Jenni Leasia Interior Design - Portland interior design studio

SW Portland Midcentury

Modern furniture and finishes for a 1966 SW Portland home.


Portland Midcentury

A Modern Update Connects indoors and out

Our clients have lived in this 1966 SW Portland home for thirty plus years. When they contacted us the kids were grown and it was time to rethink the best use of the space for their next phase and furnish accordingly. In addition, one of the clients, Lynn, is a landscape designer and she was ready to create her own garden. She asked us to design the transition from the house to the outdoors, establishing the site lines so that she could design with those interior views in mind. 

We converted the barely used living room to a light and modern media room with a custom wall-mounted bamboo cabinet that provides a clean solution for hiding the tv. Lynn was using the dining room to produce beautifully hand drafted drawings, but she didn't have any place to put her things away. We solved the problem with a custom light table with storage for pencils, drawings and drafting tools. It doubles as an elegant buffet when they are entertaining. The furniture is a mix of modern classic design and custom solutions tailored to the very specific needs of this couple. The scope included paint, lighting, adding skylights, and refinishing the floors.