80's home meets Modern Glam Renovation (Lake Oswego, OR)

This property is truly an example of how good modern design can completely rejuvenate an outdated property. The home was featured on the 1981 Street of Dreams tour and was filled to the brim with early 80's home building trends..the dark wood panelling, mirrored glass reflection in the hallways, pink carpets, unfortunately little had been done in terms of updating the property since then so when the new owner purchased the home, she knew exactly what she wanted to have some major changes done. The minute we looked at the structure of the home we knew this had some excellent potential! The large windows in the family room was what drew her, natural light was an important factor to the home. Out went the oppressively dark floating cabinets, and in went new cabinets, a stunning open bright kitchen, new lighting, new floors, new tile work, new soaking tub, and gorgeous fixtures throughout. Even a paint of pink color on the entrance original door! All these renovations breathed new life into the property and made its early 80's bones seem strikingly fresh and modern.

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 BEFORE// Outdated, congested & dark

BEFORE// Outdated, congested & dark

 AFTER // Welcoming bright entrance!

AFTER // Welcoming bright entrance!

 BEFORE // Entryway had woven textured walls, odd mirrors, dark floors, dark door

BEFORE // Entryway had woven textured walls, odd mirrors, dark floors, dark door

 AFTER // Entrance is bright, open, refreshing!

AFTER // Entrance is bright, open, refreshing!

 BEFORE // blue walls, carpet, outdated lighting

BEFORE // blue walls, carpet, outdated lighting

 AFTER // WHITE OAK Floors through out the house!

AFTER // WHITE OAK Floors through out the house!

 Client knew she was going to be putting her piano in this corner. Fit like a glove!

Client knew she was going to be putting her piano in this corner. Fit like a glove!

 BEFORE \\ 80's style - On the left we took out the bar and made that into a walk-in closet. We kept the fireplace the same.

BEFORE \\ 80's style - On the left we took out the bar and made that into a walk-in closet. We kept the fireplace the same.

 AFTER \\ 2018: Midcentury Modern meets Glam!

AFTER \\ 2018: Midcentury Modern meets Glam!

 Look at all that beautiful natural light! 

Look at all that beautiful natural light! 

 BEFORE // outdated wood staircase, and the bar on the right that we completely removed.

BEFORE // outdated wood staircase, and the bar on the right that we completely removed.

 AFTER // New black metal staircase

AFTER // New black metal staircase

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 BEFORE //  dining room had pink old carpets, small dark kitchen

BEFORE //  dining room had pink old carpets, small dark kitchen

 AFTER // Spacious Kitchen & dining room floor plan. Island Lights from School House Electric, Dining room fixture from West Elm. Dinning table, chairs and bar stools all from West Elm.

AFTER // Spacious Kitchen & dining room floor plan. Island Lights from School House Electric, Dining room fixture from West Elm. Dinning table, chairs and bar stools all from West Elm.

 Blue details through out the kitchen shelves

Blue details through out the kitchen shelves

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 BEFORE // This room had potential! The fireplace was so beaitiful just needed a little touch up.

BEFORE // This room had potential! The fireplace was so beaitiful just needed a little touch up.

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 AFTER // new light fixtures, shiplap wall with floating shelves, new floors, painted fireplace

AFTER // new light fixtures, shiplap wall with floating shelves, new floors, painted fireplace

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 AFTER // Painted the fireplace with same color as the walls, added new open shelves to display memorabilia

AFTER // Painted the fireplace with same color as the walls, added new open shelves to display memorabilia

 AFTER // Super bright from all the windows! Its so dreamy!

AFTER // Super bright from all the windows! Its so dreamy!

 BEFORE // Kitchen was small, dark, and that floating cabinet had to go!

BEFORE // Kitchen was small, dark, and that floating cabinet had to go!

 AFTER // Bright, Open & Practical before move in.

AFTER // Bright, Open & Practical before move in.

 My sweet client, which happens to be my mother in law wanted to incorporate black & white photos of her parents and family on these open shelves. With a few plants and books this shelfie turned out to be so cute!

My sweet client, which happens to be my mother in law wanted to incorporate black & white photos of her parents and family on these open shelves. With a few plants and books this shelfie turned out to be so cute!

 I wish I had a photo of a before powder bath, but it was very dark, outdated with green toilet. This is the AFTER! Client knew what she wanted! She has great taste.

I wish I had a photo of a before powder bath, but it was very dark, outdated with green toilet. This is the AFTER! Client knew what she wanted! She has great taste.

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 BEFORE // Downstairs had mixed wood panelling through out.

BEFORE // Downstairs had mixed wood panelling through out.

 AFTER // Very soft cozy new carpet, fresh new paint, comfy dark sofa from Z Gallery. Coffee Table from World Market.

AFTER // Very soft cozy new carpet, fresh new paint, comfy dark sofa from Z Gallery. Coffee Table from World Market.

 BEFORE // Replaced a few of the old windows

BEFORE // Replaced a few of the old windows

 AFTER // Client kept the original fireplace, windows are so beautiful and bright, perfect for all of her plants!

AFTER // Client kept the original fireplace, windows are so beautiful and bright, perfect for all of her plants!

 BEFORE // Guest bedroom

BEFORE // Guest bedroom

 AFTER // Beautiful simple black & white. A place of rest, tranquility, calmness

AFTER // Beautiful simple black & white. A place of rest, tranquility, calmness

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 BEFORE // Downstairs Bathroom

BEFORE // Downstairs Bathroom

 AFTER // New Everything!

AFTER // New Everything!

 BEFORE // Master bedroom had carpet, odd wood panelling through out the room, small closet

BEFORE // Master bedroom had carpet, odd wood panelling through out the room, small closet

 Added hardwoods, shiplap, new paint, wall light fixtures

Added hardwoods, shiplap, new paint, wall light fixtures

 AFTER // Modern master bedroom.

AFTER // Modern master bedroom.

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 BEFORE // Master bathroom had green carpet and toilet! outdated cabinets, everything had to be gutted and replaced!

BEFORE // Master bathroom had green carpet and toilet! outdated cabinets, everything had to be gutted and replaced!

 AFTER // Brand new Cabinets, sinks, faucets, lighting, tub, floor, shiplap

AFTER // Brand new Cabinets, sinks, faucets, lighting, tub, floor, shiplap

 BEFORE // Ugly shower and toilet

BEFORE // Ugly shower and toilet

 AFTER // Beautiful hexagon flooring, and traditional herringbone shower tile.

AFTER // Beautiful hexagon flooring, and traditional herringbone shower tile.

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Crafted Spring Kitchen

I always look forward to Spring. The seasonal transformation from gloomy to sunshine, the smell after rain, birds chirping, fresh blooms, walks outside, re-potting my plants, the list goes on. When it comes to decorating I treat my Kitchen like a workshop and give myself freedom to frequently change the layout of the open shelves. This gives me a space to display the eclectic mix of objects and collectibles I've accumulated. I change them seasonally  and Spring happens to be one of my favorite seasons to incorporate into my home.  A couple weeks ago on one of my weekly stops to the goodwill I came across a pair of vintage water color illustrations of France. Instantly fell in love  and wanted to style them in my home. The fresh bright coral pink border stood out to me, they became the focal point. Keeping both art and memories intact of last summer when my husband & I traveled to the South of France. I try not to buy anything new for the shelves unless it's a absolute must! Most of the time I just move pieces around and craft new fresh ideas into our Kitchen seasonly. Occasionally buy a new plant. Hope you enjoy the details.

 Style Tip: When it comes to choosing decorative pieces, you want to stick to a maximum of three colors. Then it's all about placement.

Style Tip: When it comes to choosing decorative pieces, you want to stick to a maximum of three colors. Then it's all about placement.

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 I have a weak spot for vintage baskets. But not just any kind of baskets, I look for particular shapes and certain colors. The minute I spotted this one for $7 It was worth every penny!

I have a weak spot for vintage baskets. But not just any kind of baskets, I look for particular shapes and certain colors. The minute I spotted this one for $7 It was worth every penny!

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 Style tip: Pot seasonal blooms in a vase inside.

Style tip: Pot seasonal blooms in a vase inside.

 Style Tip: Display loose tea in pretty glass jars.

Style Tip: Display loose tea in pretty glass jars.

 I added more teas later to the mix. You can see some on my white shelf as well.

I added more teas later to the mix. You can see some on my white shelf as well.

 * Locally made School House Electric Island lights with a chrome dip light bulb.

* Locally made School House Electric Island lights with a chrome dip light bulb.

 Anthropolgie spring catalog inspiration. This is my eclectic mix.

Anthropolgie spring catalog inspiration. This is my eclectic mix.

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Monochromatic Office

Creating a nice stress free place for maximum productivity is the ultimate goal. I want buyers to feel inspired, calm, and focused when they walk in.

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 Accessorize with vintage items such as a phone and cameras

Accessorize with vintage items such as a phone and cameras

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 Bringing nature inside creates freshness and calmness. Like this winter branch.

Bringing nature inside creates freshness and calmness. Like this winter branch.

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Style Tips on Floating Kitchen Shelves

Here are some snapshots of inspiring ideas to style your Kitchen open shelves. I absolutely love adding and re-arranging accessories seasonlly, or more like weekly. I can't help it! These thick  dark brown floating shelves made with reclaimed wood add warmth and contrast against the white tile backsplash. They are absoultely probably one of my favorite features in my home and I can tell ya they get used a lot!

 Style tip: hanging plants look intriguing next to a collection of vintage glass vases & bottles.  Style tip: Fresh flowers in a brass pot adds color and freshness to any shelf!

Style tip: hanging plants look intriguing next to a collection of vintage glass vases & bottles.

Style tip: Fresh flowers in a brass pot adds color and freshness to any shelf!

 Style tip: Display a pretty collection of vintage glass bottles and vases. This adds delicate, picturesque, character and debt to a shelf.

Style tip: Display a pretty collection of vintage glass bottles and vases. This adds delicate, picturesque, character and debt to a shelf.

 Style tip: Display collection of glass vases and bottles on a dining table. Place flowers into them. The natural light reflecting the glass is so pretty!

Style tip: Display collection of glass vases and bottles on a dining table. Place flowers into them. The natural light reflecting the glass is so pretty!

 Style tip: Place lemons, oranges and limes into a cookie jar for pops of bright color.  Notice my tulips went from multi color to white. I took the first set of photos one week and then finished shooting the following week therefore my flowers changed. I may have a slight obsession with fresh flowers in my kitchen. And Tulips open up so beautifully! Perfect for Spring!

Style tip: Place lemons, oranges and limes into a cookie jar for pops of bright color.

Notice my tulips went from multi color to white. I took the first set of photos one week and then finished shooting the following week therefore my flowers changed. I may have a slight obsession with fresh flowers in my kitchen. And Tulips open up so beautifully! Perfect for Spring!

 Style tip: Display your favorite cook books and wooden utensils in a clear pitcher.

Style tip: Display your favorite cook books and wooden utensils in a clear pitcher.

 Style tip: Display your favorite plates and bowls next to dried flowers.  I tend to keep plates, bowls, cups all on the lower shelf for they get used daily.

Style tip: Display your favorite plates and bowls next to dried flowers.

I tend to keep plates, bowls, cups all on the lower shelf for they get used daily.

 Style tip: Make a handy tea tray with your musts. Mine includes, favorite teas in a cup, honey jar,, sugar bowl, creamer, spoons, plates, tea pot, coffee pot

Style tip: Make a handy tea tray with your musts. Mine includes, favorite teas in a cup, honey jar,, sugar bowl, creamer, spoons, plates, tea pot, coffee pot

 Style tip: Display vintage spoons in a cup for everyday mixing coffee/tea.

Style tip: Display vintage spoons in a cup for everyday mixing coffee/tea.

 Style tip: Stack cake stands and white serving bowls on top of eachother for height.  Style tip: Add a pop of color once in awhile. This spring mine includes radiant blue.

Style tip: Stack cake stands and white serving bowls on top of eachother for height.

Style tip: Add a pop of color once in awhile. This spring mine includes radiant blue.

 Style tip: Display a collection of your favorite rocks and shells.

Style tip: Display a collection of your favorite rocks and shells.

 Style tip: Display a collection of vintage frames for rustic natural texture and dimension.

Style tip: Display a collection of vintage frames for rustic natural texture and dimension.

 Style tip: Display various white accessories, here I show off my white tea pots, candle sticks, vases, bowls, cups and books. I also added some air plants for pops of green.  Think "white on white"   Style tip: You want shelves to feel loaded and bountiful and still looked stocked even with items in the dishwasher. 

Style tip: Display various white accessories, here I show off my white tea pots, candle sticks, vases, bowls, cups and books. I also added some air plants for pops of green.  Think "white on white" 

Style tip: You want shelves to feel loaded and bountiful and still looked stocked even with items in the dishwasher. 

 Style tip: A collection of small plates stacked inside a drawer. You can't display everything on shelves, but this way you can see what plates you have and easy to put away.

Style tip: A collection of small plates stacked inside a drawer. You can't display everything on shelves, but this way you can see what plates you have and easy to put away.

Eclectic Wall

 Black and white with touches of rustic and green.

Black and white with touches of rustic and green.

 style tip: Add grey roses in a apothecary jar. 

style tip: Add grey roses in a apothecary jar. 

 style tip: Cut a few branches of magnolia tree. Its simple and free!

style tip: Cut a few branches of magnolia tree. Its simple and free!

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 Style tip: Stack books for height.

Style tip: Stack books for height.

 style tip: Mix it up. Its fun, and creative.

style tip: Mix it up. Its fun, and creative.

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Staged Bathroom

Staging a bathroom is probably one of my favorites to do!  Especially when working with a clean white space. You don't need a lot of items with just a few eclectic pieces you can turn a cold bathroom into a cozy space. 

 A vintage piece of landscape art looks peaceful and pretty.

A vintage piece of landscape art looks peaceful and pretty.

 Rustic bowl with sponges next to a soaking tub is a must.

Rustic bowl with sponges next to a soaking tub is a must.