revival home & garden is known for marrying modern style with the glossy sophistication of hollywood regency design with their chic, yet reasonably priced furniture and accessories. leah steen is a co-owner and founder of the home decor boutique in seattle (psst – they’re moving soon so check out their 30% of sale), and is also the star of our latest sneak peek. the home she shares with her husband and two young daughters is a 1,300 square foot 1900-era cottage is seattle’s oldest neighborhood. leah has always had a passion for texiles and it’s fun to see all the creative ways she’s reimagined vintage and modern pieces in her home (and shop). don’t miss more images right here here. [thanks, leah!] -anne
[in leah’s words: My decor is a combination of lingering ’90s-era Ligne Roset leftovers, Hollywood glam, and Ikea. (She’s working hard to phase out most of the first and last categories!) Vintage pieces and family hand-me-downs are sprinkled throughout and are among her most-loved treasures. Between the kids and my two lively dogs, I learned the hard way about what is and isn’t durable, so solid linen upholstery has given way to ostrich-print vinyls and indoor-outdoor fabrics, which I secretly like better, anyway.]
Finally (thanks to a tidy little tax rebate) I am tackling some long-neglected projects: modern toile wallcovering and a custom banquette in the kitchen, giant painted chevrons in the entry and wide horizontal stripes in the bath, reupholstery of “new” vintage furnishings in the Living Room, and some much-needed love for her Master Bedroom. These days I am all about color and prints on all surfaces visible to the naked eye. (Watch out, doggies!)
Though I sometimes feels like the living embodiment of the expression about the cobbler’s kids going without shoes, I know that everyone’s home is a work in progress, and putting off all those interior projects has allowed me to build a successful business and focus on my two young kids. Stay tuned for some fabulous “after” photos in a few months!