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!
Your positive outlook and friendly, approachable nature will be attracted to this warm, color-washed palette. Accent with clear blues and add a touch of cream for a cozy finish. Textured fabrics, tweeds and velvets enhance the comfort you’re after.
Robin’s egg blue is a great color for both newer and older homes. We took this palette to a classic bungalow in NW Portland. Blue and yellow were the perfect colors to offset a classic black subway tile, tin ceiling, and rich hardwoods in the kitchen.
Check out the rest of this project over here, or by clicking the photo below.
You’re easygoing, comfortable, enjoying life’s simple pleasures. This understated palette offers the ideal hint of color to make you feel right at home. Choose slightly deeper tones for your fabrics and keep that softness going with plenty of texture.
Earlier this summer we did a “His & Hers” double bathroom remodel and this palette was the perfect bridge for the gap in their unique styles. Try this palette with rich wood and dark fixtures to bring some drama.
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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 home, however, is an outdated layout. All of the bathrooms are on the main floor, and all of the bedrooms are upstairs. The solution is not only a remodel, but a full-on addition in the form of a dormer with new windows. Her vaulted ceilings were leaving some unused space that was perfect for adding a small master bathroom and walk-in closet. We added a dormer to accommodate head-height and bring in lots of natural light for their his and hers bathroom. For the bathroom walls, our soft gray from the Winter Subtle collection was the perfect soothing contrast to the cheery yellow in her bedroom. Because this bathroom didn’t exist before, we had to re-rout the plumbing starting in the foundation, working our way through a main floor bathroom, and finally into the upstairs. By creating a master suite upstairs, this frees up the main floor bathroom to be used by guests, just in time for one of her St. Paul Rodeo parties.
The best part about this remodel is that I get to work with my very talented niece. She has an amazing eye for color and design and has worked for Allison Smith Design in the past. This project felt more like a collaboration; bringing her personality and style into the final product made it all the more personal and successful. She and her large family–husband and 4 children between the ages of 3-16–have received a much needed addition to their home that they can enjoy for years to come. For the rest of the upstairs, head over to the new Portfolio Gallery.