The Up and Coming Designer
Share your background
- I went to school for interior design, and landed an internship at Gunkelmans in Minneapolis. I have been working along the great designers at Gunkelmans for two and a half years.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why
- If I could leave everyone that means anything to me, I would move to Paris. I was fortunate enough to travel there and it was a life changing experience, I cant wait to go back! However I would never do that, so realistically… I would say Los Angeles. I love being surrounded by creative and inspiring people, places and I enjoy the weather. I would miss Minnesota summers, they are the best!
Describe your dream home in five words
- Warm, Unique, Historic, Eclectic and Bold
What are your hobbies
- Thrifting, Bike Rides, BBQs, and DIY projects
Five things you can’t live without
- My family and friends
- My morning Coffee
- Internet/ Blogs- so many great sources of inspiration
What are your favorite local shops and restaurants
- Currently my favorite restaurants are: Barrio- They have great small plates and blackberry mojitos, and my other is Salut.
- My Favorite shops are: Hunt and gather, Find Furnish and my top secret thrift stores
Describe one of your favorite projects
- My Home, I live in a renovated shoe factory and I love the history of the building. Its modern and eclectic.
Who is your favorite furniture designer
- I love everything created by Eero Saarinen as well as The Eames
Fill in the blank, No room would be complete without…
Do you have “go to” paint colors, if so which ones
- No I dont
We recently completed this gardening cottage and garage addition :
Front Before After
We are delighted the client has chose to move along with more renovations! While tearing off the original siding, circa 1922 we found bits and pieces of the original cedar shingles. Interested to know a background we did a little research and here is what we found.
The original siding was manufactured by Puget Sound Mill and Timber Company in Port Angeles, WA.
Puget Sound Mill and Timber company was founded in 1914. In 1926, Puget Sound Mill and Timber company purchased a locomotive on the Pacific Railway which linked Port Angeles to St. Paul and other thriving mid-western cities. The company, just like any other had highs and lows:
- The timber mill was located at Twin, just outside of Port Angeles, WA
- During World War I, the government assigned 27,000 men to the “spruce” division of Puget Sound Mill and Timber.
- ” The Big Wind of 21″ destroyed 8 million board feet of sellable lumber growing in the North Olympic Peninsula
- With the stock market crash in 1929, Twin’s fate was sealed and the timber industry was hit hard.
- In the early 1930’s Twin’s railway connecting it to the outside world was tore up, this was the end of Puget Sound Mill and Timber Company.
We are replacing the current 90 year old shingles with a high quality siding which will last the owners many more years while keeping the home looking true to its 1922 style. Replacing it with premium grade, sawed and sanded all four sides, and pre-primed all four sides to prevent moisture from penetrating through the back side, over time, moisture from the back side will lead to the surface paint failure. We will share more photos when the project is complete.