Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture SaleCoffee Table – Indoor Furniture Blowout Sale

This post is sponsored by World Market.

Hello there! Kylee here! It’s been awhile since I stopped by to chat about my Seattle townhouse, so I thought I’d say hi and let you know I’m still here. :)

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

We bought our townhouse four years ago now. While we still really like living here, we’re always open to change. In fact, there are quite a few potential changes and updates around here that I’ve been wanting to tell you about!

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What hasn’t changed:

While I feel like I’m always tweaking things around my home, one thing I can say that hasn’t changed in the entire time we’ve lived here is this trusty coffee table. My mom bought it at World Market 5 years ago and she gave it to me when we moved in. When you’re just starting out (and anytime, really!) it’s great to find a few pieces you like that you know will last for years, but that don’t cost a fortune!

This coffee table is actually on a crazy good sale right now during their big Indoor Furniture Blowout, so you can get it for just $111.99. I KNOW! That is an insanely awesome price (and I found a LOT of other things I like on sale that are just as amazing, too).

I love that World Market offers such a big bang for your design buck in price, function, style and quality.

You can see some of my favorites from the indoor furniture sale here. I have several items in my cart right now!

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

The coffee table is still in such great shape after all these years, too. It’s super solid and wears well, so you’d never know we use it all the time for many of our meals (since we don’t have a dining table!).

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture SaleCoffee Table

What is always changing:

One thing that seems to change quite often in our living room is the wall behind my sofa. I feel like my biggest home decor struggle is always art. I’m pretty picky and about it, so up until this point I have put temporary things in my frames like wrapping paper or pieces I painted myself.

Recently, I decided to switch it up and turn this wall into a gallery with some art I have been collecting. What you see here is still in progress–I’m not quite happy with it just yet so stay tuned because it’s probably going to change again. ;) Do you have walls like that? One of these days I hope I’ll get it just right and it can stay that way. But then again, change is fun, isn’t it?

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What I’m thinking of changing:

One big project that I’m seriously considering is a kitchen makeover. I’ve actually been thinking about it FOREVER, ever since we moved in. Our kitchen is very dark, so I’d love to lighten it up. A kitchen remodel obviously won’t be quite as easy (or affordable) as changing out a gallery wall or rearranging furniture, so there’s a lot to consider. I’ll write another post sometime soon to share the makeover ideas I’m mulling over for the kitchen. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it (you guys always have the best ideas!), so stay tuned.

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What big change could be on the horizon:

We’d eventually love to buy a house, we’d love to have a bit more space and a bigger yard. That’s my long term dream. But with Seattle being as crazy expensive as it is with so few houses for sale, finding one we’d like (and could get) seems like an expensive and daunting process.

In light of that, sometimes we think about staying here in this townhouse for another five years. If we stay, I’d definitely want to make this townhouse more of what we want it to be while we live here. Townhouses sell at premium prices here, so thankfully resale value isn’t a huge concern to us. Even if the market went down in the next few years, we’d be OK with the types of updates I’d want to make.

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What changes I’ll be sharing with you soon:

Loving where we live has been the key motivation in any change we’ve made so far, and those we will make going forward. I’ll be back soon to update you on some master bedroom changes I made recently, as well as to share my upcoming office makeover and my kitchen makeover inspiration and ideas.

Meanwhile, you can find me on Instagram here!

What do you seem to change the most at your house? Or what would you WANT to change if you could? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

Click here for all of my favorite finds from the Indoor Furniture Blowout Sale (and scroll through some of them below!)

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak PeekThis deck project is in partnership with Trex and Lowe’s

Our backyard was a big selling point for us in buying our home three years ago, so we were so thrilled to finally be creating an inviting deck where we could gather with friends and family to really enjoy it! If you aren’t familiar with Trex, it’s a beautiful composite decking that (unlike wood) won’t crack, stain, or splinter. It’s also low maintenance, which was a huge deal for me. I prefer to enjoy my home and yard, not be slave to the maintenance of it.

Even as you begin to design the features of a new deck, start to visualize it in your head, and even see the dimensions all drawn out on paper, until you’re actually seeing it in person you may not realize what tremendous difference an improvement like this will make! A new deck becomes like an additional room, so it’s a great way to expand your livable space. It’s an investment that adds value to your home, but it also improves how you live in your home which is always a win for me with any project.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek
We started with an old cracked concrete patio. Not the worst situation in the world, of course, but definitely not the most inspiring. It was ready for a refresh.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

A really cool thing about our project is that we were able to leave the entire existing patio in place. I’m all about simplification in every way possible, so it was wonderful that the deck framing was able to be constructed right over it!

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Since my husband and I are definitely not skilled DIY’ers when it comes to construction, it was wonderful to be able to have a Lowe’s PSE (Project Specialist Exterior) build the deck.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

One of the things I usually dread about home improvement projects is the whole process of looking for quality contractors you can trust to take your vision and make it a reality. Being able to line up a qualified, skilled and experienced contractor for our deck through a Lowe’s was a HUGE plus for us! I highly recommend taking a look at (and benefitting from!) the Lowe’s scheduler service for your projects. It’s definitely worth it.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Our deck was built in the winter (thus the missing leaves on our Japanese Maple tree!). Every day I’d look out to see the progress (and of course dream about when it would be filled with furniture and flowers!).

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Our Trex deck color is called Saddle, which was an in stock option at Lowe’s. There are so many colors you can choose from! Even if you think you have an idea of what color you want before you begin, I still recommend you bring samples home first so you can see how natural surroundings impact your decision.

We found that the wood hue created a cozy, inviting, organic feel that really complemented our natural “Northwest” surroundings, too. When you consider your home’s location in the country, and even style features found in the neighborhood homes, you have the opportunity to bring together elements that will create a harmonious mood.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

We were especially excited about having black railings installed around our deck. While our deck isn’t high off the ground, we wanted to utilize railings to give the space a cozier feeling. I find railings bordering a deck establishes a backdrop that can make furniture placement easier, too.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Trex offers so many styles of railings and color combinations! Our railings are called Trex Enhance in Charcoal Black. I love the classic style. The black of course makes a nice statement and contrast with a white house, yet it allows the natural greenery around the yard to stay in focus.

The added architectural detail as well as the diagonal layout of our railings make the deck design feel so special.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Another detail I absolutely LOVE is the layout of the diagonal deck boards and the border around the perimeter, it makes it feel so custom and unique. I love how a diagonal design element creates a pleasing sense of movement for your eye.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek
Creating that movement and design interest is also the reason why we decided to lay our tile in a diagonal herringbone pattern in our kitchen!

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

As soon as the deck was complete the whole backyard felt like a new place! The railings and deck established such a wonderful outdoor gathering space, but I’ve also noticed that somehow the new deck made the yard feel like an even more inviting destination, too.

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

We are setting up the deck right now, so I cannot wait to show you the finished and furnished reveal (Lowe’s has some really great furnishings and decor pieces for your outdoor spaces. If you missed the look we’re going for, you can see our vision board and find sources for some the furniture we’ll have on the deck here).

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek

Oh, and in case you’re wondering what the dogs think of this change, Jack was quite obsessed with the deck from the first day he could walk on it. If I can get a video of him on the deck, you’ll laugh! He loves taking a running leap off from the deck to the grass. He clearly thinks we designed this as his own personal playground. (Notice Lily way off in the yard, always sitting somewhere outside enjoying the sea breeze in her fur! She’s waiting for the furniture to be set up, she’s all about the comfort.).

Stay tuned for the big reveal, friends! I can’t wait to invite you over for our first virtual gathering on the deck right here on the blog.

Leave me a comment below to tell me what you’re bringing to the (virtual) deck reveal party at my house! I’ll give away a copy of my book Simple Gatherings to five commenters at random, or to whoever is offering to bring the tastiest dishes. ;-)

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Learn how to begin planning your own Trex deck and schedule Lowe’s Installation service here!
Decking and railing in this project was provided by Trex
Installation and furnishings provided by Lowe’s

Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek
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