Curves abound, and just about everything is rounded in the home, from the bookshelf-stairwell to the fireplace in the living room to the exterior form. “I know how corny it sounds to make a house that hugs you back,” says Papazian, “
Chair Affair Quirky and dynamically designed by Alfredo Häberli for Moroso, the Take A Line For A Walk chair is Papazian’s dream seat. “I had to separate Edgar from this chair in the store,” remembers Lenzi. From $3,979 at Inform
Perfect Perch A pop of color from the Egg Bird Feeder by Jim Schatz brightens the family’s back deck. Handcrafted from weather-resistant ceramic and aluminum, its rounded form is appealing to avian and human eyes alike. $135 at Ca
Top Table Midcentury designer Alexander Girard is perhaps best known for his vivid, graphic pillows and prints, but the organic styling and soft edges of this coffee table for Knoll is equally as iconic—and well-suited to any setting.
Sleep Tight Lenzi loves the gentle lines and elegant form of the Sleepi crib from Stokke. “It has a beautiful oval shape that would blend perfectly in the house,” she says. It also becomes a toddler bed, then chairs, as the child grow
Sleek Seat Comfortable and substantial, but compact in a love seat size, the Plaza sofa by Natuzzi lets the family lounge in soft Italian leather in front of their living room fireplace. From $2,050 at Hip Furniture, 1829 NW 25th
Get a Grip Designed by his former professor, the sleek aluminum form of the Lock-It set is “a link between my education and the first home I was able to renovate for myself,” Papazian says. $195 at
Hot Hood With its sculptural swoop of stainless steel, this style by Franke from the Tube collection “is cool because you have to think for a second before you realize it’s a range hood,” says Papazian. $1,600 at Ferguson, 824 NW
Portland Pennies In a house where curves reign supreme, the penny-size Savoy ceramic tile from local company Ann Sacks blends seamlessly into the walls and ceiling. From $10.98/square foot at Ann Sacks, 402 NW Ninth Ave,
ON THE SLOPING SHOULDERS OF MOUNT TABOR, Edgar Papazian and Michelle Lenzi’s house catches the day’s last rays under the winking brows of its arched metal dormers. From the front, it’s a simple white...
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