In the Closet of …

When fashion is your art, a closet is your studio—a creative space to have room to organize your colors, brands, accessories; a place to lay things out, mix and match, and create your statement for the day. When Travis Groome moved into his Clyde Hill home two years ago, the 1,100-square-foot (and growing) closet was a selling point. 

Tone + Texture

Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz…

Dream Home

Nestled deep in the trees just minutes from downtown Bellevue sits a gorgeous, sprawling Hampton shingle rambler with peekaboo views of sparkling Lake Washington.

Heal. Relax.

A beautiful road trip to Leavenworth, about two hours east of Bellevue, will lead you to the Posthotel, where guests are encouraged to relax in robes like they are in their own home, and where the only goal is to leave feeling rested and rejuvenated. Using old-world design techniques and timeless natural and raw finishes, the Posthotel is a calming space, surrounded by…


Although Corrie LaVelle Ebel has been passionate about art, design and style her entire life, she struggled with the idea of calling herself an artist.

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Coffee With A Cause

This is a story that begins—and ends—with coffee. Nine years ago, Bellden Cafe owners and husband-and-wife duo Claire and Eddy Sumadiwirya first met at a coffee shop in Bellevue. What started as a blind date led to hours of conversation and, among many topics, they discussed their mutual dream of someday owning a local cafe.

In the Home With…

Beautiful views and proximity to city centers of both Seattle and the Eastside makes the town of Yarrow Point one of Bellevue’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Nestled in by Lake Washington on all three sides, the Yarrow Point peninsula boasts charming homes amongst natural Pacific Northwest landscapes.  


The Studio opened its first set of doors 13 years ago in downtown Bellevue. Owner Cindy Linkon felt the community had an open window of opportunity for the arts and especially for fine art classes for young kids. Opening its second location at Crossroads, The Studio goes well beyond a typical art studio. 

Four Hot Activities to Try in 2018

Now that the gift-wrapping, holiday baking and Christmas festivities have come to an end, it’s time to look into the new beginning that comes with the new year.