Interior Design for Modern, Midcentury, and Contemporary Portland, Oregon Homes
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North Portland Contemporary
I have a serious affinity for all things Asian....and all things midcentury. Fortunately, these two styles work really well together. Pictured here are various vignettes of what I think is evidence that you don't have to be style specific as long as you stay within a color palate.
Zen Modern in SW Portland
This stunning modern LEED Platinum-certified home had loads of open spaces including floor to ceiling windows and concrete floors. While beautiful, it felt cold and quite frankly, a little soul-less. We needed to warm this space up and did so dramatically with color and texture. The result is a place that is not only gorgeous, but feels like home, too.
A Bright Modern Ranch
This updated midcentury ranch home is located in southwest Portland is one of the most beautiful homes I have had the pleasure of working on. The homeowners had just purchased it when they engaged me to help them create a modern, open concept family room.
Check out the gorgeous natural light! We played this feature up by furnishing the space with pieces that had equally clean and simple lines and hues that would reflect the light during the long winters in the Pacific Northwest. Note the pops of pink, the homeowner's favorite color, throughout!
Cellar 503: An Oregon Wine Tasting Room (Hospitality)
When the owners of Cellar 503, an Oregon-only wine club, approached us to help design the interior of their first-ever tasting room, we jumped at the opportunity. Housed in a circa 1890s home, the new Cellar 503 space evokes a vintage industrial aesthetic, with elements designed by local craftsmen. Furnishings include reclaimed hardwood tables, a Chesterfield sofa, a hand-tufted area rug, linen drapes and farmhouse lighting. Historic photographs of pastoral Oregon, cork wallpaper and a custom mural painted by local artist Jeffrey Francoeur provide a focal point. A copper bar top and other copper elements lend warmth and patina to the space. A bar and tables sourced from reclaimed wood and hand-crafted by local artisan Brendan Butler of My Modern Workbench also grace the space. Check them out at cellar503.com
Personal Style for a Personal Stylist
When Sara — a personal style coach by profession — approached me to help with the interior of her family’s newly purchased home, I was thrilled.
Their home’s architectural style is traditional and comprised of large and open spaces that they wanted to feel cozy and inviting.
The first room we tackled was her office. When not consulting with clients, Sara works from home. In addition, the room that houses her office is the first space you see when you enter their home.
Sara wanted her office to feel inspiring, cozy and happy. We accomplished this in a few different ways: 1- We eschewed the traditional desk for a tuxedo sofa. 2- We created a gallery wall using her existing art pieces. 3- We used a good mix of color and texture in pillows, throws, an area rug etc. 4- We combined new furniture with old.
The result is a fun and lively space that helps Sara stay inspired and sets the tone from the minute you walk in their house.
Next, we took on their dining area. Although an open floor plan, the dining room is on the smaller side so the furniture we selected needed to be appropriately scaled but also strong enough to withstand the impact of their two young boys. We found the perfect mid-century table with leaves, neutral armchairs and peacock blue side chairs for depth. The mobile chandelier calls attention to the high ceilings and adds a bit of drama. Warm grey walls and accessories keeps the look clean and allows the blue chairs to pop.