Historic Renovation

20150129 OregonHome 611Oregonians are pioneers. And our state’s eclectic architectural style reflects an adventurous spirit, with everything from majestic Victorians to Craftsman Foursquares gracing our cities.

Meet the Designer

mtdallisen2The changing of seasons brings the desire to freshen our interiors and give new life to the forgotten spaces in our homes. But sometimes we need a creative boost to get started.

We Went Shopping Salvage Style

shopping2We 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.

The Rogue Creamery Guesthouse

rogue4Tucked against a hillside in the Rogue Valley, a unique guesthouse inspires the kind of tranquil activities you might expect from a rural getaway — watching a deer bound over a nearby ridge, observing the sunset on vineyards from an outdoor hot tub, picking wild blackberries or listening to cows bay.

Salvaged in Style

mtdallisen3Allisen Larsen shares details about what inspires her and how living in Oregon influences her design choices.

Splashes of Color

mtdangela3What 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.

A Kitchen Built for Entertaining

mtdkaren2The kitchen is the hub of a home. It’s where our mornings begin and our workdays end. It’s where we cook, eat and spend time with our families over dinner. But a kitchen is much more than just a place to prepare a meal; it’s the social pulse of a household.

Designing an Inspired Living Room (and Kitchen!)

8050fused1When 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.

The Psychology of Color & Light

RickAustinColorLightLight 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.