Interior Designers in Seattle are adept at integrating everything from throwback vintage appeal to rustic, Pacific Northwest contemporary elegance. The eclectic and worldly vibe of West Coast urbanites, combined with their appreciation for natural elements that reflect the abundant wilderness outside their doorstep, requires creative vision, stylistic layers, material repurposing, and a dedication to the boldness of simplicity. The designers listed below all manage to cultivate this aesthetic in their work, from smaller boutique firms to larger, full-service teams, they are not daunted by top-to-bottom remodels or intricately detailed kitchens. They are championing the evolving character of Seattle’s interior design artistry and pushing the envelope in a way that continues to grow their business.
Beverly Bradshaw Interiors
2306 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Beverly Bradshaw Interiors strives to create spaces that represent both the client’s personality and lifestyle. The firm has been recognized with various awards, including the National Kitchen & Bath Association in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Their work has been featured in 425 Magazine, Westsound Home & Garden, Portrait Magazine, Seattle Homes & Lifestyle Magazine and Northwest Mom Magazine. Beverly is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and receives glowing testimonials from her clients regarding her innovative vision, professional attitude, attention to budget and unique sense of style.
Bradshaw Interiors’ work on the outdated kitchen in a contemporary Seattle residence included a herringbone backsplash; simple, modern cabinetry; elegant hanging light fixtures; and a muted, clean palette. Their ability to a create seamless flow between spaces is obvious in their work on this open concept kitchen that sits between the dining and living room. The firm’s work on an Innis Arden home called for new rugs, artwork, furniture, and lighting. The handsome, rugged interior needed to be accented by choice touches that reflected the sophistication of the structure while remaining inviting and warm. A gray and brown color palette with a splash of red in the throw blanket, well-placed abstract paintings, and boxy lamps make the living area feel like a lush retreat.
Alinda Morris Interior Design
3016 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Principal designer and owner Alinda Morris is based in Gig Harbor, Washington and enjoys bringing a strong sensibility for Pacific Northwest style into every home she touches. She received her three-year AA Interior Design degree from Bellevue College. The firm offers clients services ranging from conceptual design development, kitchen and bath design, custom window treatments and bedding, custom furniture design production, architectural finish selections and installations, construction documents, project management and sourcing, purchasing, and procurement.
The Queen Anne kitchen redesign and remodel integrates a Mid-century, modern kitchen into a classic craftsman neighborhood. While full of details, the kitchen space manages to also feel expansive and contemporary. Walnut builtins, a butter block countertop, a wrapped post, and under-cabinet lighting bring the space alive with a welcoming, charming comfort. Beautiful tiled backsplash, a lovely wooden bench nook, and simple, blue accent pillows finish it off with sophisticated flare.\nThe Gig Harbor Home is another handsome representation of Alinda Morris’s ability to utilize natural elements to enhance the elegant aesthetic of an interior space. The Pacific NW contemporary home includes walnut cabinets, oak floors, Caesarstone countertops, a 27’ glass bifold door, and an operable glass wall system. Polished off by subtle color accents and artistic hanging light fixtures, the home simply shines.
915 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Two9 Design, owned by Robin Freeman, works on a wide scope of interior design project types, including restaurant, mixed-use, residential, multi-family and hospitality. Freeman, who has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, graduated from the University of Oregon and Portland State University with a fine arts degree and also received an AA from the Art Institute of Seattle. She opened Two9 Design in 2002. Her modest team of five (as well as two dogs who serve as office guardians), has managed to bring fresh, artistic, elegant, and urban interiors to diverse clients throughout Seattle. As they grow their presence in the industry, their attention to detail and creative vision continue to inspire fantastic results.
The Y&E home project goes for the richness of simplicity, with bright whites and simple textures, refined color accents in green and blue hues, choice abstract art, and hip light fixtures. The Madison home project plays off the lines and shapes of curved railings, built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and elements of diagonal steel and metal accents to create another bright and simple — yet cozy and contemporary — living space. They have a knack for designing updated spaces that avoid being cold or pretentious. The Promet home project is handsome and polished, utilizing light wood, sheer white curtains, and gray kitchen cabinetry to cultivate an understated grace. Standouts like the bold red couch and seafoam green bathroom wall tiles bring in a subtle richness to keep things lively.
Soleil by Design
Remodeling Excellence Awards
Soleil Design is a full-service interior architecture/design company that creates versatile interiors to pair perfectly with a wide range of aesthetic preferences and structural characters. Currently, they also do permits, small additions, and engineering. Soleil primarily serves the Seattle area, as well as the Eastside and the King, Snohomish, and Island counties. They value the principles of green building and find ways to integrate it into their practice at as many levels as possible. Soleil’s team is led by principal designer Selena, who graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design. The firm has been recognized with the Remodeling Excellence Award for Interior Design under $125,000, as well as the Remodeling Excellence Award for Interior Design over $125,000.
The kitchen and bathroom interiors for a custom home on Magnolia are both functional and beautifully organized. The kitchen, which includes Craftsman-style crown moulding and LED cover lighting, as well as cherry-colored wood and a dark, handsome countertop, is sophisticated and elegant. The wonderfully textured stove backsplash is reminiscent of a rugged lodge aesthetic. The interior of the kitchen in the Phinney home project is envisioned to pair well with the architecture of the rest of the home. A mosaic backsplash below the stove range hood is a polished white tile with circular shapes, and it guides the gaze up toward the pitched ceiling. Grey quartz countertops and playful silver door handles in the shapes of people round out the space with a lovely balance of contemporary elegance and down-to-earth pizazz.
Tammara Stroud Design
Seattle, WA 98119
Tammara Stroud Design is a full-service studio, dedicated to creating atmospheres that inspire both the eye and the soul. The team appreciates that no two people have the same aesthetic, nor do they even see color palettes the same way. This makes for a delightfully unique process from project to project, that is all about listening to the client’s tastes and needs. The firm works with clients on establishing a project budget, creating space plan drawings, selecting and specifying materials, finishes, furniture, textiles and fixture selections, project management, and installation coordination. The firm was a finalist for Seattle Design’s Interior Designer of the Year award and was the featured cover story in Home By Design Magazine.
“Finding joy in your work isn’t always easy. I genuinely love to create beautiful homes, from construction to furniture and everything in-between. I get excited about the creative process and I’m so grateful that I get to do what I love every day.” – Tammara Stroud
Stroud’s work on the Queen Anne home project utilized varied design elements to accentuate the open floor plan and pair playful modern with bright and airy. Faux leather, linen, embroidered fabrics, a looped pile rug, and ribbed birch wallpaper accents fold the space together, giving it an elegant appeal. The extra touch of simple, well-placed plants offers just the right splash of green to tie in that Northwest feeling. When asked to decorate a new construction in the Queen Anne neighborhood, Tammara Stroud Design gave every room its own distinct stylistic signature. From crafted built-ins highlighted by strong color choices and modern light fixtures beside sheer curtains, to elegant wallpaper accent walls, this home is undeniably stunning from top to bottom.
Hyde Evans Design
2323 12th Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98102
Hyde Evans Design has offices in both Seattle and Palm Springs, and they have collaborated with local and international architecture firms to create high-quality, client-centered interiors that represent an aesthetically innovative vision in the Seattle area. They bring projects from concept to completion, which includes space planning, project management, and purchasing. Founder and Principal Barbara Hyde Evans received her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Washington and an A.A. in Advertising Art from Seattle Central Community College. She established the firm in 1995, and their work has been highlighted in Gray Magazine, Seattle Met, Pacific NW Magazine, Seattle Homes, Entrepreneur, Luxe, Portrait of Puget Sound, and Renovation Style.
The Laurelhurst Mid-century project is a luscious example of how simple choices can create ebullient warmth. The kitchen, which receives ample natural light from a wall of large windows, is accented beautifully by a wood-paneled ceiling with exposed beams; a clean white, silver, and gray color palette; and a blend of both black track lights and hanging white lantern-esque fixtures. The Capitol Hill residence required multiple levels of interior design work from Hyde Evans, including a second floor addition with a master suite and office, as well as an additional bedroom, bath, and laundry room. The basic black and white color scheme was represented in various creative ways, including fantastic black and white floral wallpaper, white orchids, black and white tiled bathroom flooring, and accents of silver via living room and dining room curtains.
Michelle Dirkse Designs
1321 E Pine Street, Seattle WA 98122
Michelle Dirkse Designs offers full interior design and project management services. Their stunning work has been featured in Rue Magazine, Vision Monday, Gray Magazine, Seattle Magazine, City Arts Magazine, Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine, the Seattle Met, Domino Magazine, and Luxe Interiors and Design. They received 1st Place for the Northwest Design Awards, Small Design Firm Luminary, and the modest team of three continues to makes waves in Seattle’s interior design scene, with their attention to detail, love of contrast, and eye for contemporary style. Owner Michelle Dirkse earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Washington University and later went on to earn an additional degree in interior design. She has worked in construction companies, development companies, and design firms and understands the industry from multiple vantage points.
Dirkse’s work on a historic Seattle Revival involved gutting the upper level to reimagine an updated floor plan that would pay respect to tradition but infuse it with contemporary grace. The decor is full of salvaged and vintage items. Standout design elements include lace curtains and black iron curtain rods in the bathroom, a vintage wooden armoire turned bathroom sink, large and small plants surrounding a distressed clawfoot tub, an electric candelabra in the bedroom, and dark bedroom wallpaper with rose bramble patterns. The Escala residence became an eclectic mix of custom modern accents and a versatile collection of antiques and art, creating a space that feels urban, contemporary, and globally vibrant. The simple color palette, contrasted by the dark turquoise couch; large, framed, old art prints on the wall opposite an abstract painting; ornate wooden side tables; and a smooth leather chair are just some of the successful mashups of taste and style that make this space delightful.
Brio Interior Design
5628 Airport Way S., Suite 190, Seattle, WA 98108
Brio Interior Design is adept at assisting their clients with everything from furniture selections to large scale home remodels. They believe in the marriage of function and beauty and are comfortable entering a project at any phase of its development. Founding designer Kenna Stout was educated at the Art Institute of Seattle and has been practicing design since 2003. She started Brio in 2008 and has been proudly expanding Brio’s portfolio ever since. Fellow designer Jen Rowland studied interior design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, and associate designer Nat Rauschenbach earned her B.A.A. in interior design from Bellevue College. The firm’s work has been featured in Seattle Magazine, Luxe Magazine, HGTV, Dering Hall, Elle Decor, and The Irish Times.
The Blue Ridge project came with a special significance, having been the home where the client’s mother spent her teenage years. This 1940s residence in North Seattle enjoys a waterfront lot with views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula. The interior had to meet the high standards of natural beauty outside the doorstep, while simultaneously integrating elements of the old nostalgia with innovative style solutions that would bring fresh warmth to the space. Highlights include a gorgeous stone accent wall with a wood bench and built-in, high-level wood shelving; a master bedroom and bathroom that’s airy and bright with hues of baby blue and darker blue mosaic backsplash; and an avant garde hanging light fixture that looks like a cluster of oversized pearls. With the Leschi Craftsman project, Brio successfully helped their clients transform their 1920s home using a refreshing modern makeover that included contemporary textures, colors and styles, like the reclaimed wood and plant display in the kitchen and the kitchen nook light fixture, which features three simple dangling bulbs.
Heidi Caillier Design
Heidi Caillier offers full-service design, from ground-up remodels to simple updates that integrate vintage materials with raw and natural stylistic elements. The firm prides itself on its expert knowledge in custom furniture, cabinetry, and window treatments, as well as space planning. Caillier received a master’s degree in international public health, but she realized shortly thereafter that she wanted to pursue a different path. She enjoys the versatility of the day-to-day, which can range from planning at the design center to shopping for fabric to computer drafting plans. The firm enjoys close collaborations with architects, builders, contractors, furniture makers, and artisans. Heidi Caillier Design has been highlighted in Modern Sanctuary, Seattle Magazine, Rue Magazine, Domino, Decorist, Domaine Home, Hither and Thither, and 7X7 Magazine.
The Madrona home project was a feat of fusing formality with comfort. Leave it to Heidi Caillier Design to find ingenious ways of pairing seemingly discordant patterns and colors into gloriously eye-catching and integrated final products. The cloth wall hangings; the brightly patterned wood-framed sitting chairs; the handsome, thin-legged wooden coffee table; and the modern hanging mirror above the fireplace all make this space feel inviting and lounge worthy. The Queen Anne home project is all about the details. Among them: a kids bedroom carved out of a closet, white living room walls contrasted against wood ceilings, and a stunning bathroom that echoes the same wood ceiling, contrasted by white walls, muted green cabinets, a sitting bench, and a dark blue tiled floor.
NB Design Group
1932 1st Ave #826, Seattle, WA 98101
NB Design Group has been a force in the interior design scene for the last 29 years, providing their clients with high-end residential work that reflects the relationship between color, material, space, and form. They are firmly dedicated to discovering solutions that always work within the project budget, as well as staying by the client’s side from project conceptualization to final installation. Principal designer Nancy Burfiend earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Washington and then went on to found NB Design Group in 1988. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and is NCIDQ certified from the Council for Interior Design Qualification. She received first place at the Northwest Design Awards 2015 for Whole House Design and first place at the IIDA Inawards 2014 for Design IN Home. The firm’s work has been featured in Luxe, Portrait of Seattle, Gray Magazine, Seattle Met, The Cottage Journal, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Pacific NW Magazine, and Seattle Homes.
The Elliott house provides a wonderful updated take on a rustic, old-style castle elegance. A hanging candle chandelier, thick leather-backed lounge chairs, ornate hanging light fixtures in the formal dining room, and color accents of gold, deep brown, and black make the space feel epically elegant, yet accessible and inviting.\nThe Lake Washington residence showcases NB’s capacity for stylistic versatility, as well as their unique ability to find distinctive and eccentric accent pieces that manage to fold right into the interior vibe. Highlights include, a gorgeous contemporary, covered candelabra; a bright, white color palette; accents of stone-tiled flooring; rugged wood; and simple, sparing plant additions.