digs inside & out is a full-service interior/garden design studio and cute little boutique for well-designed stuff. From color consultation to space planning, from furniture selection to full architectural remodels, we can help transform your space into places you will love to spend time in – inside & out.
1990’s Grunge Revival
What is Grunge? A period of time defined by music, fashion and attitude. A frustrated reflection of the opulent 80’s with a huge swing in the opposite direction. Grunge never follows trends, it creates them. Grunge is raw and unpolished. Grunge is rough around the edges, but classic on the inside. Grunge is industrial and metal, peeled paint and raw wood. A mix of transposable furnishings and worldly artifacts combined with a subtle sense of glamour. Grunge is about revealing layers and exposing the raw elements that hold an interior’s untold story. Grunge is the resurrection of the old and reinvention of the new. Grunge is not 9 to 5. This window is Grunge grown up.
David Brady is the Creative Director and co-founder of Studio Butch. Studio Butch is a creative studio based in Portland, Oregon that focuses on designing inspiring commercial spaces. Our experience brings a unique combination of branding, interiors, art direction, project management and event elements, which funnel into our sweet spot – somewhere between logic and magic. At Studio Butch, we craft beautiful spaces that tell a story and get our clients’ brand noticed
Taking inspiration from the 80’s Memphis design movement, David’s window uses bright pops of color and geometric shapes to craft a space that is quirky, playful and fresh.
Justin M. Riordan, LEED, AP is the founder of Spade and Archer Design Agency, a home staging company with locations in Portland, Palm Springs and Seattle. He is considered a thought leader and trendsetter in the real estate industry. As the energy behind Spade and Archer, he creates home staging that is simultaneously aspirational and obtainable.
The divorce rate in the US skyrocketed in the late 1970’s, though it has steadily decreased ever since. The 1970’s set the tone for changes to family dynamics. The focus on the television and the popularity of the TV dinner, prepared and ready to go, made for disastrous results. Our window design reflects this narrative.
At Christopher David, we believe that home should be your favorite place in the world. We work closely with our clients to create spaces to fit their eclectic, casual lifestyles. As a result, we have designed dozens of homes across the country. Our home base is a light-filled design studio and showroom in NW Portland. Additionally, a collection of our favorite furnishings are available online.
Our window draws on iconic and well-loved furniture, patterns and colors of the 1950’s. Defined by daring, yet simplistic forms for everyday use, designs from this decade have become ubiquitous in modern, eclectic homes. In our space, we’ve layered brighter elements of this hopeful, post-World War II era with its moodier colors and more controversial art movements. It is a nod to the many juxtapositions we live with today.
After a short hiatus, Lora Coburn is back for her fourth Serving Up Style event. She is the brainchild of CoCo Designs and the Showroom Manager at Pental Surfaces, in Portland. Pental Surfaces is one of the largest wholesale tile and stone distributors in the Western United States.
Where do you go when Prohibition is the law of the land? If you know the secret password, then you also know that things are not always as they appear. Come in, sit back and enjoy a cocktail or two at The Deco Speakeasy.
KALEIDOSCOPE FIGHTING LUPUS
Special thanks to Torey Browne
With over 25 years in the interior design industry and 6 years of dedicating her talents as a designer to Serving Up Style, Jamie took her commitment to those living with lupus on a different path by joining Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus as the Event and Creative Director. Once again, she is sharing her talents as a designer, with an eclectic and functional spot for an intimate bite inspired by the 1910’s.
In the 1910’s, the world seemed to rapidly grow smaller. Grand ships connected the continents and shrank the seas. The dramatic increase in the use of automobiles, planes, trains continued this phenomenon as people traveled further and faster than ever before. Worldwide communication followed suit with the wireless telegraph and the common use of the telephone.
The same could be said for our current decade. Life is a lightning speed adventure. We all need to pause, interact in real-time with real people and connect face-to-face. Throughout human history, these connections have taken place over an intimate meal.
“The more that things change…the more they stay the same.” – Alphonse Karr
We are grateful to Dave Friedlander and Sofia Angelina Marcus-Myers for their donation of time and talent to capture many beautiful moments from the 2017 A Century of Style Celebration. You can email Dave or Sofia and book them for your next event!