Bold bets

2012AprMay_Homeward_PrecisePourPops of color, dramatic shapes and rich textures define the spring season.

Modern means

2012AprMay_Homeward_ModernMeans_01At Portland’s Phloem Studio, the shapes are lean, clean and modern in the true sense of the word. 

Through the mill

2012AprMay_Homeward_ThroughTheMill_01With 348 rolls of Pendleton fabrics, tables of discounted remnants and shelves of Pendleton yarns, the 12,000-square-foot Pendleton Woolen Mill Store in Southeast Portland is a textile-lover’s paradise.

Tossing the tub

2012AprMay_TossingTheTub_04Increasingly, efficient showers are replacing tubs in bathroom remodels, without sacrificing comfort or luxury. 

Bright ideas: Pendant lights

2012AprMay_IdeaBoard_08Adding some color and a dash of style to a room can be as easy as changing a light. Why settle for a boring frosted glass shade or a standard off-the-shelf fixture when you can add a pendant light that makes an overhead statement?

The classic cottage


This Cannon Beach cottage caught the attention of two Portland couples looking for a vacation home and rental property. Learn how to get the look.

Artful Victorian


A dark first floor of a Victorian home in Northwest Portland is transformed with strong colors and art against a white backdrop.

Seaside romance

2012AprMay_SeasideRomance_16Old World mixes with country contemporary in a Gearhart cottage. The owners’ shop, Sesame and Lilies in Cannon Beach, shares a distinctive aesthetic with their home.