These little glimpses into the homes of interior designers give me so many ideas for my own space. True, I live in an apartment and not a gigantic house in Portland but the spirit of the space can be interpreted in so many ways. Green interior designer Jessica Helgerson's Craftsman style home is one I can imagine moving right into! Wanting a clean and serene home for her little ones Jessica and her husband utilized many green design principles in their space - recycled glass for the bathroom floor, reclaimed windows and doors, vintage lighting fixtures, non-toxic paint, and much of the gorgeous furniture you see is antique or vintage.
In the couple's master bedroom I love the way the Tord Boontje chandelier is subtly echoed by the Indian-inspired painted wall treatment. The pale green wall against the white linens and lamp lend a wonderfully tranquil feeling.
Choose furniture that your kids will grow into rather than sets they grow out of. This prevents constant re-buying and gives you an opportunity to spend a little more on something really special like this gorgeous antique bed. Lighten up the room with the use of a fun striped fabric and a basket of vintage-inspired plush toys.
Glass bottles are one of those easy-to-find vintage objects. Alone, they're not so spectacular but group them together and the differences in their colors and shapes become an elegant statement.
I imagine dishes wouldn't feel like such a chore in this rustic kitchen especially with the breeze from that large picture window streaming in!
Who didn't fantasize about a little place to cozy up as a child? Well, wish granted! Take advantage of your unused spaces by tucking in a little office or library. Here, Jessica has created a small reading nook out of an often over-looked stair landing - perfect for story-time!