Last year, as Allison Smith Design grew and required more space for a growing team, Allison moved out of the Victorian on Whitaker Street (ASD headquarters!), and into this adorable vintage cottage in the Dunthorpe neighborhood.
When designing her own home, she wanted to pay tribute to the period and history of the home that was built in 1915, while incorporating family heirlooms and her signature color palette of white, black, turquoise, blue and pink.
Allison kept the furniture and accessories consistent with the vintage vibe of the home. Antique frames, tapestries, lush fabrics, and tons of milk glass and other antique ceramics grace each room.
The artfully curated furniture pieces found throughout the home have a thoughtfully collected feel. An incredible, ornate grandfather clock sits in the corner of the main living area, and the stark white walls allow the rose-colored sofa to be the star of the show.
In the bedrooms, she used antique tapestries and oversize prints instead of headboards. Rich bedding combined with patterned throw pillows creates subtle interest for the eye.
Paint is used playfully throughout the home and ties indoor to outdoor. The exterior is a creamy white with black accents. Inside, pops of turquoise and different shades of blue might peak out at you from an accent wall or show up on a ceiling.
The master bedroom features a restful, deep blue that is offset by natural light that floods the room. A sweet, blush pink in the guest bedroom contrasts beautifully with rich, wood furniture.
Allison’s favorite room is the sunroom, which was previously a porch. She made use of a popular Southern tradition – painting the porch ceiling in a Haint blue. Natural rattan and woven textures bring warmth to this space, even throughout dreary Pacific Northwest falls and winters.