Manzanita is a town on the Oregon Coast about an hour and a half from Portland. It was my first time here when we started the project and now I never want to leave.
We were really inspired by color and what colors we can see from the house – the blue and pinks skies, sand, green beachy grass, we tried to incorporate that scheme into our design.
It was really dark at first. The architect, Beebe Skidmore, addressed that by vaulting the ceilings and adding sky lights and a ton of windows.
With every project I start out going shopping for different materials. For this project, once we landed that it was going to be a beach cabin with some cabin vibes, everything else just fell into place.
The first tile is the swiss cross, which we used in the kitchen. I knew I wanted to use it because it is perfect for a coastal project. It’s a fun pattern without it being too busy.
Designer Kelly Hohla spoke with us about balancing old with new in her renovation of an early-20th-century home in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
For designer Philip Thomas Vanderford, Studio Thomas James, the third time really was a charm in creating a dream home for his long term clients.