Category: Case Studies

Here we collect stories and case studies about our process through imagery of the design, build and implementation process. We hope this will allow you to experience what it is like to work with Smith & Vallee, and what you can expect from your final product.

Camber Coffee: Bellingham

We are mostly known in the Pacific Northwest for our residential cabinetry, so it is fun for us to showcase a recent project in Bellingham’s latest hip coffee stop, Camber Coffee. Photo credit: Chris DiNottia The contractor for this project, Chuckanut Builders, posted more photos from this project on their website. As written by Chuckanut […]

Kivalina, Alaska Community Center: An Alaskan Village Relocation Project

Jade Craftsman Builders, a green-building contractor based out of South Whidbey Island familiar with our residential cabinetry work, invited us to participate in a unique project off the remote Northwest coast of Alaska. Kivalina is on the southern tip of a 7.5 mile long barrier island located between the Chukchi Sea and a lagoon at […]

Heliotrope Hotel: A New Venture

Smith & Vallee is a partner in the recently renovated Heliotrope Hotel in Bellingham, WA. Join us for the opening party, Saturday May 13, 4-8PM. More about this project from the Heliotrope Hotel Blog: The Heliotrope Hotel emerges from a passion for Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest. The Heliotrope is locally owned, aiming for authenticity […]

MID-CENTURY-MODERN PROJECT: SNEAK PEAK 2

Beds, vanities, shelves, closets and kitchenettes are being built in our shop here in Edison, and installed in phases by our crew in Bellingham.  This is an 18 unit project with exclusively Smith & Vallee designed and built cabinetry and platform beds. Stay tuned for “the hub” portion of this project.  A live edge bar […]

Mid-Century-Modern Project: Sneak Peak 1

Assembled in the shop today was one of 18 of these simple and modern europly platform beds with built in floating nightstands. Eighteen beds you ask? Yes – and so much more cabinetry and furniture to come in the next few weeks. We’ll keep you posted as this exciting mid-century-modern project unfolds.

Contemporary Kitchen in Restored Schoolhouse

Remodeling a kitchen is second nature to us.  A formula of updating a home and designing a kitchen that meets our client’s needs for function and style. Carving a living space out of a historic building, though, was an exciting deviation from that formula. What was once a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, and neglected for years between […]

Cohen-Young Residence

View Smith & Vallee’s work on the interior of the Cohen-Young residence.

Brown-McEachern: Guemes Island Residence

This project features wood that we salvaged from our client’s Guemes Island property.  Using wood that had already been cut down on their property we hauled the wood across the bay and through the woods to our shop where we milled and dried the wood.  In all, the timber weighed 29,000 pounds and produced 4,000 […]