Monthly Archives: October 2011

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.

before shot interior


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Mt Tabor remodel

new butlers pantry

close up of details, custom cabinetry, subway tile, period details

new kitchen, restored fir floors, custom cabinetry, farmers sink, ikea island, new lay out

detail of ikea island

updated bath, new tile, colors, refinished bathtub and sink

butlers pantry in process

view of end ot butlers pantry room

kitchen before

kitchen demo

kitchen demo

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The color is dead sexy!

Thank you Jenelle for asking me for color advice, once again!

New real estate offices of Living Room Realtors opens on SE 26th and Clinton

I felt that Caviar would work well with the brick, making for a serious, stunning and classic combination for this new store front. Jenelle’s response to it? You nailed it!

Black from Benjamin Moore – Caviar 2130-20

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Beautiful beach serendipity

I ate breakfast recently in Wheeler, Oregon at Rising Star CafeĀ , only to realize that they do not take anything but cash for payment. The table next to me was informed of the same, and the gentleman got up to look for an ATM at the same moment, so we were off together in search. In the short time that it took to reach our destination, retrieve some money and head back to the restaurant we had shared much of our life story, however condensed. I knew that he was building a home in Manzanita with his wife, on a lot that he had owned for years, I knew that he was doing it with as much energy conservation and LEED ideas implemented and I knew that I must see if I could wrangle a visit/walkthrough with them. Fortunately, all of this lined up quite well and by the afternoon I was having the sort of tour that was even better than I imagined. The couple were both intelligent, warm and engaging. They were so excited about their new home and it was infectious. I offered to do all of the interior color as I believed that the Benjamin Moore Aura collection called Affinity, would be quite suitable for health reasons/LEED also, – low to no VOC, and the color palette is gorgeous, all of the colors are designed to work together. I left them with a color sample card of the entire variety of options, and all communication + color consultation, has been accomplished now via email. I must give credit to the homeowners for choosing most of the colors, which I then tweaked as needed. They have great taste! I have been honored to be awarded with what (I think) will be a long friendship in the future, and their home is turning out to be very pretty.

See below photo notes for color choices…

fiji on left, collection on right

frappe and buttered yam




buttered yam

dinner party with ylang ylang

urban nature

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