We bought our house on Vashon Island over 10 years ago, from a former Mayor of Seattle. Magical is a word folks have used when they visit. The house is set amongst the very tall trees, on 2 very quiet & private acres, steps from the beach.
He had painted the house red, and had a huge flagpole installed in the front yard. Maybe there was always a flag flying when he was in residence. We decided Americana would be the prevailing design concept.
WestWard was featured locally in the magazine, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles. It was then noticed by my now dear friend, writer and editor, Jane Dagmi, and photographed beautifully by Grey Crawford and written about by Jane for Country Living magazine. That lead to a story in an international edition of House Beautiful.
It was also highlighted on HGTV’s, Small Space, Big Style, and I picked up a Northwest Design Award for the interiors. I laugh as I type all the above, because if you could have seen the house before we bought it (we know some of our friends thought we were crazy), the idea of it ever getting any design coverage would not have been in the cards. It just took a whole lotta love, a ton of work & vision–all things we have enjoyed tremendously along the way.