Our custom residential services.
Reinventing Your Home, Inside & Out
From small remodels to the construction of new homes, single-family residences are somewhat of a signature around here. We love working with clients to bring their dreams to life. Old or new, traditional or contemporary, and everything in between — we’ve got the team for you.Learn more.
New Construction, Whole-House Transformations
Designing and building a custom home from the ground up can be both deeply personal and highly complex. Our integrated design teams — architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture — can help you navigate the process with ease to create a home and property you love from indoors to out.Learn more.
Reinvented Homes and Spaces
Our teams delight in home remodel projects of all shapes, sizes, and styles. Whether you’re adding on or remodeling in place, love a traditional look or prefer a sleek, modern feel — we relish the challenge of transforming a house that’s not quite right into a home you love.Learn more.
Finishes, Fixtures, Furnishings, Function, Flow
The finishing touches interior design adds to a project make it feel truly special and uniquely personal. From simply helping to select a few finishes, to engaging in comprehensive interior design services, our interiors team loves to collaborate with you to create beautiful, meaningful spaces you’ll be delighted to call home.Learn more.
Outdoor Living, Landscape Refreshes, Residential Estates
Our site design team cohesively blends indoor and outdoor living with beautiful, functional spaces lush and verdant with life. Whether you simply need a backyard refresh, or if you’re seeking comprehensive design services for your entire property, we love to design dynamic landscaped spaces.Learn more.
Our custom residential portfolio projects.
Bold Interiors Balancing Modern & Traditional
Judkins Park Jewelbox Victorian
Rescuing and revitalizing a damaged historic home with creative colors and a surprising blend of styles.
Classic Restoration Meets Modern Living
Mount Baker Historic Craftsman
This classic Craftsman home had great bones, but needed a remodel, restoration, and a refresh to take it into its next 100 years, adapted for a modern lifestyle.
Relaxing Creative Spaces in a Backyard Oasis
Backyard Artist Studio
After a transformative update to this urban backyard, the addition of a new yoga and artist studio shines in a flourishing backyard with organic siting, playful materials, and creative details.
Expanding a Kitchen for Everyday Entertaining
This updated kitchen and bar create a gathering space comfortable enough for everyday use, yet sophisticated enough for elegant dinner parties.
Gathering Spaces for Relaxation & Play
Sand Point Home Theater & Backyard Pavilion
An active family with a love of entertaining find new ways to enjoy old spaces in year-round comfort.
Our custom residential posts.
If you’re considering adding a fireplace to your home or restoring an existing fireplace, the options may seem overwhelming. There are many things to consider, like aesthetic goals, ambiance, and sustainability. Luckily, we've assembled this essential guide on fireplaces to help you decide what’s right for you.Read more.
Are you curious about updating your landmarked home, or your home within a historic district? What kinds of considerations do you need to keep in mind? Is there anything you can’t do? What about things you have to do? These questions might seem overwhelming, but don't worry! We’re here to help.Read more.
When it comes to updating historic homes, there are a lot of routes you can take. Many approaches to designing remodels and additions of historic homes seek to balance two concepts: compatibility and differentiation. Let’s explore what these concepts mean and how do they play out in design.Read more.
Do you have an older home and ever wondered whether it’s “historic?” There are a lot of phrases thrown around to describe different types of older homes, but what do they mean? And what does it mean if they apply to your home? Here, we dive into the world of historic homes!Read more.
You've heard about smart home technology, but what does it actually look like in action? Kim Olsson from Beemer Smart Home took us on a tour through the Laurelhurst Storybook Residence, which utilizes a number of smart home technologies to elevate key spaces and improve day-to-day life in the home.Read more.
Are you curious about smart home technology and how it can improve your daily life? We spoke with Kim Olsson of Beemer Smart Home to learn about the core benefits of smart home technology and how it can enhance and transform your household.Read more.
Our custom residential sustainability practices.
LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council
Our team includes many LEED-accredited professionals who possess comprehensive knowledge of contemporary sustainable practices across disciplines and sectors.
Living Building Challenge
We have multiple team members with experience on Living Building or other ILFI-certified projects, the most rigorous green building certification in the world.
Certified Passive House Consultant
Board & Vellum Managing Principal, Jeff Pelletier, was one of the first Certified Passive House Consultants in the state, and a growing number of our team members are also certified.
Our custom residential recognition stories.
Best Architectural Firms in Seattle
Board & Vellum is honored to be named as one of Home Builder Digest’s Best Architectural Firms in Seattle, Washington.
Fixr’s Top 100 Architects Influencing the Industry 2023
Jeff has been selected as one of Fixr’s Top 100 Architects Influencing the Industry, among other professionals seeking innovative solutions with an eye toward future needs.
2023 REX/T-REX Award for Interior/Exterior Remodel Excellence
Our Sand Point Home Theater & Backyard Pavilion project was honored with a 2023 REX/T-REX award for Residential Remodel Excellence for an Interior/Exterior Remodel.
2023 REX/T-REX Award for a Basement/Get Away Room
Our Sand Point Home Theater & Backyard Pavilion project was honored with a 2023 REX/T-REX award for Residential Remodel Excellence for a Basement/Get Away Room.
Best of Houzz 2022: Design
We enjoy the collaborative process of our work — with 80 five-star reviews on Houzz, we’re thrilled to see our clients and collaborators are happy, too. We are excited to be recognized for Design for the 9th year in a row.
Our custom residential team team members.
Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC®
Managing Principal, Founder
In 2011, Jeff founded Board & Vellum in his attic and has forged ahead with excitement ever since. Architecture aside, he is a huge advocate for traveling, and takes LEGO really seriously.
Sara Emhoff, AIA
Sara has extensive experience with the unique challenges of single-family residential projects, having honed her practice on homes across a wide spectrum of sizes, styles, and budgets.
Zack Thomas, PLA
Principal, Landscape & Site Design
Zack co-launched B&V’s ”Site Design Studio,” and is excited to take on landscape projects of all shapes, sizes, and scales. He loves to get out of the city on weekends and makes a point of traveling to another country each year.
Robin Quinn, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate
Director, Interior Design
Robin is delighted by the imaginative journey her interior design career has taken. In every project, she likes to celebrate the unexpected, especially the “ah-ha” moments where work and planning come together into a cohesive design.
Terry Phelan, AIA
Director, Sustainable Practice
Terry is passionate about educating the public and mentoring designers on the benefits of sustainable design. When she isn’t writing, teaching, or podcasting on the subject, Terry’s spending time in her garden!
Would you like to learn more?
We’re thrilled that you’re interested!
Board & Vellum is a young and vibrant firm built on the idea that an informed and engaged team leads to better design and happy clients. We wouldn’t be where we are today without passion and hard work, and those same two things keep us going strong today.
Bringing your project from “idea” to fruition is a little different at Board & Vellum. We give personal care to each of our projects, and you’ll be in the loop every step the way. The bonus: we are an integrated firm, so each project has access to plenty of great knowledge — and that leads to better design.
Considering a project? Or, just curious about something?
Send us your questions about design, architecture, interiors, landscape, LEGO rooms… Anything, really. We’re always eager to meet new people, and we’d love to get to know you, your project, and your goals.