HOME DESIGN

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Oregon Builder Goes all in for High Performing Homes

Oregon Builder Goes all in for High Performing Homes

We recently had an opportunity to interview Joshua Salinger of Birdsmouth Construction about Passive home building and how it can provide Oregon homes a rigorous level of energy efficiency. Q: I understand you are certified Passive House Builder. What are the design principles of passive building? A: Passive House is the world’s most energy efficient building certification. As such […]

A Southern Designer Talks Oregon

A Southern Designer Talks Oregon

I recently came across the beautiful work of architect Jeff Dungan. His architectural creations are nothing short of magical.  In a recent interview, Jeff shared with me how his wondrous love for Oregon’s nature and natural materials inspired his Southern designs. A Southern Designer talks Oregon: Alabama architect Jeff Dungan finds inspiration in Portland  by Michelle Johnson […]

A Cellar Worthy of Your Wine

A Cellar Worthy of Your Wine

A Cellar Worthy of Your Wine by Vieng Oudom   |   Founder of Sommi Wine Cellars With Oregon’s lush valleys of vineyards and world-renowned Pinot Noir scene, a startup like Sommi Wine Cellars was a natural pairing. We started Sommi because we wanted to provide unique, high-end products for wine connoisseurs that just weren’t available anywhere […]

Designing The Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Space

Designing The Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Space

This months featured builder Jeff Metke of Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes based out of Lake Oswego. Company motto: “Turning dreams into reality and clients into friends.” – Welcome Jeff! Bringing the Inside Out Designing the Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Space. by Jeff Metke It’s Oregon, it’s raining and where are you? Sitting comfortably curled up on a sofa by […]

Hey buddy… CURATE THIS!

Hey buddy… CURATE THIS!

This guest post is from Justin M. Riordan, founder of Spade and Archer Design Agency, a home staging company in Portland Oregon. Welcome Justin! WE HAVE ALL HEARD HIM SAY IT. “I am more of a curator of furniture than an interior designer.” While this statement sounds like it could be true and is certainly very fancy, when we heard it, we […]

Quietly Glamorous Bathroom Design

Quietly Glamorous Bathroom Design

Designer Rose Uniacke’s interiors are always glamorous. We love the way she brings simplicity and serenity to this space with marble, cashmere and a touch of decorative antiques. Taken from the July 2012 issue of House & Garden. Take a look inside interior designer Rose Uniacke’s impeccably decorated Neo-Georgian London home.

Wine Barrels In Home Décor

Wine Barrels In Home Décor

  Here’s a creative way of using an old wine barrel as a frame for a wall mirror. This is just one way wine barrels can be used in interesting projects around your Oregon home. We love the way this creative mirror gives the space a more organic vibe.  Some other ways of using wine barrels […]