Monthly Archives: January 2013

Joss & Main Designer Curated Sale Featuring Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, Part Two…

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design participates in Joss and Main designer showcase

Today’s the big day! Our Portland, Oregon based interior design firm will be splashed on the pages of the ever so fun Joss & Main, featuring a designer curated sale pulled together by our principal and founder of GHID, Garrison Hullinger himself.

The sale will feature product hand selected by Garrison that really represents our company’s signature look and aesthetic. Be sure to sign in tonight at 9pm EST to capture first dibs from Garrison’s sale.

Garrison Hullinger for Joss & Main

Garrison’s sale has been coined, Subtle Drama – a term he has used to describe the overall look of this curated event.

Subtle Drama brings welcoming appeal to your home with mid century-chic furniture, gallery-worthy accents, and rustic handcrafted pieces.

Subtle Drama Interior Design and Decor Ideas from Portland Oregon Interior Designer Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Check out how Garrison’s sale items can be translated into your own home, as found in our own work…

Subtle Drama

We love incorporating colorful throws into our work, as well geometric frames as casegoods. Garrison also loves the added texture of nailhead in various metal finishes.

Living Room Design and Decor Ideas featured on Joss & Main

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Luxe Layers…

Mixed textures are our calling card here at GHID. Garrison loves the drama and well-collected look of button tufts, silk accents, modern glass lamps and cowhide rugs, together in one layered space.

Portland Oregon Interior designer Garrison Hullinger Interior Design featured on Joss & Main

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Artisan Appeal…

GHID is also known for incorporating artisan aesthetic into our work. Adding a few touches of the extraordinary and one-of-a-kind pieces adds a touch of “homespun” appeal to a contemporary space. It’s all in the mix.

Artisan inspired interior design and decor ideas from Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

We’re so excited for the sale, launching tonight (1/31) at 9PM EST. Let us know what you think, but first be sure to sign up!

Subscribe to Joss & Main

Remember, Joss & Main is a members-only shopping site so if you’re not already a member, click here for a personalized instant invite. You definitely don’t want to miss out on the amazing deals and designer input the site has to offer.

Industrial Loft in Budapest, Hungary…

Although loft living isn’t necessarily my particular calling, I’ve always been fascinated by its raw industrial flair and overall simplicity. I could browse through these contemporary spaces for hours, especially when they incorporate old brick walls, exposed wooden beams, mixed metals and creative space planning. It’s inspiring, unique and just a different way of living I have grown to appreciate.

Check out this loft located in Budapest, Hungary…

Industrial Kitchen Decor and Design Ideas

Industrial Kitchen Decor and Design Ideas

Budapest industrial loft interior design and decor

I love how the kitchen is truly the hub of the home, located in the center of the large open space.

Industrial interior design ideas for a living room and kitchen

Contemporary loft living room design and decor ideas

Interior Design for an industrial loft in Budapest

Industrial interior design ideas in a budapest loft

Design and decor ideas for a loft bedroom

Creative ways to showcase wine bottles in a loft

Interior design ideas for a entryway

All photos courtesy of Trendland

More information at dunariver.ingatlan.com

 

Joss & Main Designer Curated Sale Featuring Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, Part One…

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design participates in Joss and Main designer showcase

In just under 24 hours our Garrison Hullinger Interior Design curated collection will be live on Joss & Main!

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy Joss & Main, a premier members-only site dedicated to all things interior design. Not only does the site offer flash sales featuring product for the home, but most of the sales are curated by some of your favorite designers, bloggers and celebrities alike – and now Garrison Hullinger has been added to that list…what an honor!

Designer Curated Sale on Joss & Main

We were thrilled when Joss and Main reached out to us a few months back to curate our own collection, and have since then taken the time to select a variety of products for the home that truly reflect our contemporary-casual, sophisticated and tailored look.

Our designer showcase incorporates a variety of products we feel embody our look, as seen in our work. Shopping our collection is a great way to not only save money and time, but see what our firm would recommend for your space, based on our signature aesthetic.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Partners With Joss & Main

We worked alongside the professionals at Joss & Main to narrow down our portfolio for the curated sale (for inspiration purposes) – take a look at rooms below.

Joss and Main Designer Event featuring Portland Oregon Interior Designer Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Portland Oregon Interior Designer Garrison Hullinger Interior Design featured in Joss and Main Designer Event

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Joss & Main Curated Designer Sale Featuring Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

As you can see from the product we’ve selected for our sale, it’s very similar to that of the items seen in our portfolio images. Cool-clean lines, bright bold accents, classic upholstery pieces and funky accessories. Geometric prints and vibrant ikats are also prevalent. The collection can easily be translated into your own home by shopping our curated sale come January 30th – February 1st. We hope you take advantage of the three day event, and enjoy perusing our selections.

In the meantime – here’s a sneak peak of the GHID sale!

Joss and Main Interior Design Showcase featuring Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design for Joss & Main

Interior Design Showcase featuring Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design for Joss & Main

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design on Joss & Main

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design for Joss & Main

Subscribe to Joss & Main

Remember, Joss & Main is a members-only shopping site so if you’re not already a member, click here for a personalized instant invite. You definitely don’t want to miss out on the amazing deals and designer input the site has to offer.

Free Interior Design Consultations at The Portland Renovation and Remodeling Show…

The Portland Renovation and Remodeling Home Show

 Are You Looking for Interior Design Advice?

Schedule your FREE DESIGN CONSULT with Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, taking place this weekend January 25th – 27th during the Portland Renovation and Remodeling Show at the Portland Memorial Coliseum.

Interior Design Renovations created by Portland Interior Design Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

While the dream of re-designing or renovating a space is appealing, translating that dream into reality can be a challenge for the average homeowner. The Show’s FREE DESIGN CONSULTATIONS connect homeowners with leading Portland-based professionals from the Northwest Society of Interior Designers (NWSID).  Homeowners can get professional home design advice, while sampling the best of local wines. The event will feature samples from local wineries, including Noble Estate.

Portland Oregon NWSID Interior Designer, Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Consultations are available:

Friday 2pm-6pm

Saturday 11am-5pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

Click here to schedule your personal 15-30 minute design consultation with a GHID design team member.  You can also sign up for a consultation on-site, in the Wine & Design booth.  Please feel free to bring pictures and samples along with your questions for the designers.

Most Common Remodeling & Renovation Projects

Curious what you’ll be seeing during this year’s Renovation and Remodeling Home Show? Check out what GHID has coined as the TOP FIVE REMODELING & RENOVATION PROJECTS.

Most common remodeling and renovation projects

All images courtesy of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design portfolio

 

Looking forward to meeting with you!

Incorporating Chalkboard Paint Into Your Home Decor…

Ideas for using chalkboard paint in your home

You may have noticed that chalkboard paint has become pretty popular over the past few years (thank you pinterest :)). And with that ever growing popularity we’ve found that interior designers, heck even architects have begun to jump on this chalkboard bandwagon, incorporating this schoolroom aesthetic into their sophisticated plans.

Creative Ways to Incorporate Chalkboard Paint into Your Home

There’s something really fun about chalkboard paint – maybe it’s that it takes us back to a simpler time (okay I need to stop, I’m getting nostalgic — or cheesy, you decide)…I think more than anything it allows us to personalize our spaces based on our mood, and daily if we so desire.

Ideas for chalkboard paint in your home

Ainslie Davis Construction

How cute is this?

Creative ways to incorporate chalkboard paint into your home

SB Architects

I really really love this idea…

Unique ways to incorporate chalkboard paint into your home decor

Faiella Design

Fun ways to incorporate chalkboard paint into your home decor

Mary Prince Photography

Chalkboard paint in a kitchen

Kenny Grono

Door painted with chalkboard paint

Koo de Kir

Using chalkboard paint in your home office

Incorporated

home

So how do you draw like an artist on a chalkboard? Check out the following TIPS!

I happened upon In My Own Style blog a few weeks ago as I was searching for various chalkboard ideas…Diane’s tips are genius! Read her tips and tricks below on how you too can draw and write on your very own chalkboard like a champ.

Chalkboard Drawing Tips & Tricks via In My Own Style

  • If you are using a brand new chalkboard – season it first. This will help lessen “ghosting”.  Ghosting is when you draw on a chalkboard and after it is erased – you still see the images, but in black.   To season a chalkboard:  Use a full piece of chalk and run it on its side over the entire surface of the chalkboard.  Make sure to rub it in well.   Once the board is covered – erase it.   It is now seasoned.
  • Most important tip:  Don’t use dry chalk.  Dip the chalk in water before drawing on the board. As you work, keep dipping the chalk in water to keep it wet.  At first, the chalk lines will look faded – not bright – be patient and let it dry – it will dry bright white or whatever color chalk you are using.   You can also keep the board wet and draw on a wet board.  I did both.
  • Keep it simple at first – the more boards you create the better your drawings, centering, and lettering will become.
  • Make a sketch  to determine placement of your images and words.  Pick one image to make the focus. In my art it was the cake and copy – Happy Birthday.
  • Make a border – I used a square at each corner and double lines. I then filled the double lines in with dots of color.
  • Mix up font styles – Thick, 3-D, thin, serif, shadow, and script. A good rule of thumb is to use no more than 3 fonts.  One heavy print font, a script font, and one thin caps font.
  • To find the center of a word or words – count the number of letters and spaces between each word.  For instance “Birthday” has 8 letters – no spaces, so the 4th letter “T” is the center.   If I wanted “Happy Birthday” all on one  line.  The letter/spaces count would be:  14 – making the  “B” the center point.  Capital letters take up a bit more room, but this is a good rule of thumb to center lettering.  Draw the center letter on your center point and then draw the other letters to complete your word. This is the hardest part of chalkboard art – making free hand letters. Some letters will be bigger and your centering will look off.  Mine is off, but it still looks OK  – not perfect – but fun and festive. Don’t try for perfection.  The imperfections can sometimes add to the charm of chalkboard art.
  • Use colored chalk on the focus image or border.
  • When you add the wet colored chalk over existing dry white chalk it will appear that the white chalk has been ruined. It has not – just wet and looks faded. When it dries it will look nice and bright again.

Gather supplies:

Chalkboard
Chalk – white and colors
Bowl or glass of water
Damp rag – Do not use paper towels – they will leave a fiber residue on your board. I used a Handi-Wipe.
Q-Tips – dipped in water are the best erasers to get into tight spots and fix mistakes.
Sewing measuring tape or ruler
Computer fonts or art print-outs, clippings, or stencils to use as visual guides
Sketch pad and pencil
 
Step by Step…
Tips and tricks on drawing on a chalkboard

via In My Own Style

 

Fun right?