This kitchen was complete one week before this young clients first son arrived. Adding to the notion that the kitchen is at the heart of the home we wanted to help create a functional and open space for them to build their family. What was once dark, dampening, and uninviting room now has warmth, space, and soul.
(Photos by Sally Painter)
In order to preserve the integrity of the space we married together both Old World and New. We took victorian flare and coupled it with contemporary comfort. Using modern day craftspeople to create the art of traditional space.
Past. Present. Future. The timeless design of this turn of the century home is brought into postmodernity through a neutral palette, juxtaposition, and visual allure. Bringing life to old items and pairing them next to something new gives this home a cultured and traveled feel while still providing the utmost luxury that our times can provide. All of this accomplished from using bold textures, patterns, and prints and a complex understanding of color theory allowing this this home to stay true to its heritage in the past, providing comfort today, and setting a standard for the future of contemporary design of tomorrow.
Drawing from the natural elements around this home brings soft and strong features into this space. Sourcing from natural elements and highlighting the soft features give warmth to this home and its roosted location over the Columbia River. From feather and fur, to stone and wood the tension helps suspend you in a humble and lofty way. Leaving a sophisticated touch on the rugged landscape, a timeless mark is left behind.
Balance between dark and light are the cornerstones of this master suite renovation. Floor-to-ceiling Statuario marble speaks eloquently as it meets obscure wallpaper in this main bathing area and water closet. Soaking in the lavish free-standing tub is serene, as is the natural light flooding in from the windows. Separated by privacy glass door, these two spaces are tied together.
This classic Portland home was redesigned to better fit the needs of a young family of five. As an active household, they needed a sophisticated, yet durable, living space. High performance fabrics and materials were selected, without sacrificing elegance.
Respecting the architecture of this Tudor style home required traditional elements brought into comfort through hints of modern luxury and contemporary design. In keeping with the comfort of timeless lines, and adding a few flares to to keep the look fresh, the look keeps with the integrity of the home and clients style while carrying the look forward into post modernity.
A Mid-Century home nestled in Burlingame was rewoven to incorporate modern touches. Painted brick and thick wood compliment traditional Mid-Century Modern aesthetics. Into the bathrooms, we brought modern updates to blend with the styling of the era of the space. This home reminds us that Mid-Century design juxtaposed against other eras creates something all new.
Inside a spacious home in Oregon's wine country you can find this guest bath. Clean and modern, it fits into the existing footprint of the room. Some things new, some things existing. We stayed with the rich wooden theme, and provided new custom cabinetry and trim. Multicolored Balinese sliced pebble stone flooring compliments the Travertine and porcelain tile. A back-lit mirror and brushed nickel fixtures add a layer of sophistication.
SW Ridge AirBNB
With breathtaking views overlooking Portland, this clients unused sleeping porch was the perfect space to transform into a luxurious at home spa. In addition, two half baths were redesigned to further compliment this beautiful home.
Nch'i-Wána, the 60 foot Ocean Alexander Motor Yacht of our client, a vessel built in 1998, had no upgrades from it's original interior aesthetic. We redesigned some stock elements, replaced window coverings, and installed an abstract overlay to the existing mirrored wall in Master Stateroom, along with new furniture (including custom made ottomans that hide mini-bars). The space now offers the sophisticated and comfortable feel you find in a luxury hotel.
Nch'i-Wána translates to "The Big River".
Timeless new materials meet aged detailing in this decadent Portland cottage. Renovation of a small, galley-style kitchen in a North Portland home. This space was featured on our blog in January 2016, and can be seen here, in detail.
Nut Tree Lane
This McMinnville kitchen has center-stage views of the valley below; Mt. Hood off in the distance. In motivation from the beautiful scenery, the glass paneled door recreates the mountains. Clean, streamlined and clear custom cabinetry, counters & appliances round out the space.
Interior renovation of a 45 foot Carver Trojan Express yacht. The client's intention was to utilize their boat for both personal and business entertaining, and sought updated touches. Leather, fur and soft lighting make us comfortable, even on the water.
This design is the recipient of the 2010 IDS DOTY Award Specialty Areas Unlimited
Creating multi-room designs allows for telling a bigger story that evolves room by room. Here, tradition holds strong for this old home; buttery yellow walls, cabinets & flooring compliment the rugged beams, dark hardware and fixtures. In the bath, it's all about the clean, bright light cascading in through the skylights. Period tile and wainscoting tie this room together to create a nostalgic and renewed atmosphere.
This overhaul created a look of understated elegance, yet still connected with the original architecture of the home. In the bedroom, we utilized most of the clients original furniture, and created superb and hidden closeting.
In the bath, Carrara subway tiles were used to surround the tub and shower. Retrofitting an antique cabinet into a sink cabinet brought character and charm into this small space.
This design was the recipient of the 2012 NW Design Awards Best Individual Room Traditional Finalist
Proving that you don't need expansive square footage to create a lavish space, this kitchen holds true. Beautiful Carrara marble counters, white shaker cabinetry and intense fixtures & faucets. Coordinating hardware between the white cabinetry and the rich brown, ties together both sides of the room. A space that could feel cold with large stainless steel appliances, is warmed by the depths of orange and cream in the flooring.
This home also features a stunning stone bathroom with sun-filling sky lights and an in-shower light fixture.
This design was a finalist for the 2011 IDS DOTY Awards Bathroom
All new, but as if it's always existed. This client was particularly interested in the appearance of lived-in space & patina. No bright, shiny and dazzling details; just beautiful. While most rooms were renovated, particular attention was paid to finishes that looked timeless and would also work over time, while avoiding finishes that looked new.
The long term livability of the house mattered, and time was spent on keeping the space accessible through life changes.