Your Urban Farmhouse

Posted by bmedia on Monday, January 29, 2018

Portland is a quirky city that is well on its way to becoming a true metropolis. The culmination of eccentricity, livability, and commercialization has resulted in some remarkable juxtapositions of old and new Portland. Boxy glass condominiums share fences with classic old Portland homes, trendy new developments overlook wide swaths of undeveloped, verdant forest, and […]

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Your High Rise Office

Posted by bmedia on Friday, January 26, 2018

Portland’s growth is evident in the small, charming neighborhoods that freckle the east and west sides of the Multnomah River, along the bustling avenues and boulevards that house all our favorite cafes and boutiques, and more than anywhere else, through the myriad of cranes augmenting the skyline as they strive to transform a modest, amiable […]

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Studio Apartments

Posted by bmedia on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Decorating a smaller apartment takes a remarkable amount of skill and savvy. All too quickly, a small space can become cluttered and restrictive; it takes a diligent amount of planning and forethought to successfully decorate a studio apartment. Novice designers and seasoned decorators alike should consider these few tips when preparing their small apartment for […]

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How Shutters Add Value

Posted by bmedia on Monday, January 22, 2018

Redecorating your home to add value is a noble endeavor, and one that can pay remarkable dividends when planned with creativity and style. Before your home is appraised or put on the market, there are several small things you can do to increase its value, chiefly, installing customized plantation shutters. There are three primary ways […]

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Decorative Swags For 2018

Posted by bmedia on Friday, January 19, 2018

Panels and valances never truly go out of style, they just move in and out of design trends, constantly re-imaged for a new generation. A few decades ago, a decorative swag with matching panels was a busy affair, dominating space much in the way a statement wall might. Box pleats, layered textiles, and obtuse hardware […]

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High-End Storefronts

Posted by bmedia on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

High-end retailers, whether housed in a stand-alone building, a shopping center, or part of a larger commercial area, are typically framed by huge picture windows. Those windows may display sharply suited mannequins, or they may showcase popular items, but regardless of what is advertised behind those panes of glass, their appearance could be heightened in […]

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Small Business Design

Posted by bmedia on Monday, January 15, 2018

Whether your small business is a ground floor office, a brick and mortar storefront, a bustling warehouse or some combination of these, light management is critical. In manufacturing spaces, windows may offer floor managers a bird’s eye view of their day to day operations. In retail spaces, the right window treatments can attract your target […]

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Storing Seasonal Treatments

Posted by bmedia on Friday, January 12, 2018

Seasonal decorators can often be found with at least a couple of pairs of curtains for each window—sometimes more. Changing out window treatments for every season is hardly unheard of, especially when custom drapes and simple panels are so fashionable. However, without proper storage, you risk losing your custom curtains to moths, mildew, or rot. […]

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Dressing French Doors

Posted by bmedia on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A home’s French doors can be one of its most charming features. Prized in the early Renaissance for their symmetry, French doors soon became fashionable throughout European homes. Making sure your French doors are dressed to complement the most attractive parts of their architecture will ensure a covetable interior and a give your French doors […]

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Ultra-Efficient Treatments

Posted by bmedia on Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter is not done with us yet, not by a long shot. With looming winter temps reaching far into February and even March, many will be compelled to upgrade their interior design to serve the dual purpose of function and fashion. Consider these three ultra-efficient window treatments if a winter redesign is in your future. […]

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