Design Notes

Portable Lights to Brighten Your Day (and Night)

Portable Lights to Brighten Your Day (and Night)

Nothing beats the gloom like turning on a light, and this is especially true in Seattle in the middle of winter.  I heard it said that we have two seasons in Seattle -- fall and August -- so anytime it's not August, I'm probably going to need more light. Even those of...

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Seeing (Carnelian) Red

Seeing (Carnelian) Red

Red is the color of love.  It's the first color humans perceive after black and white.  In certain cultures, it's the color of power.  It's a primary color that, when combined with green and blue, makes white.  Things can be red hot, in the red, or sometimes not worth...

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Second Sink in the Kitchen

Second Sink in the Kitchen

A second sink can be one of the most useful tools in a great kitchen plan. Its benefits are many: two people can work in the kitchen with ease one sink can be used for food prep, the other can be the “clean up” sink, or scullery "helpers" have their own place to rinse...

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Dwell Ping Pong House

Dwell Ping Pong House

For this whole house renovation the owners wanted to keep the brass fireplace and make sure the dining area was suitable for playing ping pong.  We can do that !   You can read more about this project on Dwell.

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Marie Lail Blackburn CMKBD ♦ CID

Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer
Certified Interior Designer
Member: NKBA, CCIDC, SAF
Supporter: DOCOMOMO-WEWA, NW ECOBUILDING

Marie Lail Blackburn
CMKBD ♦ CID

Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer
Certified Interior Designer
Member: NKBA, CCIDC, SAF
Supporter: DOCOMOMO-WEWA, NW ECOBUILDING