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Sandy, OR Home Remodel

Sandy, OR Home Remodel

This client recently wrote:  “I did not want to end up with a project that looked like something from Home Depot or out of a how-to magazine.  I could easily have remodeled without using a designer, but I wanted to get a look that was special to just me – a place that reflects my taste and style.  That is what I got and I could not be happier.”  In the midst of remodeling his own home, my client was a bit confused and unsure about color direction, wall and ceiling treatment, lighting, backsplash design, flooring, etc.  He knew he wanted to eliminate the paneling throughout the space and that...

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Tigard Home Reupholstery

Tigard Home Reupholstery

This client wondered if it made any sense to reupholster a ragged, worn-out loveseat and chair from his mother, and if so, what would you recommend?  The pieces were very sentimental to him and he was hoping to use them in their new sunroom.  The answer was “yes – we should reupholster them!  They have great lines and I have just the upholsterer to restore them for your continued enjoyment.”  The “before” and “after” pictures say it...

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Clackamas Kitchen Update

Clackamas Kitchen Update

The client hired Grady Interiors to create a new paint palette to freshen and update their home.  As we progressed through the home, the clients wondered if there was a way to update their kitchen without completely replacing everything.  We had already repainted the walls to coordinate with the existing wallpaper boarder.  The white cabinets were still in very good condition, but the tile countertop and backsplash looked dated.  We replaced the countertop with slab granite, enlarged the cooking island to allow for better work space, and designed a tile backsplash with a custom inlay to...

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Show Homes “The Monet”

Show Homes “The Monet”

“The Monet” – Street of New Beginnings 2004 Approaching the “MONET” with its variegated brick façade and entering the home through the leaded glass door is reminiscent of stepping through the gate of a French Impressionistic garden.  The colors of nature and light, and the use of light and shadow, create a calming, restful balance and harmony throughout the home.   The porcelain floor tile guides the visitor through the home as a stone path meanders through the garden.  Materials are used to create visual elements of light and shadow and texture.  Furnishings, fabrics, and custom artwork...

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Show Homes “The Highlander”

Show Homes “The Highlander”

“The Highlander” — Street of New Beginnings 2004 “East meets West” in the Highlander.  The open floor plan of the house is designed as a tribute to nature.  Attention to detail is evident in the selection of materials used to create an essence of simplicity:  artistic wall finishes, metallic mosaic tiles, glass work, iron work, stone and porcelain countertops, and carefully placed art niches.  Colors reflect the grey warm tones mixed with saturated hues and metallic finishes.  The tribute to nature is carried through by using a tropical garden as the decorating inspiration for...

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Community Service Project

Community Service Project

Church Holiday Decorating Decorations must be in place Thanksgiving weekend as this church is the host for the Dickens Carolers season opening for family and friends.  The majority of poinsettias do not arrive until a week or two later, so the plan must be designed so that their placement melds seamlessly into the overall decorations.  Finally, the stage decorations, or set, must be very flexible allowing for a variety of activities throughout the season with many people, instruments, and props coming in and out of the...

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