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  • Writer's pictureRobyn Niederegger Interiors

Queen Anne Contemporary Craftsman Remodel

This charming Queen Anne remodel we are sharing today is extra special because it happens to be my own home! A few years ago, my husband and I decided to embark on the process of stripping our existing Seattle home down to the studs, and re-building. The goal? More space, and an improved layout to optimize its livability. After a complete redesign, we were able to add an additional 1,000 square feet, create a more open floor plan, and maximize storage space for this city home.

Since we live in a historical neighborhood in Seattle, it was important to us to breathe new life and modern design elements into our storied home while still holding onto the historical Craftsman charm. While we are sharing photos of the home in phases, here is part one of our home tour. You'll get to see our kitchen, dining room, butler's pantry, and powder room.

Kitchen: We love the contrast of black and white cabinetry, but wanted to add some wood to the equation to warm things up and add a natural element. We decided to implement white upper cabinets, black lower cabinets, and a wood stained island. For the countertops, we selected a white quartz for the black cabinets, and a black quartz for the wood kitchen island. Add in a wood hood above the range, and we found our winning combination! Antique brass plumbing fixtures and hardware perfectly accessorize the space. For the kitchen backsplash, we used a beautiful white metallic 4 x 4 ceramic tile by Daltile to add dimension. We've been so happy with our new and improved kitchen; it has truly been the perfect space to entertain for our friends and family!

We love our white apron farmhouse sink and antique brass bridge faucet. The traditional elements add charm to our modern kitchen.

Butler's Pantry: The Butler's pantry is an extension of our kitchen, and is one of my favorite design features in the whole house. We took the back of the upper cabinets out, and installed glass front doors so you can see the stunning mosaic marble detailing from countertop all the way up to the ceiling.

Powder Room: From the beginning of the project, I knew I wanted to do a black powder room, because I love a dark and moody bathroom. It reminds me of a swanky restaurant ambience, and who doesn't love that?! My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I brought up the idea of black leather wallpaper with a black painted ceiling. Now? It's one of the most complimented spaces in our home.

The marble mosaic floor tile we chose in this room might be my favorite tile selection of the whole house. It really pops against the black wallpaper, giving it the attention it deserves. So don't be afraid to go bold in the powder room! It's often the smallest room in your home, so it's the easiest to change up if you get sick of it in the future.

Don't forget the details! Adding creative styling touches in a powder room is one of the best ways to enhance the ambience. Our Schonbek origami sconces create beautiful ambient lighting in the dark space, and our antique brass mirror and plumbing fixtures complement them so perfectly.

The white Carrara marble vanity top looks so effortlessly beautiful against the black wallpaper.

Dining Room: The dining room is an extension of our kitchen, and the challenge we faced was making it feel like its own separate space. We thought adding in a mural wallpaper on the back wall would help create definition and personality. After countless hours spent searching for the perfect choice, we came across the Waterfall mural wallpaper by Philip Jeffries and instantly fell in love. Furniture wise, we paired ivory chenille upholstered dining chairs with a dark wood trestle dining table. The crowing glory of the room is the modern icicle-like round chandelier that casts beautiful ambient lighting onto the idyllic space.

Overall, we're so happy with the outcome of our Queen Anne remodel. It's been such a rewarding project from start to finish, and getting to team up with my husband's construction company has been an incomparable experience! It's been such a pleasure getting to craft a home that is both aesthetically captivating and functional.

Photography: Sumaira Amber Photo
Design/Styling: Robyn Niederegger Interiors
Builder: Greater Seattle Construction
Florals: Loveleigh Blooms

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