After working abroad in Asia, a couple with two young children was ready to create a home base back in the States — specifically in Portland, Oregon. And what could be more quintessentially Portland than a Craftsman house? Their home in the Irvington area was full of character but needed some restoring and updating. Local design firm Bright Designlab was tasked with making it feel playful yet elevated. Working with Green Gables Design and Restoration on the gut renovation, the firm modernized the kitchens and baths, while reviving existing architectural details.
The Craftsman architecture guided the design, but the team added some unexpected elements to break with tradition. The dining room's patterned wallpaper adds drama to the space, while saturated paint colors in the guest bath and living area bring contrast to the otherwise bright and airy interiors. The kitchen mixes past and present styles with Craftsman-inspired cabinetry and open shelving. The thoughtful renovation brought out the home's history and infused it with personality — a perfect mix of then and now.