1.18.2010

home tour {my kind of modern}

My personal design aesthetic does not tend to be on the modern end of the spectrum but I do love the recently completed project of Jessica Helgerson. This home of a young family in Portland is warm, clean, full of creative touches and preserves many of the traditional architectural elements.

I have never seen a mirrored mural before and love the way it looks in this front hall--especially on the ceiling.

It is furnished in classic, modern and contemporary styles adding a warmth to the design.

This subtle wallpaper creates the perfect backdrop for a soothing bedroom retreat.

And I always love Jessica's kitchens and dining rooms and the ones in this home are no exception! What fun light fixtures she choose.

Hope you love this house as much as I do! You can see more of this home right here.

34 comments:

Daniella said...

What an interesting looking house!

malhgold said...

Absolutely love it! That's my kind of design....

Mi Vida Bonita said...

What a wonderful space! I love all the unique elements. I too love how the traditional architecture and elements are still intact and maintained. Apron front sink...I die.

Cassie said...

I completely agree with you about not necessarily liking modern interiors but, when I saw this house on another website, lots of aspects really worked for me. Thanks for sharing xx

Ty Tradelius said...

I want to live in this home someday! I absolutely adore the design and decoration of it. The mirror mural in the foyer is GENIUS! Great post, Thanks! xoxo

Carolina Eclectic said...

Ooh, so fantastic!
The mirror effect in the entry is very interesting.

Federica said...

The living room in the second picture is awesome!
Happy new week!
Federica

In Honor Of Design said...

ooo so fresh! I love this because its all white.
Unfortunately with a baby I can only keep one room white! ha ha...
I posted about it today:)
Have a lovely mOnday!

Beautiful Habitat said...

Love the creative use of mirror. Unfortunately I love bold color too much for the rest of the space. I do love the shapes and balance of the pieces, however.Great inspiration!

paula said...

that dining and kitchen area is gorgeous.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

This is one of the prettiest houses i've seen in a while. This is definitely one of my favorite styles. The mirrored mural is such a great idea and I love the tile all over the kitchen.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Very pretty house, I love all the unusual light fixtures.

Nicole Marie said...

wow that kitchen!!

Michelle said...

Oh I love this! That kitchen is fantastic!

AppleTree said...

So so so cool.

ClaraE said...

I love the glass door cabinets in the living room. They are just what I need for my living room.

pen.ny said...

How unique and different that mirror mural is in the entry way. I really like it! I especially love all of the colors used throughout this house. Definitely a big fan of the kitchen and that LIVING ROOM is gorgeous!

Paula Grace Designs said...

What a beautiful, well executed design. The mirrors are spectacular and interesting. The rest of the house, I find quite soothing. I love the mix of soft and dark colors unified by white. Great post! Come visit my Monday's Method ~ I actually suggest a color very similar to the color of the kitchen to my reader. I really love it!
Paula Grace ~

Pia said...

the first table are fantastiiiiiiiic!!
xoxo
Pia

Design Darling said...

most of the house isn't quite my style but i love, love, love the second photo of the living room. that oversized coffee table is incredible! great post as always :)

mica said...

i'm crazy about this house and the colors!

i'm REALLY interested in the exact color of the living room: i must have put about 12 swatches on the wall of my "great room" to find a similar color and would love love love to know the name of it?!

i settled on sherwin williams Colonial Revival Gray, which seems fairly close.

but if it's possible to know -- i'd love to!

Jennifer said...

The entry way is so interesting!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE! Everything done in this house, I want to do to mine!

Courtney said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous. Every detail is so creative and interesting. I just love how her style fuses every decade from the 1900's with ultra-modern touches.

Adriana said...

gorgeous bedside table, again with the mirrored glass, absolutely gorgeous home

Francine Gardner said...

Great design. the space is so well laid out.It feels young, fresh and vibrant.

Emily said...

This is such a great home. That kitchen with the windows over the sink...I LOVE! thanks so much for sharing!

Fernando said...

How interesting.


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Down and Out Chic said...

gorgeous home. love the mix of traditional and modern pieces.

Caitlin @ Sacramento Street said...

Love the glass vases in the second to last photo. Another great post!

prashant said...

Absolutely love it! That's my kind of design....

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Kimberlee said...

oh man, that kitchen!!! xx

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