Bradley & Jonya’s Sparse But Artsy Modern
Name:Bradley & Jonya and 15-month-old Julian Grey
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
When Bradley and Jonya Streeper found a midcentury Rummer for sale just outside Portland, they left their loft in San Francisco and headed for the Pacific Northwest. Both have backgrounds in the arts—Bradley as a gilder and painter, Jonya in art history—and knew that the house, a developer’s knockoff of an iconic Eichler, would perfectly showcase their revolving collection of furniture and artwork.
Among their prized possessions: a Plateau Media Cabinet from Portland’s Made Studio, Forest Dickey’s salvaged-wood “Baldr Bench,” and several of Bradley’s paintings and gilded animal pieces, such as the ram above the white fireplace, from his taxidermy-based “Trophies” series. The ram’s skull is painted black, the horns burnished with water-gilt gold, and the teeth oil gilt in tarnished Japanese silver. Expect more of the stylish same from the couple’s soon-to-launch business, Gold & Bone.
The Streepers’ intentionally pared-down pad offers plenty of warmth, from gabled fir ceilings in the great room to mosaic tiles in a smattering of earthy hues in the kitchen. But for the parents of 15-month-old Julian Grey, the house’s clean lines also required some design creativity. “The biggest challenge with an adventurous toddler is all the concrete, glass and sharp corners,” says Jonya. “We create cozy niches within each room to soften the space.”