Cozy Transitional Living & Family Room by Jessica Helgerson
The clients for this project were a family of four who had lived for a number of years in a Tudor house atop Portland's Mt Tabor. It had been a grand house at one time, the first on its block, built during prohibition with a speakeasy in the basement. Unfortunately by the time our clients bought the house it had suffered several poor remodels and had fallen into disrepair. Our challenge was to retain the character and charm of the house, while fixing the things that had gone wrong and reworking the layout to create rooms for a modern family that enjoys cooking, eating, and being together.
In the living room, we designed two L-shaped sofas to create a simple and inviting furniture layout, which centers around a generous coffee table and fireplace. Our design for the coffee table was inspired by the hexagonal marquetry top on the clients' heirloom dining table, which we kept and reused.