Couple's Portland Remodel is Fun, Rebellious & Playful

From Margaret Everton on October 18, 2010 in Portland

portland living room

Alissa Pulcrano first purchased her 1916 home in Portland‘s Williams Street Corridor as an investment property—a way to supplement the income from Bright Designlab, her full-service design studio. But as she saw the once-crumbling neighborhood transform into something hip and happening, she decided she would rather just move right in.

portland kitchen countertops

Now home to her partner Jason, his two young children, two fish, a few foster dogs and herself, Alissa has managed to turn the space into an all-inclusive place of business as well. So how did she design such a vastly multi-functional space? With a bit of design ingenuity and a whole lot of organization.

portland kitchen remodel

The kitchen was gutted and remodeled to include updated Carrara marble countertops, walnut cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, along with the mid-century furniture and metal work Alissa loves.

portland rebellious furniture

In the living room, a black leather couch is punctuated by a hanging box spring and decorative birds. Throw pillows add an extra dose of color

portland wine rack

Both excellent scavengers, Alissa and Jason found this steel and wood rack and decided it would be perfect to house their collection of wine. The painting was created by Edith Ostern, Allisa’s mother. The lighting, phone, and shelving were all reclaimed.

portland entry

The front hallway offers the first suggestion that a design pro resides there. Case in point: this spectacular lighting fixture. Clearly, even the smallest details were given ample consideration in this home.

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