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Renovation Revitalizes a Historic Landmark in Maine

Local Landmark

This 130-year old local landmark in Portland, Maine’s historic district was in extremely poor condition when Present Architecture began their renovation.  To preserve the history of 660 Congress Street, the architecture firm endeavored to restore its original façade in addition to designing a brand new interior.

As a result of their efforts, the building helps tell the story of Portland’s development. For example, its historic mansard roof contrasts beautifully with the red brick Gothic tower of State Street Church, visible in the background.

Historic District

Since the interior needed to be completely gutted, the design team had a blank slate for the project.  They created a mixed-use building filled with cool, modern details.  Most notably, the interior walls bend and curve in several places.  On the top floor, the ceiling angles in toward skylights.

The main living area of this top floor residence encompasses a large open space.  A center wall divides the cooking and eating areas without closing them off to the rest of the room.  The open floor plan perfectly illustrates how the design team effortlessly embedded modern living in this historic building. [Photography by Robert Deitchler, and information courtesy of Present Architecture]

Historic District

Historic District

Modern Sitting Area

Modern Sitting Area

Modern Sitting Area

Curved Walls

Curved Walls

 

 

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Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Both of the entryway and hallway provide your visitors an impression about your personality, lifestyle, and preferences. That’s why you should brows different entryway online designs with your expected guests’ eyes and define the perfect design for your home. Sandra Oster and her team will help you define the perfect materials, design plans, and decorative elements for such entry and hallway.

If you don’t have an outdoor garden, your visitors will form their first impression from the entrance door or gate. There are metal, wooden, and even glass entrance doors with simple, geometric, or complicated shapes to express what is inside your home. In all cases, you should create a simple pathway to the entrance door, a certain type of greenery at the two sides of such a door, and a bold statement lighting system to provide your home a luxurious look.

To create an inviting, pleasing, and comforting look in your entryway, you can just place a glossy black console table with a crystal or colored glass vase, glass shelves holding your precious collections in your modern space or a patterned bench in your traditional entryway.

In her modern entryway designs, Sandra Oster and her team love to use coffered ceiling, custom carpets, artworks and sculptures, and custom millwork to provide the visitors a positive impression. The well-placed spotlights, chandeliers, and scones along with the natural light will display your artworks in an artistic or stylish way.

In your small space apartment or home with marvelous outdoor views, the entryway and hallway should turn to a seating area with a functional focal point and luxurious rugs. If you can install floor-to-ceiling windows or even 3D paintings for natural views, you will certainly spend peaceful times in your entryway with your family members and visitors.

Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Creative and Luxurious Entry and Hallway Design Ideas by Sandra Oster Interiors

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy’s Projects

If you consider your bedroom as just a functional space for sleeping and storing your belongings, you waste several types of life pleasure. Your bedroom is a space to relax, experience peaceful hours with your lovers, and even enjoy your hobbies; so, make sure to decorate it in accordance with your personality.

Installing a fireplace to your bedroom is a great idea that will provide the place a unique personality and let you enjoy the relaxing warmth most of the year. Karen recommends a contemporary electric fireplace with glass surround and a remote control to adjust the heat as per your needs. To enhance your relaxation and a pop of color to your bedroom, you can install geometric shaped panels to reduce the sound in the place with your favorite finish and color.

You can bring unique warmth in a natural way to your bedroom using cottage decorative elements such as patterned wallpaper, distressed colored quilt, circular sneaky cushions, and outdoor-looking chairs made of painted wood. It is not necessarily to have a neutral colored room to add vibrant colors to your bedroom. The point is to use a patterned or printed piece of fabric that gathers all the colors of the room to create a lively and harmonized look in the place.

The natural light is a hygienic and aesthetic part of your bedroom décor. In several renovation projects, Sealy and her team turn the small windows to large or even floor-to-ceiling windows and even install sun tunnels and skylights to the rooms without windows.

Instead, you can install wallpaper with reflective surfaces to enhance the natural light coming from your small window. The artificial light is man’s best friend, especially in the bedroom. According to the lighting fixtures you will use, you can easily define its placement, but you need to use different lighting options in your living room to change the mood as per your needs.

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

Awesome Bedroom Decorating Secrets Inspired from Karen Sealy's Projects

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie Stillman

Because it is your second house, you will certainly invest less fortune and consume less space than your original home. However, you may need extra furniture pieces if you will receive your friends or more family members during your stay. For this, Challie Stillman, the design director of Resource Furniture team, recommends the multifunctional furniture in your vacation home.

The multifunctional seating furniture will keep the clean and uncluttered look in your vacation home providing you extra seating space whenever you need. The Flex sofa, for example, can serve with its right, left, front, and back as a seating area and a coffee table to adapt with your needs. The Toda bench with an eco-leather cover is another interesting piece, as you can extend it for seven sitting members and a console table.

As a multifunctional space, the bunk wall bed system, Murphy beds, and sofa beds will be the perfect sleeping spaces. Stillman and her team design an Altea book sofa wall-bed with a modern touch and twin or intermediate size to save your vacation house’s space.

Such a smart bed has storage spaces along the two sides and under the mattress to enhance the functionality of your vacation home and enhance the clean look of the place. The Circle Sofa is another innovative horizontally opening wall bed that can accommodate up to three seating or sleeping people and display your books and small items with its open shelves.

If you are a freelancer or a homework lover, your vacation home will need a room unit such as Poppi theater board, a vertically opening Telemaco workplace, or a LGM Tavolo board, as they include queen-size wall beds, floor-to-ceiling and rotating shelves, TV units, and fold down tables or desks.

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

he Importance of Multifunctional Furniture in Your Vacation Home by Challie StillmanT

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