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Picking a family Heirloom

When a new client, a young family, contacted us to help with their home design in Lake Oswego, we could not have been more thrilled. SBaird Design had previously done a color consult for this home. This past year, they asked SBaird Deisgn to develop the style of the home, beginning with the living room. It has been a fun process with lots of big decisions. One of those decisions was what would ground the space? Wanting to have their own style and look, the couple did not have any family furniture or inherited pieces they wanted to incorporate. This presented itself as a great opportunity to address both how to ground the space and how to choose a piece that will survive the test of generations:

Create a new family heirloom.

  

That phrase “family heirloom”, quite frequently generates images of ornate Chinese vases and victorian chintz. A grandma’s collectible plate collection or a massive sleigh bed. All items that are lovely in their own right, but not quite what most modern, young families envision surviving the test of active children, pets and a busy lifestyle. What did SBaird Design think would be the new family heirloom?  A new, modern, quality rug.

Not all well made rugs are vintage. While lots of carpet mills today churn-out polypropaline/acrylic/olefin garbage there are a few companies that still aim for the handmade, naturally dyed, high quality pieces that will survive generations. We are lucky enough to live in Portland where one of those companies have a showroom. Atelier Lapchi

Atelier Lapchi is a unique company. They deal in new handmade, carpets. Their slogan is “Modern Carpet Culture”. These are modern designs, fashioned in traditional practices resulting in gorgeous, contemporary pieces of practical art. You can read about their practices here: http://www.atelierlapchi.com/lapchi-carpet-production/

Having worked with Lapchi over the years, SBaird Design has developed a stong realtionship with their design consultant, Meg Coulter. Meg is a gem. She is a firecracker. She will bend over backwards to make the client + the designer happy. When picking rugs for our client, she opened her showroom for us to stop in and select 4 options to have delivered to the client’s home. We set a date for delivery and spent a lovely afternoon trying out each rug in the home, staging it with the furniture. At the end of the appointment we all had decided on THE ONE. Checking in months later our client is still happy with their pick. We have even been told its is great for lounging-on in front of the fire.

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2 rugs have been staged in the room and a 3rd is brought in for all of us to take a look at.

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Meg Coulter from Atelier Lapchi explains the dying and fabrication process for the Texere line of rugs.

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Contemplating more choices.

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Option #2 gives the room a completely different feel.

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Everyone gets to have their input.

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Shannon stages the furniture in place so the family can get a better feel for how it will all come together.

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Mom, Dad and the kids have decided. This is THE ONE.

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by | April 11, 2014 · 9:41 pm

Kitchen and 3 bath remodels SW Portland SBaird Design

SBaird Design just completed this kitchen and 3 baths for a home in SW Portland. New oak floors, wall colors, cabinets, counters, lighting and opened kitchen to dining room. New tile, plumbing fixtures and cabinets in baths.

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Interior design of a SW Portland home

SBaird Design chose the window treatments throughout the home mainly grass window shades lined, had  oak floors installed in the main living area and the upstairs office, refaced the fireplace in the sitting room, remodeled the master bath and helped to define the wall colors.

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Interior colors, furniture and fence for a home in NE Portland

Swiss Coffee OC 45 by Benjamin Moore – Walls

Cotton Balls OC 122 by Benjamin Moore – Trim

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Furniture purchased at Look Modern, sofa, stereo credenza, love seat and desk

Rug purchased at Kush

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New garage door and new fence ( design by SBaird Design )

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wild colors for a brave client

two new tiny homes on a corner lot in n. portland near n. mississippi to be rented for short term stays

 

 

 

 

colors to be used citronella, kashmir green, bright yellow, hot lips and pretty pink

 

 

in the process of paint, finished homes will be shown soon

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2012 color

2012 Color Forecasts

At the close of 2011 and beginning of 2012, all the major paint manufacturers released their 2012 color forecasts. Overall, we can decipher major themes – the influence of high fashion on the home, a movement towards a more modern neutral with varying shades of grey, the importance of a pop of a bright, contrasting color.

Farrow & Ball

      

Farrow & Ball predicts that unexpected color pairings and the influence of fashion’s color blocking trend are the major trends for the home in 2012. Their concise color forecast for 2012 includes: a beautiful dove gray, a subdued grey-lavender, rich charcoal, and goldenrod.

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Pratt & Lambert

This color Pratt & Lambert‘s Essence palette exudes serenity with a rich aubergine, ethereal lavender, a calming blue-grey,  neutral wheat, deep turquoise, and tasteful mauve + mint pastels.

I chose Hearthstone (28-27) for my study – it’s such a calming color.

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Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore‘s expansive color forecast includes several palettes playing upon different themes. My favorite of the five is the Earth & Sky palette, which includes Benjamin Moore’s color of the year Wythe Blue (HC-143).

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SW Portland Remodel

10150 SW 31st Avenue Portland, Oregon

Exterior of home, dark gray with white trim, black accents

aggregate concrete steps

new garage door, lighting, address numbers

new kitchen, custom cabinets, hardwood floors

new bath

family room, new carpet, interior paint

new bath, subway tile, shelving

Before shots of interior below. SBaird Design provided design direction for this home, including, exterior paint, new front stairs, exterior details, interior paint, flooring, lighting, baths and kitchen. Purchased by a remodeler for resale.

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