Inside Look At Oregon Interior Designers 2014 Street Of Dreams Homes

Street of Dreams is coming to an end – wow time flies! This year has truly been an absolute pleasure to be a part of, particularly because Garrison Hullinger Interior Design designed two of the five homes this year. I wonder what is in store for next year. ;) I am such a fan of the street for various reasons, but one of the leading reasons is that I get to see all of my talented coworkers come together to create two insanely beautiful houses that feel like home. With only 11 days left in the show, I’m going to reveal more of our Blackstone Edge photography and tell you about some of my favorite design features in each of the spaces.

Multi-Generational Living Makes This Home Their “Forever Home”

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

Welcome to one of the two Street of Dreams homes that we designed, this is Trillium. The beamed 18-foot vaulted ceiling runs from exterior to the covered outdoor living space, visually connecting each element. The Flor carpet tiles add texture, color and help define the entryway as it flows into the open floorplan living room, kitchen and kitchen nook.

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photographed by Blackstone Edge

An open great room, breakfast nook and kitchen flow into the large formal dining room and butler pantry.

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

Are you loving the fish tank? People seem to be luke warm on having a fish tank in your kitchen nook, but this design feature just goes to show that every one of our designs is truly tailored to every client.
This home boasts extensive upgrades such as Wolf and Sub-Zero kitchen appliances to be included in their gourmet kitchen, Toto kitchen and bath fixtures, stone surfaces and locally made custom cabinets.

A Home Made For At-Home Entertaining Year-Round



“It feels just like home” is the comment everyone has made upon entering this year’s Street of Dreams house, The American Spirit. With its comfortable, sophisticated, and ageless design, the home creates a sense of warmth and belonging among all who visit.

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge


Inspired by the Pacific Northwest coast, the home’s charm starts outdoors demonstrated in its flawless curves and edges, textural siding and stone facades. Within the home we included classic design elements such as a worn wooden ceiling detail in the entry that extends to the expansive great room.


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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

It is also perfect for entertaining guests because of its seamless indoor-outdoor living space, which is separated by a wall of folding glass doors.


If you’re in the Oregon/Washington area, are you convinced to go see these beautiful homes in person, before it’s too late? While you’re in the home, you can meet our staff, enter to win a shopping spree at Hullinger Home, or visit our store to purchase/order your very own home decor and furniture!

Pre-purchase your tickets here!

World Elephant Day: How To Bring Elephants Into Your Interior Design

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Photography by Gregory Colbert

Happy World Elephant Day! Since today is a day that is dedicated to the grey, large and docile creatures, we’re going to look at how these lovely animals can make your interior design have a calming impact. An interesting fact about these beautiful creatures that may help you see the benefit of incorporating elephants into your home or finding a new found respect for the animal is that “unlike other animals, where leadership tends to be won by the most dominant and aggressive individual, the elephants instead respected intelligence and problem solving in their leader.” Aside from me personally having an attachment to elephants, I am sure that we can celebrate these grey giants today through interiors that make a nod to them in a beautiful way.

Fact from The Telegraph

Bring Smaller Elephant Decor Into Your Home For Big Impact

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Although elephants are big in real life, you can scale your love for the grey creature and bring them into your home decor through smaller golden decor. A really great way of enhancing your affection for elephants is by placing them on a stack of books that are relative to where they are from!

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Black and white interiors speak volumes when paired with animal artwork. As I mentioned above, I love elephants as I think they represent quiet power, which pairs perfectly with bold, modern interior design.

Abstract Watercolor Animal Art Makes A Subtle Statement

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Not such a fan of literal artwork? Bring somewhat abstract monochromatic animal artwork into your decor. This particular painting helps this space stay inline with the mid-century modern feel of the space since it’s a little less refined than the realistic artwork above.

Love elephants? You can now buy the artwork that they create!


Local Interior Designer Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Looks Back At The Month Of July

Another month has flown by… but there are certainly very fun and exciting things to report to you. Some of our highlights from last month were that we installed two homes on the Street of Dreams (which was close to 10,000 sq. ft.), we had both street of dreams homes photographed by Blackstone Edge, Garrison was featured in Gray magazine and more!! Let’s take a closer look at all of the fun things that we accomplished this month.

Installed Two Street Of Dreams Homes – Trillium and The American Spirit

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

Street of Dreams is well on it’s way, and we are beyond thrilled with how smoothly a two-home install went for our team. Looking back at the process, we were planning months in advance and running through the day of events in our minds to ensure a smooth, easy and effective install for each home. Our wonderful photographers pulled through for us yet again with a flexible schedule of shooting the homes around us while we complete one room at a time.


Love Free Stuff For Your Home? Come To The Street Of Dreams!

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Hullinger Home Giveaway

If you’re a fan of free things (don’t lie to yourself, we all love free things), you must head out to the show! In the garages of the Trillium and The American Spirit, you can enter to win for the following items + more.

If you’re excited about some of those giveaways, there are many more that I didn’t even mention, so don’t miss your chance to enter to win a little facelift for your home.

Pre-purchase tickets and get $2 off by using DREAMS discount code.

Garrison Hullinger Is Featured In Gray Magazine

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Go pick up this month’s Gray Magazine to read all about Garrison’s touching and inspiring story!

Street Of Dreams Sneak Peek: Pacific Lifestyle Furniture Is The Affordable Furniture Store

Have you attended the Street of Dreams yet? If you haven’t been to the street, and you’re looking for inspiration to bring back to your home, you must head out to the show before it’s over! When you head out to Happy Valley, you can expect to see some fabulously designed homes with equally as beautiful interiors. You’ll see Garrison Hullinger Interior Design’s signature look in each home that we designed, Trillium and The American Spirit, but we’re going to let you in on the secret of getting affordable furniture for your home!

Affordable Furniture From Pacific Lifestyle Furniture

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Pacific Lifestyle Furniture

When you’re out at the show, you’ll notice that The American Spirit’s furniture is from a local small business called, Pacific Lifestyle Furniture. Before we dive in and talk about the furniture they offer, lets learn more about Pacific Lifestyle Furniture!

Pacific Lifestyle Furniture is a family-owned store that was launched in 2007 with a new concept of furniture shopping in mind. The company’s focus is two-fold; customer service and offering the best pricing on furniture to keep overhead costs at a minimum. The store focuses on American-made products with some furniture pieces made in the Portland Area. Next month, they will be opening their second location in Hillsboro!

Which Street Of Dreams Homes Feature Pacific Lifestyle Furniture?

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

As you meander through the street this year, The American Spirit (house #5) is filled with Pacific Lifestyle Furniture. Our designers partnered closely with Pacific Lifestyle Furniture to ensure that the furniture we selected for the home would fit well with the overall aesthetic of the home, but most importantly we worked together to keep our furniture selections within our client’s budget.

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

Keep your eyes out for some of our favorite pieces in The American Spirit: the cozy sectional in the great room, the fun game table in the rec room and the colorful chair in the downstairs guest room!

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography by Blackstone Edge

Multigenerational Living Space Is Furnished By Pacific Lifestyle Furniture

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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, photography Blackstone Edge

Pacific Lifestyle Furniture even made it’s way up the street to Trillium  (house #2) to furnish the ADA bedroom. Show attendees are a fan favorite of the modern large gray chair!

When you head out to the show, make sure to stop by house #5 and #2 garages to enter for your chance to win a $5,000 room makeover from Pacific Lifestyle Furniture! The show runs through August 24 and tickets are available for pre-purchase on Ticket Tomato. Use your discount code: DREAMS for $2 off!


Contemporary And Locally Crafted Design: An Interior Designer’s Partnership With The Joinery For The Street Of Dreams


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Trillium’s back patio, photo by The Joinery

To help make our Street of Dreams Trillium home a masterpiece of craftsmanship, we partnered with The Joinery. Founded over 30 years ago, The Joinery has grown to become a proud leader in the Portland business community with a strong national presence. The company operates under rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, beginning with the lifetime warranty that backs all of its residential furniture. The Joinery’s status as a certified B-Corp, on-site solar power generation, and briquette machine that recycles 100% of its sawdust are further demonstration of the company’s environmental commitment.


Each piece of Joinery furniture is crafted ­and signed ­by an individual woodworker using timeless woodcrafting techniques from local and sustainably sourced hardwoods. All furniture is finished with hand-rubbed custom formulated oil, and hand-sanded with ultra-fine 600 grit sandpaper to give a texture that is sensually smooth yet incredibly durable.


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Trillium’s dining room, photo by The Joinery

Two of the most stunning pieces in our Trillium home are the walnut dining table and walnut breakfast nook table, both of which fit perfectly with our open floor plan setting. These pieces– both eight-foot long custom designs– are magnificent for their scale and beauty, including 1.75–inch thick table tops with book-matched end grain.

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Trillium’s nook, photo by The Joinery


A striking piece on the back patio is another custom design: A seven-foot long coffee table made from reclaimed fir beams, providing a hearty yet beautiful space for outdoor gathering.

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Trillium’s back patio photo by The Joinery

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Trillium’s back patio photo by The Joinery


We also included the Whitman suite, exemplifying sophisticated design and modern feel, comprising a bed, nightstand and dresser in eastern walnut. And we rounded out the interior with several gorgeous pieces including a desk, bar stools, entry table, and butterfly bench, among others. Much like the design and scale of our homes, words can only go so far, so I encourage you to drop by the Street of Dreams to see it all firsthand.

If you pre-purchase tickets to the show on Ticket Tomato, use the discount code: DREAMS for a great discount!