For the past three years Portland has been home to Serving up Style, an event to benefit lupus. It is an interior design contest that garners huge interest. The rules are simple: each design group gets a 12 x 16 draped room on a concrete floor and away you go!
I was thrilled to have my design firm, Abode Design, tapped to partner with Rejuvenation. The sky was the limit – any lighting, furniture, accessories and salvage were mine for the offing. Woo hoo!
Amongst my friends, it’s no secret I love champagne — and champagne is all about style. And bubbles – lots of bubbles.
I started with our Hood fixture in a variety of sizes and globes in clear, frosted and opal. From there I chose Art Deco styling since it has lots of circles. And I wanted it to feel like a sepia-tinted space — no blatant color. I used our brown leather chairs with circular chrome bases, a sophisticated sideboard with burled inserts + round chrome pulls and a small grey-brown brushed velvet settee.
Kush Carpets in NW Portland supplied this outrageously luxurious hand-woven rug from with Tibetan wool and Chinese Silk
Salvage items — art deco sconces, drapery brackets, a cool old aluminum prop and ashtray added that vintage feel.
I artfully arranged white and glass accents for tabletop — cakeplates, champagne glasses, bowls and decanters with bottles of champagne (full and empty - love my job!).
The warm glow was supplied by the salvage Deco fireplace with custom hand-made bubble tile surround from Pratt and Larson and a real insert with flames from Gordon’s Fireplace.
I think the final look was beautiful!