Tag Archives: makeover

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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Portland Craftsman before and after

Inexpensive makeover for a Portland Craftsman, mostly done with paint and rearrangement of furnishings, creates a warm welcome. Continue reading

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French kitchen color makeover

Colorful makeover of a French kitchen. A wonderful backdrop for food fun. Continue reading

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French chef + handy husband = Amazing Kitchen

We dined the other night at the home of Hervé and Chantal, a retired couple who live in Besançon, France. Chantal is a wonderful cook, and her husband likes to build beautiful things. Their kitchen was typical 1980s ugly, of … 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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Garage: from rat hole to RAD!

In many American homes the garage is the point of entry to the home – the first room that greets you when you return from work or running errands. It sets the mood for your whole relationship with Home.
All too often it isn’t pretty. One client’s transformed space… Continue reading

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