Owner of Total Spaces Design, along with my husband Bruce. We are General Contractors with a specialty in kitchen and bath remodeling. I studied Interior Design at Parson's in New York and Bruce joined me one summer for classes at Parson's in Paris. We are both passionate for design and love the comfortable relaxed and ever so creative philosophy of French design.
We have always loved sharing our art filled home with friends from near and far and offering a relaxing refuge within the city. When we ended up with an empty nest it seemed a natural fit to share our spacious home with travelers like you. I was a business traveler years ago as a rep for several high end appliance lines, and would have loved a home atmosphere to kick back after a day on the road.
We love puttering in the kitchen and trying new recipes, so you might get to be a bonafide taster if you hang out with us. We love gardening but we also love our American Brittany dog Roc, so the garden can at times show signs of a dog.
I have listed languages we speak and although I am by no means fluent in any but English, we can stutter through and manage to communicate in French, Spanish and German.
Sharing Seattle's art and entertainment is always fun for us, so be sure to let us know what you might like to see, from Shakespeare in the Park, and free concerts at the Ballard Locks to Chihuly's Glass Garden, an entertaining night at Jazz Alley or how to get to one of the many sports events our city has to offer on the bus from our place.
We are very understanding hosts and know that you are in a new place and we are here to help you. Although not part of our regular routine when you visit, if you have just flown in from half way around the world and at midnight you are starving with few options to find a restaurant serving, we can most certainly find something in our kitchen to get you through the night, from soup and sandwiches, to goodies in the refrigerator to warm up for a light supper or midnight breakfast. We are always glad to help with direction and print out bus schedules or directions for you to take with you on your day of exploring. We have lots of recommendations of things to see and places to shop that may not be in your guide books, and are always happy to share with you.