Home Furnishings for Small Spaces

Products and lessons to live by for the small house and apartment.

03/22/2013 By Randy Gragg


Design for Small Spaces

Three contemporary designs for compact times.

03/22/2013 By Randy Gragg and Amara Holstein


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


Keys to the Just Right House

Marianne Cusato has the goods on getting the house that's right for you.

03/11/2013 By Kristin Belz


Passive in Energy, Not Style

Departure's Southwest Hills Passive House has style as advanced as its sustainable materials and construction.

03/11/2013 By Kristin Belz


Evolution of Design

From a house in the forest to a Cape Cod gone space age, Modernism new and old suits homes for many times and places.

03/11/2013 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


Get Happy With Jonathan Adler

It’s all smiles when Happy Chic-ster Jonathan Adler comes to town.

12/10/2012 By Kristin Belz


Wish List

A restored Victorian glows as warmly at it did a century ago with the help of recycled materials.

10/16/2012 By Amara Holstein


Felt Feels Like Fall

Each season has a feeling, and maybe even its own fabric. For fall, the feeling is soft, supple, strong wool felt.

10/14/2012 By Kristin Belz


French Glassware for the Ages

Who says strong and beautiful can't go together? Duralex's classic bistro glasses and plates bring both to the table.

10/09/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

BIG! Ideas, Small Spaces

Small is the new big. And green keeps on growing. Yes, it's time for the annual BIG! Tour, as in "Build It Green."

09/03/2012 By Kristin Belz


Our 10 Greatest Homes

We asked a panel of 5 experts to choose the 10 greatest homes in the city’s history. Bask in the architectural wonder, as we take you on a virtual tour of Portland’s finest residential structures, both present and past.

08/19/2012 By Randy Gragg


Contemporary Craft

High-end modern furnishings and chic handmade decorative pieces put a new spin on Arts & Crafts.

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond


Inside Connection

Afternoon sun flows through French doors into MK Guth and Greg Landry’s dining room, splashing bright squares of light across the Persian rug. Sparingly appointed with contemporary prints, a teak dining table, and a white-paper George Nelson “Saucer” lamp

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond


Against the Grain

A builder and furniture maker proves you don’t need an architect’s license to create a beautifully designed house.

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond


High-Water Haven

Winter floods and financial red tape couldn’t stop an architect couple from building their dream cabin in Hood River.

08/17/2012 By Brian Libby


Milwaukie’s Best

A fussy vacation home becomes a stylish family hangout in Portland's most undersung riverside 'burb.

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond


Wright Here in Oregon

Frank Lloyd Wright built all over the country, but rarely in the Pacific Northwest. The Gordon House is a welcome – and public – exception.

08/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

Design Guide

Getting Into the Garage Groove

An unofficial guide to the principles of great (or at least good) garages.

07/29/2012 By Kristin Belz