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Fresh paint brings home into 21st century

Colorful homes are my signature. But sometimes it’s just too much, as in this case of my client Leslie’s home in Bend. Time for a change! The first thing you noticed was how dark the house felt, despite the high … Continue reading

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How to create an unfriendly home

Minimalism taken to the extreme in this Amsterdam apartment is just plain depressing. Continue reading

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Transforming an empty white loft apartment

Me, the color queen… and I find myself renting a stark white loft apartment in a converted turn-of-the-century warehouse in NW Portland’s Pearl District. Time for another makeover – my first in a home I do not own. Most tenants and … Continue reading

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Granite & marble in the home: sublime or ridiculous

This weekend I toured the Getty Villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, CA. Spectacular collection of Greek and Roman antiquities in a spectacular setting. But the extravagant use of marble got me thinking. Humans have loved colorful polished stone, like … Continue reading

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Art on the walls – 6 rules to consider

At 75% of my site visits I see major art problems.  If you’re going to hang art, let it work FOR you, not against you.  Some things to think about: Your art should bear some relationship to your current life … Continue reading

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