Stress builds when building a home or going through a large remodel – so many choices to make. And the desire to make the right decisions can add even more stress. Framing was already underway when this family (of four) called upon GHID to design the interiors of their new home in Lake Oswego. We needed to help them take their ideas and formulate a cohesive but fresh look on this space. Both wife and husband knew what they liked and disliked…but pulling it all together was our task. We listened and looked through many inspiration photos before sitting back and coming up with a plan. The challenge? Create an interior design that didn’t allow the materials to date the space but yet allowed the family and their collections to be the life of the home. Giving the home a monochromatic palette allowed us to inject color into the home’s furnishings…and at the same time select materials and surfaces that could withstand the daily life of the two boys and their parents. The staircase is the main artery of the home and from there the floor plan pushes you into the public space of the home. A warm tone of hand-scraped wood floor lays the foundation of the rooms while the field stone and many other natural stones give the home its authenticity and stature.