Lake Oswego Residence September 01 2015

Interior Design by Gregory Crowe  

The Setting:
Expansive two-story home featuring a wooded setting with spectacular lake views.

The Challenge:
The clients had several pieces of existing furniture and art, including two Chinese Horse Shoe chairs that they wanted to integrate with new contemporary furniture. The main areas of focus were the entry, living, dining and master bedroom. The clients were inspired by sleek, contemporary hotel lobbies and wanted to bring that feel into their home without it feeling stuffy or too formal.

The Solution:
A grand entry was the perfect spot to place the Horse Shoe chairs along with new art and an area rug. A cylinder side table finished in reclaimed wood and faux shagreen is situated between the chairs--the perfect spot for displaying the clients original porcelain sculpture.

The main living area features views looking towards the lake, so lower-profile seating was specified, and an overall palette of neutral grays and silvers was selected so as not to compete with the lake views. Selective splashes of color were carefully added, along with plenty of texture which keeps the overall feel lively.

The dining area is another great example of mixing existing, traditional furniture with pieces that are of-the-moment and clean-lined. An area rug with an oversized scaled pattern in subtle neutrals and bright orange lends drama.

Soft silvers and creams in the master bedroom create the perfect retreat for the home owners. Layers of tone-on-tone patterns and subtle textures weave throughout the room creating a space that's calming but not boring.