So you may have heard that Portland has become a bit of a hipster mecca over the past few years? What you may not have known is there is also some incredibly stylish and sophisticated interior design going on over there so we thought we would share with you the work of Jessica Helgerson and her team.
Located on what is arguably one of Portland’s most interesting streets, this loft apartment on NW 13th Avenue has maintained its original warehouse heritage, as have most of the neighbouring buildings with their water towers, loading docks, old bricks and original painted signage.
Having previously been converted into a condo in the 1990’s, the apartment was divided up into a small, narrow configuration of 870 square feet. Project Manager Mira Eng-Goetz oversaw the clients brief to create an open space with lots of storage and plenty of room to entertain and created a home that is inviting, inclusive and, more importantly, functional. Bedrooms have been tucked behind a wall of built in cabinetry to create private and calming spaces for escape.
The strong timber beams have been painted a dark unobtrusive grey with with walls washed in a soft shade of white. Textiles and textures add the warmth into the space with the use of Moroccan rugs, heavy linens and glazed brick tiles and honed marble benchtops in the open plan kitchen.
An oversized timber dining table is given a modern twist with vintage Eames DKW leather chairs that we here in the Est office are literally tripping over ourselves to get to – while a mouth blown glass chandelier hangs elegantly overhead.
The perfect blend of just the right amount of industrial with exotic eclectic, mid century pieces and refined sophistication. Portland – it’s not all beer and beards after all.