We believe, above all else, the spaces we create should not only be beautiful but functional - and livable too. We strive to create spaces that truly work for our clients. While honoring their personal style and budgetary constraints.
With new construction the most common question we hear is “why do I need a designer if I have an architect”? The answer is simple: As designers we think about spaces differently - marrying practicality with beauty.
We think about the practicality of living - How will a kitchen work - both for the family and for entertaining, how will the clothes be laundered and returned to their places, where will the family gather to watch tv, where will the kids leave their books and bags when they enter the house, is there a quiet space at the end of a long day - and on and on. A house needs to serve many purposes, our goal is to meet those needs seamlessly, honoring the architectural details of the house and the site it sits on.
JENNY BAINES - The name on the door - studied Architecture and Interior Design at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Jenny’s career began in New York City working with the city's finest - Victoria Hagan and then D.D Allen, before setting up on her own.
Having children brought Jenny back home to Oregon, and her design firm to Portland. Here she utilizes the breadth of her twenty five years experience to create beautiful, versatile spaces. Jenny particularly enjoys the sleek lines of modern design mixed with an eclectic collection of special pieces. She strives to create designs that are reflective of the individuals who use the space.
LARA WHITE - A Principal of firm - graduated with a Master’s in Architecture from Montana State University, and has recently joined the management of the firm after 6 years working on everything from simple kitchens to full construction projects. Lara has a unique technical understanding of the building process that she combines with a creative vision, and an attention to detail that is second to none. In addition to design she also heads our 3D modeling, CAD and construction document team.
She recently completed a full restoration of her own home with her fiance yet still enjoys weekends outdoors - standup paddle boarding and hiking…..with her two cats.