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Maggie's Seattle apartment

Maggie (of the blog Maggie Rose) wrote us wanting to share her home with our readers. What makes her submission extra special is that she just did what I really wish I had the balls to do. She is leaving her day job in order to pursue what she is really passionate about - interior design. Here's the scoop from Maggie:
My boyfriend, kitty and I live in a 1907 house turned into apartments and live in the upstairs two-bedroom unit. We've been renting this place for about a year and a half. It's located in the beautiful Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, just north of downtown. Many of the pieces in our home are hand-me-downs and budget finds, but I've brought natural elements into each of the spaces along with pretty textiles and some old-fashioned DIY to make it feel like our home. So if you live in the Seattle area and need some decorating help, give talented Maggie a shout!

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Reader Comments (23)

pretty little apartment...love the vignette with the black and white abstract and gourd lamp...

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commentereclectic revisited

Beautiful light in the living room! I love the purple office.

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchantal

way to go, maggie. good luck!
i like the clean look of your design.

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkate

very pretty apartment..clean, uncluttered and lovely..those ladder bookshelves are superb!! thanks for sharing, kim..xx meenal

So appropriate that Maggie has the mantra "Live What You Love" above her desk! It'd be easy to be inspired in an apartment like this- so fresh and pretty!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I want this apartment. It is so feminine, but still very sleek, clean, simple, and fresh. It is a great design, and a beautiful color scheme. I love the warm chocolate colors!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwww.StarHughes.com

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments! So excited to be on Desire to Inspire today, as it was the first design blog I ever read, probably almost four years ago now. Thank you, Kim for posting!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Oh, how i love the coffee table in that first pic! And those lamps in the bedroom. Per-fec-tion. Maggie how/where did you find them?

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Gorgeous! Love the bar cart and the Expedit window seat!

Good luck Maggie!

If you could reveal the source of the living room rug, that would be great! I like your place a lot: nice vignettes, good balance of color and texture. Well done!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

That's great that she quit her job to focus on design!

Go Maggie!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Love it!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilla

Love everything about this apartment.. the window seat, the colors, the style.. great post!

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdesigns de lis

Sam, I found the lamps at TJMaxx (great price!).

Brad, the rug is jute, by Surya and called the "Continental Rug". It can be found here: http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/surya-continental/bleach/158COT1930-203.html Hope that helps!


29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Very sleek, yet still homey and 'lived in'. Love the soothing neutrals in the bedroom.

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheAL

A feminine touch is so obvious in these apartment. I really like how you took the photo of your apartment.

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbert

love it, especially the colours - so mine! <3 thx for sharing. :)

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenternicolehh

Where, oh where, did you get the amazing window seat / record storage?? Love it.

30 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Michael - it's Ikea + diy. Expedit shelf turned sideways, and here's a post about diying the cushion: http://www.maggieroseonline.com/2011/02/25/how-much-is-that-kitty-in-the-window/ Hope that helps! Maggie

30 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

I would really love to know where you got the ladder-esque bookshelves. I've been searching for the right shelves for my room. thanks!

30 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEve

These photographs of Maggie's apartment are so gorgeous! As is, of course, her apartment! So proud of her shedding her shackles!

1 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChelie

Eve, I got those at Target about four years ago (online) so I'm not sure if they still have them. Crate and Barrel has a similar design! Hope that helps! Maggie

2 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

I enjoyed spotting all the IKEA pieces. They really are great when you're working on a budget (which I definitely am), especially if you work some DIY magic to make them your own, which you've clearly done! I recently got myself an IKEA Poang chair and I've draped a sheepskin over mine much like yours! :)

3 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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