Hi guys! I apologize for the lack of posting lately. As many of you may know, my design jobs have been ramping up, while of course I still have my full-time teaching job. That means that there has been very little time for blog writing (particularly with fun-filled weekends traveling). So, after almost three full years of attempting to blog five days a week, I'm going to cut myself some slack. I would still LoVE to be able to do that (trust me my "ideas" list is miles long) but I have to balance and right now the blog is something that can take a little bit of flexibility. So, I'll be posting here as much as time allows, hopefully still a few days a week, but I'm going to let myself have some breathing space.
All that being said, I have something wonderful for you today!
This weekend, while we sat in the airport for hours and hours, I stumbled upon this Portland house tour. It was featured in the New York Times a few years ago, but it's new to me so I thought it was worth sharing.
The couple redid an old library (which had also done time as a church) to build their dream home.
I've always gravitated towards Craftsman style houses. There is something so warm and cozy about their design. However, I also love a bright and airy space. I love how the designer Jessica Helgerson was able to maintain the essence of this homes Craftsman background while infusing it with modern touches like the floating fireplace and the modern bathrooms.
The rolling ladder is another highly-coveted item on my home list. I've mentioned it before here, but it always makes me feel very Beauty and the Beast when I see one.
The house isn't huge, but they did an amazing job of maximizing space by building storage around the bed and squeezing a desk into a wall of shelving. While it's highly functional, the storage around the bed also makes it feel intimate, like you're tucked into a little reading nook before you fall asleep.