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Our interior design services.

Commercial, Residential, FF&E

Interior Design

Board & Vellum has a great interior design team that can assist you with the selection of finishes, fixtures, and furniture to tie your space together. Whether it’s a quick consult or full services, we love helping you create a space that you’ll absolutely love.

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Our interior design portfolio projects.

Two bar stools at the counter in this Petite Condo Kitchen, by Board & Vellum.
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A Small, Highly-Functional Kitchen

Petite ADU Kitchen

With an integrated kitchen cabinet system from Henrybuilt, this kitchen has not only clean lines, but is highly functional, even for an avid home chef.

A Retreat for World Travelers – Board & Vellum – Interior Design, Finishes & Furnishings
Furnishings & Storage Solutions

A Retreat for World Travelers

Finishes, furnishings, and a lot of new storage for a modern condo showcasing the souvenirs of this family’s travel adventures.

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home – Board & Vellum
Kitchen Remodel & Addition

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home

The minimalist details of this kitchen remodel and addition complement the detailing of this traditional home — a modern box inserted into a Craftsman home.

Sigma Kappa Mu Interiors – Board & Vellum
Furnishings for a Sorority House

Sigma Kappa Mu Sorority Interiors

A modern refresh (with a hint of glam) for the formal living and dining rooms of a historic Tudor sorority house at the University of Washington.

WG Clark Office Lobby Interiors
Commercial Office Interiors

W.G. Clark Lobby

Inside a midcentury modern building with landmark status, this Pacific Northwest Modern commercial lobby is flush with natural materials and carefully-crafted details.

The Eden Apartments Amenities Refresh – Board & Vellum – Multi-Family Interiors
Interior Design for Multifamily Amenities

The Eden Apartments: Amenity Refresh

Flush with soft, green plants, and earthy-yet-crisp materials, this refreshed apartment complex now feels current, charming, and like somewhere you can relax with your friends after a long day at work.

Our interior design posts.

Ask an Architect, Custom Residential, Interior Design

Do I Have Space for a Kitchen Island? (And Other Kitchen Island Questions)

Contrary to what you might read elsewhere, you can actually fit a kitchen island into a tighter space — you just have to design for it. Here are the details to keep in mind, as well as questions you’ll need to answer whether or not you have a small space to work with.

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Interior Design

To Buy, or Not to Buy, Knock-Off Furniture

Not everyone can afford to buy a house full of designer furniture. So, do you turn to knock-off pieces instead? (No. Or, not 100% no.) Here’s our philosophy for stretching your furniture budget, planning for longterm, and, all the while, still having somewhere to sit down at the end of the day.

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Interior Design, Retail

How to Design a Sense of “Home” into your Retail Space

Evoking a sense of “home” in a retail space can be a key factor in getting your customers to not only linger long enough to make a purchase, but to keep them coming back. But creating this type of experience takes more nuance than simply adding a couch — here’s what to consider when planning your space.

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Commercial Office, Interior Design, Retail

How Biophillic Design Can Help Your Commercial Space

As humans, we love nature, and studies show that access to nature or natural elements is actually beneficial to our health. As a design theory, this is called biophilic design. Here are a few reasons why it’s worth it to incorporate nature into the design of your commercial spaces.

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Interior Design, Multifamily Residential, Retail

Creative Cost-Saving Tips for Your Commercial Space

Often, design budgets for commercial tenant improvements can be tight. But giving your space that little something extra to excite your clientele is super helpful for bringing in business, and getting your customers to linger. Here are a few creative tips for stretching that dollar further in your commercial space.

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Interior Design

Our (Current) Favorite Kitchen Details

This time around on our “B&V Designer Spotlight” series, we asked our interior design team to share their (current) favorite details for kitchens. So, from lighting to cabinets, with a bit about ideas for materials and finishes, read on to learn what’s exciting the team these days.

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Our interior design recognition stories.

BUILD Sustainable Building Awards: Board & Vellum honored as

BUILD Sustainable Building Awards 2019

We’re honored that BUILD magazine has named us the "Architecture & Interior Design Firm of the Year" in Washington state in their Sustainable Building Awards, 2019.

Best of Houzz 2019: Design & Service – Board & Vellum

Best of Houzz 2019: Design & Service

At six years, we’ve officially reached more than half a decade winning Best of Houzz badges! Many, many thanks to all our fantastic clients, collaborators, and fans out there — we appreciate your support.

Dwell Best of Design 2018 Awards – Backyard Reading Retreat – Board & Vellum

Dwell Best of Design 2018 Awards Nominee

We are excited to see the Backyard Reading Retreat nominated by Dwell as one of the “most inspiring projects featured on Dwell this year,” in the category of “Small Spaces” with five other nominees.

Emerald Award for Renovated Community of the Year 2019

Emerald Award for Renovated Community of the Year 2019

We are excited to hear: The Eden Apartments — the renovation of which our interiors and landscape studios designed — won a 2019 Emerald Award for “Renovated Community of the Year” from the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association.

Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry 2019 – Board & Vellum

Fixr’s Top 200 Experts in the Construction Industry 2019

How do you know who to listen to in a world flooded with content? Fixr is trying to help with their annual list of Top Experts in the Construction Industry, and Jeff Pelletier has made the cut for the last three years.

Best of Houzz 2018 – Board & Vellum

Best of Houzz 2018: Design & Service

Best of Houzz 2018: For the fifth year in a row, Board & Vellum has earned “Best of Houzz” awards for both categories: Design and Service. We are so excited; thank you, everyone, for your continued support!

Our interior design team team members.

Jeff Pelletier – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Jeff Pelletier, AIA, CPHC

Principal | Architect

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.

Charles Fadem – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Charles Fadem

Associate | Interior Design

Charles has a passion for interiors, and especially for creating Third Places. When he leaves for the day, you’ll find him ogling classic cars, working on his Mustang, or writing fiction, probably in a Third Place.

Danie Leatherman, Interior Design at Board & Vellum

Danie Leatherman

Associate | Interior Design

Danie’s foundation comes from years in the residential, commercial, and hospitality interiors industry. Outside of the office, you can find her exploring outdoors, tending to a variety of houseplants, and enjoying live music.

Hyrel Mathias – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Hyrel Mathias

Associate | Interior Design

Hyrel has nearly a decade of experience in high-end residential interior design. When out of the office, she loves traveling, cooking for friends, and taking her dog Mowgli swimming.

Marissa Lada – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Marissa Lada

Associate | Interior Design | Feng Shui Consultant

Marissa is championing a B&V effort to ensure we specify sustainably responsible finishes and fixtures wherever possible. She is also a crystal and gem nerd, and a regular contributor to the B&V blog.

Monika Shreves – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum Team

Monika Shreves

Associate | Interior Design

Monika is an interior designer who also loves to dabble on the exterior of buildings. She’s a dog lover (borrowing them until she gets her own), a DIY’er, and the B&V Champion of Materials & Finishes.

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Our Story

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.

Our Process

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, third places, 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.

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