The Summer of Bathroom Remodels

It’s the Summer of Bath Remodels over here at Allison Smith Design.  Last time we took you through a classic Bungalow bathroom addition in St. Paul.  Next up, we’re showcasing a pair of bathrooms in a sweet ranch home in the lovely town of Silverton, Oregon.  It’s a his and hers situation; she prefers the […]

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 […]

Lake Oswego New Build: Phase 3

The hard work pays off… In theory, new construction should be slightly easier than remodeling existing structures.  There should be no surprises; no, “I wonder what’s inside this wall?” moments.  If everything is implemented exactly according to plan, then new construction will run like a well-oiled machine.  But, because we’re human, there will always be […]

Lake Oswego New Build: Phase 2

Starting to come together… Last week we took you through the preliminary design process, the part where moving a wall requires an eraser, rather than a sledgehammer.  This week it all starts to become real.  Our amazing team of contractors have been working so hard to get this house together and their efforts can finally […]

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 […]

Federal Way: Park 16 Rec Center

In a previous post we showed you a behind the scenes look at this project. With two floors, a kitchen, fireplace, and lots of space for recreation, we had to come up with a plan to keep it consistent, while giving each space its own feel.  The name of the apartment complex attached to this […]

On the Cusp of Spring

Valentines Day One of my favorites not only for the messages of love and the innocent sweetness of it, but also because it marks the changing of the season with a burst of vibrant reds and lush, lively blues, greens and pinks.  This is one of the few holidays that translates well into a color […]

Your Color Seasons Palette

Color Seasons… Many people start their decorating with a piece of furniture, a theme, or a personal collection.  While all of these things are important, I always start the design process by choosing a color palette.  Our palettes consist of four complementary colors that will be used throughout the house, creating consistency.  This is the […]

In Progress: Park 16

We just received some progress photos from a project near Seattle; the crew is finishing up a Rec Center for this large apartment complex.  So exciting to see a plan come to life and we’ll be sure to post some sparkling after pictures as soon as it’s done.  For now, here is a teaser showing […]

Jackson Hole, China Resort Homes

It’s going to take some convincing for you to believe that the following photos are from a vacation home outside of Beijing, China, and that was exactly the goal.  This western-themed resort community nestled among the rolling hills of Jackson Hole, China is the perfect get-away that literally makes the homeowners feel like they are on the other […]