Jessica Helgerson | 50s Remodel
A Fresh Look for a 1950s Ranch House in Portland
By now you know we are HUGE fans of Jessica Helgerson and her design team. Time after time, without fail, each design flawlessly communicates balance: whitespace vs. colour, wood vs. painted elements, warm vs. cool, textured vs. smooth, and on... and on. We also love that Jessica's projects are nearly always remodels, improving existing structures rather than tearing down and building new. Its an inherently green principle that's also more accessible too. In this particular space we love the warm oak floors against the white walls and the introduction of colour which give this space tons of personality yet maintains a sense of openness and calm. Also, the colour is introduced in the form of fabrics and accessories within the more neutral permanent fixtures, something that's easily changed for a fresh look, minimizing waste and extra costs. Natural light plays an important role too, accentuating the wood tones and airy feel. For more on this project and to find out exactly what Jessica and her team did click here.
The greenery adds the perfect touch of nature, texture and colour. It appears very harmonious as it's paired with red, green's complimentary counterpart. You could achieve something similar with Woolly Pockets.
To get a similar look for your kitchen, try building cabinets using bamboo plywood and using recycled quartz countertops.
For a fantastic, non-toxic paint option, try Mythic - their white and off-white colour palette has lots of beautiful warm whites.
Beautiful space - it feels so fresh and clean, but comfortable.
January 9, 2012 | Linsi
I LOVE this home!!
January 9, 2012 | Laura
most importantly, the green.