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Steal this Idea! Summer Design Contest | Bracket E | Division

Ava Gene’s is up against Little T Bakers in our first SE Division lineup.

Whose design details would you steal in our Steal this Idea! Summer Design Contest? Read on.

Want to play along at home and win dinner for 2? Here’s how to do it:

  1. Complete and submit a bracket
  2. Vote in the comments for which restaurant’s vibe you’d most like to steal for your own home

Click here for more information and contest rules.

Ava Gene’s

This Italian eatery on SE Division is known for their Roman inspired menu.

Stealable Idea #1: Open Shelving over Subway Tile

These open shelves with dark brackets against the white subway tile are simple and classic.

Another simple and classy application of open shelving, jazzed up with brass brackets. Design by Kristyn Bester.

Some of our favorite shelving options are the Floyd Shelf and live edge shelving from Salvage Works, complemented with these industrial brackets from Rejuvenation. Our go-to subway tile is the Rittenhouse Square from Daltile.

Stealable Idea #2: Wine Bar

These wine coolers were cleverly hidden behind beautiful cabinetry with a marble counter.

This otherwise empty wall space was utilized by adding a bar, complete with an integrated wine cooler and storage for bar items. Design by Anne De Wolf.

Sub-Zero has a range of integrated wine coolers and Versatile Wood Products can fulfill your cabinetry needs.

Little T Bakers

A rustic-chic bakery offering artisanal bread and pastries.

Stealable Idea #1: Stainless Steel Counter

We love the durability of stainless steel counters and the modern loft-like vibe they produce.

The stainless steel counters in this art studio are versatile and balanced by warm wood tones. Design by Anne De Wolf.

We recommend Metal Supermarkets or Hanset Stainless for all of your steel needs.

Stealable Idea #2: Glass Subway Tile & Stainless Steel Backsplash

We love the durability of stainless steel against the sleekness of stacked glass tile.


The stacked glass tile and stainless steel range and hood are focal points in this kitchen. Design by Anne De Wolf.

One of our favorite stackable glass tiles is the Ann Sacks Lucian field tile.

Which style would you steal? Pick one and tell us in the comments!

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Steal this Idea! Summer Design Contest | Bracket A | NoPo

Ox Exterior

This is the first round of our Steal this Idea! Summer Design Contest. Each week we will spotlight a few pairs of restaurants from a different Portland neighborhood. Each post will highlight stealable ideas for your own home.

Want to play? Here’s how to do it:

  1. Complete and submit a bracket
  2. Vote in the comments of this post for which restaurant’s vibe you’d most like to steal for your own home

Click here for more information and contest rules.

First up, rustic Ox will battle it out against eclectic Broder Nord!


Located in the Eliot neighborhood, the Argentinean-inspired NW fare is cooked on a wood-fired grill.

Stealable Idea #1: Vintage Refrigerator

Our favorite back-bar item is this vintage style refrigerator…


This 1931 era appropriate kitchen features a Big Chill refrigerator. Design by Kristyn Bester

One of Arciform’s favorite retro refrigerators is Big Chill. Available in a number of sizes and colors.

Stealable Idea #2: Globe Pendant Light Fixture

Light fixtures can help to achieve the look and style you’re after which is why we love these sleek globe pendants.


A similar item can be found at Rejuvenation.

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A perfect frame for the vanity, these custom globe pendants fit perfectly in this sleek bathroom . Design by Kristyn Bester. Photo by Photo Art Portraits.

Stealable Idea #3: Rustic Wide-Plank Floors

We love these wide-plank floors because they look like they’ve always been here and give the space a rustic vibe.


Wide-plank flooring in this fun kitchen is rustic and charming. Design by Anne De Wolf. Photo by Photo Art Portraits

Pioneer Millwork here in Portland is a good option for your salvaged flooring needs.

Broder Nord

Also in the Eliot neighborhood, this Swedish inspired spot is a popular brunch destination.

Stealable Idea #1: Concrete Floor

Concrete flooring is a great option for a heavy traffic area as it extremely durable while giving off an industrial yet modern vibe.


A concrete floor was a given for easy maintenance in this 1924 basement wet room. It also allowed for extra, much needed headroom for this tall client. Design by Kristyn Bester. Photo by Photo Art Portraits.

A polished, stained or painted concrete floor makes for easy maintenance and gives a modern feel to the space. Finishing products can be found through most large paint retailers.

Stealable Idea #2: Vintage Prep Cart

Here at Arciform, we LOVE salvaged materials which is why we like this vintage prep station.

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The salvaged metal frame was updated with a custom butcher block counter and wood shelving. Design by Anne De Wolf. Photo by Photo Art Portraits.

Do you have a special vintage or salvaged piece that needs some updating? Versatile Wood Products‘ custom shop can fulfill just about all of your custom woodworking needs.

Stealable Idea #3: Brick-Set Ceramic Tile

A simple brick-set subway tile is classic yet sophisticated, always a great option for that timeless look.


A simple brick-set subway tile is a perfect fit for this 1912 kitchen. Design by Chelly Wentworth. Photo by Photo Art Portraits.

There are so many options when it comes to tile, but one of our favorites is the Rittenhouse Square from Daltile.

Which restaurant’s style would you steal? Choose one and tell us why in the comments below.

Designer Holiday Gift Guide (Part 3)


This is the third and final installment of our designer holiday gift guide.  For our final part Senior Designer Chelly Wentworth and Junior Designer Trisha Hopkins share some great ideas to take care of those final people on your list.


Chelly’s Picks


Portland CSA

A share of a CSA is an excellent present for the cook, foodie, or health nut on your list.  Locally farmed, seasonal produce is delivered to your door to keep your fridge stocked without having to think about going to the store.


Portland Homestead Supply

A gift certificate for a class at Portland Homestead Supply (who doesn’t want to learn how to make cheese or stock up on canning supplies?)  Here is a list of recipes to get your holiday canning juices flowing.


Fieldwork Flowers

Who doesn’t love to be treated to a fresh bouquet of flowers?  During these dark months of Winter a fresh arrangement can do wonders to brighten up a home.  Fieldwork Flowers can help you put together a beautiful, locally grown bouquet.


Hand Eye Supply

For the creative on your list, a stop at Hand Eye Supply will surely provide an answer to your gift giving quandry.  They have a great selection of work wear that will keep your loved one styling while they work.

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The Art of Shaving

Celebrate the end of Movember with a  gift certificate for a lux shave from The Art of Shaving.  Maybe your honey needs to clean up for your new years kiss.  This gift is a perfect way to make him feel pampered without knowing that you want that scratchy beard gone.


Muffin Head

Don’t forget your pooch and get him or her a warm coat from Muffin Head.  Each garment is made here in the USA from recycled materials so you can feel good about keeping your furry friend warm.


Christmas Family Adoption Foundation

Let’s not forget that this is the season of giving.  If you have someone on your list that has everything this is a great option to help some of those that don’t in their name.  It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday fervor but if we stop to help those around us, we can enrich our own community.   So consider adopting a whole family in need by donating to the Christmas Family Adoption Foundation.


Trisha’s Picks



Betsy and Iya

Betsy and Iya jewelery is handmade in Portland. I love everything they make. It’s different, funky and delicate.



Everything Jadeite! Plates, bowls, cups and so on. You can find some good antique pieces on Ebay and Etsy. Or buy new from Sur La Table.



The Kobenstyle line of pots and pans from Dansk cookware is my all-time favorite. Originally designed by Jens Quistgaard in 1965, this line is now being reproduced by Dansk again.  It is so classic and modern. You can find it in town at Schoolhouse Electric.



I love these gold rimmed plates available at Food52. Very organic and oh so lovely!



I have always wanted a pair of these chairs from Rejuvenation. And one day I will own them!


Design Within Reach

Who could resist the urge to buy the iconic lounge chair and ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames?  This piece is definitely a splurge item but will stand the test of time and provide many years of comfortable sitting while looking exquisite.

Want More?

Check out the other parts of the series:

Part One: Anne De Wolf, Marty Hegg & Kat O’Neil’s Picks

Part Two: Kristyn Bester and Jeffrey Kelly’s Picks

Phew!  This concludes our designer holiday gift guide.  We’ve had a great time putting these lists together and hopefully you had a great time reading them.  Now get out there and start crossing off the remaining people on your list.  Let us know if any of these items make their way into your loved one’s hands.

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Designer Holiday Gift Guide (Part 2)



For part two of our designer holiday gift guide Senior Designer Kristyn Bester and Junior Designer Jeffrey Kelly share some of their favorite ideas for holiday gifts.  Whether you’re shopping for an adventurer, foodie, or vintage enthusiast, we have something that will knock them off your list.  Take a look and stay tuned for our third and final installment of our designer holiday gift guide.


Kristyn’s Picks


Cannery Pier Hotel

One of my most favorite places to stay.  Astoria is a fun, sleepy town to wander around. If the weather turns bad, the hotel is an easy place to lock yourself away with a good book and cup of coffee and never leave.  The view is incredible from every room and the spa is super relaxing, so don’t forget to book a massage!


Julie Nolan Jewelry

For a special and personalized gift, a brass constellation bracelet or necklace with your loved one’s star sign is a beautiful option.  They are made by New York artist Julie Nolan and are available on her Etsy shop or in person here in Portland at Lizard Lounge.  You can see the Sagittarius bracelet here.


Pacific Pie Company

I am obsessed with Pacific Pie Company, who I think makes the best savory pies in Portland. They offer Pie Making 101 to those who want to learn the art of pastry, crust, pies and more!  You even go home with a fresh baked pie and extra pastry.


Antique Stores

I like to go antiquing for unusual and one of a kind gifts.  I love Kenton Antiques in North Portland, Stars Antiques in Sellwood, Grand Marketplace on Grand Avenue in SE Portland, and the salvage section at Rejuvenation.  Outside of Portland, my favorite is Vintage Hardware in Astoria.  Some of my finds for gifts include vintage art and books, collections of ledgers for my accountant husband (I found one from someone living in Paris during WWII), mirrors, and small furniture pieces.  You are certain to find the most unique gift!


A Night Out on the Town

I love to give and receive experiences as gifts, so I often look for upcoming events such as a Timbers game or a play at Portland Center Stage.  I buy one ticket for the lucky recipient and one ticket for myself – then we are guaranteed a date together in the future!



Jeffrey’s picks


Olo Fragrance

Who doesn’t like to smell good?  These hand made fragrances from Portland’s Heather Sielaff are a perfect gift for the guy or gal on your list that wants to smell nice but not overpowering.  With offerings mixing scents like cardamom, Indonesian vetivert, tobacco, wood, lemon, and bergamot, these unique perfumes stand out in the crowd of typical fragrances.  You can visit their newly opened shop Milk Milk Lemonade on SE Belmont to see their workshop and pick from their line of perfumes.


Hazel Cox Jewelry

I’ve known Hazel for many years and have always been in love with the things she designs.  There is something about her aesthetic that is so beautiful to me and it fits perfectly here in Portland.  You can buy directly form her or at stores like Yo Vintage! or Palace.


Beckel Canvas

Made right here in Portland, Beckel Canvas products are a perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast looking to get back to the roots of camping.  They hand make their line of canvas bags, tents, and accessories in their Clinton St. storefont.  I was recently on a rafting trip and one of my fellow companions was able to set up his Miner tent, pictured above, with two oars and some rocks before any of us even had our tent poles constructed.  I was impressed to say the least.


Heath Ceramics

It’s hard not to fall in love with every piece of this iconic line of ceramics.  From their fantastic tiles and house wares to their classic line of dinnerware, there is no denying that Heath Ceramics has earned it’s status as a coveted item for any home.  Pick up a platter or bud vase for a loved one and you are sure to please.


Portland Meat Collective

If you have a foodie on your list then the butchery and cooking classes offered by Portland Meat Collective are a great way to give an interactive gift.  Ranging from basic animal butchery to charcuterie to multi-day courses, there is bound to be a class that matches the level of your cook’s skill.  I was lucky enough to have received this as a gift and will always remember the techniques I learned in class.


The Good Mod

This showroom, located directly off of Burnside, contains some truly drool-worthy pieces.  Specializing in mid-century and industrial furniture, The Good Mod curates a jaw dropping selection of pieces you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.  If you want the real deal pick of furniture you’d expect to see in a magazine or history book, this is your place.

I hope you found some good ideas in part two of our gift guide.  By this point your list should be dwindling but just in case it is still lengthy, we have one more installment to help you finish up your holiday shopping.  In our next and final part of our gift guide senior designer Chelly Wentworth and junior designer Trisha Hopkins share their go to places for inspired presents.

Want more? Check out the other parts of this series:

Part 1: Anne De Wolf, Marty Hegg & Kat O’Neil’s Picks

Part 3: Chelly Wentworth and Trisha Hopkins’ Picks

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