Mix, Not Match

The home design trends for 2019 are a little bit hygge, and a little bit hipster vibe. Throw in some pattern on the floor, or add a shot of color into your monochromatic scheme, and you’ve got a look that is uniquely your own. It’s all in the mix.


Ekobo Food52

One of our favorite online food recipe resources is the folks at Food52, with a stellar collection of crowd-sourced recipes, great articles, food products, and cookbooks. Now they have launched a line of products uniquely designed for the kitchen and home, too, with a wide variety of clever and useful products. One item that caught our eye is the Ekobo recycled bamboo colander set that allows both draining and pouring so you can capture and reuse the water for other household tasks.



Here’s a little piece of serenity — or retro vibe, depending on your point of view. In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, KitchenAid has released the Misty Blue KitchenAid range. This commercial-style residential range is freestanding and matches their limited-edition KitchenAid Misty Blue Stand Mixer.



Wane Flitch

While the kitchen island has become command central for running the household, the dining table is the place where the memories are made. Outside the Box Woodworking in Gig Harbor and Wane + Flitch in Tacoma both offer custom, handcrafted, and personalized designs from locally reclaimed wood and sustainable hardwoods. Here’s a chance to create a different type of family heirloom — one that your children might actually want to keep!



Geometric kitchen backsplashes are fast becoming a way to infuse some color and pattern into the kitchen without overwhelming the space or ripping out all the cabinets. One of the best selections of ceramic geometrics around is the Pratt and Larson tiles available at Dwelling. These handmade tiles are also scaling new heights, as the tile is scaling all the way up to the ceiling. The best selection in the area can be found at the Bellevue location.



Williams Sonoma

Sometimes even a few fun kitchen utensils can brighten your cooktop and bring a smile. Which is why we love Williams Sonoma. Their expansive new store at University Village has gadgets galore, including exclusive seasonal patterns. A set of three is $27.95.




One of our favorite places to find on-trend lighting that won’t break the bank is West Elm. The Champignon Chandelier ($599) has both on-trend dark bronze and brass finish.



Feels like Vegas, baby. This large 29-inch Matte Black Chandelier Light ($2,469) from Visual Comfort takes a bold stance accented with brass undertones. The fixture finish also comes in a burnished silver, gild, and plaster white. Available through Crescent Lighting.



donna pendant

Prefer something with a little more mid-century, vintage Italian vibe? Take a look at the Donna Collection from Schoolhouse. This anodized gold, 17-inch dome-shaped, eco-friendly LED pendant fixture ($599) is assembled in their Portland factory. Also available in black and polished aluminum.



Vessel sinks are a great solution for adding a burst of artisan interest in to a small powder-room space. Dutchmasters in Blush Floral (from left, $1,132) by Ashley Woodson Bailey highlights lush flowers, while the Botanical Study (middle, $1,480) features intricate line work. Mille Fleurs (right, $1,480) with platinum and gold accents was inspired by old-world folk art. Available for order from the Kohler Signature Store in Bellevue, Water Concepts Kitchen + Bath in Tacoma, and other Kohler dealers in the area.



One Kings Lane

A sure way to create impact in any bathroom is to make a bold mirror choice. Websites like Wayfair, Joss + Main, and One Kings Lane offer a wide variety of choices to fit your personal style. Tip: Don’t search under ‘bathroom mirrors’ but rather ‘wall mirrors.’ It will open up your options and help you find a mirror that adds impact to any of your bathroom spaces. This rustic 32-inch-diameter mirror was designed exclusively for One Kings Lane ($595).



Brooklyn 31 Collection

Literally, an unusual twist on fixtures for the bath from the Brooklyn 31 Collection designed by Watermark. These modern lines capture the exposed hardware trend in bathrooms, and with their industrial twist inspired by the gate valves found in the mid-century apartments in Brooklyn. Available from Chown Hardware in Bellevue and Fife with a choice of 31 finishes.



Gardeners Supply

What’s a Northwest garden without some sort of vegetable planter bin or box? Forget the farmers troughs, as we’ve found the most beautiful eco-stained cedar planter boxes, like these 2-by-4-foot ($229) elevated bins from Gardener’s Supply; gardeners.com.



Beehive Hose Holder wisteria

One of the most attractive hose houses we’ve seen. This Beehive Hose Holder ($279) is at-the-ready with an easy-to-remove lid for watering. You can order directly from wisteria.com.



Yearning to bring some plants and foliage inside but lack the skills to keep an indoor plant from dying? How about this beautifully rendered removable wallpaper from Wild Habitat? Pictured here are the whimsical watercolorings of Herb Garden and Swarm. Prices vary. Available on their website at wildhabitat.shop.



Terra Fresca pots

We loved the graceful shape and baby-blue accent of these large garden pots we discovered at Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery. These beautiful blue and brown glazed pots, from the Terra Fresca collection of Alfresco Home, are part of a very large and varied selection of planting containers and pots available at Watson’s in Puyallup.



Watering Can

You could spend your spring scouring vintage shows and flea markets to try to find a good-looking galvanized watering can. Or, you could just order this 19-inch Three Hands water can ($64.99) from Home Depot and have it delivered.



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