I have loved working with him and always felt secure in the knowledge that he cares so deeply about the client’s happiness. He will never compromise and has that sense of when something isn’t right or when it needs to be finely tuned. Our home is close to being fully furnished and as I walk through it I am amazed at the different statement that each space makes and yet the rooms flow beautifully. While every Garrison Hullinger room is unique they are all equally lovely.
A lot of people quail at the thought of hiring a designer but working with Garrison has saved me a fortune through designer negotiated discounts. He also works swiftly and is incredibly fair with billing. Mistakes add up quickly, save yourself expensive errors and hire Garrison.
Garrison Hullinger is an interior designer with a passion for creating home environments that are as warm and beautiful as they are comfortable and functional. He believes in maximizing every space using colors and textures, preferring palettes inspired by the “amber waves of grain” landscapes of his Midwest childhood. Those early years of living far from traffic lights and skyscrapers also shaped his fascination with cities. These days Garrison incorporates urban textures – from masonry and stained glass to gates and grates – through fabrics, lighting, wall coverings and art.
When he founded Portland interior design firm Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, he tapped into breadth of experience, including work in retail and corporate project management at Neiman Marcus and Gap Inc., and his years as a design consultant at Williams-Sonoma Home, when he worked on all manners of projects for clients around the country. But his past as a serial home renovator really informs what happens at GHID. After renovating his own homes in five U.S. cities, Garrison earned real respect for budgets, timelines and the rewards of transforming whole spaces instead of going bit by bit. That’s why he always defers to experts, the people he’s sought out over the years for their knowledge and ability to get things done.
In every design project, Garrison works to achieve his ultimate vision by following through and personally ensures each element is executed as planned. It’s the same kind of process he uses when entertaining at home, one of his favorite ways to relax. From the second the first guest knocks to the moment the last wine glass has been put back on the shelf, Garrison maximizes time and space to create a beautiful, fresh experience.
Associate designer Lisa Luchaco joined GHID in 2010, after working as a designer at a large corporate design firm, where she helped transform spaces for commercial and hospitality clients. She happily transitioned to residential work at GHID, and now applies her technical skills to crafting architectural floor plans and designs for custom items for homeowners. Preferring to add some elegance to her Americana, Lisa also loves combining tactile and visual textures before adding the sparkle of a metal finish.
From an early age, Nicole has been passionate about design. As a design professional in the Portland market since 2007, she’s translated her love of floor plans, textiles and interior aesthetics into stunning spaces for residential clients. Since she joined GHID as an associate designer in 2010, Nicole has brought her own unique style and panache to every project, through eclectic mixes of color, patterns, time periods, and high and low fashion.
Beginning in 2011, Alison has applied her unique sense of color, texture and structure to dozens of GHID spaces. The Oregon native, who graduated with a degree in interior design from Oregon State University, loves infusing spaces with bright colors, from chartreuse to citron. She also aims for variety in textures and patterns, starting with modern wallpapers that say anything but “grandma.” Many of Alison’s projects take inspiration from the mid-century modern period, with its clean lines and solid sense of structure.
Spring 2012 Daniel joined GHID. He has a degree in Housing Studies from Oregon
State University, has spent time working with both residential and commercial
interior design firms before transitioning to GHID. Daniel is inspired by the
everyday patterns all around him, taking note of intricate lines within freshly paved
concrete to the shapes of fallen branches alongside the road. More specifically, due
to his extensive background within a gourmet kitchen, Daniel incorporates his
innate ability to plate food in a beautiful and appetizing manner, which translates
into his design work via hues, textures and patterning.
Provides administrative support to the entire team, and also oversees all orders and deliveries. Her day covers a broad range of tasks and she excels at keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently. Kristine has also been instrumental in building strong relationships with our vendors and suppliers. She joined the Portland interior design firm in 2010, but previously served as an assistant for a Fortune 100 executive. Kristine resides in Lake Oswego with her husband and two children.
Handles daily accounting tasks such as payables and invoicing, but he also relishes in the job of making everything balance. Grant is also known as the go-to guy in our office if something isn’t working correctly or needs to be fixed. He joined GHID in 2011, but previously he was a proven Investment Performance Analyst focused on driving customer satisfaction and success while offering solutions for improvement. Grant resides with his partner in Portland where he continues to work on his award-winning, original architectural Lego designs in his spare time.