Saul Zaik House is the remodel of a mid-century modern home by noted Portland, Oregon architect Saul Zaik, carried out by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. The 1950s house had been poorly remodeled over the years, yet had some notable features to preserve, such as a sunken living room and expansive corner windows. An past extension to the home included three bedrooms with aluminum windows and flat ceilings, but didn’t match with the styling and details of the original character of the house. The renovation for a family with two young children encompassed relocating the master bedroom and bathroom to the back of the home and adding a mudroom, laundry room and office. The family room was out of scale with the other rooms, so the proportions were reworked. Windows were upgraded throughout the home and vaulted ceilings were included in the addition. The goal of the remodel was to put back the part Saul Zaik’s design that had been remodeled out of the house. The result was a cohesively designed home where everything fit just perfectly. Every change the designer’s made, they pondered “what would Saul do?” Luckily the elder architect was still alive and came to the house to consult and bless the renovation. In the end, Zaik’s vision came to life, a fusion of indoors and out, with cozy, yet wide open spaces that are both pristine yet casual.
In true mid-century fashion, a George Nelson Bubble Lamp hangs from the ceiling in the left corner of the room and an Eames lounge chair sits next to the fireplace. The glass walls are original features to architect Saul Zaik’s 1956 design.
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The home features a crisp color palette of Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron for the exterior cladding and Venetian Gold for the front door.
Photos: Lincoln Barbour
This Tudor style house sits atop Mt Tabor in Portland, Oregon, suffering from severe disrepair, the home was given a full remodel by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. The clients are a modern family of four and had purchased this 1920s English Tudor several years ago before retaining the help of a designer. With several bad remodels under its belt, the designer wanted to retain the original character and charm of the house and fix everything that had gone wrong. The designer re-worked the layout to create spaces to fit the family’s lifestyle of cooking, eating and spending time together. The narrow galley kitchen was completely transformed by taking out a wall. It is now quite spacious with a breakfast nook and nicely sized island. The space opens up to an adjacent “snug room” that features cozy built-in seating, fireplace, and a concealed television behind a paneled wall. The powder room was re-located to an outer wall so it could take advantage of natural light from an existing window. The living room features an inviting furniture layout with two L-shaped sofas centered around a coffee table and fireplace, the focal point to the room. In the living room, we designed two L-shaped sofas to create a simple and inviting furniture layout, which centers around a generous coffee table and fireplace.
On the upstair level, a closet and small master bath were re-configured to generate a more spacious master bathroom, laundry area and a generously sized master walk-in closet. Two additional bathrooms that were already existing to the home were also re-designed, adding a custom mosaic tile pattern to each. The color palette was comprised of watery grays, which compliments the warm hues from the rugs, wood flooring and furnishings. The designers were also responsible for designing custom light fixtures and a built-in cabinet with glass doors in the dining room.
If you love the styling of interior designer Jessica Helgerson, we have featured several of her homes here on 1 Kindesign, take a look at a couple of popular features: Small home with a clever layout on Sauvie Island and Stunning family home off the Oregon Coast.
In the dining room, an heirloom coffee table is the center point of the room. The walls have been painted in Benjamin Moore’s Dark Pewter, which highlights the built-in china hutch.
Photos: Courtesy of Jessica Helgerson
Brimming with character, this Arts District loft in Los Angeles, California is the home of Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham, owners of Hammer + Spear. Showcasing an aesthetic of a well collected showroom, this 3,500 square foot industrial loft is in the same neighborhood as their shop. The home is a stylish mix of clever DIY solutions and collected vintage pieces. infusing the space with personality. The homeowners have taken up residence in this space for the past four years, describing their design style as “dark and moody, cozy and tucked in.” They wanted their interiors to feel like fall and winter throughout the year, injecting the home with warmth. The couple both have a very masculine aesthetic, which makes design selections easy to collectively agree upon. The loft showcases an eclectic mix of scoured antique shop finds and Craigslist scores mixed with some designer pieces to create a collected aesthetic that is visually pleasing and inviting. If you have watched HGTV’s Design on a Dime, you may recognize Kristan as a past designer and host of the popular show for ten seasons. She got her start at just twenty years old, beginning with an appearance on HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge.
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Warm and welcoming, an antique wine-tasting table is the anchor to the loft’s entryway. The table plays double duty as not only an accent piece but as a card games table, brainstorming space, and a place to sip on wine.
Against a dramatic backdrop of high windows and white brick walls, the loft showcases beautiful details at every turn and furnishings that evokes a feeling that is both well worn and luxe.
A leather poof sits under a mid-century coffee table. delineating the space is a Beni Ourain-style rug.
The dining room features a 1970s mahogany table that was refinished in an ebony paint, surrounded by rich vintage leather chairs by Mariani.
The Brunswick billiards table is the social hub of the home. The lighting above was originally a vintage Model T luggage rack turned light fixture, designed by Brothers of Industry
The sconce pictured above was an eBay purchase. The flickering bulb is inspired by gas lanterns, creating a warm glow throughout the loft. Every bulb within the loft is 25 watts and set on a dimmer switch.
A cozy furniture arrangement separates this space from the rest of the home, making it a snuggly den. The couple watches movies on the velvety soft sofa and curl up with a fur throw.
The homeowners have an extensive record collection that gets used both morning and evening. Antique fencing helmets can also be see in the eclectic mix of the image above.
Picked up from a local junk shop, a pair of brass stag end tables with a glass top creates the illusion that the books are hovering on the animals noses.
The couple’s four-year-old bichon frise-poodle mix, Bean, poses adorably for the camera.
This simple white IKEA kitchen has been dressed up with stylish features such as leather drawer pulls, DIY shelving, and contrasting baseboards.
The light flooded kitchen showcases an assortment of warm metals, which includes rustic copper piping and tableware. Shelving stores glasswares and accessories, putting the couple’s unique finds on display. Butcher block countertops helps to infuse natural texture into the space.
The clothing racks were designed by the homeowner’s from utilitarian gas-pipe parts picked up from The Home Depot.
Positioned in the countryside, this family house in Spain was reformed by designer Jorge Quintans, full of natural light and spacious living areas. Prior to finding this house, the family had lived in the city center of Madrid. However, the pace of life with children and not being able to visit a park without adult supervision led the family to consider moving away from their urban lifestyle. The home is positioned in a quiet area with a beautiful terrace, the perfect place for children to safely play outdoors. The rehabilitation of the home included replacing old doors with modern designs, cabinets were updated and the flooring was replaced with a warm wooden planks. Additionally, character was added into the interiors, cheerfully decorated with intense colors in open spaces to visually reflect the vitality of the family. The distribution of spaces also adapted to the lifestyle needs of the family. On the ground level, there is a spacious kitchen with a breakfast nook, a bathroom and open plan living and dining area. Off this space, double glass doors and skylights in the form of an arch opens to a terrace, flooding the home with natural light. The second level houses the private zones, with a private master bedroom suite with an en-suite bathroom and three additional bedrooms and a second bathroom to share amongst the three kids.
To give a personal touch to the home, the homeowners added sculptures, paintings and wire figures to highlight their tastes. The end result is a home that reflects a family lifestyle with personality that exudes character.
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This gorgeous five story brownstone has been recently renovated by Chango & Co., located in Park Slope a trendy neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City. Originally built in the early 1900s, the townhouse has been newly rejuvenated for a couple and their three-year-old girl. Comprised of 3,200 square feet of living space, the home has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The home had been sold to the family after being renovated by a builder who was looking to sell quickly. So the home was neatly packaged together, but was not efficiently designed to meet the family’s lifestyle needs. It lacked storage, built-ins, personality and style. Once you step inside this traditional style entryway, you will find that the designer has put a lot of effort into bringing back the charming character of the historic property. Because brownstones are so narrow, the home had to be carefully space planned to feel less so. Finely detailed furnishings were carefully selected to make the home still feel spacious, and natural light was drawn in from the front and back of the home where the windows are. Warm light fixtures and bold artwork decorates throughout the home, with high ceilings, detailed molding and broad archways, these special touches makes the home feel beautiful and inviting, a place any family could call home.
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The front living room features two large floor-to-ceiling mirrors on either side of the fireplace to not only make the area feel more spacious, but to reflect light into the space. Textural layering was applied to the console tables in front of the mirrors to make the space feel more elegant and cast a warm glow in the evening time.
Built-ins for storage were created in the narrow dining room. Between the upper and lower cabinets is a glass backsplash to reflect light and create the illusion of space. The chairs are covered with outdoor fabrics for durable wear.
The master bedroom retreat has been designed with more mirrors to help with the illusion of space and reflection of light. Built-ins were designed on either side of the fireplace for much needed clothing storage. Mirrors have been inset into the cabinets and drawer fronts.
A trick to make this small bedroom feel more spacious was to layer the space with details to create interest and keep the eye busy. Narrow moldings were added to what was originally flat drywall to create a panel effect and make the space feel more glamorous.
This upper level sitting room acts as the family media room, with a television that can be adjusted and blue armchairs that swivel to accommodate both conversation and television viewing.
This space at the top of the stair landing is situated near the nursery, so the couple decided to make the space be useful when they needed to be close to their child. The area was outfitted with chairs for reading and a small home office space.
The designer always makes sure to set up a space for adults to sit inside the nursery. The space is playful and fun, designed with character.
Photos: Ball & Albanese
This stunning transitional style small residence has been designed by Lovejoy Designs, located in Cambridge, a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. This 450 square foot condo is owned by the designer, who lives here with her husband and young son. The designer had a dysfunctional home that was not working well for her family, so she remodeled the dining and kitchen area to make is open and airy with a fresh chinoiserie style. She was inspired by some hand painted silk wallpaper panels that she had on hand and was incorporated into the design scheme. From there, the rest of the interior design palette through the small home was formed. Wanting a clean-lined and crisp white kitchen, all appliances were tucked away behind matching cabinetry. The dining/breakfast area is open to the kitchen, offering convenience and a beautiful design aesthetic. A new eight foot long kitchen island separates the kitchen from the dining spaces, which hosts a dishwasher, microwave drawer and storage space for kitchen and other household items.
This lovely living room is a great example of symmetry bringing some grandeur to a small space. Floor sweeping window treatments and a matching pair of framed artworks dresses up the window. A couple of matching armchairs and decorative pillows creates a visually pleasing design aesthetic, while the area rug grounds the space.
If you dig the design aesthetic of transitional style interiors, we have showcased several here on 1 Kindesign, have a look: Cape Cod style home with eclectic details in Malibu and Classic and modern country house in Rye, New York.
The kitchen backsplash is comprised of Anne Sacks antiqued mirror tiles, making a beautiful statement in this crisp white kitchen. The countertops are comprised of Rhino marble with a leathered finish.
An interesting design element is the built-in bar featured in the image above, which matches the cabinetry in the kitchen. The center panels slide open to reveal a view through to the built-in cabinets in the living room. The original idea was to pass food through, but most of the time to homeowners just enjoy leaving the panels open to have the view between the spaces.
Photos: Michael J. Lee Photography
This fantastic holiday home has been designed like a stylish loft by Kotablue, located in Miño, a municipality in the Spanish province of A Coruña. The open plan interiors were to be simple and modern with materials of recovered wood, stone and iron. The designer team infused the home with warmth, creating a scheme where the home would be connected to nature. Upon entrance, you are welcoming by high ceilings, immaculate walls and an abundance of natural light thanks to large windows that achieves a fluid communication with the garden. The flooring is comprised of XXL greenish gray polished stone tiles imported from Rajasthan (India). The interior decor was given a cosmopolitan aesthetic by designer Mercedes de las Heras. She used iron in the furnishings, doors and moldings, all custom made by the company Baf7, mixed with reclaimed wood put together by a local carpenter. Between the furnishings and objects, there are vintage pieces of the 50, 60 and 70s from the Netherlands, Denmark and France to Galicia. The goal for the design team was to create a harmonious environment between the different styles and backgrounds. To mix fine craftsmanship and modern design with finishes providing an industrial air. To complete the design scheme, the homeowners wanted to integrate their personal art collection to infuse character into the space.
What do think, does the design of vacation retreat appeal to you, let us know why or why not in the comments section of the photo tour. Need more inspiration? Have a look at some cool Spanish homes that 1 Kindesign has featured that you may have missed: Spanish stone cottage evoking a warm rustic feel and Renovated farm compound in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Photos: Nuevo Estilo
This sophisticated and stylish Victorian house has received a complete interior overhaul by decorator Katrina Phillips, located in Holland Park, London, England, United Kingdom. The homeowners requested a comfortable and evolving house that would reflect family living. The renovation enhanced the architectural peculiarities of the building, restoring interior design elements which included a large window and skylight at the rear of the home to bring in natural light. The idea of light helped to inspire the project, so polished surfaces, shiny materials, mirrors and crystal elements were incorporated into the design scheme. Wood flooring run through the main living areas, with the kitchen and dining areas reflecting a beautiful herringbone pattern. A mostly neutral color palette in the furnishings is dressed up by colorful paintings and decor. The furnishings are a mix of the owners current pieces and new acquisitions from antique and designer pieces, but timeless pieces with an artistic flair. The designer’s own studio created several of the lamps from old jars of olive oil, which can be seen in several of the rooms, and the dining table, creating a rustic chic appeal. Combining subtly glamorous textures with more simple ones creates a relaxed and contemporary ambiance. The end result is a design that manages to keep its English essence, yet evokes the style of the US East Coast.
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Photos: Nuevo Estilo
Nile Street Flat is a fascinating industrial style vacation rental that is located in Shoreditch, an inner city district in the historic East End of London, England, United Kingdom. Nile Street was originally a costume factory back in 1850, with something of its playful spirit still remaining in the home. Eight years ago the property was just a run down shell, but the new owner’s transformed into an extraordinary open plan living space. The home features contemporary furnishings mixing with a cowhide rug, sumptuous art, original floorboards and exposed brickwork. The color palette features an intermingling of creams, browns and whites, from the beautiful floorboards to the wooden furnishings. Industrial pieces of gloss and chrome intermingle with art deco curves, and the kitchen’s sleek finish has also been softened with green plants and a beautiful gilded mirror. There are several bedroom options, a pair of bunk beds in the children’s room, two double bedrooms, a master retreat and an enchanting secret bedroom behind a hidden door.
If you are wishing to stay at this stylish and inviting home, rates run around $692 per night from here.
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Apartment Brooklin is a two level contemporary home reflecting a cosmopolitan atmosphere, designed by AR Arquitetura & Design, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The property consists of 3,121 square feet (290 square meters) of living space, designed with cozy yet practical living environments to entertain family and friends. The decoration was to be timeless yet not too over done and reflect the homeowners passion for technology, travel, art and books. The architect creates living spaces that are bright and airy, filled with a neutral color palette and natural materials. Wood finishes can be seen throughout the home, with wood flooring running through the living room as well as some of the other spaces. The bedrooms reflect the styles of each inhabitant, through the finishes, textures and decor. On display in the home office are books and items picked up from travels as well as a collection of cameras, adding character to the space. An outdoor terrace can be seen through a wall of windows, visually connecting the outdoors with the interior. A panel feature wall of lush greenery works well for plants that need partial shade, which is kept watered through an automated irrigation system. Finally, the kitchen has been integrated into the canopy, serving as a gourmet space for entertaining guests and a pleasant space for family members to come together.
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