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Dulce of Du Interiors brought new life to the drab bathrooms in my house. I was so pleased that I have asked her to continue to work with me to improve other weak areas. She knows just what to add or take away that enhances the visual excitement. Her sense of style is welcoming. She has the talent and knowhow to transform any area of your home into a "look" that is inviting and attractive for those of us who choose to live in an environment that is pleasing to the eye.

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Quarry Lake Home

Du Interiors updated the entire ground floor, including entry, living room, dining room, bath, kitchen, and family room. Maple colored kitchen cabinets were painted a shade of blue to coordinate the new color theme of gray blue that brightens the entire home. The backsplash now has white subway tile that “really sets it off”. All floors that were oak were stained a darker shade. All the carpet was removed. All the walls are now a blue gray. They used to be browns and dark red. A dramatic change was the window treatment in the living room with floor to ceiling drapes.  “It changed the whole look of the room. I couldn’t believe it,” said Carrie.

A bath was modernized with grass cloth wallpaper, new sink, toilets and vanity mirror. The result: a refreshing new appearance.

Elle M Photography

Shades of white master bedroom

Both wife and husband knew what they like and disliked...but pulling it all together was going to be Du interiors task. The wall paper was the foundation for the design concept of the master bedroom while the metal headboard and many other material and texture provide a warm and invited monochromatic palette to this relaxing master bedroom. 

Elle M Photography

Taking it to the next level

The Pincocks gave us the challenge: transform an open space into an entertainment sanctum, where family can relax together and play the guitar, watch movies on the large projector and two teen girls can "hang out" with friends. What you see is the newly decorated space including two new area rugs in colors chosen by Du interiors.

 All items are new with the exception of the wall-to-wall carpet and beautiful chandelier.

 The accent wall in the dining area is covered with wallpaper that resembles reclaimed wood, a hot trend in interior design. The color palette was inspired by the chandelier.

Elle M Photography

 

Refreshing Coastal Hues Add Relaxing Mood to Family-Friendly Space

The goal for this project in Tigard was to create a relaxed style, provide continuity and balance and to maximize functionality for the family lifestyle. What was lacking for this young family of four was a comfortable space in which to gather and relax together. The kitchen, casual dining area and large family room comprised an open space. My role was to make that space balanced and beautiful, but casual, functional and comfortable.
A color palette was chosen that included the owner’s new red sectional and two leather chairs. I introduced blue, seafoam and crisp, white materials like warm reclaimed wood, recycled glass and rope for an inviting, coastal mood and style. My client had purchased a beautiful paint that was used as the inspiration for the color palette.
A larger size area rug was purchased to balance the large sectional. Dressers that flank the fireplace added more storage and new accessories help unite the fireplace with the fresh, new look.
The wall gallery ties both sides of the room together and adds depth and moving the wall clock to another space in the room was more balanced.

Elle M Photography

Legoland Boy's Bedroom

It's fun finding solutions for boy's bedroom
A favorite project of mine was finding storage and display solutions for a boy's bedroom and his B I G collection of Legos. Maybe it's because for the last 10 years my son has been playing with Legos and I have been challenged to find storage and display solutions in my own home. Because my background is in architecture, I enjoy playing with shapes, colors and textures. 
Our first project was updating dark IKEA "Besta" cabinets by purchasing a new white door for the base and storing all the things best kept inside. The glass front doors are for display. We were able to reuse all the furniture my client wanted to keep.
This boy enjoys his bunk bed, so it was given a facelift by adding black chalk paint to the bed frame.
The orange storage boxes and accent pillow provide a nice touch of color to the blue/gray tones in this room. The piece de resistance was decorating and accessorizing his room with Legos, books, stuffed animals, family pictures and hand drawings.
There will be NO stepping on Legos in this boy's room!

Elle M Photography

Flowers for a Girl's bedroom

When you are dealing with a little girl who knows what she wants, you don't want to disappoint her! This girl wanted something bright and fun and her name on the wall. The beautiful bedding was our inspiration. From it, we chose a soft yellow color for the walls to complement the accent colors in the bedding that included aqua, yellow and pink.
White furniture is the calm counterpoint to the lively floral motif. For art, Aven requested a mermaid and her artistic grandmother provided the eye-catching art. The result? A happy little girl.

Elle M Photography

A Master Suite that feels peaceful and relaxing.

When you enter this master suite a feeling of calm comes over you. Using soft gray colors for the walls, a textured rug from West Elm that has a touch of salmon, pillows carrying the same accent colors, and in rugs and towels, we gave my client, a professional organizer, exactly what she wanted. To create that environment, one must remove distracting clutter so good storage was a must.
We selected a beautiful upholstered bed frame that provided storage for the small master suite, but at the same time giving it a focal point.
A custom built-in closet became home to clothes, shoes, purses, belts and jewelry. The soft hues we chose were carried out with accent pillows and with picture frames in the master bathroom. A touch of nature comes with a wood dresser and mirror to enhance the soothing bedroom pallet. The result was a sense of balance by adding elements of softness, in bedding, texture in rugs, throws and pillows, in glamour with gold and silver accents. The artwork over the dresser is original oil. We are still shopping for a striking lighting fixture to finish the look for this sanctuary but the couple is already settled in.
Who needs to go to a spa to relax when you live in this master suite?

Elle M Photography

  A Family Room for the Pincocks

In the easygoing Pacific Northwest, many families are attracted to relaxing and welcoming environments for family and friends. Du interiors was invited to come back and design the family room for the Pincock family after having designed their L M Photography Studio. Our client wanted the same color pallet used in the photo studio because she fell in LOVE with it, so we used turquoise and aquamarine but Du interiors added lavender and eggplant accents for the winter season.
The focal point is the wall gallery with an inviting array of family photos.

Elle M Photography

Elle M Photography Studio

What's better than a dramatic before and after shot? Du interiors worked closely with Elle M Photography to transform this new room into a comfortable and stylish "Studio".

Shelly, of Elle M. Photography requested I guide her in selecting wall, trim and fireplace colors, furniture, lighting, window treatment and accessories for her new studio. Knowing she favored shades of white, gray and pink, we chose white for the wood trim, fireplace and art gallery frames (IKEA) and gray, lamp black CW-695 by Benjamin Moore on all the walls with an eggshell finish. To add a pretty touch with some drama, we chose a beautiful chandelier. To maximize the natural light streaming in through the windows, we decided on drapes on the larger window. 
My favorite activity was choosing accent decor for the studio. We used soft blue-green for the clean, modern bones of the studio for accent pieces. Our shopping excursion and selections came from Home Goods, ZGallery, Crate and Barrel. The sexy sofa is from Tiffany Design.

Elle M Photography

Oregon Home 2015

The goal for this project was to help the clients to discover their own style and match that to their practical needs.
The project was inspired by earthy tones, shades of green, light brown and orange accents. We use reclaimed wood furniture and wall art, recycled materials and added new finishes to old furniture (dining table).

This project was featured in the newly re-branded Oregon Home Magazine!
Before pictures 

Jason Kaplan Photography

150 Year Old Church Updates Offices

The challenge here was to update an office in an historic church that has had an active congregation since l857. Hinson Church leadership wanted a space that is comfortable and approachable for longtime members and people from the neighborhood. The design was inspired by the look and feel of coffee houses, blending the modern industrial feel with traditional design elements. Marrying tradition with modernity are the tables and desks that were constructed by local craftsmen using solid fir benches from the church's gymnasium and handcrafted into a custom table and desktops with hand made metal bases. Impressive built-ins were also made locally and upholstered pieces were chosen from What's New? Furniture, where they feature many items made in Oregon.

David Papazian Photography

Classic White & Rich Gold Kitchen 

Here we created a new open floor for the kitchen, living room and dining room. We recommended the cabinets including interior extras such as verticals for baking sheets, spice organizers, pullouts and other accessories to enhance cooking versatility and efficiency.
We created a color palette for the open space that included styling and finishes that encompassed paint color, flooring, countertops backsplash, baseboard and other hard surfaces as well as selecting window treatments and lighting for the kitchen.

Elle M Photography

Bold & Beautiful Patterns 

This home was built in the 1920's and when the homeowners moved in, they wanted to keep many of the charming details that were original to the house, while updating it with their more modern approach to decorating. Inspiration for the project came from a few pieces of the homeowners' existing vintage and antique furniture and their blue glassware collection. The bold fabrics for the window treatments in the Living room and dining room were selected to speak to both the era of the home and the homeowners' personal style. Adding pops of blue with accessories and the paint color on the ceiling helped tie the blue glassware into the design and gave these spaces a truly personal and unique style.

Elle M Photography

Woods New Construction

After we created a design plan for the kitchen, family room, entry, and living room in their house, this couple decided to utilize our services when they began making plans to build their dream home. While working with the architectural drawings from their builder, we were able to assist in making some key decisions that would need to be addressed during construction, such as whether or not to have wood floors run throughout the kitchen/great room, or to put carpet in the great room per the builder’s drawings as well as providing guidance on the fireplace and built-ins that are the focal point in the great room.

By getting involved in the design process prior to the start of construction, we were also able to assist with surface selections and placement and create a design plan for the kithchen/great room, and the entry. Included in the design plan were options for all of the following: initial drawings to show furniture placement options, furniture and window treatment selections including custom fabric options, area rugs, lighting, and accessories. Once the options were presented, we helped the clients make final decisions and finished the project by bringing accessories such as pillows, throws, and artwork and placed them in together with some of the clients’ own to create personal look that will stand the test of time.

Elle M Photography

Creating The Perfect View

As empty-nesters who had decided to stay in their large home rather than relocating to a loft in the city, these clients were ready for an update. The first priority was raising the floor of the sunken living room to create a large space that spanned from the kitchen through the dining room and into the living room for entertaining and family events. Reworking the layout of the kitchen, adding the bar seating area, and updating the aesthetic of all three spaces with a soft neutral pallette were also at the top of their list. Though not an easy feat, keeping the original fireplace and creating the look of concrete with large tiles, along with a custom built-in that houses the TV and creates a lot of additional storage on the same wall balances the end of the space opposite the kitchen.

Silver Spring Photography

Bull Mountain Residence

 

A great desire to surround themselves with interesting objects led Du Interiors’ decisions for a remodel of a couple’s Bull Mountain residence.
The full renovation is a blend of contemporary with traditional architectural influences, from new recessed lighting to interior wood trim painted throughout the house. The project included a refinished wood floor and coats of Sherwin Williams 7005 Pure White on walls and ceiling.
The kitchen was enhanced with a new island layout, striking white Arabescato polished quartz counter top and a timeless bevel marble mosaic backsplash.
Du Interiors custom designed an eye-catching eight foot long console table for behind the sofa inspired by the sculptural framework of a Ceci Thompson round kitchen nook table.

With the couple’s love of art as an inspiration, we chose the custom drapes for the dining room and kitchen nook, striking a balance between casual and modern chic.
The end result of combining contrasting elements and color makes this a cozy home to return to at the end of the day … thoughtfully designed so that their active dog, Mel, could also have fun and relax!

Elle M Photography

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