This week’s edition of House Calls takes us to Seattle, Washington, where a circa-1907 bungalow in Ballard is home to chef Renee Erickson and her husband Danial Crookston.
The interiors’ all-white palette—to combat Seattle’s long hours of winter darkness—provides light and warmth, while Erickson’s collection of prized possessions, most notably platters from her travels, make the home her own. The result is a cheerful space to cook and entertain.
Taking inspiration from the bright and airy home, we sourced key products—or in a few cases, similar finds—from each room so you can bring the look into your own space.
In the living room, one of Erickson’s most prized possessions—a Curtis Steiner-painted chalkboard—takes center stage. A West Elm sofa and a MackenzieBryantCo pouf sit under a vintage faux bamboo chandelier.
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Ideal for mixing and matching with other pillows—or blankets—this 100 percent natural linen pillow is also available in a large range of colors and your choice of plush feather-down or lofty down alternative.
When they took a wall down in the kitchen, it not only gave them two more inches, which made Erickson’s butcher blocks fit perfectly, “it gave us great texture and more options for storage,” she says. The sunlit space is home to the chef’s collection of knives, stored on a magnetic knife block from Salty Metalworks (the pot rack above the stove is also from the local metalwork shop).
Illuminate your space with this charming matte white lamp, designed by Jieldé—a classic of French lighting design.
Keep your kitchen (and your beloved blades) looking sharp with this magnetic wall knife holder. The magnetic strip ensures your knives won’t budge, and in ash, it accommodates any context.
A staple in any kitchen, these natural dish towels are affordable, absorbent, and long-lasting—and their classic stripe calls to mind the utility of a restaurant.
In the dining room, a print from local restaurant Canlis and catering platters from Erickson’s collection hang beside a “very old Ikea table, painted and well worn.”
These super affordable, sheer curtain panels let in plenty of light while still providing some shade and privacy. Plus, they lend an airy look to any living space.
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Let this durable wooden dining table take center stage. The design features an extra leaf, making it possible to adjust the table size, seating four or six.
This porcelain serving bowl features round slim lines and an unglazed bottom surface—a subtle canvas for displaying a dinner dish or a stack of oranges. Also available in a range of neutral colors.
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