Author Archives: Allison Smith

So Much More Than Blush

We’ve already pointed out how blush is the color of year. We’ve shown you examples from the High Point and how it has popped up in our own clients decor. What we haven’t discussed is what the color of the year means and how to apply it to your interior design.  Design is so much […]

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Dunthorpe Cottage

Nestled in the rolling hills of the SW Portland neighborhood of Dunthorpe, this 1915 cottage by the river is packed with charming original features. An eclectic mix of antiques, offset with bold colors and high contrast round out the design and provide an inside look into Allison’s personal design style.

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Color of the Year 2019: Blush

cute pink sofa with black dog furniture design

It’s no secret that 2019’s color of the year is blush. Here are a few highlights from the 2019 Spring Furniture Market at High Point: This trend has already seeped into our local PDX residential remodels in the form of custom, oversized occasional chairs, sweet accent vases, and a dramatic geometric patterned chaise lounge. Here’s […]

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Is Gray Passe?

living room furniture interior designer portland

Trends in the last few years have all pointed to black, white, gray, and neutral.  However, the pendulum is swinging!  We are finally starting to see pops of unique color sneaking into some of our residential remodels.  This year saw the rise of blushes for furniture and accent pieces. Next year is moving towards a […]

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What is the difference between a designer and a decorator?

Interior decorating and interior designing are NOT the same thing.  If this confuses you, we’ve got you covered!  Although the two are closely related, you’ll soon come to find that they can be vastly different… Decorating Decorating is simple. You decorate for holidays. You decorate for a new look. Decorators rely on using your current […]

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