Portland, Oregon, USA
2690 sq ft – 250 m2
Family Home, 4 Bed
The International Design & Architecture Awards 2018
‘The City of Roses’, Portland, USA, was this family’s brand new 2690sq.ft home. A destination of natural marvels, Maurizio was commissioned to redesign this four bedroomed detached property with breath taking views where Mount Hood dominates the horizon. The house indulges in spectacular views facing the Willamette River in a wilderness of organic scenery, where the family enjoys an organic approach to living. Maurizio embarked on this project by bringing the outside in without breaking the natural synergy with the seasons for a natural living setting.
Maurizio spent time getting to know the West Coast and this Portland suburb. Meeting local suppliers and taking trips into the city with the client were all essential parts of the initial design process. The client’s brief was to create a cosy and inviting home and Maurizio drew inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty for the interior. The location and surroundings played an important role in Maurizio’s design and he set out to invite as much of the outdoors into the interior as possible.
Authentic leather and linen textures flow throughout the property and Maurizio kept to a minimal palette with micro themes of American culture using simple organic Native American shapes to classical Texan patterns and fabrics. Classically American in style with native American touches, Maurizio selected natural, sun bleached and tonal complementary colours contrasting with bold geometric patterns that pay homage to Navajo influenced textiles.
Ralph Lauren wicker furniture features throughout the home in organic forms that are complemented by the lighting, which Maurizio personally selected. He meticulously sourced pieces that would enhance each space without detracting from the natural light that flows beautifully from room to room. Furniture and accessories were chosen with elegance and nature in mind, from the Ralph Lauren chairs featuring suede fabric that beautifully contrast with the lacquer finish, to the large wicker baskets and the dining lamps made from raw steel. The entire house was repainted and the colours inside were chosen to match the entire scheme. The final scheme fuses an organic interior drawn from the outdoors that’s combined with classical elegance.