Whitney Lyons


Services Provided
Photographer and writer. Photography includes portraits, weddings, events and homes.

Areas Served
Portland, Oregon, and it's surrounding areas.

Business Description
Whitney Lyons is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon.

Since receiving her bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Montana, Lyons has traveled the world working as a photographer and writer.

Her travels took her to Ireland, where in 2005 she worked for the Imokilly People newspaper in Co. Cork. Lyons regularly had her stories and photographs published.

She spent a year traveling across Europe and Asia, further expanding her photography skills and experience, before eventually landing in New Zealand, where she photographed and wrote articles for Wild Tomato magazine in Nelson in 2006/07. Lyons covered a wide range of stories including local businesses and events, environmental issues, food, wine, art and fashion.

She decided to expand her photography knowledge and skill by going back to school in London, England at Blake College of Art.

Closer to home, Lyons worked as a location and studio portrait photographer with Yuen Lui Photography in Beaverton, Oregon, from June 2010 - May 2012. She photographed people in the studio and on location.
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The homeowners made it.
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They are geothermal heated concrete floors.
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Beautiful kitchen! What is the wood species and stain color?
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The custom woodwork throughout the home is black walnut by Earthbound Industries.
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The custom woodwork throughout the home (including the vent) is black walnut by Earthbound Industries.
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It is - purchased at Macadam Floor and Design.
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Yes, purchased from Macadam Floor and Design.
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The dining table is a Scandinavian antique from a Los Angeles salon. When Allie bought it on Craigslist, it had a thick polyurethane coating on it. She stripped it down to its natural pine finish.
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I'm not sure what type of wood the it is, but I can tell you the hardwood floors throughout the home are a prefinished product with a French bleed finish.
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Yes, it was found at an antique store. It was one of my favorite things (although there are MANY favorites) in Allie's home.
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You Said It: ‘We’re Here to Stay’ and Other Houzz Quotables

Design advice, inspiration and observations that struck a chord this week Full Story
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stasselli
Bso:, va
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pamc321
@barbaraalee Congratulations... you planted a legacy... your biggest achievement smoking cessation... you gave your family...YOU! Yes indeed JOY!
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My Houzz: A Country Home Built on Dreams and Determination

Meaningful antiques mix with new pieces in a family’s just-built house on a former strawberry farm in Oregon Full Story
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Herlong & Associates Architects + Interiors
Great use of space in this beautiful family home. We love interiors that have purposeful functionality, yet still feel open, and this home does just that. The use of antiques in the interiors is a great call, adding interest and character to a fashionably rustic atmosphere. Very successful space!
April 8, 2014 at 12:28pm   
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Joan Settina
I always say, "Listen to your heart." And you did by not painting your daughter's bed and that was a great and good thing. It is so beautiful.
April 9, 2014 at 5:15am   
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Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Kitchen

Get the ideal kitchen setup by understanding spatial relationships, dimensions and work zones Full Story
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divinemrsm
Honestly, I think it's just semantics...an attempt to transition one phrase into the other. After reading the houzz article describing 'work zones', it could just as easily describe my 'work triangle' kitchen. I Dishwasher & trash next to sink, check. Landing areas next to major appliances: check. Large island to keep guests a bay: check.....

I live in a small town filled with older homes. I know few people who upgrade their kitchens to look like the glam-fabulous photos here on houzz. Most people I know don't ever get around to kitchen remodeling and just make do with the old.

Another thing: I read that kitchens have come a long way because all the architects used to be all men and they seldom spent time in a kitchen, therefore kitchens weren't 'user friendly'. Once women came on to the scene, their input helped kitchens evolve into rooms that function well and are family gathering places.
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Studio Z Architecture
I don't have time to read all the other comments, so maybe someone has already said this, but I think it's a good idea to have the sink and the cooktop/range on the same run of cabinets, so that they are not separated by a walkway. This makes prep and cleanup easier and safer, since no one can walk between the chef and the sink while the chef is trying to drain pasta.
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Budget Decorator: Let’s Go Thrifting

Dip into the treasure trove of secondhand pieces for decor that shows your resourcefulness as much as your personality Full Story
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Marcia
Your suggestion for displaying the mannequin legs reminded me of a lawyer I knew years ago. He bought a very old house and restored it for his law firm, not surprising since his lovely home had originally been a one-room schoolhouse. He loved the character of older places. Anyway, in his private office there was a closet in which he kept a nude mannequin. Depending on who his visitor was, he'd leave the closet door open just enough to startle his visitor. He was quite a character and would have been pleased to know that design later became my career.
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Bungalow 56 Interiors
So fun to see our repurposed door on this ideabook!
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15 Ideas for a Children’s Discovery Garden

Pique curiosity and encourage creativity by adding play features that appeal to kids’ imagination and senses Full Story
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serradee
I love the idea of sandboxes, but if you have cats wandering free around your neighbourhood you probably want one you can cover up, or you've just created one giant litter box!
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Grand kid adventures
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Review by Jenn McCormick:

Whitney took photos of my home for a Houzz tour and they are beautiful! She was very fun to work with, very easy to talk to/be interviewed by and the photos tur...
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Review by Baker Pond Log Works:

Whitney is a all around professional. I would recommend her anytime. She is great with her camera captured our home beautifully along with her writing skills is...
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Review by judicleveland:

Whitney took photos and interviewed my husband and I for Houzz. She was a delight to work with and very professional.
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Review by sjth:

Whitney did a feature article for Houzz on our home. She is very professional and a pleasure to be around. She is a diverse photographer with a great eye.
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