The Clay project is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and consists of 76 micro-units.  Located on the site of the old Redwood Bar, the interior design references some of the vintage nostalgia of the bar with its wood paneling throughout, though updated for a modern look.  A long and narrow amenity room on the third level is inspired by airstream trailers, seen in the built-in banquettes and window treatments.

Client Name

Blueprint Capital


Seattle, WA


Interior Design

Program Overview

7 Stories
7,676 SF Site
36,122 GSF
24,092 SF Residential
1,461 SF Retail
76 Residential Units
Located on the site of former Capitol Hill dive bar, The Redwood
Core & Shell Architecture by SHW

Completion Date



Built Green four star certification


Bernadette Kelly
Interior Design Principal


Concept words:  rad, quirky, fun, colorful, interesting/unexpected, comforting, nostalgic

Quirky & Unexpected 

The main entry to Clay features a distinctive tile welcome mat and a collection of playful lights spanning the shared lounge space.

Rad Wallcoverings 

A collection of geometric wallcoverings make long, potentially monotonous hallways memorable and distinctive.

Colorful yet Comforting

The third level amenity space was inspired in part by Airstream trailers, with its built-in banquette seating to maximize space and nostalgic, vintage inspired window coverings.  The Clay interiors do not shy away from color, enhancing it’s fun quirkiness throughout.

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