Tag Archives: Interior Design

Multi-Family Rec Center Reveal: Puget Park!

ASD recently finished a rec center for new multi-family housing in Washington state.  We’ve had the pleasure of working with this client previously and so were involved in the design process from the beginning!  Allison selected the exterior and interior materials, finishes, and layouts for this project as well as the furniture and décor.

 

 

We wanted to create an open and welcoming environment as this space is the first that the families will see upon entry.  Right when a client walks in they view the welcoming fireplace area with a large sofa just waiting for those rainy days.  The tall chimney is on full view as it reaches high into the vaulted ceiling.

 

 

With different ceiling heights we didn’t want the magnitude of the vault to be lost and so selected a darker paint color for contrast.  This helps the eye to differentiate the ceiling heights.

 

 

As always with a thorough and personal touch we’ve added small details and are pretty much in love with the unique nature of this ball made of keys!

 

 

The Rec Center also includes a daily coffee cart and a small kitchenette seating area.  This area allowed us to utilize open shelving, a thinner counter slab, and a small wine refrigerator.  Trying techniques to broaden our knowledge base for future client’s spaces!

 

 

Included in this Rec Center is also an outdoor pool area, an indoor gym, and a smaller basketball court.

 

 

Let us know if anything particularly stands out to you!

-ASD Crew

ASD’s First Airbnb!

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).

Our goal was to design a cohesive vacation rental which spoke with the cleanliness of a hotel and the warmth of a home.  Our goals were met in a future Airbnb rental in beautiful North Portland.

A large, open kitchen is open to the adjacent dining and living rooms.

In larger hotels we are offered a magical bed to sleep on, but board games and favorite books are smaller touches of home we’ve considered.  We’ve even included a cocktail strainer so when your party needs a well-made cocktail on a warm Portland afternoon, you’re set.

We’ve developed the most comfortable bedrooms.

A nap in the afternoon sun on this bed?  Yes please.

For the traveling readers; don’t worry, we’ve included bedside lamps.

 

We’ve added some new toiletries from Beekman 1802.  They’re a beautiful company from Sharon Springs, NY.

Um, and we have serious house envy:

from Beekman Boys House Instagram

And a couple of our favorite details:

 

 

What examples of thoughtful touches have you experienced while traveling?  Please let us know!

-ASD Crew

Springtime Table Spread

Springtime is light, bright and cheery – just as having guests over should be!

Take a look at our spring-inspired table setting below to get some inspiration for your own spread!

To view more photos of this beautiful home, click here.

Happy Decorating!

-ASD Crew

 

 

Things We’re Leaving Behind in 2017… Well, Technically 1997.

Okay, this blog is all about outdated (or just weird) home trends. Feel free to comment anything we left out!

#1

Let’s start with those U-Shaped toilet rugs….

**Don’t:

Just…. why. Why did anyone think it was a good idea to draw attention to a toilet? Here at ASD we’ve nicknamed these rugs “toilet corrals”.

Below are some more tasteful ways to place a rug under a toilet, if you must.

**Do:

 

#2

And while we’re on that note, toilet seat cushions. Aesthetics aside — this is just gross. Don’t do it.

 

No photo needed.

 

#3

Fabric Window Valances.

** Don’t:

 

There’s really nothing wrong with using fabric on your window treatments, it’s more the valance we’re saying “no” to.

**Do:

 

#4

Overdone taxidermy.

**Don’t:

 

We used taxidermy for our Jackson Hole project, but in moderation and because it was appropriate for the theme. If you’re looking for a more modern way to go about the taxidermy look, we recommend something more like this…

**Do:

 

#5

Pepto-Bismol Pink. Pantone named “Rose Quartz” the Color of The Year in 2016, but let’s be honest, they should’ve just called it Pepto-Bismol.

For whatever reason, this color really caught on. I have one word it…. YEESH.

**Don’t:

 

If you’re a fan of pink, we recommend going with a “less is more” approach. We also recommend going with a toned-down Pepto-Bismol, or a shade that’s a little rosier.. This color just has an elegance about it that *nausea, heartburn, indigestine..* doesn’t.

**Do:

 

 

I could go on forever about decorating faux pas, but I’ve got some real designing to do. I’d love to hear what you think we should leave behind in 2017!

 

Promenade

This rec center in Auburn, Washington features a bold orange wall, a beautiful blue subway-tiled fireplace, and eye-catching texture for days.

The exterior of this rec center features wooden gables that protrude from the building. The underside of the gables showcase the natural beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Many of the interior selections harken back to the same idea.

 

 

 

 

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