Home and Garden in the May Issue

Domestic dispatches from Portland Monthly's May issue, including big ideas for colorful DIY family style

05/03/2013 By Allison Jones


A Family Compound with High Style

A very DIY family crafts its own sprawling world of cheerful irreverence.

05/01/2013 By Amara Holstein


One Stop Shopping Expands at West Elm

Bedroom to BBQ, floor to ceiling, West Elm has the home front covered.

04/22/2013 By Kristin Belz


The Perfect Orange Outdoor Chair

On our summer wish list, a bold, bright and eco-friendly chair that fits you and your outdoor room.

04/01/2013 By Kristin Belz


How to Choose a Winning Washer

Washing clothes in the 21st century has come a long way, baby.

03/25/2013 By Kristin Belz


Design for Small Spaces: Curated Life

In a diminutive Pearl District apartment, every object plays its part to expand the space.

03/22/2013 By Amara Holstein


Metal Mania

A tough material doesn't have to be unfriendly; steel turns both whimsical and warmly modern, in the hands of the artful welders of Delia Furniture.

03/19/2013 By Kristin Belz


The Bright Way to Design

For Bright Designlab and Hammer & Hand, collaboration brings out the best from both maker and designer.

03/18/2013 By Kristin Belz


Counter Notions

Counters are the core of the kitchen. Even though they're just a flat surface, the choices can be complicated.

03/04/2013 By Kristin Belz


Windows on Your World

How to have your view and shade it too.

03/04/2013 By Kristin Belz


How to Rent Retro Chic

A new Portland business offers old-school cool, by the hour

02/20/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen


100 Years of Formica Futurism

The countertops we associate with the '50s are celebrating a century.

02/18/2013 By Kristin Belz


Moe Handmade Furniture, Please

Simply and beautifully made furniture for small spaces and more.

01/29/2013 By Kristin Belz


Appliances and Period Style

Which comes first, form or function, when you're choosing kitchen appliances?

01/28/2013 By Kristin Belz


Pantone Gives Color Clues

The key to dating a design is often the color it comes in. For 2013, Emerald is the color.

01/27/2013 By Kristin Belz


Wish List: Ideas for a Family Space in the City

Distinctive furnishings and decorative items add a sense of wonder and whimsy to loft living.



Quick Change Artistry

Bring new life to your walls, without having to make a commitment.

01/15/2013 By Kristin Belz


At Home Apres-ski

Keep the ski spirit alive even after you're home from the big holiday.

01/14/2013 By Kristin Belz


Wood Love

Heartwood is lovin' the Oregon Black Walnut, salvaging it from the firewood pile and transforming it into elegant furniture.

01/01/2013 By Kristin Belz


Time Passages

A trio of decidedly non-digital classic calendars, from Nikki McClure to Massimo Vignelli to the Slingshot, mark the new year.

12/31/2012 By Kristin Belz