Sellwood Library HouseTraditional Kitchen, Portland
This turn-of-the-century original Sellwood Library was transformed into an amazing Portland home for it's New York transplants. Custom woodworking and cabinetry transformed this room into a warm living space. An amazing kitchen with a rolling ladder to access high cabinets as well as a stunning 10 by 4 foot carrara marble topped island! This open living space is incredibly unique and special! The Tom Dixon Beat Light fixtures define the dining space and add a beautiful glow to the room. Leaded glass windows and dark stained wood floors add to the eclectic mix of original craftsmanship and modern influences.
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1. In this Oregon library-turned-home, the interior designers at Jessica Helgerson Interior Design let the kitchen recede into the background and put the focus on the fantastic windows, which were painstakingly replicated from the originals. Black was used on the trim and built-ins throughout the open plan. Between the open shelves full of cookbooks and the rolling ladder, one can see the library spirit is still alive and well in the home. See the rest of this unique home
7. Black cabinets + black trim + dark stained wood floors. If your kitchen is part of a larger, open-plan space, deep, saturated color can make the space feel kitchen-like. In this room, dark stained floors, black cabinets and black trim are enhanced by sculptural Tom Dixon pendant lights and a Carrara-marble-topped island.
1. Think about the kind of gathering you will be hosting. A cocktail party for 20 friends will require totally different supplies than a holiday meal for your immediate family or an open house where 50 to 100 people may traipse through in the course of a day. Now is the time to decide on the type of gathering you want to host, how many people you will be inviting and the style and level of formality of your party.
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The original windows were also painstakingly measured and replicated, including the frames, mullions and diamond-paned transoms. The team also sourced vintage-style window hardware, like sash locks and stays. (Mitchell recommends sources like Rejuvenation and House of Antique Hardware.) The original Douglas fir floors were in bad shape but were restored and repaired; boards that couldn't be salvaged were replaced with reclaimed vintage boards that had to be seamlessly laced into the surface. "You can't find the same grain and coloring in new material," Mitchell says. In furnishing the cottage, Jessica Helgerson's design team cleverly mixed pieces from different eras and made of different materials, including classic modern Hans Wegner Wishbone dining chairs, Cherner counter stools, a dining table made of wood reclaimed from a pipe organ, Tom Dixon Beat Pendant Lights and a walnut Ursuline Desk from Ligne Roset