely Mint Blue + Gold color combo I’ve been so attracted to lately. See the inspiration board here. Its coming along! The paint is finished, the furniture is back in and I’m ready to add decor. The room NEVER feels finished without decor so I’m lookingContinue Reading

Updating a {Guest Bedroom} – Paint

When it came to color selection for the new guest room my inspiration started with this photo: found here I just loved that minty blue color on the walls with the tan couch and gold accents. So my pallet was definitely going to be something similar. I like to find objects that give me inpspirationContinue Reading

Updating a {Guest Room}

When my husband and I moved into our house we sort of mashed together old furniture with new furniture but our guest bedroom never really felt all that comfortable or complete. I really want something comfortable, serene, and fresh. Here is my inspiration board: Lovely Right? Now, here was the bedroom before: Wah, wah… JustContinue Reading

Go-to “Greige” Paint Colors

Several weeks ago we were getting the Newcastle New-Build ready to paint. That meant finding the PERFECT paint color that the painter would mix in with the primer and spray onto the walls to achieve that even, great looking finish. The entire house will be painted the same color at first and then more specific colorsContinue Reading

Pink + Gold {Sneak Peek}

  Check out this sneak peek of a bedroom I styled last week. The client, a 17 year old girl, wanted a fun, flirty, PINK, room and I delivered! More photos from the shoot to come later this week!