Photo By: Sherri Blum, Jack and Jill Interiors, Inc.
Photo By: Alex Hayden
Photo By: Antonio Martins
Photo By: Jennifer Puno
Photo By: Jennifer Puno
Photo By: Brian Kellogg
Craftsman-Turned-Cafe With Authentic Character
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.
In the fall of 2013, a single-story Craftsman was remodeled into a cafe and bookstore combo with a local, sustainable design that fosters community and commerce. The project attracted the attention of Historic Seattle and received the very high honor of their "Preserving Neighborhood Character Award" for transforming a humble house into an inviting community gathering place for a unique neighborhood business.
Light and Bright Office With Blue Sofa and Brown Leather Armchairs
Natural light illuminates this office with a pair of brass drum tables positioned between a blue sofa and two brown leather armchairs. A blue patterned carpet lines the floor, while a stylish floor lamp is positioned between two windows.
A deep blue cabinet off the main dining room holds hand painted Mexican beverage pitchers and glasses. Orange and white patterned tile and a light blond wood paneling are a visual contrast to the deep blue cupboard.
Eclectic Office With Blue Grasscloth Wallpaper and Johnny Cash Art
Natural light illuminates this eclectic office space, complete with blue grasscloth wallpaper, a brown wood desk and brown leather armchairs. A blue and white area rug provides a fun accent, while framed Johnny Cash artwork hangs above a brown and black console table.
Artistic Glass Bottle Accent Wall Art With Green, Blue, Brown and Clear Bottles
Colorful glass bottles organized in a captivating design create a unique accent wall space. Glass shelves support the bottles in a mix of horizontal and vertical rows. A metal background caches the light for increased illumination and reflection.
Broken Spanish is designed to inspire the adventurous and sophisticated eater while welcoming them with the living-room like qualities of your favorite abuelita. The deep matte blue ceiling in the Abuela Room cools down the otherwise bright and lively space.
This fresh dental examination room features white walls and countertops paired with blue adjustable examination chairs that provide a pop of color. Brown hardwood floors complete the look of the space.