As an independent real estate company, we are, of course, in the business of homes. We spend a lot of time perusing our repertoire of spectacular properties for sale in Portland and its surrounding neighborhoods, throughout Southwest Washington, and in the Central Oregon region. We also pay attention to the ever-changing trends and developments in the design world, acquiring ideas and inspiration from the many talented designers in the region and throughout the world.
These wonderful interior designers in Portland, Southwest Washington and Central Oregon have an impressive array of projects in their portfolio. Take a look at some of our favorite projects from these local designers, whether you need some design inspiration or you’re looking for a local expert to help you tackle a larger project. This is an excellent pool of designers to choose from!
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design | Portland
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design is a renowned firm in Portland and throughout the country. Their mission is “to create beautiful, livable spaces that meet [their] clients’ aesthetic, functional, and economic goals, while respecting the environment.” And they have done just that with the stunning transformation of this loft apartment on Portland’s NW 13th Avenue. The old concrete building was originally a warehouse and manufacturing facility that was converted into condos in the 1990s. The clients wanted a space that felt open with space to entertain, had lots of storage, and incorporated a warm and sophisticated color palette. With a newly imagined layout and thoughtful design elements and artful pieces, Jessica Helgerson created a gorgeous and livable space.
Kirsti Wolfe Designs | Bend
Kirsti Wolfe is a talented designer in Bend with over 27 years of experience in the field of design. Kirsti and her team specialize in interior architecture and design with a concentration on kitchens, baths and other focal rooms of the home. With this urban loft, they added a number of gorgeous modern updates while preserving the original charm of this historic residence. The exposed brick wall is a beautiful touch in the kitchen, living space and bathroom. We love the matching sleek, modern fireplaces that warm up the living area and bedroom (quite literally!).
Designs by Fulya | Vancouver
Fulya Hansen of Designs by Fulya has over 30 years of experience in design, which is evident in her beautiful and inspiring spaces — like this Southwestern transitional model home by Pacific Lifestyle Homes in Vancouver. While the entire home boasts a seamless and gorgeous design, we are particularly drawn to the kitchen. It has a stark contrast of bright white with rich navy cabinetry, plus brilliant touches of copper throughout, including the drawer handles and cabinet knobs. The incorporation of unique Southwestern fabrics throughout the home adds spontaneous elements of interest.
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design | Portland
The talented team at Garrison Hullinger Interior Design focuses on creating sophisticated and intimate environments. This recent project is full of spectacular surprises, from the striking neon green front door to the ultra-modern minimalist kitchen. This 1971 Rummer home was strategically updated to maintain its original elements, but they updated several finishes and added improved lighting throughout the space. Midcentury modern homes can often turn dark and dated, but this reimagined interior is airy and full of light.
bright designlab | Portland
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The innovative and forward-thinking bright designlab maintains an authentic and approachable perspective on design. And their work simply makes our jaws drop — especially this eclectic modern upgrade in a Forest Park home. The deep emerald green perfectly complements the pops of metallic gold throughout both the kitchen and the luxurious master bathroom. The design features clean and calming lines, and a seamless combination of vintage and new. The bold green tile in the bathroom acts like a work of art, serving as the focal point for this otherwise neutral space.
Transitional Designs, LLC | Washougal
Photo Courtesy of Tommy Rhodes & a beautiful domain via Transitional Designs, LLC
Judy Cusack-Peterson of Transitional Designs, LLC is a creative, professional and personable designer based out of Washougal, Washington. She created a unique and ultra-modern space in this contemporary Washougal home boasting unparalleled views of the Columbia River and surrounding scenery. She incorporated a paint color that reflects the color of the sky and changes throughout the room as natural light streams through the tall windows. Plus, Judy created a masculine basement/man cave that has a sophisticated nightclub feel with silver and bronze wall panels, gray-black paint, and other dark features.
Complements Home Interiors | Bend
Meet the talented duo of designers at Complements Home Interiors in Bend. The team works diligently to address the needs of their clients — whether that means helping pick a wall color or completely remodeling a home. They did the latter in this contemporary gem in Bend. The home resembles a livable and comfortable contemporary art gallery. It is filled with striking works of art, unique furniture pieces, and gallery-approved lighting throughout. We are particularly drawn to the living space with a funky fireplace, modern art, bright pops of color, and timeless furniture.
Christopher David | Portland
Sometimes it is difficult to envision an end result of an interior, as you wonder how several separate pieces might (or might not!) work together to create a cohesive look. That’s where experts like Christopher David come in! This Waterfront apartment remodel perfectly displays this design team’s ability to create a space that is both extremely beautiful and livable. They combined decor and furniture that can each stand alone as works of art — like the unique coffee table, plush blue dining chairs, and the other quirky finds scattered throughout the apartment.
Cyndi Parker Interiors | Vancouver
Photo Courtesy of Cyndi Parker Interiors
Vancouver-based Cyndi Parker is a talented designer specializing in custom residential interiors with projects ranging from remodels to showcase homes. We are loving the bright, clean feel of this Prune Hill kitchen remodel. Cyndi stuck to a neutral white and gray scheme, which makes the large kitchen feel even more expansive. The island base has a traditional shape and finish, while the stainless steel appliances, industrial lighting and backsplash give the space a more modern feel.
Legum Design | Bend
The team at Legum Design in Bend uses inspiration from surrounding natural beauty to design breathtaking spaces based on their clients’ individual needs and goals. They came to the rescue for the dated kitchen in this home nestled in the tall pines of Sunrise Valley. The Legum Design team was inspired by the client’s eclectic bohemian style, incorporating pops of celadon and brass, while maintaining a classic feel. A wall was removed in the kitchen to open up the dining room space and create room for a new eating bar. This calming yet vibrant kitchen features custom lighting, new hardware, and handmade backsplash tiles, and is flooded with natural light.
Townsend Interiors | Portland
Townsend Interiors is an Oregon-based design studio founded by Courtney Souther and Whitney Menefee, a mother and daughter duo with a shared passion to create and revive new and old homes alike. Their work in this Drouillard mountain home is simply fabulous. A clean, simple and cheerful look is carried throughout the entire home. We adore the kitchen in particular, especially the serene blue island and industrial light fixtures overhead.
Ponciano Design | Portland
Ponciano Design is an exceptional design firm founded and led by the award-winning Shannon Ponciano. The team works closely with their clients to understand their particular needs and wants, placing an emphasis on style, function and budget. The look of this Pearl District condo is absolutely breathtaking. The modern industrial look is enhanced with brilliant pops of bright color and pieces of art, which give it a particularly youthful and energetic feel. There are so many conversation pieces in this intimate space — from the sleek coffee table to the three golden disks hanging on the wall overhead.
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