Get Ready for Serious High Style at DIFFA Bash

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Expect nothing but tip top tabletop design at GLAM: Tablescapes, a style-filled soiree hosted by the Seattle edition of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). The charitable bash takes place on Thursday, October 10 at Masins in Belleveue and brings together Seattle's best in design and fine dining who will pair up to present donated dinners (think eats from Aragona, The Georgian Room, Lucia and Monsoon East among others) elaborately staged as tablescapes. Whose tabletop designs are we prepping the Instagram for (hello, inspiration!)? Look for works from Deirdre Denckla and Tracy Reimers of Gracious House to Home, Timothy De Clue Design and Masins Fine Furnishings interior designers Rich Holliday, Christie Long and Sue Trudell. More ace interior experts, including Kelie Grosso of Maison Luxe and Susan Wheeler of Susan Wheeler Home, imparted their skills to create uber stylish wine buckets.

Guests get the chance to bid on the dinners and buckets amid cocktails, wine and bites. The best part? It's all for a great cause. GLAM: Tablescapes at Masins Fine Furnishings and Interior Design, Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Room of the Day: Soothing Comfort in a Lakeside Living Room

Room of the Day: Soothing Comfort in a Lakeside Living Room

A wood-burning fireplace, natural elements, mixed woods and inviting seating make this a relaxing spot after a day on the lake
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You won’t find a big-screen TV in this living room across the street from Lake Sammamish, near Seattle. That’s because after a day of boating or hiking on nearby trails, the homeowners, who live here year-round, long to stay unplugged reading, playing games, entertaining and snuggling up as a family.

To help strike the active-outdoor-meets-lazy-indoor vibe, designer Katie Cooper Scorse introduced natural elements, layered textures, mixed wood finishes and colors commonly found in the traditional Native American folk art of the Pacific Northwest.

Living Room at a Glance
What happens here: A young family of four, soon to be five, entertains guests, plays games, reads and snuggles by the warmth of the fire
Location: Lake Sammamish, Washington
Size: 352 square feet (32.7 square meters)
Designer: Katie Cooper Scorse of Cooper Studio Interiors

A large upholstered sectional sofa offers an inviting place for family members to hunker down and enjoy a roaring fire after a day on the lake.


Related: Incorporate a Mix of Natural Materials

Scorse kept the existing fireplace and mantel as-is since the homeowners loved the natural stone veneer, maple mantel and built-in bookcases. She styled the mantel with glass lanterns and a large round mirror to create visual balance with the large fireplace.

Mirror and Lounge II sectional sofa in Cement: Crate & Barrel; Mid Century task floor lamp and Industrial modular media console: West Elm

A Moroccan shag rug layers over wall-to-wall carpeting for more kid-friendliness underfoot. “It’s super comfy and perfect for little toes running around the room,” Cooper says.

Custom pillows are covered in African mud cloth, indigo batik and vintage Hmong tribal patterns that recall Pacific Northwest evergreens.

Fitz end table: Room & Board; Kelley coffee table: One Kings Lane; Moroccan shag rug and coffee table tray: West Elm