Category Archives: Furniture
Kitchen remodel, along with 3 baths in SW Portland. The kitchen was torn out on Monday September 10th, more photos to follow.
1950′s home restoration in Lake Oswego, very similar to one you may have seen before on this site. Same builder – different location.
Skylights are being installed, floors are being refinished, new oak floor to match to be installed in kitchen, furniture being purchased, kitchen slated for restoration. More photos to follow.
1950′s restoration of an ocean front property in Manzanita, Oregon. Existing photos above, exterior renderings below.
Exterior work to begin soon and to include new roof, windows, siding and decks. Interior work to follow. Stay tuned for updates.
Hello there! I’m Joanna, a guest blogger for Arcadian Lighting, a premier source for quality chandeliers, pendant lights, and other light fixtures. Itís my job to search the internet for the loveliest decorating ideas and images then edit them into a guest post such as this. Ultimately, I love sharing them with blog readers like you. Today, I have brought together a collection of earthy eclectic spaces which speak to my sensibilities as my personal style is quite an eclectic mix. Hope you enjoy!
An elegant and sophisticated living room pulls off an earthy eclectic decor beautifully. The sumptuous carpet is one from the Vicente Wolf Designerís Reserve collection.
This woodsy cabin has a warm earthy feel with its light woods, neutral furnishings and natural lighting.
Minimal eclectic furnishings in this rustic Tuscan bedroom offer a sense of simplicity and serenity.
A nature-themed home office boasts earthy elements such as the wicker chair, botanical print rug, avian art, and live plants. I love the small glass globe lighting fixture, somehow it seems just right for the space.
This light-filled living room offers bits of eclectic earthy elements such as the coffee table made of branches and colors of the sea and sand.
An eclectic mix of earthy elements makes this tablescape casual and inviting. The moss-covered log at the back of the chairs is an interesting touch. Can’t you just imagine enjoying a brunch in this setting with your friends?
This mossy stone exterior graces a Mediterranean home in the Tuscan countryside. The aged iron and wood give it so much character.
This bright living room is filled with earthy hues and an eclectic mix of styles and finishes. The light fixture spotlighting a gold framed print adds an interesting element to the space. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
What do you think of these earthy eclectic spaces? Leave us comments below! Be sure to check out more lighting inspirations and a variety of wall sconces, pendant lights, and table lamps at Arcadian Lighting!
I met Julie Pointer at a YU Contemporary founders dinner, while she was there observing the art of the table and assisting John Taboada from Navarre with the preparation of the food and serving. The table, in my opinion, is roughly translated in how people come together to break bread, and the ways in which magic can happen when meals are shared and when one least expects it.
Julie has been observing time, place and environment, recently completing the massive undertaking of providing an artistic backdrop, along with table settings and pot luck assignments, for an outdoor meal. Gifting this, her thesis, to her direct neighbors and community where she lives in SE Portland, she created what I believe is so desired by many, that of creating relationships around sharing food together. I have been following her blog for awhile now, and am always amazed at her perception of beauty in the natural environment, the simplicity in which she weaves items together to create a whole new world for this one event. Whether through the invitations lovingly prepared or to the thought in which she chose the dinnerware, and brought together perfect strangers for a captivating event on May Day. She is someone to watch. The inspiration pages that she created as a backdrop for where she was headed with the final project are something that seems to have come from my dreams, I love the way her eyes and design sense capture exactly what I think is quite exquisite and complete to me.
The year began with a trip to Paris, the most romantic and beautiful city in the world. I was especially moved by the Eiffel Tower. Looking at the intricately engineered structure, it’s hard to imagine anyone not being impressed by the stature of this iconic symbol. While walking through Père Lachaise cemetery, I was swept away by the breathtaking architecture of the churches and monuments. I was bowled over by the design of retail shops, flower stands and the food – which takes composition and form to a different level altogether.
Color coordinating the books in my home became an obsessive exercise in attention to detail, and was soothing to my sense of placement and color blocking.
In July, I moved from my 1956 home in West Linn where I had lived for 10 years. I raised my family there and spent much love and work, painstakingly restoring our home with an emphasis on preserving the historical and architectural integrity. It was difficult to move – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – hard to leave behind a home with many memories, and a personal design project that had literally just been completed. Regardless, the plan was always to move back to the city once the children were done with school and it became the goal as 2010 began.
I moved back into Portland, to a 1920s bungalow near my childhood home. I have undertaken a number of design projects at the new home – painting inside and out, re-configuring the chicken coops, gardening, with many more projects in the works. I love my neighborhood and enjoy being nearer to friends, work, and all of the culture that this city has to offer.
Tearing apart an old shed to turn into a chicken coop
New house color
Earlier this year, I did some interior design consulting for Phoenix Redevelopment, a company that rehabilitates distressed properties. They had approached me for advice on two of their mid century listings. I selected the interior and exterior colors, address numbers, kitchen cabinets & finishes, light fixtures, and flooring. When the remodels were complete and the homes were listed, I was asked to consult on the staging of furniture and accessories in one of the homes. This has led to SBaird Design’s latest offering: home staging.
SBaird Design branched out in December, launching home staging services. We stage vacant and occupied homes, provide in-home consultations, dispense staging advice a la distance, and offer remodeling consultations for homes on the real estate market.
SBaird Design had the pleasure to work with the sweet homeowners of this 1928 home in Alameda. We remodeled the kitchen, opening up the space while emphasizing the historical appropriateness of the renovation. Upstairs, we added an elegant master bath within the existing footprint. Photos of the finished project will be posted next week.
Master bath finish selections
Construction of archway at kitchen
I designed a walnut shelf with my friend and talented designer & craftsman Delaney Kelly. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product in a few weeks.
I took a class this fall at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts on outdoor structure building. Working for two weekends outside to construct a simple building for students to spend time out of doors was challenging and exhilarating. The finished deck/porch with benches and a roof was something that would be enjoyable to recreate again in our own backyard.
I recently consulted on the kitchen paint and finishes in a longtime client’s home. The large dining room gave the owners ample space to build out a half bath, a refrigerator nook, and a broom closet.
In December, SBaird Design secured contracts for two new design projects:
I’ll be involved in the exterior and interior design of the old film exchange building on NW 19th. Built in the 1930s, the Star Film Exchange complex housed six Hollywood film distributors – the interior still has film vaults and screening rooms. I’m thrilled to be part of the renaissance of this building.
I’ll also be consulting on an extensive remodel of a 1957 house in Happy Valley and an addition of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on the property. I’m thrilled to begin working on the project with this incredibly kind family.
I have enjoyed procuring mid century furniture, lighting, art, and accessories for the home staging business. I recently restored this 1960 set of Kristian Vedel chairs, with the help of an upholsterer and Delaney Kelly.
New involvement in the arts, along with music projects completed this year. My 25 years of experience and knowledge in design and project management were directly related to the following.
One of the founding members of YU Contemporary – A visionary art center empowering artistic imagination and cultural life, destined to become the most provocative supporter of the arts that the region has ever seen. http://www.yucontemporary.org/
Co – Executive producer – From the Land of Ice and Snow, a compilation CD, 6 years in the making. Led Zeppelin covered by eminent NW musicians. I co-produced the live show ( it sold out ) and the release of the album at Doug Fir Lounge. Press from National Public Radio and all of the local print media. Websites/blogs wrote stories on an international level. http://www.jealousbutcher.com/iceandsnow/preorder.html
some of the musicians and producers of the album/show – (photo by Mark Toal)
poster design by Rob Jones
Rob Jones and the CDs
Co-producer – of the final live concert to be held at the venerable Berbati’s Pan, venue opened in 1994, closing show on New Years Eve 2010. Hired publicity, managing band necessities, managed merchandise sales, venue and supporting staff’s expectations. http://www.riotactmedia.com/artists/bp5ff.php
I could not have completed the year, without hiring a patient and kind assistant, Molly Nearman, in July. She has been a wealth of fortitude and steely reserve even when we are pressed with the various tasks and occasionally over abundant workload that comprises real estate, design, music shows. Molly keeps my business and life flowing. She is an angel in human form.
As I look back on another year, I feel so blessed and grateful that I’m able to do what I love. Thank you to my clients, friends, and family for your support in 2010.
SBaird Design is proud to announce we are now offering home staging services. We specialize in staging vacant mid century and contemporary homes on the real estate market. SBaird Design places sparse, iconic, mid century furniture, art, and accessories. By staging homes with tasteful, minimal furnishings, the features of the home become prominent rather than the staging.
In addition to staging vacant homes, SBaird Design also stages occupied homes, and offers remodel consultation, staging consultation, color consultation, and advice à la distance.
Interior color, kitchen cabinets, finishes, lighting, and staging by SBaird Design
I fell in love with this Kristian Vedel chair and table set when I first laid eyes on it. However, I did not realize what a remarkable find I had discovered until I conducted some research. Perhaps Vedel’s most iconic work, the award-winning “Modus” chair and side table set was designed by Kristian Vedel and manufactured by Soren Willadsen in 1960.
The chairs were in need of new leather cushions and the ottoman/side table required a new rosewood veneer, but I was inspired after seeing photos of the set in their mint glory. Luckily, I had a leftover black cowhide from a previous design project, which worked perfectly for the new cushions.
I paid a visit to dear friend and talented woodworker Delaney Kelly at Creative Woodworking. Delaney was happy to make a new book-matched veneer for the side table. He recommended we check out Gilmer Wood for the closest match to the original Brazilian Rosewood.
Myles Gilmer, the knowledgeable owner of Gilmer Wood, was kind enough to give us a tour of the warehouse. He took time to answer our questions about some of the hundreds of exotic species stocked there. He explained that the Brazilian Rosewood originally used for the chairs is now a protected species, but he found a close match in a Rosewood board from Madagascar.