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SE Bungalow Update

It took several months but after plans, revisions and submissions to the city we finally have our permits!

The City of Portland is in the middle of a remodel/construction boom, so the permit office is backed-up with more work than they can handle. It does not matter how simple your plans are, or how big your project is, everyone is having to hurry-up and wait. Luckily, our patience prevailed and the permits were issued to begin work on this remodel this week.

As soon as the permits were in-hand, the General Contractor, Tod Phillips, and his team started demolition. Here are a couple of images we captured while taking the initial tour of the deconstructed site.

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Memorabilia, items and images found inside the ceilings, walls and floors during deconstruction.

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A blank canvas.

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Plumbing from the main bathroom.

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Preserving the main arch from the dining to the living room is a top priority.

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This arch will be repeated in the widened opening from the dining room to the kitchen.

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Gorgeous light pours in from the upstairs windows.

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The guest bedroom.

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How sweet that the natural shape of the dormer is the iconic shape of a home.

 

 

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Remodel: Finishes consult

 

A repeat design client contacted SBaird Design to assist in choosing final finishes, lighting placement and paint selections for a remodel in the hills off of SW Broadway. The remodeling contractor was a pleasure to work with and needed a cost effective solution with quick turn around time for design services, so that he could get the home ready for market.

 

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A cottage-bungalow hybrid perched in the hills.

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A skylight was placed above the future vanity sink. Choosing good overhead lighting posed a challenge that the contractor wanted SBaird Design to resolve.

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The new tub/shower combo in the master bath will be built to follow the roof profile of the home. A rain shower and handheld unit will make it a luxurious sanctuary.

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Living Room and entry way.

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Living Room and new fireplace.

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An overhead beam designates the separation of space between the living and dining areas.

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Material samples the contractor already had and wanted to work into the design.

SBaird Design came up with a neutral palette that would appeal to many potential homeowners looking to buy in that location.

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Commercial : NE Prescott

This is a project that has been born of love and labor.

A commercial real estate transaction I managed for a client then transformed into a design consulting job. The space, a former grocers-turned-upholstery shop is getting a new use as a workshop for vintage poster restoration. Structural work, mechanical, as well as finishes and design all had to be thought out. The owner/client has a good aesthetic and knew the general direction in which he wanted the building to go. SBaird Design was hired to help refine ideas, give lighting advice and consulting on finishes and space planning.

The project is almost complete. Here are some images from our site visits with the client.

Visit in the beginning of June:

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care was taken to preserve the original terrazzo inlay. the number 1073 was the building’s historic address.

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when the ceiling was removed, care was taken to preserve the original roof structure. the decision was made to keep the wood exposed and have it sandblasted to remove old dirt and grime. the natural wood adds lots of warmth to the space.

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Images from end of July:

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move-in day.

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hand-made large format hex tiles add wabi-sabi charm

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Manzanita: Wrap party + final images

The final push almost killed us. One week prior to the client’s arrival, we drove to the coast and managed, cleaned and assisted on the job site everyday for 12+ hours. The entire crew and Tod Phillips were amazing. Of course, we did it. Sleep deprived and half lucid.

As a wonderful gesture of her thanks to everyone who worked on this project, Renee held a party for all of the coastal workers at the beach house.

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Very happy with the final outcome, we decided to enter several of the spaces from this home into a design competition hosted by one of our favorite design blogs, Remodelista. Finalists will be announced on July 16th. Here is the link to check out all of the entries. Below are the images we entered:

Bathroom:

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Manzanita project update: May 2014

This past Tuesday, my assistant designer and I drove to Manzanita to spend the day on site, taking notes and meeting our site manager and craftsman, Tod Phillips of Wood Specialty Construction. We are moving ahead at a freight-train pace and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. There is always a million things we need to review and never enough time in the day to address everything. We are all pushing this project along and are seeing the goal in sight. Luckily for us, the day was gorgeous and added a bit of lightheartedness to our day.

Here are some detail shots from our day.

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the patina on the copper gutters and downspouts are stunning

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ipe cover for the meter and emergency shut off

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inspecting the under cabinet lighting and plug molds

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interior of the newly constructed sauna. the cedar smells amazing.

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ipe cedar skylights copper

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hello beautiful

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new concrete pad poured for the stairs off of the deck

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looking good in the neighborhood

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custom rail around the sauna heater prevents any burns. rocks were cleaned and placed by the owner on her last visit.

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admiring the quiet and calm of the coast and view from the deck

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beautiful light in the guest room

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inspecting

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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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