While some would consider the removal of an older home unfortunate, there can be a silver lining—Habitat for Humanity ReStores “de- construct” properties, salvaging high-quality materials—cupboards, vanities, kitchenettes, trim, solid wood doors, and modern light fixtures--that would otherwise have gone straight to the landfill.
For the last six years, Salvage Works’ sibling owners Rachel Browning and Preston Browning have dealt in repurposing lumber from old barns and houses found all across Oregon and Southern Washington. In addition to selling the wood itself, they also build custom furniture, tables, shelves, mantelpieces, accent walls and a variety of other unique pieces.
Brittainy Tiffany has taken a rather unusual path to success in the Portland-area interior design world. Today Tiffany Home Design, based in Wilsonville, stages hundreds of homes a year throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Shandell's Susan Schneider, a self-proclaimed "mad collector" of vintage goods, designs her trademark lampshades using vintage wallpaper, old prints and books.
"I wanted it to be a space that is visually beautiful and nurturing on every level.”
This guest bathroom is too beautiful to be relegated to the status of “guests only.” In fact, interior designer Anita Sande worked hard to ensure that the spa-like bathroom would be irresistible even to the homeowner.
"We repurpose old things, and upcycling is a big part of what we do.”
Alyse Holzhausen and Joel Knudsen, owners of Branches Furniture, in Canby, OR, are relatively new to the furniture-making scene, but you wouldn’t know it from their diverse portfolio. From birch wood coffee and side tables, to reupholstered mid-century lounge chairs and floating wood shelves, the couple has amassed a varied collection of original home décor designs.