This weekend is one of my absolute favorite art shows: Portland Open Studios. (Give it a Google ‘cuz Tumblr won’t let me link for some reason.) It’s a self guided tour of 96 artists and their studio spaces. You get to meet the artists, learn about their processes and see some pretty cool art and the spaces they create in!
I fell in love with this artists work last year. His name is William Park and his studio is on MLK and is very unassuming from the street but once you’re in, you’re blown away with the space, the scale of his art and his talent.
It’s the perfect thing to do this weekend. And when you need to take a little rest you can pop over to my friends wine bar in the North Pearl blocks. It’s called Remedy Wine Bar and it’s fabulous! (Again, give it a Google)
Get out and enjoy this vibrant city that we are so lucky to live in!
It was such a great project that involved a lot of talented people and as such, a really fun and happy space was created. I hope you enjoy the article. If you want to see more pictures you can see them on my Houzz site or on my web site. Have fun!
I am obsessed with teal. And currently I am obsessed to distraction by the floor tile used by Belgin Decorator, Christophe Decarpentrie in his Taraoudant, Morocco home. I saw this in this past Sunday’s New York Times T Magazine and have been dreaming of it since. Not being dramatic. I am honestly, perhaps disturbingly consumed by the simple, vivid beauty of this place. Please. If there is a God. Send me a client that will let me do this tile in their home. Or, better yet, provide me with the opportunity to do this in my own home! I am now a fan of Decarpentrie and re-born lover of color.
Wishing you all much love, laughter, beauty and peace today and everyday!
I had some one ask about this photo that I used for one of my clients (you can see more pictures of this project on my website at Lord Design). The photo is by Steve Eltinge my dear friend and photographer. I gave him an idea of what I wanted, he took some shots that fit the description of what I was looking for and let me chose just the right one. He then had it enlarged and made into a giclee to fit what I had designed in for the wall in my elevation (that’s the little drawing shown here). It’s an awesome way to get original, local art for my clients! Thank you Steve for being so great to work with!
Houzz Unveils 2013 “Best of Houzz”
Lord Design won in both the Design and Customer Satisfaction categories. Our portfolio includes some of the most popular images on Houzz in 2012, and we ranked highly in customer satisfaction among Houzz’s 11 million monthly users. You can see our award-winning work in this “Best of” ideabook: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/6292704
Yay us!!! And congrats to the other Portland designers who won in this category: Garrison Hullinger, Jessica Helgerson, Alan Mascord, Laura Evans and Cherie Myrick.
To see more of this project here’s the link: Houzz winning room feel free to like or follow! It’s all about shameless self promotion! :-)
When I grow up I will have a house big enough to fill with William Park paintings. I was just looking through some post cards from Portland Open Studios this past summer and I just had to reiterate my fondness for this artists work. If you need an amazing gift for someone this holiday season, this would be an epic gift. I’m happy to accept such gifts if you feel so inclined. :-)
Christmas decorating 2012 is over for us and we had a blast! Stephanie Stephens a Lord Design design associate works side by side with Arlene Lord to install over 8 thousand square feet of Christmas decor. Check out the article in the West Linn Tidings and Lake Oswego Review to see some after pictures. This year we even did the lighting and decorating of 5 trees! One was 15’ tall! We LOVE decorating and creating magical experiences for all who enter the home. It’s such an honor to have our clients invite us back to be a part of what is now a Christmas tradition for them and their family. thank you Peggy and Gary! We adore you!
These photos were taken by Steve Eltinge of Eltinge Photography. Thanks Steve!