Interior Design

As your interior designer I can help you realize your project; with my team of builders we can absolutely help make your house practically perfect for you and your family. I help clients envision better layouts, color and lighting; sourcing furniture, rugs and accessories.

For longer term projects I enjoy working with architects and builders; From urban homes to a fishing lodge on the Deschutes, whole house remodels to furnishing a condo in a hurry, talk to me about your project.

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Whole House Remodel

This four bedroom 'English' style remodel started with a desire to create a larger guest bedroom and bathroom situated on the lower level at the rear of the house. Working with Allied Works Architecture and Otis Construction the solution encompassed the dining room directly above by inserting a glass box into the central core, thereby creating perfect cubes for each room.

There was no easy access to the patio and so a deck was added with new doors from both the dining and living rooms. On the main floor the powder room was moved and a butlers pantry added behind it creating masses of storage with roll-out drawers. The family room received a custom designed media center. In the adjoining kitchen we replaced the old island, matching the new oak cabinetry in the pantry and topping it with a huge slab of granite. In the living room sliding doors giving onto the deck and additional bookcases changed the flow and gave the opportunity for a custom designed console for the owners turntable and valve amp. New wide-plank french oak floors, a custom front door and a floating wall between the entry and dining room completed the main floor.

Downstairs a new concrete floor was poured, creating the opportunity for radiant in-floor heating and the removal of all original heat ducts throughout the house. All the interior walls were moved to create a new laundry room and heated storage for sports equipment. A new bathroom was designed and tucked into the previous laundry room. The guest bedroom now has its own entrance onto the patio and with cork flooring could easily become an artists studio in the future. On the exterior of the house new plant beds were built to support the rear deck and the old cracked stucco was removed surrounding the chimney at the front. The completed house was painted in dark grey, in part to show off the beautiful old rhododendron that climbs up the front of the house.

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Central Oregon Remodel

A small dark house in Maupin, overlooking the Deschutes River has been transformed into a light and airy retreat. Working with Greg O'Neal Construction we submitted plans and started work quickly.

Where once there was a draughty fireplace blocking the view and providing little access to the yard, there is now a deck with floor to ceiling windows embracing the view. A doorway and stub walls between the kitchen and pantry was removed to create a bigger kitchen which enabled us to move the range and greatly improve counter space. The bathroom has been given new tile, the bath itself a beautiful old clawfoot, refinished and painted the same color. Plumbing is hidden in the wall and the curtain hangs from the ceiling so that it disappears when not in use. Extra insulation between the walls and the under the floor helps mitigate sound traveling upward from the family room in the basement. What was a small dark two bedroom bungalow became a year-round second home capable of sleeping 10.

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Furnishings in a Hurry!

My client announced he had a fundraiser scheduled in his new apartment in two weeks time - could I help furnish it? Well of course! Working with his pieces, and an irregularly shaped room we put together three distinct seating areas. The formal living room comprised two existing red leather sofa's and an ottoman. We brought in a beautiful floral rug from Atelier Lapchi and two swivel recliners (cable outlet restrictions forced the media center too far away for comfortable viewing from the sofa's). Scatter cushions warmed it all up and the addition of the owners hanging lamp completed the look.

A refinished redwood dining table was sourced from a consignment store on SE Hawthorne and complimented by four chairs from Design Within Reach.

Lastly the need for a sleeper sofa dictated the more casual end of the room which we teamed with existing club chairs, a new coffee table, side tables and two stunning lamps from Design Within Reach. More scatter cushions and another beautiful rug from Atelier Lapchi gave the whole room a sense of cohesion.

A bit more art and we will be done.