Kimberlee Jaynes Interior Designs was initially hired to design the entry and guest bathroom only, in this beautiful Elizabeth condo located in the Pearl district of NW Portland. It all transpired while my client went on a trip to Italy.
Upon her return she said " Good news and bad news, the good news is I love what you've done ! The bad news is I don't like the rest of my condo!" The design challenge: Bring the whole space up to speed and introduce much needed visual interest to each room.
The entry now has a bold playful runner beckoning you to come further and explore. Metallic gold backed grass cloth in the once dark entry, lights up this space and adds texture and visual warmth. The red lacquer mirror is just what was needed over the console table topped with the silver ceramic rectangular lamp and mesh shade.
I used a warm brown with subtle flurries of silver hand painted wall paper from Maya Romanoff in the guest bathroom. The one of a kind graceful curved shelf /sculpture is just what this previously barren bath needed. I had a metal fabricator execute my design. The shelves are remnants of rich brown/gray paper stone (a solid surface product) and the metal tubing is powder coated in a silvery taupe, it won't rust in the most humid conditions.
In the living room I added a flue-less fireplace complete with a granite mantel that ties in with the adjoining kitchen counter tops. The maple wood panels compliment the kitchen cabinetry. Ann Sacks tile in a luminescent Carmel surrounding the firebox continues the reflective elements I have spun throughout this condo. As permanent as the fireplace looks it is simply hung with a French cleat! The client can take it with her if she moves. The living room rug is called "Daisy Mae" from Tufenkians. It adds the punch of color that I needed to bring this room to life.
The lipstick red hide-a-bed carries the "I'm not afraid of color" theme from the living room into the TV room.
The bedroom and en-suite bath are awash in serenity and artistry. I used metallic paper in earth and silver, shot with small irregular pin dots of teal blue in the bedroom. (The cement pilaster is no longer the focal point ) The French Quarter linens and pear shaped glass chandelier with mirrored bed and side tables and opulent draperies all say" I'm ready to relax in luxury." Another Tufenkian area rug under the bed repeats the atmospheric blue I used in the ceiling color. The artwork from Butters Gallery adds the modern touch to this classic timeless bedroom.
My client was a delight to work with and I applaud her willingness to stretch her design boundaries and am grateful for her trust in me.
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