Lord Interior Design

Perfect weekend to experience Remedy Wine Bar

So the Willamette Week wrote a great review on the Remedy Wine Bar that I designed.  It really is a great space and the wine and food will bring you back again and again! 



So this gorgeous chandelier, which is 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall, was just recently installed in it’s new home.  This was not at all easy. 
It took Paul Marto and the team he assembled to take this down from the Justin & Burk’s shop (crystal strand by crystal strand), transport it, fashion a new plate to support this monster and then install it…crystal strand by crystal strand.  Watch this video to see how awesome these guys are, they make it look easy and I know for a fact, it was not! Here’s the video link:  Crystal Chandelier
Whew!  It’s up!

So this gorgeous chandelier, which is 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall, was just recently installed in it’s new home.  This was not at all easy. 

It took Paul Marto and the team he assembled to take this down from the Justin & Burk’s shop (crystal strand by crystal strand), transport it, fashion a new plate to support this monster and then install it…crystal strand by crystal strand.  Watch this video to see how awesome these guys are, they make it look easy and I know for a fact, it was not! Here’s the video link:  Crystal Chandelier

Whew!  It’s up!



Freakin’ cool product alert! I have a pretty boring and very typical metal front door to my studio. I found this Urbio  product that is called String Bean. It has very strong magnets on the back and the vessel is made of recylable, light weight polypropylene. I can have flowers ON my door year round. LOVE THIS!!!!

Freakin’ cool product alert! I have a pretty boring and very typical metal front door to my studio. I found this Urbio  product that is called String Bean. It has very strong magnets on the back and the vessel is made of recylable, light weight polypropylene. I can have flowers ON my door year round. LOVE THIS!!!!



The warm weather today along with seeing the first Daphodils opening up has me thinking about my patio.  There is a talented group of designers in Portland at Revolution Designhouse who are responsible for the lounge chair in this picture and many other, locally designed and produced products.  They are well made, classicly modern and, well, I must have some!  Spring’s on it’s way…YAY!

The warm weather today along with seeing the first Daphodils opening up has me thinking about my patio.  There is a talented group of designers in Portland at Revolution Designhouse who are responsible for the lounge chair in this picture and many other, locally designed and produced products.  They are well made, classicly modern and, well, I must have some!  Spring’s on it’s way…YAY!



Wishing you all much love, laughter, beauty and peace today and everyday!
xoxo,
arlene

Wishing you all much love, laughter, beauty and peace today and everyday!

xoxo,

arlene



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!



My talented and sweet friend Jim Staicoff has created a really cool, locally made, line of wall papers.  An awesome article was written in the Oregonian.  You can contact Jim and see the designs by local artists Amy RuppelStephanie Dyer  and Dardinelle Troën,  on his website:http://paperpaintpress.com/.

So excited to see where this leads for you, Jim!  I am also excited for these artists and any future artists who get to be on this journey with Jim.  I’m rooting for you all!!!



Wrightberry’s is yummy and smells like heaven and I think in heaven, you can eat all the gluten laden baked goods you want!  Check out their shop if you get the chance or go to their website www.wrightberryweddingcakes.com

We stumbled on this sugary oasis while checking out down town Oregon City.  It’s only a short little drive from Portland.  There are a ton of cute, historical homes and buildings.  It’s a little sleepy but you can see that it’s on the cusp of coming to life.  I hope it does, ‘cuz it’s really cute there!

Wrightberry’s is yummy and smells like heaven and I think in heaven, you can eat all the gluten laden baked goods you want! Check out their shop if you get the chance or go to their website www.wrightberryweddingcakes.com

We stumbled on this sugary oasis while checking out down town Oregon City. It’s only a short little drive from Portland. There are a ton of cute, historical homes and buildings. It’s a little sleepy but you can see that it’s on the cusp of coming to life. I hope it does, ‘cuz it’s really cute there!



Keeping it local in design and in life!  These pieces of art were found by my client at Saturday Market in Portland OR.  I wish I knew the artists name, sorry!  We took these amazing pops of color to Moreland Frameworks and Gallery in the Westmoreland neighborhood of Portland.  The owners, Rob and Cathy, are two of the sweetest, hardest working, talented and caring framers you will ever want to meet.  They are local, they support local and they always have really good chocolates laying around! 

Speaking of local, that sweet little dog in the picture, Casey, was adopted from a fabulous little place in the Pearl District of Portland called DogstarShe is awesome as is this business! 

These photos were taken by Steve Eltinge who is a big dog lover himself!



"…I got up to wash my face but when I came back to bed someone had taken my place…"

"…I got up to wash my face but when I came back to bed someone had taken my place…"