We recently finished a remodel of a contemporary, yet warm and inviting home for a family relocating to the Pacific Northwest from out of state. The 6,000+ square foot, 3-story home is situated in Portland’s northwest hills, with captivating and unobstructed views.
To say the home was outdated is an understatement! A confusing mash-up of over-opulent 80s and 90s décor was around every corner. However, being able to take a kitschy situation down to the studs and completely re-imagine a prime piece of real estate for our client is truly a designer’s dream come true.
On the lower level, there were stone archways between rooms. Throughout the house, the architectural elements, fixtures and hardware were a mix of Gothic, rococo and Chinese style all rolled together.
Our family wanted a “less is more” feel with clean lines, modern touches and a little Asian-inspired flare.
This update also extended to the outside, so your first impression of the home would set the tone for what you found inside. We gray-washed the exterior stone and rejuvenated the front entry by installing a stunning, six-foot-wide pivot door. The door hints at a very Portland-y, Pacific Northwest vibe that flows throughout the home.
Inside, we redesigned seven(!) fireplaces, replaced all the flooring and counter tops in the home, and installed new tile and plumbing fixtures in five bathrooms.
The stair railings went from bulky and busy wood, to a sleek metal railing that plays at both trendy and classic. The black, linear metal panels are simple and work well with a variety of décor styles.
Finally, we filled these freshly updated spaces with clean, modern art and details, and custom furniture in every room. The palette is largely neutral white and black with small pops of red and turquoise to add visual interest. Overall, the feeling is light, airy and peaceful while also being welcoming.