Robert & Jocelyn’s Juxtaposition of Old and New in Oregon

updated Feb 20, 2019
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Name: Robert and Jocelyn Rahm and their children, Odessa and Wyeth
Location: Portland, Oregon
Size: 2,300 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year; Owned

Robert and Jocelyn are the proprietors of one of Portland’s most beautiful home stores, Beam & Anchor, so it’s no surprise that their own space is filled with lovingly crafted furniture, gorgeous textiles, interesting vintage pieces, and thoughtful modern accents. Robert has made many of the large furniture pieces in the home, and the couple is personally connected to nearly every object in the space. The energy of the home is tangible, and at the same time the home feels grounded, natural and easy to be in.

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The couple moved into their North Portland home at the same time that they welcomed their twins into the world, and despite how hectic two newborns and moving into a new home sounds, Jocelyn and Robert’s space has calm energy. Plants, natural materials, Jocelyn’s paintings and curated vignettes, Robert’s skillfully crafted furniture, and the twins’ whimsical decor all come together effortlessly in this lovely home.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: We are in love with the juxtaposition of old and new so we surround ourselves with an eclectic mix of vintage textiles, objects, and furniture and beautifully hand-crafted modern pieces. Instead of having a particular style, our goal is to merge many sensibilities into a highly referenced yet aesthetically coherent space. Our main objective is to imbue warmth into our space by choosing objects that are textured and resonant.

Inspiration: Gio Ponti, Rauschenberg, Northern California bohemia, Southern charm, a transparent and vulnerable approach to life, Big Sur, The Alhambra de Granada, De Kooning, Georgia O’Keeffe, Truck Furniture, Joseph Campbell, Sally Kempton

Favorite Element: How our kids have informed our space with the wake of color, joy and mess that they leave throughout our home.

Biggest Challenge: Figuring out what to do with the suburban kitchen we inherited that’s uninspiring yet it’s likely relatively new so it would feel environmentally irresponsible to tear it down so soon.

What Friends Say: That they enjoy being in our home and that the energy feels inviting and calm—we receive very similar feedback about our shop space.

Biggest Embarrassment: Robert’s boot collection

Proudest DIY: Much of what makes our house a home is all the incredible pieces Robert has built over time, from our dining room table (salvaged the wood from a very old work bench) to the prototypes from the Marrow Goods line. We are so lucky to be among such beautiful furniture so lovingly built that is also a representation of his creative process.

Biggest Indulgence: Because of Beam & Anchor, we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with many of our friends that are also craftspeople, and we have done a fair number of barters for high-end furniture, art, and lighting. We have some amazing pieces from our friend Ben Klebba of Phloem Studio, and most of our lighting was done by Nash Martinez of Current Collection.

Best Advice: We all have very personal callings and internal agendas, yet the need to meet the needs and expectations of all the external demands can often overshadow our true reasons for being here. Get quiet enough and devote time to figuring out what’s really going to make you feel alive and in love with your life.

Dream Sources: Matter, 1st Dibs, Heath tile in bathroom and kitchen, sculpture by Laura Buchan, painting by Helen Dealtry, quilt by FolkFibers


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  • Living room: Benjamin Moore White Dove
  • Dining room: Benjamin Moore White Dove
  • Kitchen: Benjamin Moore White Dove
  • Master bedroom: Benjamin Moore White Dove
  • Babies’ room: Benjamin Moore White Dove
  • Bathroom: Benjamin Moore Wickham Grey
  • Office: Benjamin Moore White Dove
  • Stair treads: Benjamin Moore Sparrow
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  • Cribs: Kalon Studios, oeuf
  • Moroccan rug: vintage via Beam & Anchor
  • Quilts: Jocelyn’s sister-in-law Kris Soebroto, mother-in-law Mimi
  • Hand-stitched image of foxes: Jocelyn’s sister-in-law Ali Reis
  • Handmade mobile: Jocelyn’s brother Bren Reis
  • Flag banner: ace&jig
  • Abstract painting: Jocelyn Rahm
  • Animal paintings: Jocelyn’s dad Barry Reis
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The Rahm family in their North Portland living room (Image credit: Heather Keeling)

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