The second home for a couple based in L.A., this two-story penthouse in Seattle easily reflects their edgy tastes. In the entry hall, for example, 5’ long chainmaille chandeliers make quite the impact, while a photo set of Bob Marley offers a glimpse of the rare art that's featured across the home.
Lively wall hangings and a bright green and white patterned area rug greet guests the moment they set foot in this neutral entryway. A wooden front door adds a rustic touch, while an antique white dresser acts as a table for decorative vases and a lamp.
Ornate, metallic pendent lights drawing influence from the Middle East work to create balance within the gravity of this foyer's spiral staircase. Setting a black railing against otherwise neutral tones pull the eye down to the exquisite wood floor.
The warm toned neutral walls work beautifully against the beige molding and light hardwood flooring. Multicolor abstract art canvases pop against the neutral color scheme and add an accent to the room over the light green upholstered bench. A gold greyhound statue is perched in the corner add a touch of personal style.
Dark wood arched doors add depth to the neutral, orange tones of this high ceiling foyer. The natural wood flooring and color scheme are livened by colorful abstract art and metallic greyhound statues.
When the owner of a run-down, century-old row house near D.C.'s Union Market asked Kerra Michele Huerta to help renovate their space, the designer leapt at the chance to get creative. After the construction crew dug out the basement to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with a full kitchen for guests, Huerta stepped into the entryway and used remnants of unsalvageable pine floors to design a "welcome mat" inlay in the new foyer. The coat rack was repurposed too; though it seems right at home next to the bright red art, it's actually comprised of old pipes.
The home's entry flows into the formal living room, so designers went with a simple design to give the space an open, airy and uncluttered feel. A simple, modern bench with muted colored pillows, soft colored artwork and a gray rug define the space and usher guests into the home's living room.