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  • Contemporary Kitchen

    In order to create the beautiful, functional, open kitchen my client desired, we removed the existing soffits and maximized storage. Coupling warm maple cabinetry with a neutral palette for the walls, we selected slab granite for the counters and backsplash for a continuous surface that draws the eye around the entire room.
  • Curved Hood

    In order to create the open feeling my client desired, I removed the existing soffits and replaced the microwave/exhaust unit with a stand-alone wall hood. I had to sacrifice some overhead cabinet storage, but compensated by maximizing storage elsewhere.
  • Natural Lighting

    To boost natural lighting in the room, I replaced an existing tinted window with a new bay window that offers a wider view of the garden outside.
  • Storage

    I incorporated corner cabinets with Lazy Susan inserts, concealed trash and recycling, base cabinets with interior roll-out drawers, a built-in wine cubby, a bookcase, and a pantry closet outfitted with shelving and wire storage baskets.
  • Granite Counter

    After coupling light, warm maple cabinetry with a neutral palette for the walls, I maximized visual punch with the selection of slab granite for the counters and backsplash. The granite is deep brown and gray, with cores of cobalt blue crystals running throughout. The stunning continuous surfaces draw the eye around the entire room.
  • Task Lighting

    To improve task lighting, I increased the number of recessed can lights, and added new under-cabinet fixtures and pendant lights that mimic the graceful curve of the hood. The wall cabinets feature interior illumination behind frosted glass doors.
  • Appliances

    I finished the room with stainless steel appliances (including a built-in microwave and a new cabinet-depth refrigerator), and matching hardware.
  • Guest Bath

    This bathroom needed to be updated in order to flow with the rest of the house. We started with the same shaker-style maple cabinetry I designed for the client's kitchen remodel.
  • Countertop

    I selected a beautiful Caesarstone quartz countertop to contrast with the light cabinetry. A single faucet/handle combination keep the counter clutter-free.
  • Bathtub

    The bathtub will serve both guests and the family dog, so I selected clean, mid-tone porcelain tiles and brushed nickel fixtures for a simple yet beautiful look.
  • Shower

    The shower is accented with whimsical chocolate "Penny Round" tiles.
  • Storage

    By running wall cabinets down to the countertop, we ensured ample storage while eliminating the need for a medicine cabinet.
  • Lighting

    Contemporary light fixtures complete the look for this tailored, elegant space.
  • Living Room

    This living room in a contemporary tract home in Lake Oswego had a small fireplace opening with dated tile that was lost in the room. By creating a more substantial fireplace surround it now holds visual weight and offers a wonderful focal point in the room.
  • Mantle

    The fireplace mantle with built-in bookcase cabinets gives the owner ample space to store books and display collectables.
  • End Panels

    The end panels of the mantle can be seen from the adjacent dining room, so we finished them to match the simple design used in the dining room.
  • Fireplace

    The original fireplace stayed the same, but we surrounded it with a beautiful honed granite slab, which extends out for a simple, elegant hearth.
  • Fireplace Detail

    A detail of the honed granite tile shows the rich variation of gray, taupe and iridescent cores found in the natural stone.
  • Cabin Remodel

    The owners of this 1930's cabin were adding a mudroom, a master bedroom and a full bathroom to the front portion of their vacation home.
  • Mudroom

    The mudroom offers ample cubby storage for all-weather gear, plus some closed cabinets for larger off-season supplies.
  • Front Door

    The clients wanted to keep the cabin’s original front door, so we left it in its original position and converted it to a pocket door.
  • Kitchen

    The original kitchen badly needed updating to better accommodate this large family’s needs. Leaving the original range and refrigerator in the same place, we replaced all the cabinetry, extended the wood floor from the adjacent dining room, and boosted the light levels with two period-style ceiling fixtures.
  • Kitchen Cabinetry

    The farmhouse sink and period-style pendant light fixture blend perfectly with the 1930's feel of the original space.
  • Master Bedroom

    The new master bedroom offers my clients a simple, rustic but cozy space to sleep. The windows offer ample natural light as well as a beautiful view.
  • Wall Sconces

    This Wabash crate top was left in the cabin by the original builder/owners. We made it into a focal point by "framing" it with beautiful period-style Tiffany wall sconces.
  • Armoire

    In order to maximize storage without limiting the bedroom’s footprint, I designed an armoire that is recessed into the wall. This keeps luggage and clothing out of site but within easy reach.
  • Bathroom

    The new bathroom needed to accommodate multiple people, so I designed a vanity with plenty of drawers. My clients found the tall green cabinet at an antique shop in the area.
  • Shower

    This spacious shower is easily 3 times the size of the cabin's original one.
  • Toilet

    We concealed the toilet behind a low "pony" wall. The towel "shelf" was created by the clients’ son-in-law from a bench that was left in original cabin.
  • Sleeping Loft

    The upstairs sleeping loft was originally very dark, so we concealed numerous track fixtures in the open beam ceiling. We finished off the space with period-inspired reading lights over the cabin’s original beds.
  • Permit Set – Section Cut

  • Permit Set – Floor Plan

  • Kitchen Floor Plan

  • Kitchen Elevations

  • Furniture Plan – Bonus Room

  • Cabinetry Built-ins

  • Bathroom Tile Plan

  • Bathroom Tile Elevation

  • Parlor

    To return this 1886 house to its Victorian roots, we used a floral theme throughout. In the parlor, the large area rug, striped wallpaper, and period-inspired draperies draw the eye up to the beautiful crystal chandelier.
  • Furniture

    The furniture is designed in the Queen Anne style, which was popular during the late Victorian period.  The comfortable sofa and side chairs are covered in smaller floral patterns.
  • Dining Room

    The formal dining room continues the use of Queen Anne furniture.  The wallpaper in this room features blues, greens and reds that were used as accent colors throughout the space.
  • Fireplace

    The fireplace utilizes metal accent tiles that repeat the floral theme.  A beautiful, antique-inspired mirror reflects the lace and satin covered windows.
  • Kitchen

    We replaced a small, cramped kitchen remodeled in the 1980’s with a larger, more efficient work space utilizing an L-shaped plan with a stand-alone table/island.  We incorporated professional-grade appliances, multiple work areas, and an abundance task lighting. We used blue & white Victorian garden-themed wallpaper, a complementary light blue Corian countertop and a beautiful floral tile series in the backsplash.  
  • Kitchen Pantry

    Taking advantage of the kitchen's 10-foot ceiling, we maximized storage with a bank of tall storage cabinets featuring Victorian-inspired pierced tin inset in the top doors.
  • Breakfast Nook

    We incorporated a breakfast nook into the kitchen to allow the owners to interact with their guests while still conducting cooking preparations.
  • Guest Bedroom

    The guest bedroom features a reproduction Queen Anne writing desk.  A scrollwork metal day bed doubles as a seating area.  An heirloom wedding dress and vintage Victorian hat are displayed on a dressmaker's mannequin.  
  • Bathroom

    The cabinetry in this bathroom was designed to accommodate multiple users, as it is the only bathroom on the upper floor.  The upper cabinet holds laundry supplies for the full-sized washer and dryer that are stacked in the large cabinet to the right.  
  • Bedroom

    This bedroom features a Victorian floral motif, as seen in the pink toile wallpaper and the needlepoint accents on the bed’s quilt.
  • Draperies

    Beautiful pink draperies with ruffled valances and lace shades frame the clients’ English garden beautifully.
  • Library/Den

    We created a library/den by lining the back wall with bookcases, then adding small-scale seating to avoid crowding the space.
  • Antique Bench

    The client’s antique bench dates to the 1800's. It’s a striking piece that provides a second seating option or more storage/stacking space in the room.
  • Dining Room

    We warmed up the dining room with upholstered chairs and a new rug to pull in the living room colors.
  • Dining Chair Detail

    A detail of the custom upholstered dining chairs.
  • Living Room

    Lots of windows allowed us to use a darker fabric on the Living Room sectional.  A new wool area rug and reupholstered chair complete the space.
  • Kitchen

    In the kitchen, we selected sleek new stools for quick and easy breakfasts.
  • Master Bedroom

    In the master bedroom, we reused the clients' bedroom set, easily incorporating their more traditional pieces with transitional-style furnishings.  The blend of the styles creates an eclectic, yet contemporary feel.
  • Office

    A new leather chair and ottoman make a cozy reading nook in the office.
  • Space Plan

    Although we left the kitchen's floor plan largely the same, we widened traffic areas so that all seven family members could more easily use the space at one time.
  • Refrigerator

    The beautiful new Kitchenaid cabinet-depth french door refrigerator sparkles in the space.
  • Pantry

    The refrigerator sits next to the pantry, keeping all the food in one area.
  • Cookbook Shelving

    Avid cooks, my clients needed easy access to their large collection of cookbooks. Built-in shelving the island keeps them at hand, but tucked out of the way when not in use.
  • Accent Tiles

    The accent tiles by Sonoma in an array of blues are my favorite part of this project.
  • Wall Cabinet

    The clients wanted a spot to display their china, so we designed a wall cabinet that would draw the eye with wonderful "wave" glass inserts.
  • Key Cabinet

    A hidden panel at the end of the wall cabinets holds keys, notes, and other odds and ends.
  • Roman Valances

    The drapery panel and mock-Roman valances in my favorite Pindler fabric tie the warm and cool colors of the kitchen together perfectly.
  • Bathroom

    My client wanted a total remodel in the guest bathroom, so I mimicked the color of the kitchen’s existing cabinetry and matched the style of the client's antiques to make the house flow.
  • Bathroom Accessories

    A new toilet, and oil-rubbed bronze pulls and accessories complement the vanity's wood and marbled Corian counter.
  • Bathroom Vanity

    A detail of the new vanity cabinet.
  • Living Room

    At a local antique shop, I found a navy sofa that perfectly complemented the existing loveseat and helped create a cozy living room seating area.
  • Artwork

    New floral artwork in the room and adjacent hall tie these open spaces together.
  • Kitchen

    The kitchen needed a facelift. I selected marble-like Corian counters and matching knobs for a more traditional look which tied in better with the rest of the house.
  • Living Room

    The living room furniture features a large sectional sofa with clean, tailored lines that work with the style of the house.
  • Ottoman

    I tied the ottoman fabric in with the existing leather chair/ottoman set they already owned.
  • Master Suite

    In the master bedroom suite, we added a new bench to tie in with the existing bedroom set. The two new reading lamps repeat the "nature" motif we selected to highlight the room's many windows and beautiful views.
  • Master Sitting Area

    The master bedroom’s seating area offers a place to read, watch TV. or just enjoy the view.
  • Fireplace

    A new loveseat allows the family to take advantage of the beautiful view while snuggling up by the fireplace.
  • Reception Area

    We kept the reception desk's existing marble top; I specified a wood accent wall behind the desk to warm up the space and provide visual interest.
  • Reception Desk

    I increased the reception desk's surface area, and created totally new cabinetry to provide increased storage.
  • Accent Wall

    The deep, rich purple accent wall invites visitors all the way into the space.
  • Conference Room

    I selected colors to lighten the walls throughout the office; the effect was especially notable in the conference room.
  • Kitchen

    The kitchen received a facelift; new cabinetry to match the reception area and work center, a new tile backsplash, and warm Marmoleum flooring.
  • Work Area

    New cabinetry in the hallway "work center" provided much-needed closed storage for office supplies, while undercabinet lighting facilitated task work on the countertop.
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