Shade Index

Dubious Seattle Apartment Amenities

These perks are a little too extra.

05/22/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Apartments so extra

A Glimpse into Seattle's Perk-Packed Rental Market

It would be easy to confuse Seattle’s newer crop of apartment complexes with posh hotels, between the expansive fitness centers and the manicured roof decks with panoramic views.

05/22/2018 By Cassie Sawyer Illustrations by Daniel Fishel

Habitat

Interior Design: How to Have Fun with Patterns

Achieve that good kind of visual clash in your home by layering shapes, textures, and colors.

04/30/2018 By Darren Davis

Habitat

A Colorful, Classic Update to a Queen Anne Craftsman

Ambitious paint choices liven up this Queen Anne home while accentuating its original touches.

03/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Out of Sight

What Are Seattle Views Really Worth—And What Happens When We Lose Them?

Views of natural wonders like Puget Sound and the mountain ranges are increasingly scarcer, and pricier.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Nonstarter Home

Seattle Is Still a Seller’s Market. But Who Can Afford to Buy?

We've so been here before.

02/27/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Top Neighborhoods 2018

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Here’s what a hot real estate market looks like, including our top 25 neighborhoods and beyond.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Where to Live Now

The Top 25 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 Edition

From Greenwood to Beacon Hill, here are the places Seattleites want to live most.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Design a Home Office

Work better from home, and look good doing it, with a designated room or just a productive corner of the kitchen.

02/05/2018 By Darren Davis

The Women's Issue

Maiko Winkler-Chin on Preserving the International District's Old Charms

“There’s always room for development, but how do we make sure that development benefits the community?”

01/31/2018 By Rosin Saez

Habitat

How to Remodel Your Bathroom without Getting Overwhelmed

Planning to liven up the loo? Here’s what to focus on.

12/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

A Bold Remodel Breathes New Life into a 100-Year-Old Leschi Home

How the owners of this classic foursquare house brought the space up to their modern tastes without tossing away the old bones.

11/20/2017 By Darren Davis Photography by Haris Kenjar

Habitat

How to Design a Cohesive Bookshelf

Create a home for your books and collections with a little bit of personality.

11/01/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

Meet Seattle's New Crop of Plant Stores

5 shops to help you breathe a little life into your home or office.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Great little Shops

Seattle's 10 Best Shops for Home and Design Goods

Pared down and minimal or rustic Pacific Northwest, these dens of decor help make homes feel, well, sweet. And stylish, too.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

Habitat

How to Make Your Home Smarter

Save time, energy, and your bank account with a few tech purchases—or go big and automate everything.

09/21/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Take (Decorative) Risks in the Bedroom

The personal sanctuary may be the best place in your home to make ambitious design decisions.

08/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

This Lake Washington Home Belongs on the Mediterranean

How Tuscany—and Pinterest—inspired a Laurelhurst transformation.

07/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Street View

Could the Solution to Homelessness Be Geodesic?

Dome sweet dome.

07/14/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Seattle Summer

Backyard Inspiration: 4 Gorgeous Pacific Northwest Patios

These outdoor spaces will inspire you to host a patio soiree, cultivate a vegetable garden, and take every meal outside this summer.

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis