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Thursday, February 12, 2009

row house in Beaumont Village

I had the opportunity to work on a small design project for a good friend. she recently purchased a row house in our neighbourhood of Beaumont Village in Portland, Oregon. It is a quaint little village inside the City about 5 minutes from downtown.
My client had inherited a few pieces of furniture from her grandmother which included some green porcelain chiniosorie style lamps which we had rewired and gave them new pagoda style silk shades (not pictured).
click on the photos to get a better view of the fresh looking space.

The crystal chandelier above the dining room came from http://www.shopcielo.com/ the dining furniture came from William Sonoma Home.Although her budget was tight. she had a few pieces recovered. The wing back chair in the living room is done in a small sage hounds tooth. The Cut velvet pink damask found a home as her desk chair in her office/guest room.
The pillows were made from fabrics that she had saved from when she worked for Wayne Martin Inc. a local wholesale showroom for interior designers. The pillows in the living room with the playing cards came from Zimmer Rohde. The silvery taupe silk and dragon fly chenille pillows were made of discontinued textiles from J. Robert Scott.
Her other major splurge was the wall covering in her bathrooms which came from http://www.romofabrics.com/ .
She saved money by painting the row house herself in in pale straw, warm grey, taupe and deep military khaki. these colour choices really set off the neutral furniture. She also did some on her own demolition such as tearing out vivid purple carpet and yanking out ugly contractor's style mirrors in high heels. I know I was there when we stood on the counters in the bathroom pulling off the mirror. I was quite impressed.
If you are on budget, doing some of the work yourself can save you money. if you can splurge on beautiful textiles and wall coverings. It really can do wonders for your home.
take care,
John

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