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Brooklyn Brownstone Contemporary Living Room, Portland

he family room, which opens up to a lovely little back garden, is comfortably furnished with a giant built-in sectional sofa upholstered in 18 vintage Peruvian blankets we collected over several months, and a custom fir coffee table of our design.
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Marcy Thornton wrote:
how is the couch done? - what kind of seat cushion was used and how is the back cushion done? triangle shape?
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I would like to buy some fabric. How do I go about it?
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Chiapas Bazaar
For pillow covers of a similar style, but handwoven by the artisans, as they were originally created and where this color palette was inspired from, visit The textiles were originally made from "telar" or handwoven on back strap loom. Mexican artisans can source this one-of-the-kind fabric worldwide via this fairtrade portal. thanks
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nicki7479 wrote:
Where is the art on the wall from?
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Chan Tejedor
love it!
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sherveh pirani!!!!!
tbessone wrote:
Where can I find this rug?
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Urba Contemporary Rugs

Hi tbessone! Just in case you don't receive an answer, we do have a few similar products that can be fully customized to your own requirements (size, color, even the size of the bumps creating the design can be modified). Plus, all of our rugs are handmade right here in North America. Feel free to contact us by email at if you need any details.

l'oro designs wrote:
coffee table - who makes the coffee table?
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Julian Jones

I would also like to know who makes the coffee table.

Susan Shapiro wrote:
Who sells this fabric? Is it strong enough for a couch?
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cazoubel wrote:
Sofa built in - What thickness cushions are thes? I'm interested is purchasing some fabric like this one. Where ca I purchase it?
Martin Ballon wrote:
Hand woven Peruvian textile - The fabric are Peruvian hand woven. They are not Mexican. One can tell the tone of the colors are used in Peru not Mexico
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Ananya wrote:
Wall Paint - Hi, as an aspiring interior designer, may I ask what was the rationale for painting the walls in this manner?
rhondie wrote:
Where can the cool art piece hanging in the stairwell be purchased?
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bexhill wrote:
Built in sofa? - I notice in a number of photos from your various projects that there appear to be built in sofas. Can you tell me what dimensions you use for a typical built in sofa and what needs to be absolutely included to insure comfort. I have sat on too many built in pieces of furniture that are not at all comfortable. Your sofas look so wonderful (love the floor to ceiling bookshelves that often accompany them)!
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Pare it down with neutral colors. Even though this space uses dark gray and white, the contrast keeps it striking. This lower level room is partially open to the space above, so Lee used a nice diagonal line to break up the floors.
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7. Use vintage textiles as upholstery. Although the sectional shown here was custom made, you can draw inspiration from this look to revamp your own sofa, chair or cushions with colorful vintage textiles, including rugs. If you're DIY savvy, you could attempt to re-cover cushions or upholstery yourself, make cozy pillow covers or simply wrap seat cushions in textiles for a temporary change.If you want to use vintage rugs on your furniture, have them professionally cleaned first. Or you can carefully clean vintage textiles yourself by gently agitating them by hand in a bathtub of lukewarm water with a mild soap. Rinse and air-dry them before using.
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10. Introduce a diagonal. Have you ever noticed how a staircase railing invites your eye to wander upward, giving lift to a room? A painted diagonal or a decor element that creates a diagonal line will offer the same effect.
Jess McBride added this to Textile Textbook: Vintage Fabrics Tell a Story
2. Sofa standouts. Designer Jessica Helgerson of Portland, Oregon, decided to make an even bigger splash with 18 vintage Peruvian blankets that she and her client collected over several months. Stitched together to create a statement-making sectional, each blanket comes with a history of its own, while the long collection process entailed an immersive design journey that was likely as deeply satisfying as the end product itself.

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Color Burst The family room in this Portland, Oregon, home by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design is comfortably furnished with a built-in sectional sofa upholstered in 18 colorful vintage Peruvian blankets that the designer collected over several months.
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built in sofa made from peruvian blankets collected

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