Our clients, a retired couple, were moving from their small houseboat into a new, larger houseboat with custom touches. For their new home, the husband wanted a neutral palate of gray and white throughout while the wife wanted color for bright cheeriness.

They also wanted re-use as much of their current furnishings as possible, but some of those much-loved pieces needed updating.

One of our favorite parts of the job at TEH is to bring family members into harmony regarding design choices and remind them that their love for one another and their home is first; then comes color, texture, and furniture.

After much debate regarding a new house color, we helped them settle on a beautiful blue exterior in honor of their favorite bird, the Blue Heron.

We re-stained their dining table, reupholstered the dining room chairs, and reupholstered two beloved (but faded and worn) orange chairs with a cheery new purple fabric. We also updated the barstools with powder coated charcoal paint and changed the fabric. We added new pieces to fit with their new design and desire to have a home where they could age in place.

Our clients were very happy that we were able to reuse their favorite furnishings and that we were able to help them come together around their differing design ideas.

This houseboat project was featured in The Seattle TimesPacific Magazine in March 2020.