Interior Design, Refresh Without Starting Over.
With their recent move from the Central Industrial Eastside to Downtown Portland, Garrison Hullinger Interior Design has grown significantly since Garrison’s start designing in his attic in 2010. Adrianne Jetton, recent client, commented “[GHID has] cultivated a rare group of talented, consistent and genuinely nice people who listen and get things done.” This dynamic design team has carried the firm a long way in a short time.
This recent GHID project was for a stylish family who set out to update several areas of their 1950’s ranch home in Portland’s SW Hills neighborhood. They wanted the home to be lightened up and feel fresh, but use classic design features that wouldn’t look out of place in their home. The results that Garrison Hullinger’s team delivered speak for themselves in the images. GHID’s team seeks not to throw out all the existing elements of a house when approaching a remodel, but instead to work with, and not against, the overall design. Using the client’s colorful art collection as a guide, GHID combined existing materials with new finds to create an eclectic, stylish, and thoughtful living space that is one of a kind.
The living room felt dark with the large stone fireplace, and rich wood floors and trim work. Lightening up the wall color and adding custom drapery with bright pops of citron brightens the space, making it ideal for displaying art. It also became the perfect backdrop for new contemporary furnishings, completing the eclectic vibe. The new layout was chosen to be as comfortable for entertaining as it is for family hangouts. The living room opens up to a dining room/ kitchen combo with an upper balcony deck furnished for relaxation. Large windows are filled with beautiful forest views.
The kitchen was also given an update. Newly painted cabinetry, updated countertops, backsplash and a faux painted copper range hood give the traditional kitchen a modern transformation without changing the layout. Garrison points out that often these kinds of “fixes” can create the look and feel that clients are after without going through a major re-model. Getting a designer’s input as early as possible is key to a great result.
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