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A Modern Home

A few yrs back, during our visit to Seattle, we were hosted by a gracious, lovely couple. Their home was one of the most modern and coolest spaces I’ve seen. Everything was clean, simple, functional. Although currently I’m more obsessed w/ the modern vintage, mid century style decor, I can certainly appreciate a very modern, edgy home w/ lots of light and open space. 

A white couch! I wish we had the courage to have a white couch. Would you dare?!One side of their walls completely opens up remotely (similar function to a garage door). You can’t bring the outdoors in more than this! Imagine all the fresh air on a fine, warm, breezy day. Great setting for an afternoon read, tea, and nap. Seen above, my husband is adjusting the screen to let the perfect amount of light in. 

The husband w/ one of their extremely friendly dogs. 

Those glass vases are so cool. They have pencil thin necks, perfect for those super flimsy, fragile blooms like ranunculus. As seen in the pic above, the couple used the vases for flowers in the pea family. 

In love w/ the 2 huge mac screens, esp b/c they are white. 

Beautiful concrete stairs. I’m not sure if I would be able to carry Zoey through these stairs. I would be too afraid of missing a step. 

This was their rooftop. What a million dollar view!

Earlier that day, we headed Pike’s Place. It was an amazing market with tons of local vendors w/ great produce and seafood. Love places like this. 

I was soooo amazed that there were many floral booths selling the latest blooms in season. It must have been my lucky day b/c there were so many peonies. I am OBSESSED w/ them. 

Peonies fit well w/ any modern and / or vintage space. At least in my book. 

The best part of it all was that they were dirt cheap. This bouquet set us back $5 bucks. Yes, FIVE BUCKS! It was a sin if I didn’t get one for our hosts. 

And when we left, they gave us these delightful chocolate treats. Some people are just too nice!

Til next post, Kellie

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11 Comments

  1. Heather Tiger

    Sometimes I wish my design style was more modern/minimalistic, but alas, I love my eclectic/comfy style too much..hence my clutter. Oh well… I can appreciate the beauty here. The peonies are gorgeous! Great pictures

  2. White interiors, in my view, are a tad cold and hard on the eyes. I prefer something that has a little colour, even a pastel shade, that acts as a foil for all other colours. However, I can appreciate some of their style. As to the flowers, I think the Modern Home Economist must be shopping in Rodeo Drive in LA to pay that sort of money for a bunch of peonies; what you paid is about what we’d pay here in Melbourne, at least where I shop….*enough grumble. Pike Place Market — San Francisco? The view from the rooftop, as you say, is to die for. Good pix and post.

    • If you are from Melbourne I would love to know where you get your flowers from! My local shop charges a fortune. The markets are better but I still pay atleast $25 for a small bunch of roses.

  3. Nice home, very modern. I tend to like a little warmer licing space though. I appreciate modern living but it is a little cold for my own tastes. I am amazed by the cost of those flowers. A bunch like that would set you back $80 in Australia. You have no idea how expensive everything is here!

  4. Great post! The apartment is amazing, though probably not kid friendly with those stairs, I agree. And I absolutely love, love, peonies!! The simply are the best smelling flower ever! Just thought I’d share.

  5. Teaholic

    I truly love your pictures!!! May I ask you which photo editing program you are using? I am experimenting with my pictures as well and would like to make them look nicer!!!

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