Location: St. Johns, a neighborhood in (North) Portland, Oregon
Size & Type: 576 Sq. Foot House (1 bedroom, 1 bath)
Pitch: I rescued my little house (born in 1927) from years of slow decay and cheap repairs, renovating with a sense of her practicality and internal sturdiness – going for simple, not fancy, as befits her roots. I painted and filled her with bright colors in and out; sunny colors have kept my mood bright despite gray, rainy Portland skies.
Pitch Cont'd: Passersby and visitors tell me they love the brilliant colors, which makes me really happy because the colors and décor truly represent me. Since starting my own business at home, I'm even more grateful for my cozy, happy little house.
Your favorite element: My eat-in kitchen – where the table now doubles as a desk for my home office.