Architecture & Design

Habitat

Dad, Are You Zooming in My Treehouse?

In Seattle, the backyard treehouse made a comeback, as a DIY project or the work of custom treehouse builders. But now parents want to hang, too.

06/09/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Will Austin

Feature

Let This Be the Last Time

When the So You Want to Talk About Race author designed her new home, she made sure to fill it with memories and meaning right from the start.

04/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Ellie Lillstrom

OLD FLAME

Light Up Your Life with These Local Candles

Seattle Candle Company, Cancelled Plans, Noir Lux Candle Co., and other great-smelling, gift-worthy candles with local ties.

04/04/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Habitat

The Statement Shower: A New Approach to Cement Tile

If you're contemplating a bathroom remodel, tile is likely top of mind. A Magnolia resident shares her secrets, like favoring cement over ceramic.

02/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Miranda Estes

GO GREEN

21 Seattle Plant Shops We Love

Here's where to find plants in Fremont, Queen Anne, Capitol Hill and beyond, from succulents to classic houseplants to greenery for your garden.

02/01/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Garden Variety

How Your Yard Can Protect Puget Sound

Rain gardens can help curb a major source of pollution in the Salish Sea.

12/13/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Habitat

Sundaes and Swear Words Star in a Madrona Home’s Colorful Art Collection

Lauren Essl’s art collection brings color to her home’s neutral palate.

11/29/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Ikea Hacks

Ikea Kitchen Specialist Brave Element Puts the Art in Particleboard

The Seattle company puts the art in particleboard, creating built-ins, media centers, closets, cabinets, and more out of basic Ikea stock.

09/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Habitat

A Rural Retreat in Sultan Creates Angles of Repose

Architect David Coleman designed a custom home in Sultan, Washington, with complex geometry and lots of sunlight.

09/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Lara Swimmer

IN WITH THE OLD

Seattle’s Best Vintage Furniture Shops

Vintage is the sustainable way to furnish a home, and these stores in Ballard, Fremont, the Central District and beyond have excellent used furniture.

07/13/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom

THE BRIGHT SIDE

Your Seattle Summer Guide to Outdoor Entertaining Anywhere

From colorful carafes to designer pools to a fancy cooler fit for park cocktails, here’s how to outfit a summer outside.

06/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

OLD SCHOOL COOL

Cool House Brings Vintage Furniture to Fremont's Pipe and Row Boutique

The Seattle-based Instagram furniture shop is bringing its A game for the weeklong popup.

05/19/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Habitat

A Fierce Makeover for a Beacon Hill Powder Room

A statement space emerges from a detail-laden DIY.

04/29/2021 By Karin Vandraiss

Interior Life

Cuniform Will Transform Your Home, Not Just Your Closet

The wardrobe curators have added interior design to their menu of services.

04/02/2021 By Chelsea Lin

LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC

Our Home Organization Obsession Decluttered Our Minds, Too

But living spaces don’t have to be Netflix-immaculate to help improve mental health.

03/09/2021 By Zoe Sayler

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

What $675,000 Buys You in Three Seattle Suburbs

In 2020, the typical Seattle-area home sold for roughly $675,000. But "typical” looked different in Bainbridge Island, Sammamish, and Kent.

03/08/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Less Than Zero

The Trump Countdown Sign in Leschi Has Been Retired

The people behind Seattle’s well-known clock ponder what's next.

01/21/2021 By Lindsay Cohen

Clean Slates

Starting Over in a Midcentury House in Seward Park

A modern facelift turns a fixer-upper into a gathering spot—with a stunning home office.

01/13/2021 By Karin Vandraiss Photography by Michael Duryea

Deck the Halls

Why a Rented Holiday Is the Greenest Holiday

A local startup serves yuletide sustainability through short-term decorations.

12/02/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Habitat

How a Denny-Blaine Craftsman Became a Colorful Pet Project

A photographer’s home makeover brings an eclectic vision to her childhood stomping grounds.

11/05/2020 By Karin Vandraiss