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I leave you this week with Seattle based interior designer Ted Tuttle’s Palm Springs retreat…built in 1953, the 1,500 square foot single level house is on a corner lot with a large yard and windows opening to the mountains…happy with the rooms’ proportions, the designer chose to leave the structure intact…he did, however, re-imagine the palette and finishes to unite the various spaces and establish an overall tone…”unpretentious, homey and warm pine was his solution and Tuttle employed it for the floors, walls of the living room and den, and the ceilings of the main rooms-all whitewashed in a hue that compliments the other walls’ cream color…additional unifiers included a legion of light Roman shades for windows and several doors, millwork painted uniformly in a high gloss white and textiles that kept to the creams and light browns, while varying in texture.”

“It is the shared architectural elements and materials that create a harmonious whole, making the individual pieces more interesting, beautiful, and provocative. Here, context is king.”

photos from Ted Tuttle, Palm Springs Life and Robb Report

quotes from The Robb Report Collection, January 2008, by Andrew Myers

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Today’s post features a Palm Springs home conceived by Seattle based interior designer Ted Tuttle…his clients, a Seattle couple who were searching for a respite from their modern city life…although new construction, this home exudes a timeless elegance…from the mix of antiques to the reclaimed wood floors, this warm weather retreat embraces all that the couple hoped for in a second home…the open layout of the living room and dining room encourages conversation and is a perfect space for entertaining…the chocolate velvet daybed, a favorite of the homeowners and guests, divides the space with function and style…a lovely place to take in the view or perhaps enjoy a cocktail…the warm glow of candlelight, soft wash of light on the art and effortless neutral palette creates such an intimate ambiance…what a wonderful contrast to the rainy weather of Seattle! Enjoy!

p.s. – I’m head over heels for the guest room pictured above…from the gilt framed mirrors and art to the crisp white bedding, it is perfection!

photos from Ted Tuttle and Palm Springs Life

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Today’s post features designer Ted Tuttle‘s home in Centralia Washington…I just recently discovered his work in my July/August issue of Elle Decor and was pleased to uncover additional photos of his home on his website…built in 1935 by Elizabeth Ayer, the first woman architect to graduate from the architecture program at the University of Washington, this historic home has been thoughtfully renovated to preserve the charm and character of the original architecture but with updated interiors that speak to Tuttle’s love of clean, pared down spaces…by painting all the walls and trim Benjamin Moore’s Super White and whitewashing the existing red oak floors, he has created a soothing cocoon for his eclectic mix of furnishings and art…from a Mies van der Rohe daybed to wood stumps from Pottery Barn, he is a master of the high-low mix…enjoy!!!

photos from Ted Tuttle

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