Name: Sherri and Daniel, and their kids Bella, Vincent and Drake
Location: Overlook Neighborhood — Portland, Oregon
Size: 2,500 square feet
Years lived in: 11 years; owned
Sherri and Daniel both make beautiful things for a living, and their home is no exception. Though each brings their own aesthetic to the partnership, their family home feels cohesive, stylish and comfortable. The original features of their 1929 Tudor, layered with Sherri's natural elements, Daniel's affinity for modern, and their collective love of travel all live well together.
After working for years as a photographer, Sherri changed directions, and created Saint Olio, a beautifully packaged (and amazing smelling!) line of aromatic products. Sherri's passion for naturally derived ingredients is one of the founding principles of her company, and her products are popping up in sites across the country, including at The Standard Highline in New York.
Daniel, a New Mexico native, founded William Kaven Architecture with his brother. The firm is known for creating structures that are both modern and ecological in design, and has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects.
Sherri jokes that she is "a maximalist married to a modernist," but the home she shares with Daniel is comfortable and cohesive. Her vintage pieces, plants and geodes mix with his angular modern furniture and the nods to his New Mexico upbringing. The boys (ages 5 and 17) each have their own spaces, but the entire home feels welcoming and kid-friendly, and, thanks to Sherri, everything smells amazing.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: A maximalist married to a modernist.
Inspiration: Traveling, color, plants and flowers; other people’s homes—I always find them inspiring.
Favorite Element: We love the look of our leaded glass windows, but hate they’re inefficiency. I love the archways in this house as well.
Biggest Challenge: Living with an architect that DEEPLY desires to design us a home (which is great but sometimes makes him impatient with our 1929’er). And, keeping life organized behind the closed doors.
What Friends Say: “Santa Fe hits the tropics”
Biggest Embarrassment: The garage!!
Proudest DIY: Remodeled both baths. Huge upgrade + we stashed a time capsule in the walls.
Biggest Indulgence: The studio I want to build where the garage is.
Best Advice: Surround yourself with things that make you happy regardless of where they came from or their “value.”
Dream Sources: A shopping trip to Italy; ABC Carpet & Home; Paris flea markets.
PAINT & COLORS
We use Miller Paint—love that they have been in Oregon since the late 1800s. The colors have all been swatched from other things like fabric—makes
matching a real pain!
- Painting by Whitney Nye
- Vintage photo of Mt Hood
- Antique Mexican cabinet that has been in my husband’s family forever
- Sideboard - estate sale
- Lamp - West Elm
- Carved elephant - market in Bangkok
- Pots - Bedford Brown
- Cowhide from Oregon Leather Company
- Sofa - built in Portland in the 60s - love the lines of it but it needs
reupholstering hence the Pendleton blanket
- Black leather chair Blu dot
- Candle holders- Canoe and Glassybaby
- 600 year old Chinese bench that I bought from a girlfriend years ago.
- Painting by Dory Goode
- Dining table - re-purposed industrial base and salvaged wood
- Light fixture- bought from a friend in LA
- Marble topped steel island my husband made me
- Stools- Kitchen Kaboodle
- Old photo of my great great grandfather’s butcher shop
- Framed menu from Carbone in NYC
- Photograph of Nambe medicine man from New Mexico in antique frame
- Antique Navajo rug
- Charcoal drawing I did trade for years ago (taken from a Tamara de Lempicka painting that I’ve always loved)
- Pillow- Digs
- Blanket- Pendleton
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