Friday, July 15, 2011

TED TUTTLE ~ DESIGN IN WASHINGTON

When interior designer Ted Tuttle found this house in Centralia, Washington, he knew that he was home.  The home was built in 1935 by Elizabeth Ayer, the first woman to graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in architecture.

The home was dated, and needed a new facelift to remove wallpaper, carpet, and the kitchen flooring.  The electrical, plumbing, and the bathrooms had to be redone.  The kitchen and laundry room were combined and redesigned, adding oak hardwood floors. The picket fence needed 60 pickets, and Tuttle found an old finial in the bushes and had it replicated.

Tuttle painted the entire home and furnished the home using an eclectic mix.  The designer owned much of the furniture, but bought quite a bit of new pieces, including pieces from Rose Tarlow, Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn, and Crate & Barrel.  ENJOY!


This is a vintage Baker dining room table.



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6 comments :

eclecticrevisited said...

what a fabulous house..love how it's all opened up and not dated in the least...white throughout completely unifies the home and the french chairs are superb...love the yellow damask...
have a great weekend,,
maureen

The enchanted home said...

Pretty love the dining table with the black chairs, elegant drama!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I was crazy for this house when I first read about it Teresa. So charming and I know Centralia well. Not far from family and in my home state of Washington. Tuttle has transformed that home into a bright, cheerful home perfect for the often dark N.W. days. His mix of pieces, hi & low is what makes his design aesthetic so fun. Have a wonderful weekend, I hope it'll be a good one Teresa.
Cheers x

Angela Duke said...

gorgeous!! and I lovvvve the leopard I spy!

under spanish moss said...

Teresa, We love the mixture of formal and informal pieces. The elegant chairs in the living area with the natural wood tables and the casual dining table and chairs with the beautiful chandelier is a great combination.
Have a great weekend! XO Angela and Renee

quintessence said...

What a lovely feature. I'm with Tina - just love the dining room - what a great mix!!

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