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Monday, August 12, 2013

A beautiful Portland home

A friend of mine is starting a long awaited kitchen remodel. She lives a couple of hours away from me and so has enlisted the help of a designer that is in her area and a friend as well. But when you have a clean slate and so many options open to choose from it can be hard overwhelming to say the least even when you have professional guidance.

It is one thing to just choose products that are trendy or "what everyone else is doing", but to get a kitchen (or whatever room you are remodeling) to be personalized to reflect just who you are is not as easy. What I loved about this home remodel (designed by Jessica Helgerson) is that it doesn't look 'designed'. Rather, it feels like a home that reflects the people who live in it.

What an interesting vase!

I also like that it has a nice balance of vintage and modern pieces and where it feels 'clean' and uncluttered, it has just the right amount of interesting and unique art and accessories to make it feel homey and not sterile.

Did you notice that they carried out a common color throughout each room to unify some very different spaces? The wall color in the living room, colored glassware in the kitchen cabinets, cushion fabric in the children's room, colored glass in the bedroom and the glass tile floor in the bathroom all relate to each other.

I am finishing up some remodeling at my mom's house this week which has kept me busier than I had planned ... hoping to share some of my own photos soon. 

Happy Monday Everyone!


Lisa Mende said...

It is very hard to personalize spaces! love this post! beautiful house

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hi Sherri!

How are you doing? I hope you're having a great summer and being able to enjoy your little princess. How is she??? I believe she turned two not too long ago, right? Time flies!

Good luck with your new project and I can't wait to see your mom's! :-)

Lots of love to you, Sherri!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Beautiful home...i love all the whits walls and the dark brown in the dinning room...your right..it does have a nice balance of vintage finds..