Back Fence

Zen and the Art of Tidying

The real reason so many people love Marie Kondo.

01/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson


How to Design a Studio Apartment

Some experts offer tips on how to make the most out of a small space.

12/15/2015 By Darren Davis


A Central District Townhome's Eclectic Makeover

Interior designer Sara Knowles gives a contemporary town house a harmonious finish—on a deadline.

08/31/2015 By Angela Cabotaje

I'm New Here

Where to Live Now in Seattle

A look at seven of the city's most distinct neighborhoods.

08/24/2015 By Darren Davis

Antique Chic

Meet the Shopkeeper: Rook

The new SoDo antique shop showcases eclectic wares with a focus on the dramatic.

08/11/2015 By Christina Tiberio


How to Petproof Your Home

And still have nice things.

08/05/2015 By Angela Cabotaje


A Madison Park Deck Receives a Colorful Makeover

This roof is on fire.

07/01/2015 By Angela Cabotaje

Real Estate

The 10 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle

The current state of the city’s (sometimes crazy) housing market.

04/24/2015 By Darren Davis


The Rent Really Is Too Damn High

And it’s a bigger problem than tenant vs. landlord.

04/22/2015 By Matthew Halverson


A Magnolia Midcentury Home Gets a Second-Story Addition

Axiom Design and Build adds a contemporary new floor to a midcentury home, providing the perfect blend of style and space for an extended family.

04/01/2015 By Angela Cabotaje


Blue Dream on Bainbridge Island

Johnson Squared designs a contemporary home with hues, views, and plenty of room for a young family of five.

03/10/2015 By Angela Cabotaje


Slide Show: Get the Colorful Contemporary Look

A contemporary home on Bainbridge Island delivers hues, views, and plenty of room for a family of five.



How to Pick a Paint Color

A Pantone color pro and two paint experts tell us how to find the perfect hue for your home.

02/09/2015 By Angela Cabotaje


How To Hide a TV

Local architects and designers, and home-entertainment gurus explain how to stylishly incorporate media equipment into your house.

01/05/2015 By Angela Cabotaje


How to Hang Art Like a Pro

Seattle Art Museum and Museum Quality Framing art experts tell us the dos and don’ts of displaying art—and why we’ve been doing it all wrong.

12/01/2014 By Angela Cabotaje


Seattle Art Museum’s Chris Manojlovic

The museum’s director of exhibition design chatted with us about how an exhibit is born.

11/17/2014 By Angela Cabotaje


A Contemporary Ski Cabin Shines in Methow Valley

Cast Architecture designs a Mazama vacation home for year-round adventure.

11/03/2014 By Angela Cabotaje


Modern Design Makeover in Phinney Ridge

Interior designer Lindsey Runyon revives a tired living room.

10/01/2014 By Angela Cabotaje


Photos: Modern Design Makeover in Phinney Ridge

Interior designer Lindsey Runyon revives a tired living room.