About Us

Kyle and I met in architecture school and made our way from Oklahoma to the Pacific Northwest soon after graduation. After starting new careers and getting married, we did what any young architect couple feels compelled to do – we bought a crappy old house. In 2006, after six months of searching and six different offers on other houses, we closed on our fixer-upper and have since been immersed in the remodel, retrofit, and reconstruction of what we have affectionately named chezerbey. In 2012 we welcomed our first daughter and started our own design firm, Studio Zerbey. Work on the house has slowed since then (having our second daughter in 2014 didn’t help!) but it will happen (it will!).

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Houzz: My Houzz: A Family’s Evolving Modern Remodel in Seattle
Sunset: 15 genius space-saving room ideas
Apartment Therapy – Nursery Tour: Avery’s Cozy Alcove
ulive: Home Diaries: Sneak Peek: Go Inside an Architect’s Home Makeover
Seattle Times – Pacific Northwest Magazine: Right Time, Right Place
Apartment Therapy: The Homies (2012)
Design*Sponge: Before and After: Airy Kitchen Redo
The Kitchn: Lauren and Kyle’s Sleek, Warm Seattle Kitchen
Apartment Therapy: Before & After: The Chezerbey Kitchen
Build Blog: On the Radar
Making it Lovely: Honor Roll
Dwell: Blogging it all Back Home (from April 2011 issue)
Houzz: House Tour: A Modern Renovation in Seattle
Seattle Homes & Lifestyles: Favorite Spaces Contest: Bathroom (from October 2010 issue)
Apartment Therapy: Before & After: Lauren’s Lovely Bathroom
Re-Nest: Green Style: A Green Remodel and Tell-All Blog
One Project Closer: Before & After: Complete Exterior and Front Porch Makeover A Front Porch Revitalized