Designer: Lisa Staton, Lisa Staton Design
Goal: To make every inch count in this 900-square-foot condo in Seattle’s ultra-urban Belltown neighborhood. The client wanted a space conducive to entertaining despite the fact that the living room and bedroom are open to each other.
Inspiration: “In a small space, each item needs to be carefully considered to make the space flow properly,” says interior designer Lisa Staton. “We started with drawings, sketches, renderings, and the concept of a curved sofa. From there, it was about texture and luxury: The authentic Flokati rug is soft and ethereal. The sofa is upholstered in rich wool satin. We also wanted ‘jewelry box moments’ like the tufted headboard.”
Breakdown: Instead of trying to hide the bedroom, Staton decided to seamlessly blend the décor between that traditionally private area and the living room by using similar tones and textures to create a luxe, sophisticated look. Revealing the bedroom also presented the opportunity show off the client’s high-end style. The bed is custom designed by Lisa Staton Design, and the headboard is made of a metallic white leather from Design Tec that pops against the dark gray C2 Wildwood paint. The curved sofa is also custom by Lisa Staton Design (inspired by Vladmir Kagan) and covered in wool fabric from TerrisDraheim. The animal-inspired chair was the client’s own, appropriately upholstered in Brunschwig & Fils Le Zebra Linen.
Tips to Get the Look: “Really study the space from a two-dimensional standpoint,” Staton says. “And then find materials that are authentic and luxurious, such as wools, linens, hides, leather, bronze, and wedge.”
Image by Alex Hayden