A beautiful Portland Foursquare home updated with additional storage and some bold geometric patterns.
This beautiful home was built in the 1920s and is a typical Portland Foursquare. The owners had already been living in this home for several years and it had previously been updated.
However, the owners still wanted a design that was fresh, new, and had additional storage. The re-design focused on the living room, foyer, and the dining room, and employed layered patterns and bright colors to give the beautiful architecture new life.
In the foyer, they employed a repeating geometric wallpaper and a custom broad-loomed entry rug to mimic the pattern of the wallpaper.
There is also a custom runner in the foyer that leads up the staircase and creates drama from the moment they step in the door.
To meet the owner’s storage needs, a custom dark wood floating vanity was installed in the hallway to serve as shoe storage and as a place for other daily necessities, like keys.
In the living room, the designers added custom built-in storage on either side of the fireplace that runs beneath each window. They carried these built-ins through the dining room as well, in the form of a narrow buffet beneath the trio of windows.
The rest of the home includes original artwork and beautiful accents that pull color and allow the design to flow throughout the home at Helmii.com.
From the first moment a visitor steps in the home, they are greeted with a geometric pattern that echoes through the wallpaper, the entry rug, and in the more colorful carpet runner up the stairs. Dark hardwood floors run throughout the main floor, flowing from one space to the next. From this angle we can also see into the living room davidsoncolaw.com.
Looking across from the other side of the door, we can see the dining room directly across from the living room. We can also see one of the storage solutions the designers brought into the house; a dark wood wall-mounted set of cabinets perfect for storing shoes and other essentials. The hall has a small closet for coat storage.
A close up on the added storage showing the way the bottom drawers lean out to store a multitude of shoes. The top drawers pull out to store sunglasses, keys, or whatever you may need. The sleek design ensures that the space doesn’t feel cluttered.
After walking into the living room, turning around shows the foyer and the dining room. We can also see the original artwork on the wall behind the seating area in the living room.
A view of the entirety of the living room, featuring a beautiful red brick fireplace and a patterned area rug. The dark wood coffee table includes drawers and a shelf below the table top. The built-ins run along the wall with the fireplace, and are ample storage and a perfect place to display photographs and other accents.
Near the back of the seating area are two large original paintings in reds, yellows, and oranges. Beneath the two painting are two small seats that can be easily moved to serve as ottomans.
Aside from the large French doors and windows above the built-ins, the front exterior windows are large and seamless, allowing plenty of natural sunlight to brighten and warm the room.
The contemporary dining room is in light gray with molding around the room, meeting at the center of the windows. Built-ins, like those in the living room, are beneath the windows and act as a buffet. The lighter wood table keeps the room from feeling small and dark.
A close up on the dining table shows the carved details and the wood grain on this unstained table. The four dining chairs surrounding it are upholstered in a light beige that matches the rug and complements the gray walls.
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