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Architecture, Interior Design, FF&E for Model Unit Staging

Lucille Apartments: Unit Design & Model Unit Staging

One of 106 residential units in the newly-developed apartment building, the Lucille on Roosevelt.

With commercial spaces and amenities below, floors two through six of the Lucille on Roosevelt apartments feature a diverse unit mix composed of studios, open one-bedrooms, one-bedrooms, one-bedroom-plus-dens, and two-bedroom apartments.

Though there is great variation in the floor plans, each unit is designed with the concept of the kitchen as the heart of the home. By integrating the cooking, dining, and living spaces, the design supports the daily activities and domestic social experiences of modern living that exist whether you live in a large or small space. The merged spaces are not only flexible, but they each feel and function as a larger room.

The design of the unit interiors is anchored around developing a modern look with softened touches to create a warm, bright, and airy feel. Shaker-style cabinets soften and complement modern lines. Meanwhile, the white walls, cabinets and light wood floors allow the abundant natural light to permeate deep into the apartment.

Staging the unit helps potential residents envision how they could furnish the apartment, and gives them a better sense of scale in the space. But rather than staging the unit with generic furnishings, the model is staged with furniture, art, and accessories that reflect the overall look and feel of the building as a whole.

With the model unit carrying the thread of the larger design story, the entire building tour — from lobby, to unit, to amenity spaces — tells the cohesive story of living at the Lucille.

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“Great Room” Concept for Apartment Living

Merging the living, cooking, and dining spaces into one larger room reflects and supports our modern lifestyle. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

“Great Room” Concept for Apartment Living

Merging the living, cooking, and dining spaces into one larger room reflects and supports our modern lifestyle. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

The living room space of an apartment unit in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Telling the Story of the Lucille

Rather than generic styling, the furniture and furnishings of the model unit are a continuation of the story of the building as a whole. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Telling the Story of the Lucille

Rather than generic styling, the furniture and furnishings of the model unit are a continuation of the story of the building as a whole. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

A dining area in a model unit at an apartment building, the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Canine Cameo

Among the building’s amenities are a rooftop dog run (featuring a mock fire hydrant) and a dog washing station. So, photo of a furry friend reminds dog-owning potential renters they are welcome. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Canine Cameo

Among the building’s amenities are a rooftop dog run (featuring a mock fire hydrant) and a dog washing station. So, photo of a furry friend reminds dog-owning potential renters they are welcome. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

A black leather chair with a wool blanket in the model unit at the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Down to the Details

Even accessories like a cozy wool blanket are part of the design story of a building growing with Pacific Northwest roots. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Down to the Details

Even accessories like a cozy wool blanket are part of the design story of a building growing with Pacific Northwest roots. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Interior design for the staging of a model unit in an apartment building, the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Pacific Northwest Wanderlust

“Camping” style mugs (just like ones found in the communal spaces) and coffee table books about the outdoors are supporting details of the underlying design story of the building as a whole. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Pacific Northwest Wanderlust

“Camping” style mugs (just like ones found in the communal spaces) and coffee table books about the outdoors are supporting details of the underlying design story of the building as a whole. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Interior design for the dining area staging of a model unit in an apartment building, the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Invisible Railings

Besides operable windows, each unit features an exterior door, even in units without occupiable exterior space. Instead, a transparent railing forms a tiny Juliette sill without blocking the view, so the door can be open to take in fresh air or a breeze. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Invisible Railings

Besides operable windows, each unit features an exterior door, even in units without occupiable exterior space. Instead, a transparent railing forms a tiny Juliette sill without blocking the view, so the door can be open to take in fresh air or a breeze. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

A blue couch in the living space of a model unit apartment in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Cohesively Staged Furnishings

Rather than leaving everything to a potential renter’s imagination, the bold blues and textural materials seen in the communal spaces continue in the model unit. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Cohesively Staged Furnishings

Rather than leaving everything to a potential renter’s imagination, the bold blues and textural materials seen in the communal spaces continue in the model unit. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

View of the living room towards the bedroom in a model unit apartment in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Creating Larger Spaces from Smaller Ones

Without a corner post at the pocketing partitions to the bedroom area, when open the individual spaces feel as part of a greater whole. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Creating Larger Spaces from Smaller Ones

Without a corner post at the pocketing partitions to the bedroom area, when open the individual spaces feel as part of a greater whole. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Looking down the hallway of an apartment unit at the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Deep Natural Light

Even from the interior-most end of the unit, gently reflective, light surfaces help natural light reach all the way into the space. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Deep Natural Light

Even from the interior-most end of the unit, gently reflective, light surfaces help natural light reach all the way into the space. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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A Wall of Windows

Each unit features as large of windows as possible, while balancing the aesthetics of the exterior of the building. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

A Wall of Windows

Each unit features as large of windows as possible, while balancing the aesthetics of the exterior of the building. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Interior design for the staging of a model unit in an apartment building, the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Built-In Bookshelves & Maximizing Storage

The window layout created the opportunity for a full-height, built-in bookshelf at the end of the run of kitchen cabinets. Rather than adding a soffit above, ducting is hidden in the upper cabinets, while still allowing for full-height storage with a shallow space for spices. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Built-In Bookshelves & Maximizing Storage

The window layout created the opportunity for a full-height, built-in bookshelf at the end of the run of kitchen cabinets. Rather than adding a soffit above, ducting is hidden in the upper cabinets, while still allowing for full-height storage with a shallow space for spices. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

View towards the bedroom with the sliding doors open in this open one bedroom apartment unit in the Lucille on Roosevelt.View towards the bedroom with the sliding doors closed in this open one bedroom apartment unit in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Pillows on the bed in this model unit apartment in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Wall-Mounted Sconces

Staging the model unit bedroom with wall-mounted sconces demonstrates for potential renters how well the option can work in a compact space, freeing up surface space on bedside tables. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Wall-Mounted Sconces

Staging the model unit bedroom with wall-mounted sconces demonstrates for potential renters how well the option can work in a compact space, freeing up surface space on bedside tables. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Peek into the closet in an apartment in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Minimalist Pocket Doors

Clean lines and features that don’t waste floor space, like pocket doors, help make the most of a compact space. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Minimalist Pocket Doors

Clean lines and features that don’t waste floor space, like pocket doors, help make the most of a compact space. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

A peek into the open one bedroom in a model unit in the Lucille on Roosevelt.
Translucent Partitions

To partition the space, floor-to-ceiling, translucent, corner pocket doors allow the bedroom to close off from the living and hall areas, while still allowing access to natural light. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Translucent Partitions

To partition the space, floor-to-ceiling, translucent, corner pocket doors allow the bedroom to close off from the living and hall areas, while still allowing access to natural light. Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

B&V Project Team
Monika ShrevesInterior Design, FF&E, Staging
Hayley Buckbee – Architecture, Unit Layouts

Notes & Credits
The team for this project is also part of the larger team behind the entire building. Explore the rest of the Lucille on Roosevelt, by the architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture studios at Board & Vellum.
Or, learn more about living at the Lucille on Roosevelt, from Hive Apartments.
The Lucille on Roosevelt was built by W.G. Clark.
Photography by Tina Witherspoon.

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