We often don’t know what our homes lack until we’ve serendipitously stumbled on that one special item. With this in mind, we’ve spent days exploring a few of Oregon’s finest design stores, and we’ve discovered some truly remarkable salvaged, reclaimed and repurposed items that will give a much-needed dose of character to any room. Here, we show off a few of our favorites.
What do you notice when you meet someone for the first time? Some pay attention to a person's sense of style — things like clothes, shoes or hair. Others notice physical attributes like a dazzling smile or shimmering eyes. And some even recognize personality traits like kindness or confidence. But interior designer Angela Todd is a little different — she envisions a person's color palette.
When is it time to bring in professional designers? The Prewetts, who own a cozy home in Southwest Portland, were not initially convinced they should take such action when tasked with remodeling their living and dining rooms. But after considering taking on the project themselves, they quickly realized they could use professional help.
Light and color require balance. Without light there would be no color. Without color our homes would be unbearably bland. It is only because of light encountering an object that we are able to see it. And when we do see that wall or chair or art, it should make us smile. Or, better yet, take our breath away.