Category: Coastal Style

2 Feb

9 Molding Types to Raise the Bar on Your Kitchen Cabinetry

Moldings will make any project look habit. When applied to kitchen cabinetry particularly, these architectural details can help enhance the most elementary cabinet style. With all the multitude of unique designs and configurations available, crown molding, edge molding and more might help customize your next kitchen undertaking. Julie Williams Design 1. Traditional crown molding. Traditional […]
11 Jan

Tour the Best for a Desert Spanish Colonial

Prepare to go into a luxurious Spanish colonial home built with every detail beautifully executed. “We had a budget where we can use the best of all on this house,” says interior designer Josie Fratantoni. But “I love to reveal to customers of all budgets, to ensure they may be motivated and show me exactly […]
17 Dec

Novel to Know: 'Barclay Butera: Sitting on the Coast'

‘The aesthetic of seaside homes reflect a magical alchemy between the native and the exotic, the traditional as well as the whimsical, the mysterious and the recognizable.” — Barclay Butera Butera captures this magical alchemy in his new book, Living on the Coast (Gibbs Smith, 2012) and reveals how to make it. He divides beachfront […]
20 Nov

Renovation Detail: The Tapered Craftsman Column

I am almost embarrassed to admit that we bought our house because it has a front porch with square-tapered Craftsman columns. Though they’re wrapped in aluminum and have seen better days, their proportions are so perfect, they make me weak in the knees. Craftsman design columns are fine, historic and simple in design. Critical in […]
6 Nov

Modern Icons: The George Nelson Swag Leg Desk and Chair

Thanks to space-saving laptops and paperless offices, George Nelson’s 1958 Swag Leg Desk is more practical than ever. This streamlined desk has clean lines and a very light profile that does not clutter a room. Manufactured by Herman Miller, the desk has sculptural chrome legs that were a Nelson innovation. He brought similar swag legs […]
3 Nov

Minimalist Living in Rotterdam

For Bram Gloerich and Martje van der Brugge, a clean, open and nominal distance feels like home. In their five-story house in Rotterdam, they keep things super simple, injecting colour through a chosen few accessories. Gloerich began developing their city home in 2007, changing a multi-story property by a demolition site into a large and […]
29 Oct

Ranch Home in the Northwest Suburbs

What is apparently a normal suburban house from the exterior is really a rustic western hideaway for newlyweds Matt and Kimberly Weishoff. “We would really like to live on a ranch, but we can’t afford it at this time. We’ve made our ranch [style] home into a little ranch.” The newlyweds have been crafty with […]
12 Oct

12 Fantasy Dining Rooms

As an interior designer, it’s rare I get a chance to design a residential room for general consumption. So when the chance came up to work on a project that will be looked at by the public and serves a fantastic cause, I jumped at the chance. In what’s rapidly become Portland, Oregon’s premier design […]