DESIRABLES

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

SLIDE SHOW

Get Happy With Jonathan Adler

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

12/10/2012 By Kristin Belz

Article

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

Desirables

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

Desirables

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

Feature

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

Habitat

Contemporary Craft

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

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond

Dwellings

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

Habitat

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

Habitat

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

Habitat

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

Dwellings

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

Out and About

Stepping into the Past

From Classical Revival to classic Modernist, five homes worth exploring.

07/21/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Seattle Mod Squad

Solving modern problems with better basic furniture, made in America.

07/14/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Modurne Movement

The furniture shop where swanky and chic meets comfortable and durable settles into new digs in John’s Landing.

07/08/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Beam & Anchor, House & Home

The essence of today's Portland: solid quality, in it for the long term.

06/03/2012 By Kristin Belz

$10 and under

Elegant Eco-taining

How to party without trashing the planet.

06/02/2012 By Kristin Belz

Inspirations

Tour Stories

Learning from your neighbors beats going back to school for lessons in renovation, preservation and decorating a beautiful home.

04/16/2012 By Kristin Belz