And the Winners are…

On Wednesday, September 7th in Portland, OR, Oregon Home magazine held their first ever Structure + Style statewide awards contest. Here are the winners!

The Dream Bedroom Makeover

After moving into a spacious five-bedroom house, Christy Greagor and her husband, Steve, found themselves in a bigger bedroom that they had difficulty filling. “Definitely a larger bed, now that we have the space” was near the top of their dream-bedroom list, and Christy found it important that the space be “a quiet and calm place” where she could retreat when “It’s Mom’s time out.”

Meet the Designer: Alison Federrson and Collin Kayser

When the Jetton family decided to undertake a series of remodels that would better accommodate their closeknit family and increase the beauty and workability of their 1950s ranch home in Portland Heights, they chose to collaborate with Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, a firm renowned for innovative, purposeful spaces, both commercial and residential.

Meet the Designer: Mountainwood Homes

When Robert and Heather Wood started Mountainwood Homes, a residential design/build firm, in 2008, their goal was an ambitious one: to establish client relationships that endured. 

6 Tips for Covering Your Walls with Art

Interior designer Max Humphrey has spent the last 10 years designing homes all around the country. Originally based in Los Angeles, Humphrey relocated to Portland this year. With his focus on creating interesting and unpretentious spaces that reflect the people that live and work in them, we asked Humphrey how he helps client with hanging, placing and choosing art in their homes.

Before and After: A Frank Shell Midcentury Modern Revival

When Portland architect Andrew Montgomery of Terraforma, a Portland-based architectural firm, first saw the highly dilapidated home that Oliver Properties had commissioned his firm to remodel, he saw beyond the leaking single-pane aluminum windows and rotted walls. He could tell this was the work of a skilled architect.

Inspired by Midcentury

Exposed wood, nature inspired prints, low slung furniture lines and a neutral color palette are some of the many elements that make midcentury design so pleasing to the eye. In the spirit of the era from which it came, we poured ourselves a martini and went to work gathering together goods to invoke this iconic style into your own mix.

tasteBUD: Chai Tea Recipes with Jami Curl

We’ve added a new section to Oregon Home; tasteBUD puts a spotlight on the home cook and features local food-industry expert recipes and tips. We’re excited to start off our new section with not one but three fall-time treats from expert candy maker Jami Curl whose forthcoming book, Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes, will be released next March.

Cooking and Living with Jami Curl

In an idyllic southwest Portland neighborhood sits a row of midcentury homes, unofficially known as the “Wall Houses.” Each residence is a shared display of a unique style, consisting of a gated courtyard that creates a tranquil barrier between the street and the veiled bungalow inside. Nestled on this street is the home of renowned local foodie Jami Curl. We were able to get an inside look at Curl’s playful, midcentury modern style and see just how much she loves life in her little oasis.