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House Types

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

By Nancy Ranchel
ClipartHave you noticed how hard we all are on ourselves? If you feel guilty about not painting your living room, does it help to identify yourself as a hobbyist who doesn't give a rat's ass about painting the living room? If so, own it! 

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Salvage, Antique and Thrift in Longview

Monday, August 11, 2014

P1010214By Nancy Ranchel
Oh, the things I do in the name of research! Like traveling far and wide, through sleet and snow, into bizarre stores, all in search of the latest salvage.

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Trending in Design

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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One of the many enjoyable parts of our jobs here at Contract Furnishings Mart is the ability to keep a pulse on the trends happening in the industry.

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Recent Shopping Scores

Thursday, July 10, 2014

P1010106By Nancy Ranchel
Thanks to my good friend Karinne, I was out shopping this past weekend in Lake Oswego. Did you know that Lake O has consignment shops? Oh yeah, baby, it does.

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Conscious design

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014SS CraftsmanDesign 01When you find what could potentially be the perfect home, a small dark kitchen could be a deal breaker. Robert Stacey and Celia Dervan were undaunted by the 1960s remodeled kitchen that blighted the home they bought in Portland’s West Hills. 

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Kitchen revival

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014SS SquareDeal3Even though Sandy and Joel Shilling made the most of the kitchen in their 1972 Montclair Portland home—successfully hosting Thanksgiving dinners and squeezing cookware into existing cabinets—the room needed an update.

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Old-world style, new world building

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014SS CellarRidge1A Mediterranean-inspired wine country villa sacrifices nothing to design while attaining LEED Platinum status.

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From bland to bold

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

2014SS PineState3Pine State Biscuits' owner remodels what was once a government-built ranch house for returning WWII veterans.

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Swan Island Dahlia Festival

Monday, August 11, 2014

DahliasStroll through over 40 acres of dahlias in bloom at the Swan Island Dahlia Festival, taking place from August 23 to September 1.

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Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour

Monday, August 11, 2014

athomeincannonbeachTickets are now available for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's 11th Annual Cottage Tour, taking place the weekend of September 12.

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The Vintage Home Show

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

HomeCome out to the 2nd annual Vintage Home Show and support the Oregon Food Bank. The tour takes place on July 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 12 to 6pm. Drop off non-perishable food items at four LEED-certified Portland homes.

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2014 Heritage Home Tour

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PortlandThe 5th Annual Heritage Home Tour takes place Saturday, July 26, from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are $35 for AHC Members, $45 to the general public.

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Seattle Coffee Gear to Open its 3rd Retail Store in Portland

Thursday, June 12, 2014

IMG 0517The Washington state-based coffee equipment retailer Seattle Coffee Gear is expanding its presence in the Pacific Northwest.

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