West Hills Victorian

For this family house in the west hills of Portland, we worked closely and collaboratively with our clients over several years to create a welcoming home that reflects their love of color, pattern, and eclectic design.

For the entry we purchased a beautiful antique grandfather clock which was lovingly brought back into working condition by two Portland-based clock gurus who have been repairing antique clocks for decades.

The mirrors in the powder room and master bath were hand cast using gypsum cement. At one point in early fall we had to place the mirror order quickly because the ginko branches we were going to be using were beginning to lose their leaves.

In the living room we modified an existing rug design to create a custom rug perfect for the room. We made colorful lamp shades out of an antique suzani textile, and a bench of our design, inspired by the shapes of Ted Muehling’s beautiful candlesticks. Antique black candle sconces, a custom mirror, and a vintage black lacquered coffee table add pattern and visual interest without adding more color to an already colorful space.

In the dining room an antique Venetian glass mirror, a mirrored tribal chest, and a hand-painted silk Fortuny chandelier help balance the austerity of the heavy wood table and simple white chairs.

We designed the bedside tables and side tables in the master bedroom and had them made here in Portland. In the generous master bath a comfortable antique chair and ottoman reupholstered in an organic linen print create a cozy spot for late-night reading.

Photos by Lincoln Barbour