Haute Seats

At downtown furniture shop Roche Bobois, designer Jean-Paul Gaultier updates the brand’s modular, iconic Mah Jong sofa pieces.



What You Can 
Get For…$525,000

As of October, the average sale price of a single-family home on the Eastside was $523,000. Here’s a snapshot of what was available near that price point in late November.

12/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Buy Now, Move In Later

Got some extra cash? It’s never too early to snag your postretirement home and rent it out in the meantime. 

12/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson


No Space to Waste

For airplane interior engineer Steve Sauer, 182 square feet is big enough by far.

12/13/2010 By Christopher Werner


Natural History

An unlikely partnership redefines Northwest Modern at downtown home furnishings store Black Ball Line. Plus: AllSaints Spitalfields settles in downtown, and holiday sparkling lip gloss by Seattle’s Suresh Beauty.

11/15/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Party at Your Place

Luxe Productions and Wedding Design and the Adventure School set the mood this season with a silver soiree and a come-one-come-all plaid-mad supper.

11/06/2010 By Jessica Voelker


Hot ’Hoods: Capitol Hill

Home prices are down throughout Seattle, but it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that sellers in Capitol Hill are still getting more than list price, particularly in the Stevens microneighborhood.

10/13/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Agents of Chaos

After the Department of Licensing suspended Michael and Tara Hellickson’s licenses in September, fellow real estate agents were asking, “What took so long?”

10/13/2010 By Matthew Halverson


No Clear Cut Solution

Last year the city council delegated the task of drafting a permanent urban forest master plan to the Department of Planning and Development, and it established an Urban Forestry Commission to watchdog the process. It was probably inevitable that a commis

10/12/2010 By Eric Scigliano


Safe Arbor

Taking inspiration from The Treehouse Book, authored by TreeHouse Workshop's Peter Nelson, the Danilchik family build a Swiss chalet hovering between two centenarian Western Red cedars near Poulsbo.

10/11/2010 By Alexandra Notman


Slide Show: Safe Arbor

Taking inspiration from _The Treehouse Book_, authored by TreeHouse Workshop's Peter Nelson, the Danilchik family build a Swiss chalet hovering between two centenarian Western Red cedars near Port Orchard Bay.



Bright Ideas

The motto of this holiday shopping guide: Don’t overthink it. Classic materials, traditional toys, and smart, spirited innovations will always be loved.

10/11/2010 By Laura Cassidy


The Shorter Short Sale

Want to save time on a short-sale purchase? Be the second bidder.

09/16/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Hot ’Hoods: Queen Anne

The extended first-time homebuyer credit helped buoy business into the early summer months, but sales slowed after that. Queen Anne is part of only one area in Seattle that didn’t slow down from June to July.

09/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Can You Repeat That?

Sticking to neutrals and solids will result in a blah, incomplete-feeling space. Here are some tips from interior designers Faith Sheridan and Wendy Allen on how to pull off patterns at home.

09/15/2010 By Hannah Bostwick


Everyone Loves a Complement

Advice from Emily Lauderback of and Kathy Banak, owner of Authentic Home, for incorporating bold swaths of color into any room.

08/19/2010 By Jessica Voelker


Hot Hoods: Wallingford

Seattle doesn&rs't require chicken owners to register their little cluckers, so it’s anyone’s guess which nabe has the largest poultry population. But as the home of Seattle Tilth, Wallingford is plenty fowl-friendly.

08/18/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Free Rage Neighbors

When the Seattle Department of Planning and Development recommended changes to urban agriculture laws in June, including a ban on roosters, it unwittingly pitted animal-loving locavores against peace-seeking residents.

08/18/2010 By Matthew Halverson


They’re Baaaack!

High-stakes bidding battles they ain’t, but multioffer standoffs are cropping up in North Seattle neighborhoods such as Greenlake, Wallingford, Bryant, Wedgwood. Plus, why Issaquah is this month’s hot neighborhood.

07/20/2010 By Matthew Halverson


Kitchen Confidential

Grace Schlitt and Kim Lavacot of Flapjack Kitchen Design, Joe Ratto of J. A. Ratto Builder, and Jackson Remodeling’s Erik Jackson on how to make your kitchen remodel efficient, economical, and eco-friendly.

07/14/2010 By Jessica Campbell