When an interior designer opens a retail shop, she doesn’t just offer curated goods but also a glimpse into what drives and delights her. Guesthouse founder Kate Sehulster launched her firm in Seattle in 2009 and was joined by designer Kaitlin McCague in 2014. Five years later they moved its headquarters to South Lake Union (2128 Westlake Ave.), combining workshop and retail space.
The shop itself is a launchpad for discovery, whether it be vintage furniture reimagined with a Kelly Wearstler fabric or a playful wallpaper perfect for reviving a drab accent wall. The rotating display of finds inspires clients, shoppers on the hunt for that perfect piece—and, of course, the Guesthouse team themselves.