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Project Reveal Winning projects from the 12th Annual Northwest Design Awards include a spectacular cliff-top home in California, the thoughtful remodel of a 100 year home, and a hypothetical student project for a cake shop.


Recent Arrivals

We bring you the textural, patterned and bright newness of spring.


SDC Scene

Designers joined us for a luncheon with author Warren Berger and the Northwest Design Awards Gala.


The Chair Project

Teams were challenged to blend their creative talents to produce fine art. The finished pieces represent a fascinating array of design and artistic influences.

Jennifer West Showroom is pleased to introduce Geology from Phillip Jeffries Ltd. Authentic honed slate is sold in a flexible panel format, creating a one-of-a-kind wall statement.

The Story of Molly April is a time of inspiration. Farmers across the Pacific Northwest are seeing their efforts sprout into long rows of vibrant vegetables. These fertile grounds make it possible to grow such a diverse crop, and farmers markets are a sight to behold. Mounds of carrots with green pony tails sit next to a pyramid of golden beets, which are outlined by a flurry of lettuce varieties. Cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes are on their way! Excitement is in the air - bountiful salads are here. Years ago, Molly got her inspiration in a little farmers market in Moscow Idaho. Today, we invite you to have lunch at our café. Review your biggest design ideas over a comforting bite in the light filled Atrium. We serve sandwiches, salads and hot soup—all made from our local partners who put care and soul into their organic bread, pasture-raised meats, hormone-free cheeses, and beautiful organic vegetables. We’re open every weekday, starting the morning with breakfast and organic Stumptown coffee and then serving lunch through 2:00. We look forward to being a nourishing part of your day.

Cover photo: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design First Place, Whole House Less Than $400,000

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from the editor I’ve spent a great deal of time lately pondering design as a force of change. While I welcome the democracy of the idea that we are all capable of design genius, I know design that transforms, that recognizes and resolves a problem, is of an entirely different caliber. We’ve seen a lot of that transformative power in and around the design center in the past few months. The photos from this year’s Northwest Design Award winners on page 4 certainly show the aesthetic nature of design. The quality of these solutions gets richer, I think, when you layer in that these projects addressed broad design challenges, like creating a room that can serve many possible needs with limited adjustment, larger corporate spaces that include both better flow and areas for collaboration, or seamlessly integrating existing structure with new construction, while modernizing it all. On a more personal note, I am very proud of The Chair Project. The finished works premiered at the Northwest Design Awards Gala (page 14) and proved to be a tremendous addition to an already exciting event. While the chairs are symbols of change themselves because they have been physically altered, they will carry that transformative power forward while being auctioned August 19 at SDC to benefit Pratt Fine Arts Center. For me, the even more interesting change as a result of this project has been the collaboration we required between designers and artists. Conversations were started, relationships either furthered or borne, and artistic and design influences shared and married, which will likely affect the future design landscape of all teammates. We have an exciting new cycle of Third Thursday seminars on the calendar that should stretch your interests in a number of directions. Along the theme of agent of change, John Bielenberg will be joining us in September to talk about Project M, a group of designers, writers and photographers brought together from around the world to challenge the conventions of design. To think wrong, as John calls it. So here’s to thinking wrong.

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cover story

Whole House Less Than $400,000 Category FIRST PLACE Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (above) SECOND PLACE Steven Hensel | Hensel Design Studios (below)

Seattle Design Center celebrated the best of regional interior design with the 12th annual Northwest Design Awards competition. Northwest designers, architects, landscape architects and students competed in 10 competition categories. A panel of local design experts evaluated submissions through an anonymous process, measuring each on the basis of proportion, composition, use of space, lighting, materials and appropriateness of the design solution. 12th Annual Northwest Design Awards Judging Panel Christine Archer, Christine Archer Interiors Keith Miller, Miller Interior Design Chip Ragen, Ragen & Associates Jennifer Randall, Jennifer Randall & Associates Giselle Smith, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Carl Williams, Carl Williams Interiors Awards were presented at the Northwest Design Awards Gala, February 17. Here are the designers and projects we recognize as defining design in the region.

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Whole House More Than $400,000 Category FIRST PLACE Steven Hensel | Hensel Design Studios (left) SECOND PLACE Stephen M. Sullivan, AIA | Sullivan Conard Architects (below)

Bathroom Category FIRST PLACE Hyde Evans Design (left) SECOND PLACE Paul Scardina | Paolo Design Group (below)

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design awards continued

Outdoor Living Area Category FIRST PLACE Stephen M. Sullivan, AIA | Sullivan Conard Architects (left, bottom left) SECOND PLACE Kim E. Rooney | Kim E. Rooney Landscape Architecture (below)

Student Design Category FIRST PLACE Anne Aristya | Bellevue College (left) SECOND PLACE Genay Bell Niebusch | Bellevue College (below)

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Bedroom Category FIRST PLACE Mitchell Freedland, RID, IDC, IIDA | Mitchell Freedland Design (left) SECOND PLACE Melissa Klebanoff Rivelo | mkID (below)

Kitchen Category FIRST PLACE Hyde Evans Design (left) SECOND PLACE Peter H. Conard, AIA | Sullivan Conard Architects (below)

Commercial Category FIRST PLACE Ann Derr, Char Patterson, Dean Harris, Dan Butler, Mark Peterson, Mike Jones | JPC Architects (left) SECOND PLACE Olson Kundig Architects | Kirsten R. Murray, AIA | Blair Payson, LEED AP | Christine Burkland (below)

design awards continued

Hospitality Category FIRST PLACE Tom Kundig, FAIA | Les Eerkes, AIA | Olson Kundig Architects (left) SECOND PLACE Susan Marinello and Jeri Jacobsen | Susan Marinello Interior Design with Sclater Partners Architects (above)

Yacht/Jet Category FIRST PLACE Scott Cole | Ardeo Design (above) SECOND PLACE Scott Cole | Ardeo Design (right)

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recent arrivals With a nod to textiles this issue, we bring you the textural, patterned and bright 1 | JENNIFER WEST

newness of spring.

Adding another dimension to wall coverings, the Jennifer West Showroom presents Rivets from Phillip Jeffries Ltd. Hand crafted by artisans, a raised relief pattern made with pearlized inks is hand applied to a natural Manila Hemp, Glazed Abaca, Linen and Jute wall coverings to create the look and feel of authentic nail heads. Strong and bold, this pattern of squares is available in nine unique color combinations.

2 2 | DESIGNTEX Designtex introduces the Kinetics Collection, a line to move the masses that includes performance woven upholsteries with NanoSphereÂŽ, nylon microfibers and embossed vinyls. Noted for strong graphic design, shimmering metallics and contemporary color palettes, the line has cross-market appeal.


4 4 | RO B E RT A L L E N | B E ACO N H I L L

3 3 | K R AV ET/L E E J O FA Groundworks introduces silhouette prints, a new collection of four exclusive print designs. Combining bold and graphic patterns with vibrant colors, the collection is printed domestically on a selection of fine 100% linen or linen and cotton union ground cloths.

Al Fresco Oceana, Robert Allen’s first dedicated collection of indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabrics in several years, has a soft color palette and a sophisticated vacation feel inspired by the Polynesian islands and the naturals trend. Linen looks, matelasses and wovens appear hand-crafted, with an appealingly soft and luxurious hand. A trusted brand for 50 years, Sunbrella’s performance fabrics are moisture and mildew-resistant, bleachcleanable, and fade-resistant and light-fast to 2200 hours. A versatile range of designs, the majority exclusive to Robert Allen, include traditional floral motifs, multi-colored stripes and transitional geometric patterns. You will find endless uses for these durable outdoor qualities that look equally at home indoors.

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5 5 | S U SA N M I L L S S H OW RO O M Susan Mills Showroom is proud to welcome Edelman Leather to the showroom. Edelman’s newest collection, Dream Cow Earth, is hand finished to achieve the natural variations found in the many layers of the earth. The colors are subtle but strong, designed to bring the outside in. Please stop by today to see Edelman Leather and their newest collection.

6 6 | S C H U M AC H E R Schumacher introduces a new collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics from Trina Turk. This latest collection features beautiful and durable prints and wovens that are perfect for a range of interior and exterior spaces. These new prints are made of highly durable outdoor pigments on acrylic grounds in twill and canvas weaves. New woven fabrics are made with Sunbrella® branded, solution dyed, outdoor acrylic yarns in soft matelassé and luxurious multihued qualities that have been washed for an extra soft hand.

7 7 | J. GARNER HOME GLP Designs, a design firm and manufacturer of fine custom furniture, has acquired Quackenbush & Winkler and Antique Designs in an effort to expand their product offering and solidify their presence as a leading source of antique traditional and transitional reproduction furniture. Their three collections amass more than 1,400 pieces of furniture, offered in 68 wood and painted finishes. Everything is custom made-to-order, handmade, bench built, assembled and hand finished when ordered. Made in the USA.

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8 8 | L AT I T U D E S RU G S & C A R P ET S Strong geometric patterns, whether bold colors or subtle, tone-on-tone options with colorways to enhance any décor, are the current design direction for Tibetan and Armenian rugs. Pictured is Modern Squares in color Wheaten. Sample Sale prices are still available on selected rugs.

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9 | T R A M M E L L– G AG N É For the exciting new upholsteries Kinetic and Flourish, Brentano turned to Crypton and Crypton Green finishes to add increased durability and clean ability to these high-performance fabrics. Both offer energetic patterns perfect for healthcare, corporate, and higher education interiors seeking visual interest. The mediumscale, geometric print of Kinetic offers a fresh take on plaid that is ideal for office chairs, lobbies and waiting rooms, while the large-scale pattern of Flourish has areas of contrasting matte and lustrous sheen, making it suitable for healthcare and hospitality interiors requiring a high-end look. Because it is woven from 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester and is finished with Crypton Green, Kinetic is also part of the expansive Brentano Green label.

10 10 | STEVEN E EARLS Patricia Edwards Upholstery features classic, elegant designs to help you create your vision for the client. Choose from our extensive line or create something unique—from size to fill, everything can be customized, and our goal is to make the best product with no compromise.


new lines BAKER, KNAPP & TUBS, PLAZA SUITE 170 • Complete furniture collection by Barbara Barry DIXON GROUP, PLAZA SUITE 162 • New Silk Road collection from Jagtar JENNIFER WEST, ATRIUM SUITE 100 • New collection from Holly Hunt KELLY FORSLUND, PLAZA SUITE 158 • Kerry Joyce collection • New additions from Sahco • New additions from Rubelli • New additions from Innovations

L GREENBERG—NOW MJ INTERIORS—ATRIUM SUITE 228 • Aidan Gray • John Derian Collection • Selva PINDLER AND PINDLER, PLAZA SUITE 180 • New collection from Hearst Castle indoor/outdoor Sunbrella collection of upholstery patterns ROBERT ALLEN | BEACON HILL, PLAZA SUITE 182 • (Need more info) drapery hardware STEVEN E. EARLS, ATRIUM SUITE 132 • Bowmont outdoor collection from Barbara Barry • Antalya Outdoor Collection

KRAVET/ LEE JOFA, ATRIUM SUITE 126                                                              • Hollyhock II collection from designer Suzanne Rheinstein SUSAN MILLS SHOWROOM, ATRIUM SUITE 200 • Now representing Christian Liaigre • New woven product from David Sutherland outdoor furniture • New textile collection from Castel

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showroom news

MJ Interiors He’s going for fresh design that takes risks, design that doesn’t take itself so seriously, and most importantly, he’s doing that by taking over ownership of the showroom. MJ Interiors, formerly L. Greenberg & Associates, represents a move for owner MJ Heuring who feels like he’s found his stride. “People have been very supportive upon learning about this little plan of mine,” says MJ, “and I’m very optimistic about the business and the design center, and really happy to be a part of it all.” New directions include the addition of Selva, an Italian-made line of casegoods; Aidan Gray, Belgian French fauxtiques; and an upholstered collection from John Derian. Existing lines have been expanded, with the result being an impressive composite of transitional, slightly contemporary styles with really clean lines. “I am really passionate about furniture, and I think it’s an exciting time to have some fun with this stuff, to get back to decorating,” says MJ.

Seattle Design Center welcomes

opening early summer DESIGNER FURNITURE GALLERIES GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION – MARCH 17 DFG thanks friends and colleagues for helping celebrate the new space and introduction of Hickory Chair, Thayer Coggin and Palecek. Guests enjoyed an abundance of food and live music. Congratulations to Colleen Wiley of Interior Moods, who won the Theodore Alexander Chest with chess set. Pictured: Kathy Banak and Tom Alexander, of Authentic Home.

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sdc scene Design Partner Luncheon More than 90 designers, each nominated by showrooms as Design Partners of the Year, joined SDC showrooms for a luncheon February 8 with guest author Warren Berger. The Design Partner program pays tribute to designers for their support of design center showrooms.

Cathy Neidermeyer and Holly Norris.

Warren Berger (author), Debby Steiner (LUXE magazine) and Carla Nichols.







The 12th Annual Northwest Design Awards Gala, February 17, included more than 260 members of the architecture and design community. Pictured above, from left to right: Christy Romoser, Morgan MacIsaac, Savanah Heironmus, Scott Smith and Naomi Brewer. Pictured at right: Steven Hensel and Cathy Fitzer, publisher Seattle Homes & Lifestyles.

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10 interior designers | 10 artists | 10 chairs

Su san Marinello / Romson Regarde Bu stillo

Barbara Hyde Evans / Judith Kindler

Gretchen Evans / Tom DeGroot The designers and artists would like to collectively thank the following for their support:

Allied Furniture Always Perfect Yacht Interiors AW Hoss & Sons Upholstery Cantalupi USA D.A. Burns Dixon Group

Since our last report on the status of The

Durante Furniture

Chair Project, the finished works premiered

Dylan Andersen

at the Northwest Design Awards Gala, found

Evangelia Decorative Art Studio

their way to center stage at Nordstrom on

Ion Bhutan James Mongrain

5th and Pine (and Nordstrom has just offered

Mark Joseph Design and Workroom

to extend the installation), will move at the

McCaw Hall

end of April to the glass walled lobby of

Mike Sofie

McCaw Hall, appeared on ArtZone with

Morgan Fine Finishing

Nancy Guppy (Seattle Channel 21), and are


set to return to SDC in August for an auction

Pollack Queen Anne Upholstery

to benefit Pratt Fine Arts Center.

Randy Hillam Robert Allen | Beacon Hill Sara Johnson of SMJ Studios Village Interiors Walenta’s Upholstery West Coast Marine Woods Custom Upholstery Sylvia Bolton / Laura Ward

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Steven Hensel / Jared Rue

Scot t Cole / Chris McMullen

Piper O’Neill / Amanda Hyman, Jamie Herring , Yvig net te Tang , Brooke Prince , Char Pat terson, Jennifer Mukai, Le slie Fernande s , Rebecca Durr

Nancy Bur fiend / Steve Jensen

Jennifer Randall / Brian Murphy

Show your support of this great project and the tremendous work Pratt does to foster artistic development and engagement locally, nationally and internationally — attend the auction:

The Chair Project Auction F r i d a y, A u g u s t 1 9, T i m e p . m . , S e a t t l e D e s i g n C e n t e r A t r i u m Tyler Engle / Larr y Calkins

Ticket s: $?

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Liquid to Solid: A Conversation and Demo of Hot Glass with Canlis Glass Plaza Stage | 10:30-11:45am Seattle is widely known as the epicenter of glass art—join us for a casual studio chat with renowned glass artist J.P. Canlis, and hear insider details of this magnificent art form. We’ll discuss basic history of the Seattle glass scene, explore where and how J.P. finds inspiration, and watch a live demo by the artist. You’ll leave with a strong foundation for discussing the art form with your clients and a deeper understanding of the mind of an artist.


Music as Color: An Element of Design Plaza Stage | 10:30-11:45am From the sight of a setting sun, to the feeling of sand between our toes, or the sound of waves crashing against the rocks, our senses tell us where we are. We know color and texture as building blocks of a visual story, but when sound works congruently with that visual message, the emotional, physiological and behavioral impact is significant. According to BrandSense, there is a 65 percent chance of a mood change when exposed to a positive sound. Join us for this interactive conversation about music as an element of design. We’ll talk about music as a trigger and the importance of sound in your spatial planning.


Sustainable Lighting Design – With an Intro to CAD-based Lighting Design Tools Conference Center | 10:30am-12:30pm CEU: 0.2 Figuring out what luminaire type and light source looks and performs best for a space is a challenge we all face. Join us for a discussion of practical and creative applications of sustainable lighting for everyday lighting design problems. We’ll review new and exciting lighting products, and simulate their effects using a lighting modeling program. You will develop an understanding of the capabilities and applications of sustainable lighting technologies, from more familiar fluorescent and HID sources to very new LED products. For those interested in learning more about CAD-based lighting software, we’ll work to help you understand the range capabilities. I t ’s a l l o n l i n e: v i s i t | s e at t l e d e s i g n c e n t e r. co m | t w i t t e r. c o m/s e at t l e _ d e s i g n | f ac e b o o k . co m/s e at t l e . d e s i g n

2011 April byDesign  
2011 April byDesign  

Northwest Design Awards edition.