Design by: Jenni Leasia
Location: Eastmoreland neighborhood in Portland
Scope: Interior decoration and finishes for the whole house, kitchen design, and renovation
Photography: Christian Columbres
This 1930’s Colonial is a grand, historic home located in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood. The first phase of the design process was conducted via Skype meetings while our clients summered abroad. New finishes and furnishings were selected, including flooring, lighting, paint, wallpaper, and window coverings. During the second phase, we tackled the oppressive, dark kitchen. Our design removed the work of a previous remodel that had segmented the space, replacing it with a cozy, built-in breakfast area. We also removed the wall separating the dining room and kitchen, and installed a cased opening flanked on either side by custom cabinetry in keeping with the original millwork. The result is an open kitchen that allows the cook and diners to converse while maintaining the traditional style of the house.
“I was extremely lucky to find Jenni after interviewing a couple of other designers when I moved to Portland in 2015. For the first stage of our project she worked with me on a design scheme for our house. She picked all paint colors, had floors redone, skylights put in and built ins made for a home office. She also purchased most of the furniture, lights and rugs for our home. She is extremely well organized and easy to work with. I find that she is good at listening and customizing according to your needs and wishes. I would have never found the high quality sofas and chairs that she had custom made for us. The rooms not only look good but feel good and are very functional.
For the second stage of our project we did a gut kitchen renovation including dining room and sun room. I could not be happier with the results. Jenni is very thorough and makes a binder with all the details, colors, materials, knob locations etc for a contractor to work with eliminating a lot questions that would otherwise come up later.
I highly recommend Jenni Leasia Design!”