Wondering which paint colors would be appropriate for your bungalow? During the "PAINTING YOUR BUNGALOW INSIDE & OUT" presentation, Portland architectural color consultant and designer Stephanie Brown will explain the painting process and use a demonstration wall to show how careful color selection and placement can transform your bungalow, both inside and out. Willco Painting & Construction is sponsoring the talk.
Mid-century lighting includes everything from flying saucer-shaped pulldowns to wagon-wheel chandeliers. Still popular today, home lighting from that era ranges from kitschy to modernistic. During “MID-CENTURY MODERN LIGHTING EYE CANDY FOR THE 'JOLLY ROGERS'” presentation, Rejuvenation designer and historian Bo Sullivan will entertain while he explains this décor.
The American Foursquare, one of Portland’s most notable historic house styles, was popular from around 1900 until well into the 1930s. Today it’s found in every older neighborhood in Portland. To find out more about this popular house style, check out FOURSQUARE HOMES: QUINTESSENTIAL PORTLAND ARCHITECTURE, a presentation by architectural historian Jack Bookwalter, who will show what constitutes a Foursquare, including its ornamental details and hybrids.
The “TIGHT ENVELOPE TECHNOLOGY” green seminar will explore the components of a high-performance house envelope
such as Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), Structural Insulated Panels (SIP), advanced framing, insulation and windows. Paolo Design Group sponsors the seminar.
During the “HARNESSING THE SUN AND WATER” green seminar, Paolo Scardina of the Paolo Design Group will reveal tips on
passive solar design; Jonathan Cohen of Imagine Energy will explain solar-power options; and Brad Crowley of Harvest The Sky will describe rainwater catchment systems.
In his “LADDERBACK CHAIR” class, award-winning chairmaker Brian Boggs explains the principles of greenwood chairmaking. You’ll build a two-slat, “mule ear” chair out of hickory and maple based on a 100-year-old Appalachian design. You’ll make the chair webbing from hickory bark or hemp. The class is intended for intermediate to advanced woodworkers.
Thinking about turning your attic or basement into a living space? Dreaming of adding a second story to your home or bumping out to add space? Attend this “ADDITIONS & CONVERSIONS” class, where you’ll learn about the permit and construction process.
Design basics, controlling clutter, color, accessorizing and how to work with a contractor are just some of the topics that you’ll learn about during this “MEET THE EXPERTS” class. Interior designer Pamela Sandall facilitates the class, which will provide you with an opportunity to get up close and personal with design experts.
Experts know that color can affect your energy, health and general well-being. In Portland Community College’s “FENG SHUI & THE USE OF COLOR” class, you’ll learn how to make the best use of color in your home and work space.
In the “SPECIAL FEATURES: HOME THEATERS, KITCHENS & MASTER BATHS” class, you’ll learn about the latest trends in home design. You’ll also have an opportunity to visit showrooms in Northwest Portland and talk to industry experts.