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Living, Breathing Ornaments

The exotic tendrils of airplants might be the most unusual decoration on your tree this year.

12/20/2011 By Kristin Belz

Home Hunt

Growin’ and Groovin’ in Cully Grove

Orange Splot keeps trees and plants seeds of a new green community in Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

11/12/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Visiting the Mayor’s House, Circa 1912

The Architectural Heritage Center opens the doors on Portland of a century ago, when the Mayor had just moved into a grand new home built by A.E. Doyle.

11/12/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Bamboo With Benefits

A Poulsbo, WA couple design El Dot furniture, made from bamboo harvested and handcrafted in Nepal.

10/13/2011 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Photos Go From Digital to Plywerk

Plywerk will print and mount your digital photo files onto elegant eco-friendly "frames."

09/02/2011 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Healthy Poppy Paints at Lowe’s

Yolo Colorhouse has a new quartet of poppy-inspired summer colors out, and they’re easier to find now that Lowe’s is carrying them.

07/29/2011 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Sew and Go!

Sewing studios and classes are popping up all over Portland to help beginners whip out curtains and pillows in no time.

07/12/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Historic Homes Tour

Come look inside five historic homes in Northwest Portland this Saturday, May 21, in a tour that benefits Chapman Elementary School.

05/16/2011 By Amara Holstein

Openings

Williams-Sonoma Reopens in NW

Head on down to Williams-Sonoma’s grand opening this weekend for tastings, demos, how-tos, and more.

04/26/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Feature

Home, Grown

A charming Alameda fixer-upper slowly evolves into one family’s dream home.

10/13/2010 By Amara Holstein

HOMES

The Simpler Life

This newly crafted Buckman home proves small can be both sustainable and stylish, by using dual purpose fixtures and furniture with high design aesthetic.

07/14/2010 By Anna Sachse

Habitat

Revisionist History

Think antique-reproduction furnishings, flea-market treasures, and romantic touches like strands of ivy climbing the interior walls of a living room. The result—a rare aura of beauty, refinement, and authenticity—is something that Jay Gatsby w

05/26/2009 By Camela Raymond

Habitat

Life as Story

A passion for possessions with purpose shaped the style of design-savvy couple Bryce Dugan and Charles Froelick (owner of the Pearl's Froelick Gallery), and turned their Portland bungalow into a work of art.

05/19/2009 By Anna Sachse

Home Decor

Ready Made

To achieve superior interior design with minimal elbow grease, it pays to be a household of artists (or at least to know a few).

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Habitat

Prefabulous

The latest designs in manufactured homes have opened the door to genuine elegance.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Habitat

Lake Escape

"Remodel" would be an understatement for the overhaul that Bob and Stevie Burke gave to their spectacularly sited Lake Oswego home.

05/19/2009 By Harriet Klein

Habitat

Perfect Pitch

When Gregg Takashima and Laura Hollister-Takashima began plans to remodel their house, their ideas were about as far apart as a sumi ink drawing and a Corot landscape. Happily, they found a third path.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Habitat

Coming of Age

Kelly Zahoudanis and her husband, Alexis did a 12-year stint in Los Angeles before their move to Portland. “We wanted a change of lifestyle,” Kelly says, “a place with values and ideals in line with ours.”

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Habitat

Daylight Dapper

A Cedar Hills ranch loses its “’60s fright” look but keeps its sleek lines in the hands of two professional decorators.

05/19/2009 By Nora Robertson