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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 […]

Springtime Table Spread

Springtime is light, bright and cheery – just as having guests over should be! Take a look at our spring color season table setting below to get some inspiration for your own spread! Happy Decorating! -ASD Crew

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 San Jose del Cabo.  Now that the home is nearing the end of construction, Allison and Julika were able to travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to shop for furnishings for Casa Oasis. […]

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 […]

The ’90s Remodel for Millennials

With more and more Millennials reaching the home-buying stage, and a housing market that’s as competitive as ever, people are looking for that “diamond in the rough” type of home that can be fixed up.  By “rough” I mean homes that were built or remodeled in the ’80s and ’90s and are seriously ready for […]

Family Photos Done Right

It’s the age-old dilemma that plagues us all: Do I have too many family photos on display?  The answer is probably yes. While you may take pride in your beautiful family and wish to display every milestone and holiday in a mismatched collage of panoramas and portraits, the overall look is often cluttered and could stand […]

Russell St BBQ Remodel

          The owners of Portland’s down-home-cookin’ joint Russell Street BBQ approached us when looking for someone to freshen up their charming restaurant.  Housed in a cavernous 1909 building, this well-regarded and authentic barbecue spot was in need of some updating.  The goal: match the interior decor of the restaurant to the heightened caliber of the food. The style of the […]