Eastmoreland Bungalow

Set in an early-twentieth century neighborhood in SE Portland filled with lush greenery, this Eastmoreland home was past due for some loving updates.  You may have seen our previous basement renovations of this home not too long ago.  Well we can officially say the rest of the home is finished!  Allison knew she had to […]

Russell St. BBQ – A Southern Counter

Located at 4246 SE Belmont St. Portland, Oregon 97215 The owners of Portland’s original Russell St. BBQ once again approached us to help with their restaurant design. The structure of this space lent itself to a great design – with its beautiful wooden beam system, operating street-side garage door, and skylights that brighten the entire […]

Everett, WA Rec Center

ASD headed to Everett, Washington to complete the interior design for the Rec Center at Puget Park Apartments.  A sprawling ceiling leads to a dramatic fireplace flanked in tons of natural light as you walk in.  Using a darker ceiling color helps to break up the space and make sense of the multiple ceiling heights. […]

St. John’s Vacation Rental

When the ASD team travels we love a fully furnished and well-thought-out design with matching flatware, dishes, and bedding (it really is the little things).  Entire home vacation rentals are all the rage now and this home in North Portland needed a furniture refresh to keep with the times. The design goal was to create […]

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 can be a great way […]

San Jose del Cabo, MX

A personal piece of paradise in Cabo San Lucas…. Casa Oasis The home is currently under construction…   The home is going to feature a Romanesque courtyard in a modern Spanish design. All elements face the ocean. It’s not typical to be in a high dessert climate where you can still hear the crashing of […]

Put Down the Glue Gun: Christmas Edition

As of December 1st, we are well into the Christmas season.  Time to decorate! Before you bust out the glitter and Popsicle sticks, lets take a moment to consider some alternative ways of creating a festive atmosphere that is both cheerful and classy.  While DIY decorations are a fun and personal way to vamp up […]

Updating in St. Paul

Ready for the Rodeo Over in St. Paul, Oregon, my lovely niece is updating her 1920’s classic bungalow/cottage.  Originally owned by her grandmother, this home has beautiful old bones.  As a mother of four living in the town famous for Rodeos, she and her husband love to entertain.  An unfortunate drawback to living in an older […]

The Shanghai Project

An upscale design for an industrial setting. Having worked in China previously on a western-themed resort community, Jackson Hole, I already had a feeling for how to work through the language barrier.  When working on new construction in the States we’re able to focus on the details and oversee the implementation of our designs in […]

Lake Oswego New Build: Phase 1

Designing a luxury home from the ground up sounds like an overwhelming task to most people, but for Allison and her design team, it’s the type of project that fuels our fire.  Starting with the preliminary sketches, Allison will go through the house with a fine-toothed comb.  Any areas that seem like they need revision […]