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Interior Design for Multifamily Amenities

The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh

Refreshing the interior and exterior amenity spaces of a Seattle apartment complex.

After a transformative refresh of the units in this Queen Anne apartment complex, we tackled an update to the amenity spaces, as well, so everything feels cohesive and current.

From the club room to the lobby and leasing lounge, to the fitness center, and up to the rooftop deck, the spaces now exude the modern feminine feel the apartment management company sought for the repositioning of the complex. We also embellished the main entry to the leasing office with a covered stairway and porch.

The goal was to make a big impact on a careful budget, catering to their target resident: professional women in Eastlake’s tech industry. The style trends “modern glam” with brass finishes and plenty of indoor plants. With a dash of contemporary “Southern Charm,” the spaces feel perky and lively, but with a gentle, formal gloss. Natural woods, earth tones, pops of teal, and the lush greenery of lots of large, (real!) plants are key elements in the materials and finish palette.

On the roof, the clients wanted to activate the area as an outdoor lounge that would be used by residents year-round. With Seattle’s weather, that called for creating a close link between the interior and exterior spaces. So, we moved the kitchen adjacent to the club room and designed a large, custom, operable awning window between the kitchen and deck. When it flips up and open, drinks and events flow out onto the rooftop, rain or shine.

The Eden Apartments Amenities Refresh – Board & Vellum – Multi-Family Interiors
A Fresh New Look

The Eden’s overhauled interiors reflect the modern feminine feel targeted for the apartment complex’s refresh. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

A Fresh New Look

The Eden’s overhauled interiors reflect the modern feminine feel targeted for the apartment complex’s refresh. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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A Stylish Welcome

Bold geometric tile paired with light wood flooring creates a calm yet vibrant feel. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

A Stylish Welcome

Bold geometric tile paired with light wood flooring creates a calm yet vibrant feel. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Plants Galore

In a context where fake plants are often ubiquitous, The Eden features only living plants, a subtle but special touch. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Plants Galore

In a context where fake plants are often ubiquitous, The Eden features only living plants, a subtle but special touch. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Gallery Wall

Air plants in brass fixtures bring live plants even to the walls, with curated art and graphic pieces carrying on the “green and gold” materials palette. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Gallery Wall

Air plants in brass fixtures bring live plants even to the walls, with curated art and graphic pieces carrying on the “green and gold” materials palette. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Mix & Match

Modern furniture paired with light fixtures rich with retro texture creates a quirky, approachable space. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Mix & Match

Modern furniture paired with light fixtures rich with retro texture creates a quirky, approachable space. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Unexpected Playful Details

Numbered stair risers push the graphic aesthetic of the tile below even further. Plus, we challenge you to walk up those stairs without counting in your head. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Unexpected Playful Details

Numbered stair risers push the graphic aesthetic of the tile below even further. Plus, we challenge you to walk up those stairs without counting in your head. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Pairing Quirky with Formal

The formality of The Eden’s signage, with a traditional serif typeface and brushed brass finish, balances the quirky details of the stairs. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Pairing Quirky with Formal

The formality of The Eden’s signage, with a traditional serif typeface and brushed brass finish, balances the quirky details of the stairs. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Celebrating the Natural

From floor to ceiling, earth tones and wood accents allow the natural beauty of the live plants to shine. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Celebrating the Natural

From floor to ceiling, earth tones and wood accents allow the natural beauty of the live plants to shine. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Rooftop Lounge

The common area lounge opens to the shared rooftop deck and is full of vibrant color and welcoming seating options. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Rooftop Lounge

The common area lounge opens to the shared rooftop deck and is full of vibrant color and welcoming seating options. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Club Room Kitchen

The communal kitchen allows easy access to the rooftop deck, making it a snap to let drinks and events flow out onto the rooftop, rain or shine. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Club Room Kitchen

The communal kitchen allows easy access to the rooftop deck, making it a snap to let drinks and events flow out onto the rooftop, rain or shine. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Dramatic Accent Wall

Though it’s actually wallpaper, the ”just rolled up this paint“ look of it is a casual counterpoint to the more buttoned-up details of the lounge space. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Dramatic Accent Wall

Though it’s actually wallpaper, the ”just rolled up this paint“ look of it is a casual counterpoint to the more buttoned-up details of the lounge space. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

The Eden Apartments Amenities Refresh – Board & Vellum – Multi-Family Interiors
Fitness Room Storage

A transition zone with open cubbies with bench seating helps smooth the transition from between worklife and workout.The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Fitness Room Storage

A transition zone with open cubbies with bench seating helps smooth the transition from between worklife and workout.The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Dedicated Space for Varied Fitness Routines

The Eden’s ultra-convenient fitness amenity is more than a room packed tight with treadmills and stair steppers — there is dedicated open space for residents who incorporate yoga, pilates, or other mat programs into their workouts. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Dedicated Space for Varied Fitness Routines

The Eden’s ultra-convenient fitness amenity is more than a room packed tight with treadmills and stair steppers — there is dedicated open space for residents who incorporate yoga, pilates, or other mat programs into their workouts. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

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Stylized Details

Brushed brass finishes paired with bright teal casework recall a retro vibe that is very much on-trend. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Stylized Details

Brushed brass finishes paired with bright teal casework recall a retro vibe that is very much on-trend. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

The Eden Apartments Amenities Refresh – Board & Vellum – Multi-Family Interiors
Natural Plantings

Real plants accessorize the common spaces, imbuing them with a homey touch. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Natural Plantings

Real plants accessorize the common spaces, imbuing them with a homey touch. The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh | Photo by Tina Witherspoon.

Recognition
This project was honored by the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association with an Emerald Award for Renovated Community of the Year in 2019.

Notes & Credits
Curious about the individual apartments at The Eden? Check out the sister portfolio project, The Eden Interiors.
Photography by Tina Witherspoon.

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