Ada's Technical Books & Cafe occuppies a remodeled home in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The impetus for the project was to create the "book retailer of the future." Achieving this vision required an adaptive reuse design, an addition and a pioneering approach to the neighborhood bookstore. The challenge would be to convert a dilapidated single-story Craftsman into a refurbished mixed-use project. The owners were dedicated to creating a balance of history and modern sustainability, so architect Jeff Pelletier imagined the building like an aged book cover with crisp, clean pages on the inside. In order to connect the space with the street-scape, Pelletier added a raised front porch for cafe seating.
Poolside Brown Wicker Patio Furniture With Vibrant Green Cushions
This spacious brown wicker patio furniture boasts colorful lime green cushions paired with bold red and orange throw pillows. A round table with a brown granite top sits at the center, while neutral Terrazzo tiles cover the patio floor.
A two-story travertine fireplace draws you into this yellow living room. Adorned with a geometric screen and a large painting, the fireplace is flanked by glass shelves, accent lighting and glass-blown sculptures.
Make clutter appealing to the eye by stocking up on stylish storage containers. Splurge on matching bookshelves, in which to house all your tomes and hobbies. Use warm woods and neutral hues for a refined country look. Design by Christopher Grubb.
Contemporary Study With Abstract Art and Glass Vases
Vases don't always have to be filled with flowers. Create a stylish design in a home office by filling clear vases with supplies like pencils and paper clips like in this study. Abstract artwork can also provide a little inspiration to kick-start productivity.
A sliding door creates a wide entry into this laundry room and lets in lots of natural light. The room itself is soothing in blue and has all the storage (room for rolling carts, shelves for hampers, hanging rods) a large family needs.