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A not-too-big house with curb appeal was what Marisa Munoz was looking for when she came upon this one on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. The 1910 house, a transitional fusion of late-Victorian and Craftsman elements, had just about everything she wanted: steep gables and pretty windows; original mouldings, hardwood floors, and a romantic winding staircase. Well maintained, the house generally was in move-in condition . . . except for the kitchen.

This room proves that strong color, used well, becomes a neutral backdrop against which details sparkle. A tried-and-true magenta, Benjamin Moore’s Chinaberry is color #1351 in the Classics collection.
Christian J. Anderson

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designer Sheila Mayden
Interiors, Seattle, WA sheilamaydeninteriors.com

(kitchen)

paint
Chinaberry #1351 Benjamin Moore benjaminmoore.com
stove 36“ ‘Bussy’ in Matte Black, brass Lacanche lacanche.com

range hood Zephyr zephyronline.com

hardware unlacqueredfinish Water Street Brass waterstreetbrass.com
sinkShaws Original Lancaster single-bowl apron front fireclay sink Rohl rohlhome.com
faucet bridge faucet, polished nickel Perrin & Rowe perrinand
rowe.com through rohlhome.com
counters “carbon grey“ granite in a honed finish
chandeliers ‘Bagatelle’ 3-light, 11“ mini-pendant crystal
Schonbek schonbek.com

wallpaper re-creation of a woodblock-printed cloth ca. 1790: Braquenie ‘Choiseul’ inFrey pierrefrey.com
stained glass Unique Art Glass
uniqueartglass.com

(baths)
powder room paper ‘L’Arbre Indien’ Pierre Frey pierrefrey.com
guest bath tiles (floor hexes) Cepac cepactile.com ¢

(walls)
‘Tahiti Revival’ 3×6 Pratt & Larson prattandlarson.com

(shower)
Rose. BP303003 Pierre Frey pierrefrey.com

stained glass Unique Art Glass
uniqueartglass.com

(baths)
powder room paper ‘L’Arbre Indien’ Pierre Frey pierrefrey.com

guest bath tiles (floor hexes) Cepac cepactile.com

(walls) ‘Tahiti Revival’ 3×6 Pratt & Larson prattandlarson.com

(shower) ½“ x 6″ pencil liners glossyblack Precision H20 series

Daltile daltile.com

mirror ‘Wisteria’ Venetian Mirror venetianmirror.com
pedestal sink ‘Guinevere’Toto toto.com
faucets ‘Country Bath’ bridge faucet Rohl rohlhome.com

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