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Fine Furiture Like Good Whiskey
May, 2018
  On a recent trip to Ireland over Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I was fortunate enough to visit the Jameson Distillery in Dublin.  The tour provided a great overview of the history of not only Jameson Whiskey, but also Irish Whiskey.  Irish whiskey is...
Hiring An Interior Designer In Portland
April, 2018
Half of our clients haven’t worked with an interior designer before calling our Portland studio. Working with an interior designer is more common these days for busy people. Sure, the interior design marketplace is full of options, but that in itself can lead to confusion....
Interior Design At Your Service
April, 2018
Sometimes it happens. Someone who has known me for years as an interior designer says, “I didn’t know you did that too!” Here are common interior design services we provide for clientele: INTERIOR DESIGN Complete Custom Furnishings Cabinetry & Built-in Design Window Treatments Bedding &...
Forest Heights Home Gets A Facelift
April, 2018
Our clients bought their 1994 home on Portland’s west side in Forest Heights, fully furnished from the previous owners. It was easiest that way. They had moved from Michigan to Oregon, and before that time had lived in both China and Tanzania. The 1990s house...
Traditional Bohemian Interior Design Style
April, 2018
Our client, a single Dad of two beautiful teenage daughters, knew the moment he saw his 1921 Laurelhurst English Tudor it was perfect for his family. The home had history, good bones, ample light, and a great layout. It just needed to be personalized, and...
Working With An Interior Designer
March, 2018
What is it like working with us? As an introduction to our Portland team, below are answers to common questions from our clients. What can I expect from your design team? You will find the Angela Todd Studios team professional, approachable, and committed to your...
Sellwood Writers Loft
April, 2016
When Portland-based writer Donald Miller was looking to make improvements to his Sellwood loft, he asked a friend for a referral. He and Angela were like old buddies almost immediately. “Don naturally has good design taste and knows what he likes when he sees it....
Angela Todd Kitchen Conceptboard Sketch
April, 2016
Make a wish list that includes what rooms and elements you would like addressed in your project. List the priorities of your project first, second, third and so on. For example, you may determine a room used more frequently is a higher priority. Begin to...
Considering Converting Bathroom Faucet
October, 2015
This blog is part two of a series, read the earlier post here. After our floor plan and wall elevations were reviewed and approved we worked on determining the surfaces for the project. The couple had a love for the classic look of Calcutta tile,...
Converting Bedroom
October, 2015
Have you ever heard a real estate professional recommend not converting a bedroom for resale value’s sake? I have. The advice is not a one size fits all warning. Sometimes for the comfort and lifestyle of the family, “giving up” a bedroom makes sense. If...