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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 …

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 …

Eastmoreland Remodel: Phase I

This lovely family, two teenage daughters and their father, decided it was time to take advantage of all of the underutilized space their gorgeous 1928 Eastmoreland English cottage.  They asked us to create a plan for a three-phase total home remodel.  Goals include the addition of a basement bathroom, turning their basement storage space into …

Fall Soft Paint Palette

In a previous post we took you through the Five Steps to Your Personal Color Seasons Palette.  If you love the warm colors of fall, then this Fall Soft Paint Palette is perfect for you. This warm palette sets the proper mood with soothing wheat tones and spicy accents.  Add richness with a plaid or …

Fall Subtle Paint Palette

If you love the warm colors of fall, and want to keep your palette earthy, then the Color Seasons Fall Subtle Color Palette is perfect for you. This quiet, restful palette brings color and coziness into perfect harmony.  Tonal variations of tan-to-gold offer a look you can keep neutral or punch up here and there …

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 …