Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

Welcome to Kylee’s Seattle Townhouse tour!

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

Hi friends! I’m back! And so soon, can you believe it?! I’m determined to share here more and also determined to get more done on my townhouse. Since I recently updated you on my living room and new sofa (you can catch up on that post here if you missed it) I thought I would show you around our townhouse so you can see how it looks these days, plus update you on any future decor plans I have.

I didn’t do much “styling” so you get to experience it as it really is–a work in progress! I’ll also try to share some behind the scenes videos and photos on my Instagram stories over the next couple days so you can get a better feel of the layout and things I didn’t show on this post!

My home is ever evolving, as I’m sure most are. We have such a mix of things that have been handed down to us, along with a few things we have purchased on our own over time. It’s always a bit of a challenge to mix the old with the new and work with the style of the home we have, but I kind of like how everything isn’t always cookie cutter.

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

Our entry is pretty much the same as the last time I shared it with you, minus a few coats and shoes now that my sister has moved out. My staircase gallery wall is mostly IKEA frames and I think it’s due for some updating. I plan to trade out a couple frames for some thinner/sleeker ones and finally get around to adding some photos of our new pup Leo, considering it’s currently full of photos of Bella. Poor Leo, classic second child problem I suppose ;)

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

I don’t think I showed you much of this corner where my bookshelf lives in my last post. I’ve had the shelf since I was in middle school (!) and it’s gone through many paint changes. It has become a bit wobbly over the years, so I will probably need a new one at some point. The shelves could use a little styling and we should declutter it a bit, but I never can seem to let go of books. You never know when you want to reference something or reread an old favorite. I may work for the company that makes Kindles, but I’m still an advocate for good old fashioned page-flipping!

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

Keeping it real, this is probably one of my least favorite corners. It’s an awkward angled wall that makes arranging the room very difficult. I just recently borrowed those cute-as-a-button chairs from my mom until I can figure out what exactly I want in this room. I randomly put them here (facing the sofa) but decided I like how it takes attention away from the fireplace and TV. Because, UGH–that shiny black fireplace coupled with a big, black TV is just a sad, dark abyss and not something I want to call attention to. I’m trying to figure out if there’s a creative way to cover the hole but STILL have the TV for when we want it…any ideas?

It kind of reminds me of my mom’s old fireplace. Isn’t her makeover beautiful? It’s inspiring me…

The gold shelf is an IKEA hack. It’s this shelf, spray painted gold with marble contact paper on the top and bottom shelf. It was quite an upgrade and very affordable!

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Just a reminder of what the other side of my living room looks like!

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

My kitchen is great and quite functional, but I’m not in love with the overall brown-ness or the shiny, black (impossible to keep clean) counters. I haven’t decided if we will change anything though because we know we don’t want to live here forever. What is here is great quality, so I’m not sure it’s worth the investment to change it. The last owners replaced the backsplash, which I’m happy about because it is a LOT better than what was there before!

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We don’t have any space for a dining table, so my husband Lance and I often end up eating on the sofa (I know, I know), but lately we have been making it a goal to eat at the island together more often. Eating at “the island” sounds almost like a romantic dinner destination, doesn’t it?

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

I took this photo right before Courtney moved, so here was my coffee cart before she took her Nespresso with her. It still looks pretty much the same today, minus her coffee maker. I’m not bitter about it. But I may have to get a new one because I’m missing my easy push-of-a-button morning coffee! PSA: you can get organic and recyclable coffee pods! I switch between these pods or these pods.

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Our master bedroom is currently in the middle of a transition. We recently upgraded to a king sized bed and mattress, which I can tell you more about in a future post (organic latex–we love it!). The bed takes up most of the room now, so we have very little room for nightstands. We need to be able to open the closet door on the left at least halfway, ha!

The navy nightstands (seen in this post) went to my sister’s, so we are using these little tables while we are waiting for our new nighstands to arrive. I just ordered them and they are the perfect size! There is also a new ceiling light just sitting in a box, waiting to be put up. We’ve never changed out a light fixture before, so any tips for not getting electrocuted are welcomed ;)

Once we get the nightstands, we will say goodbye to those lamps. I’m thinking a blue one would be nice bring the blue out in the rug or maybe a task light? Also, there’s a lot of gray going on, so I’m considering painting the walls, which sounds awful. Have I mentioned I hate painting? I do.

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Sigh, Leo is just too much. Our dogs rule the house. Thus, the king-sized bed!

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Sweet Bella, always looking for the coziest and safest hideaway.

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He loves staring at himself in the mirror and basking in the diffuser.

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

Our Seattle Townhouse Tour

A couple snapshots of our guest bathroom. That shower curtain is a recent find from Urban Outfitters. It looks like it’s sold out, but they do have some similar ones!

So, there you have it! Our little abode. I didn’t show the powder room (it still looks exactly as it did here). I also didn’t show the guest room or Courtney’s old room as they are both completely in transition since she moved out. I’ll update you on what we do with those spaces when there’s more to share, and show you more in my Instagram stories soon!

Until next time!

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Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

Hello! Long time no see, friends. In case you don’t remember me, I’m Melissa’s oldest daughter, Kylee. I know I have said it before, but I always have excellent intentions of popping in here more often to update you on my townhouse progress, but life happens and I get behind.

Probably the best and easiest way to keep up with me and the townhouse is on Instagram. As usual, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, so if you’re new around here or forgotten about my townhouse, you can catch up on my past posts here!

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

Today I am here to catch you up on the latest with my red leather couch saga (you can read the earlier part of that story here). The day has come (well, it came 7 months ago!) that I finally won over my husband and we GOT A NEW SOFA!!! I’ve left my “couches” behind. I have actually graduated to calling my new one a ~sofa~ (much more elegant sounding, no?). This room has definitely been a space that has been evolving over time and will probably continue to do so.

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

We had a friend who happened to need couches, so we made a deal with him that if he would help us get them out of the townhouse, then he could have them! He took the bait and we got them out the same we got them in, by removing the sliding door and dropping the couch down over the balcony. Yeah, not fun.

It was quite terrifying (and we had less help than we did when we moved them in) but risking life and limb to move them was worth it. The red ones are now happily living at his apartment where Lance can go visit them whenever he’d like! ;)

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

Sisal Rug / Sofa / Gold Lamp

I wish I could say that picking out a new sofa was easy. After so patiently living with the giant, red beasts for all those years, I was anxious to get something new. Believe it or not, Lance and I tend to have *very* different preferences when it comes to furniture. Shocking, I know! Hahaha. But I do believe in compromising on such things since we both have to live with them.

After many, many (too many) months of deliberating and even living without a sofa for awhile, we finally came to an agreement. We ended up with this pretty one, which I love! The compromise came into play with the color. I tend to be practical, so I probably would have chosen something a little darker. Our dogs basically rule the house and you may have heard, it rains sometimes in Seattle, meaning muddy paws are a thing.

Lance was surprisingly very, very, very set on getting a light colored sofa. But, like I said, I try to compromise :). Most of the time we throw a similar colored blanket over the cushions that can be washed. We’ve had the sofa for about 7 months now and there have actually been no real issues yet (quick–knock on wood!!).

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

We decided just to get the one sofa, even though we previously had two. We didn’t want two matching ones anymore and couldn’t decide on whether or not we should get a second one in a whole different style or just get a chair or two. We are still deciding, but in the meantime, we have borrowed a few chairs from my mom.

I have the HARDEST time picking out art. I’m very picky and usually I want them to have some sort of personal meaning. So after years of using wrapping paper as filler art in those frames above the sofa, I finally just decided to paint my own art!  Once I find something I love or if I get tired of these I can easily change them out and didn’t waste tons of money on something just to fill them.

You can shop my space with the arrows below!

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

I realized that I didn’t take great pics of my pups for this post! I know how much you all love the doodle pics, so I will leave you with a collage of Bella and Leo, enjoying the new sofa. Most of these are from my Instagram, where they frequently appear (especially in my stories!) so feel free to follow me there to keep up with their antics ;)

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating

Quick note: If you missed the chance to vote on our rug designs yesterday, we’d love your help to help make get our rugs into production! Only the top ten designs will get into production, so every vote counts. It’s SUPER easy to vote, you don’t even have to choose which rug to vote for. You can vote for all three of our designs via the links in this post. We had so much fun designing our rugs. Thank you so much for your help.

Until next time!

Townhouse Update: New Sofa + Living Room Decorating
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