Quick! What’s an ADU?

Portland ADU

Portland is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. A renaissance of SMALL. It’s the dawning age of the ADU. Because big isn’t always more beautiful, personal, functional, or desirable. And big has a cost that is more than monetary. Big can own you. Maybe its time to rethink big. You’ve seen Dwell Magazine, right? There’s a time for big, […]

Inspired Yellows in the Home & Landscape

Inspired Yellows in the Home & Landscape

I love yellow. But it’s the hardest color  to incorporate into a home, or to a lessor degree, into a landscape. Why? It overpowers everything around it. It SCREAMS for attention. A little goes a LONG way. Plus,  it can be chilling, harsh, and even too obstinately cheerful in a childish way. Although I love yellow in small amounts, particularly […]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Picking a New House Color

The Do’s & Don’ts of Picking a New House Color

We’ve been thinking a lot about curb appeal lately, especially as we see so many homes that would be dramatically improved with the right exterior paint colors. If you are planning on selling your home anytime soon, it’s one of the best investments you can make. Choosing a new house color and a trim color with the […]

No More Boring Kitchen Cabinets

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We look at dozens of kitchens each week. And the one thing that is nearly universal among even the most lux of these is what is known as too-much-of-a-good-thing. It may be easy to outfit a kitchen with one style of kitchen cabinets, but this is not usually the best option visually. But what to do exactly and […]