Big City Digs: Sleek Contemporary Apartment

This sleek, contemporary apartment from Garret Werner shines with stainless steel accents, hardwood floors and recessed lighting. Broad windows ensure sweeping views of Puget Sound, while low furniture provides comfortable seating. 

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Photo By: Michael Walmsley Photography

Contemporary, Open Floor Plan Living Room

Low furniture pairs with large windows to make the most of the beautiful views beyond. The living room and family room are distinguished by a jewel box, pop-up ceiling. Stainless steel accents on the lighting valance provide a perceived separation of space while leaving an open floor plan.

Sleek, Contemporary Family Room With Views

The homeowners can relax and enjoy the sights of the ferries coming in and out of the Puget Sound from these contoured lounge chairs. Glossy brown hardwood floors ground the space.

Contemporary Galley-Style Kitchen

Back-lit fused glass provides a warm glow to contrast with the metal detail in contemporary kitchen. White cabinets are paired with black countertops, while a neutral stone backplash brings rustic texture to the space.

Custom Storage in Open Floor Plan Living Space

Storage was a priority for the homeowners, who are retired and frequently host grandchildren. Built-ins are used in almost every room, so that toys and games can be easily concealed behind the beautiful zebrawood millwork. The custom banquette set into the window is one of many throughout the home but this is the favored location for the the matriarch of the family to host her grandchildren.

Contemporary Home Office Doubles as Guest Suite

This multi-purpose room has clever tricks up its sleeve. The space functions as a home office most of the time, but when overnight guests are in town, a Murphy bed comes down between the bookcases. Built-in cabinets double as office storage and sleek nightstands. If the room needs more floor space, the desk also flips up to be flush with the zebrawood millwork.

Gallery-Inspired Hallway is Chic, Contemporary

Custom-dyed red leather flooring makes a striking statement in this all-white hallway. The sleek white walls make the perfect backdrop for displaying favorite pieces of art and little niches house contemporary sculptures.

Contemporary Art Gallery Hallway

The homeowners are avid art collectors and this niche in the millwork serves as the focal point of a gallery hallway designed to showcase larger pieces of their collection. Venetian plaster is used behind the sculpture to add a interesting velvety texture without distracting from the art.

Contemporary Master Bedroom is Restful, Inviting

The master bedroom is a showplace for custom furnishings. From the built-in banquette to the bedding, all the furniture and upholstery is custom designed for this room. Silver leaf on the pop-up ceiling adds a note of glam, while a long upholstered headboard grounds the bed and makes a dramatic statement. Automated shades are controlled by a Lutron panel built into the side of the nightstand.

Custom Stone Sink in Contemporary Bathroom

The master bathroom has a clear view of the Olympic Mountains. Both the bathtub and shower are positioned to enjoy the peaceful scenery of the Puget Sound. The custom stone sink features a hidden drain, and stone-faced drawers below sink have an integrated towel bar.