Author Archives: Allison Smith

That 70’s Project

Perched atop a hillside in Kent, Washington, reside these wild-colored, low-rise apartments. Allison claims to have felt a bit nostalgic on site, saying the colors and land reminded her of being in the 70’s. Here’s an aerial shot during construction… you can see the roof lines and colors that make these apartments so interesting. Centrally […]

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San Miguel de Allende — A Business Trip for the Books

If you keep up on our blogs, you’ve seen that one of our projects this year is a contemporary hacienda in Cabo San Lucas. If you haven’t yet seen our progress post about it, here’s the link — https://allisonsmithdesign.com/casa-oasis/ Now that the home is nearing the end of construction, Allison and a senior project manager were […]

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Massive Remodel

We’ve been working on a 3-level, 6,300 square foot remodel for a family relocating to the Northwest Portland hills. It’s been a massive undertaking, as you may know from watching HGTV’s popular shows including Flip or Flop, Fixer Upper, Love It or List It…. Just kidding. They make it look so easy. (and so cheap). […]

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Behind The Scenes : Life of an Interior Designer

-Talking to a vendor on the phone: “Hi, yes, we’d like to place this order.” “Ok, I will place this order right away.”   ….. Two weeks later. Haven’t received an acknowledgement. “Hi, yes, we placed an order weeks ago. Can you give me an update?” “This order was never placed, we don’t know what […]

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Milwaukie Makeover

This home in Milwaukie, Oregon was a combination of “already there” and “let’s add a little flare”. Using a variety of colors and textures will liven up a space. You can do this in small doses, or to an entire room… Life is short, am I right? Using fun accessories – such as this spikey […]

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