Interior Designer Faith Sheridan Brightens Up a Seattle Penthouse

Visions of the Seattle gray and gloom inspired Faith Sheridan’s interior design clients to infuse color into their part-time residence. Sheridan’s first meeting with the couple was brief. The husband’s year-long honorary professorship at the University of Washington was starting soon, and her clients were on their way back to their main residence in Pennsylvania where the wife was heavily involved in philanthropic activities.

The couple purchased the 1,800-square-foot Madison Park Penthouse with a 900-square-foot roof deck to provide a comfortable home during the school year, and Sheridan was hired as their designer before the transaction was complete. Sheridan, being a tech-savvy and highly organized designer, managed the entire project long distance. The wife shared a few color selections she liked and Sheridan refined the color palate, created a sophisticated furniture plan, and selected fabrics for the space.

The clients did not have time to shop with Sheridan because of their travel schedule, so she sent a "party box" with ribbon-tied packages of furniture and fabric selections complete with an enticing description of each item. The clients took the package to their country home one weekend and quickly approved all purchases of Hickory Chair, Thomas O’Brien, Dedar, Osborne & Little, and Donghia products. They loved the experience and novelty of the presentation.

The overall project was started in October 2009, and the interior was mostly complete by January 2010 with one trip west by the clients to approve the paint colors. The roof deck was completed in July 2010. Beautiful interiors for busy people delivered both artfully and efficiently perfectly describes Sheridan’s virtual business approach that few designers have mastered. Visit to see more from this designer.

Gail Doby

Gail Doby is an author, international speaker, interior designer and small business consultant. She is co-founder and Chief Vision Officer of Design Success University, a global continuing education university for professional interior designers. As seen on CNBC, Reuter's, Luxe Magazine, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, K+BB, Interior Design Online, Decorati and Ava Living. ...(Read More)

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