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Is Gray Passe?

Trends in the last few years have all pointed to black, white, gray, and neutral.  However, the pendulum is swinging!  We are finally starting to see pops of unique color sneaking into some of our residential remodels.  This year saw the rise of blushes for furniture and accent pieces. 2020 design trends point towards a warmer spectrum. We’re seeing […]

What is the difference between a designer and a decorator?

Interior decorating and interior designing are NOT the same thing.  If this confuses you, we’ve got you covered!  Although the two are closely related, you’ll soon come to find that they can be vastly different… Decorating Decorating is simple. You decorate for holidays. You decorate for a new look. Decorators rely on using your current […]

Scottsdale AZ

This sunny sanctuary located in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently completed in October 2018, was designed with the intention of being a getaway from the client’s original home in the Pacific Northwest during the rainy winter season.  Allison Smith Design took this home and transformed it to create a timeless expression of modern artisan design. Right off […]

Commercial Rec Center – “Gateway”

This rec center in Everett, Washington has soaring ceilings and tons of natural light. The original concept that was sent to us was very barn-like with craftsman undertones… actually, craftsman overtones. This scheme simply didn’t match the aesthetics for the area. After many iterations on our part, we went with a more contemporary aesthetic. Check […]

Rodeo Connection – Beijing’s First Western Bar

Rodeo Connection Bar & Restaurant Completed in December 2018, this modern saloon in Beijing, China is situated on the 26th floor of a rippling tower designed by Giorgio Armani’s Armani/Casa.  Rodeo Connection features sweeping city views, a bucking mechanical bull covered in authentic American cattle hide, a retail space selling unique American-made items, and antique […]

STOP BUYING BAD SOFAS/SECTIONALS RIGHT NOW

How many of us have fallen into the trap of purchasing a bad sofa?  We’ve been there and we know how much it negatively effects the functionality of your home.  Where do you want to crash after a long day? What furniture does your family use the most?  See what we’re getting at here? Your […]

Auburn, WA Rec Center

This rec center in Auburn, Washington features a bold orange wall, a beautiful blue subway-tiled fireplace, and eye-catching texture for days. The exterior of this rec center features wooden gables that protrude from the building. The underside of the gables showcase the natural beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Many of the interior […]

Redmond, WA Rec Center

The Allison Smith Design team packed up our tools, loaded the rig and set off for Redmond, WA to set up this new-build commercial interior design project.  Allison was asked to design the leasing area and some amenity rooms for this new apartment complex.  This was the first time for some of the team members […]

San Jose del Cabo Vacation Home

This elegant home in San Jose del Cabo includes sweeping desert and ocean views, a sitting area that “floats” in the pool, and an open-concept floor plan flanked by a courtyard. The story of how this home came together includes a collaboration between Allison Smith Design and San Jose based architecture firm, Cubo Atelier. Beyond […]