Eastmoreland Bungalow

Set in an early-twentieth century neighborhood in SE Portland filled with lush greenery, this Eastmoreland home was past due for some loving updates.  You may have seen our previous basement renovations of this home not too long ago.  Well we can officially say the rest of the home is finished!  Allison knew she had to […]

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 […]

Mill Creek, WA Remodel

Back to the Seattle area for another commercial remodel!  This one is the common area for Heatherwood Apartments.  We’ve had the pleasure of working with this client previously and we were excited to freshen up these spaces. Allison selected all interior design materials, including tile, flooring, cabinetry finish, lighting, and paint colors.  The goal was […]

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 seriously ready for a […]

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 […]

How Does Paint Color Matching Work?

Our go-to shop for paint has always been Dick’s Color Center in Portland.  They have an amazing staff of expert color mixers and have worked with us on countless designer color creations.  I recently had a conversation with our main contact, Kevin M Garvey, to get his expert point-of-view on how color matching really works in […]

China’s Top Design Magazine

In 2009, shortly after completing her Jackson Hole project near Beijing, Allison was interviewed by China’s Top Design Magazine.  They were interested in her process around choosing color and decor.

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 […]