Fifteen years after living in their large family home, my clients decided to downsize.  Having worked with them twice before, they asked me to help them with the renovation of their quaint new cottage.

As avid world travellers, my clients were inspired by the elegant homes of Provence.  My goal was to ensure that their new home satisfied their souls as much as it did visually. They wanted me to create a sense of taste, comfort and refinement in an environment that was simple and sincere, yet effortlessly elegant. Marrying the old-world sensibility of the French Provencial style with an edge of sophistication, allowed me to infuse a relaxed charm into their new cottage.

To accent the French Country style of living, and make to make the room apparear taller, vertical wainscoting was introduced on the family room walls. To further compliment the space wainscoting was also added to the ceiling.   Running it the opposite direction to the walls and finishing it in an antique white finish, added both contrast and texture.


I accented the great room with warm honey tones of wood, antique white woods, hues of red, sunny yellow and blue to create a relaxed casual feel.


The beautiful needlepoint cushions made by my client were used to accent the comfortable and oversized sofas and chairs.


The rustic hardwood floor was extended from the living area into the master bedroom for a seamless flow.


The master bathroom and walk in closet were two separate spaces. With a totally new space plan and a complete renovation, these became cohesive functional spaces.


Neutral tone on tone warm creams and taupes in the cabinetry and in the tile, created a serene and elegant master bath. 

The powder room on the main floor also received special attention with a complete revamp. New cabinetry, plumbing fixtures as well as a pair of elegant wall sconces and a stunning Venetian style mirror amped up the volume in the space, 


As this space opened into the family room it was important to keep the same neutral base colors as we had used in the family room. The custom made great room check drapery panels, were the inspiration for the wall treatment in the powder room.


Using two of the warm tones in the fabric, we created wide horizontal stripes which made for a seamless transition into the great room.


"When we downsized our home in 2012, from 4800 sq ft to 3000 sq ft, Di assisted us with various upgrades and renovations to our new (old) home. The first phase of our project was to continue the existing hardwood floors throughout. Because of Di's tireless search for the exact product, we were able to obtain the very last of its kind, and just enough for completion!


Di also worked with our architectural designer, on a total renovation of the master bath, which is now a beautiful and functional space. In addition, Di assisted with placement of existing furniture, purchases of a few new pieces, and accessorizing throughout the entire house.


Di has a keen eye for color, scale and symmetry and working with her is sheer delight!"

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Interior Designer in Portland Oregon, also servicing neighboring Washington and across the USA.
Quality service for new construction, remodeling, interior design and decorating projects since 2001.