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Mid-sized urban galley open concept kitchen photo in Portland with granite countertops, light wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, shaker cabinets and an island

Sellwood Writer's Loft

Industrial Kitchen, Portland

When Portland-based writer Donald Miller was looking to make improvements to his Sellwood loft, he asked a friend for a referral. He and Angela were like old buddies almost immediately. “Don naturally has good design taste and knows what he likes when he sees it. He is true to an earthy color palette; he likes Craftsman lines, cozy spaces, and gravitates to things that give him inspiration, memories and nostalgia. We made key changes that personalized his loft and surrounded him in pieces that told the story of his life, travels and aspirations,” Angela recalled. Like all writers, Don is an avid book reader, and we helped him display his books in a way that they were accessible and meaningful – building a custom bookshelf in the living room. Don is also a world traveler, and had many mementos from journeys. Although, it was necessary to add accessory pieces to his home, we were very careful in our selection process. We wanted items that carried a story, and didn’t appear that they were mass produced in the home décor market. For example, we found a 1930’s typewriter in Portland’s Alameda District to serve as a focal point for Don’s coffee table – a piece that will no doubt launch many interesting conversations. We LOVE and recommend Don’s books. For more information visit www.donmilleris.com For more about Angela Todd Studios, click here: https://www.angelatoddstudios.com/
Mid-sized urban galley open concept kitchen photo in Portland with granite countertops, light wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, shaker cabinets and an island - Houzz

Questions About This Photo (6)

franchesca41franchesca41 wrote:August 24, 2011
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    Angela Todd Studios | Portland, OR
    8 years ago
    Hi Kelly, We didn't specify this color. It was prior to when we started our project. I think any grayed brown would work terrifically as long as it coordinates/compliments the other colors in your space.
  • kylenickell
    7 years ago
    Is it a black or a dark gray? I'm getting ready to rip down the ceiling drywall in my condo and I want to match the color as close as possible to this color. It looks great!!!!
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