This Sellwood family wanted every room of their home to spark their family’s imagination and sense of adventure. Every corner contains a new discovery… and every room is designed to be lived in by a family who likes to work hard and play hard.
Take a look at some of the design solutions that helped keep this adventurous renovation feeling cohesive and welcoming.
In the bathroom, a calming color palette of greys and whites includes pops of unexpected drama in the lacquered black door and the dark distressed drawer fronts.
Salvaged wood in the drawer fronts creates a sense of mystery… and history. What other lives has this wood already had? What secrets did it bear witness to?
A generous tub with a black lacquered tub surround and a glass-walled shower give the whole family a place to wash the day’s adventures away. Pale grey penny tile makes a slip resistant surface for kids on the go.
Outside in the hallway, a secret door leads to the kids’ bedrooms while a ship’s ladder leads to…
A Jules Verne inspired reading loft, complete with salvaged windows and a railing shaped like a pirate ship.
Let’s not forget the custom made boat hatch leading to a rooftop deck with a view of downtown Portland:
Downstairs, the kitchen mixes the exotic with the traditional, juxtaposing contemporary finishes with vintage stained glass…
The result is a vibrant expression of the family’s penchant for inventiveness and joy…
A custom island adds work and storage space while keeping the kitchen open to the dining and living rooms so the family can stay and play together.
A vintage map detailing the traditional territories of Native American tribal groups acts as window shade and homework inspiration.
Open shelves with custom strapping add storage and display options. Custom divided lite windows above the fridge and behind the shelving separate the pantry space from the display area, inspired by the feeling of small town grocery shop storefronts.
Custom pantry shelving continues the metal strapping theme from upstairs, making the whole house look like its ready for a sea voyage!
In the living room, vintage furnishings mix with architectural columns and simple burlap curtains to create a fresh and appealing space to call home.