It’s been far too long since I featured an interior by my friend Brian Paquette who happens to design some pretty dreamy spaces. Case in point: This serene Seattle Condo filled with warm woods and neutrals which, you all know by now, is my favorite winning combo.

warm neutrals in this seattle condo by brian paquette | coco kelley

I may have lost my mind for a second when I first saw this shot pop up on Brian’s instagram. I immediately hopped over to his site for more, because –  obviously – I needed MORE.

a calming living room in seattle condo by brian paquette | coco kelley

Please note the water view through those windows. Jealous!

calming seattle condo project by brian paquette | coco kelley

What impressed me the most about this interior was not just the design but the ability to make this simple condo feel elevated, warm, sophisticated and cohesive. Small spaces are tough. Layouts are harder, the palette needs to all work together, and spaces need to feel like the flow but also like they are their own moment. Dividers, like this wood piece that acts as a sofa table and dining console are essential.

details from a serene seattle condo by brian paquette | coco kelley

The details in texture and of course high quality custom pieces will always make a room feel more special. And never are they more essential than in a modern blank slate of a room.

calm modern neutral seattle dining room by brian paquette | coco kelley

The dining area is my favorite. I love the shape of those black chairs paired with that sculptural table and statement lighting. Those pieces alone are a statement. All together, they are stunning. Anchoring the space with a more traditional rug and antique gold mirror helps it feel balanced. Oh, and the curtains. Literally every condo client I have ever had, I try to convince to do these types of curtains. Dreamy, floaty sheers that cocoon you in and still let in the light.

Spaces like these make me seriously miss city living. Honestly, if you furnish it well, a small condo is all I really need. Especially with that view! The calm cohesiveness of this space really calls to me.

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