Modern Heirloom Style in a Portland Home

updated Feb 19, 2019

Modern Heirloom Style in a Portland Home

updated Feb 19, 2019
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Name: Pamela Hill and Michael Castellon, their son Max, age 17, and dogs Bentley and Rosie
Location: The Alphabet District — NW Portland, Oregon
Size: 3,790 square feet
Years lived in: Owned, 4 years

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When Pam and Michael purchased their 1906 historic home in one of Portland’s most desired neighborhoods, they knew they were signing up to tackle a huge project. The house had been a rental for many years, and had fallen into great neglect — the floors were so layered with soot and grime that the wood could not be seen, ceilings had water damage and rot, and there were literally holes in the floors, revealing glimpses into the next level of the home. The couple, who both have backgrounds in design, were up to the challenge though, and jumped into a major renovation, where they touched nearly every surface of the expansive home.

Pam’s experience with interior design and housewares (she has her own line of textiles) served her well throughout the remodel of the old house. She chose finishes that harmonize with the hundred year old Craftsman style, and highlighted and restored original features whenever possible. The couple’s furniture, accessories and art (much of which was made by Michael) add even more modernity to the space, while still allowing the home’s 1906 charm to shine through.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Modern Traditional Craft

Inspiration: New York Brown Stones

Favorite Element: The detail in the moldings /millwork and the over-scaled front door.

Biggest Challenge: Everything was a challenge! This home was not updated for 30+ years, it needed everything. Electrical, HVAC, roof, kitchen, bathrooms, floors refinished, and all woodwork was sanded down to natural wood and repainted.

What Friends Say: They can’t believe the transformation — the house was in shambles.

Biggest Embarrassment: Landscaping — the front and backyard, it’s not done yet.

Proudest DIY: All the paintings in the house were done by Michael Castellon. Textiles and accessories were created by House of Castellon, our modern heirloom homeware and accessory company right here in Portland, Oregon.

Biggest Indulgence: The white Murano glass chandelier in the dining room.

Best Advice: Work with good professionals, they will be worth their weight in gold.

Dream Sources: George Morlan for fixtures, ABC Carpet & Home, Research for unique light fixtures.

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Walls —Benjamin Moore — Silver Chain # 1272
Trim—Benjamin Moore, Designer White, Semi Gloss
Ceiling Light — Rejuvenation Hardware
Sofa — Hunt and Gather
Womb Chair & Ottoman, by Knoll, available at DWR
Throw Pillows — Anthropologie
Coffee Table — Found in an antique store at the Oregon Coast
Pink Tray — Target
Pink Linen Pillow with Cream Trim — Hunt and Gather, Portland Oregon
Side Tables, Black Metal — Manor, Portland Oregon
Pink Rabbit Painting — Michael Castellon
Coffee Table Book — Illustrations by Charley Harper
Painted French Gray Side Table —Found in an antique store at the Oregon Coast
Flower & Bug Print — by David Weidman
Bird and Nest Painting — by Michael Castellon
Gomitolo Wall clock

Walls —Benjamin Moore — Silver Chain # 1272
Trim—Benjamin Moore, Designer White, Semi Gloss
Lighting: Ceiling & Sconces— Rejuvenation
Barcelona Chair— by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe produced by Knoll, available at DWR
Couch — Macy’s, Elliot Sectional in Charcoal
Modern Spring Hourglass Stool Chair Side Table, Cream— DWR
Lacquer Trays, Large Rectangle, Silver Lacquer, Low Tray— West Elm
Pink Printed Throw Pillow — Hunt and Gather, Portland, Oregon
Gold and Cream Wool Pillow & Cashmere Throw —by House of Castellon
Bright Blue Pitcher — Vintage found at a yard sale in Portland
Acrylic Animals — Vintage 1960’s found in Palm Springs California
Painting over the fire place — by Michael Castellon
2 Side Chairs, Black Velvet —Manor, Portland, Oregon

Walls – Benjamin Moore – Willow Creak #1468
Trim—Benjamin Moore, Designer White, Semi Gloss
Murano Glass chandelier- DWR
Zinc Dining Room Table — Manor, Portland, Oregon
Black Dining Room Chairs — IKEA

Black Antique Side Boy — Vintage, purchased at an estate sale
Maple Sideboard Early 1900’s— Family Heirloom
Bronze Candle Sticks – E.R. Butler & Ted Muehling Egg and Dart Candle Holders
Side Chairs —Eames Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Side Chair
18th Century English Creamware dish set — Family Heirloom
Large Painting — by Michael Castellon
Small Cake Paintings — by Michael Castellon

Walls —Benjamin Moore – Silver Satin #856
Trim—Benjamin Moore, Designer White, Semi Gloss
Custom Cabinets — Painted Benjamin Moore _ 1467 Baltic Gray
Cabinet Hardware — Rejuvenation Hardware
Oversized Pendant Lights —Vintage from a German factory
Counter Tops — Carrara Marble —Pental Tile and Marble
Shelves—Custom Carrara marble – Brackets from Hippo Hardware, Portland, Oregon
Dishes — William & Sonoma – White Apilco
Tea Cups —Anthropologie
Stools— World Market
Cow Screen Print— Sophie Brock Acker
Nested Ceramic Bowls —Heath Ceramics
Squirrel Candle Holders —Jonathan Adler
White Radio—Model One by Tivoli Audio
White Porcelain Oil & Vinegar / Cream & Sugar Set —Spin Ceramics

Walls —Vanuatu Twilight Wallpaper – Anthropologie
Wall Color—Benjamin Moore – Silver Satin #856
Trim—Benjamin Moore, Designer White, Semi Gloss
Lighting—Vintage Italian Etched Glass, Hippo Hardware, Portland, Oregon
Queen Anne Highboy 1800’s—Purchased from the Penny Pages, Los Angeles, California
Cashmere Pillows/Cream — by House of Castellon, custom order
Black & Heather Gray “Portland Bag”— House of Castellon,
Black & Cream Wrap— House of Castellon, available at Madehere PDX, Portland, Oregon
Sconce Lighting— Vintage Italian Etched Glass, Hippo Hardware
Self Portrait of Me and Max —by Max Castellon, Kindergarten
Ceramic Stoneware Teardrop Bottle Vases (Trio) in Cream —Sara Paloma

Walls—BM Designer White, Flat
Trim—Benjamin Moore, Designer White, Semi Gloss
Ceiling Light—Nelson Saucer Pendant, Medium, Design Within Reach
Floor Lamp— Nelson Cigar Floor Lamp, Design Within Reach
Rocking Chair—Eames Molded Plastic Rocker (RAR) Aqua Sky
Skate Board Decks—Chocolate deck by Rob Mathieson, hand painted Jeremy Klien deck,BAKA Tetsuo (AKIRA)
Malm Bed Frame — IKEA
Bed Cover — Three-panel bed cover, heather charcoal, gray and orange accent color. By House of Castellon

Walls — Benjamin Moore – Silver Satin #856
Trim — Benjamin Moore, Designer White, Semi Gloss

Custom Cabinet — Painted Benjamin Moore _ 1467 Baltic Gray
Vintage French Settee— A gift from my dear friend Katy Bell Hendrickson
Throw Rug — Target
White Bathroom Storage Cabinet — Pottery Barn Bed and Bath
Chandelier — Globe Lighting, Portland, Oregon
Wood Block Print, Snow Scene — Tokyo Japan
Water Scape Vases —West Elm, Portland, Oregon

Walls —Benjamin Moore – Silver Satin #856
Trim — Benjamin Moore, Designer White, Semi Gloss
Light — Neoclassical 14″ Opal Acorn Shade- Rejuvenation
Gray Flannel Cube —Target
Metal Side Table — Pottery Barn Bed and Bath
Sink — Toto, Cotton Nexus, Pedestal Sink, George Morlan Plumbing Supply, Portland, Oregon

Zinc Exterior Dinning Table — Manor, Portland, Oregon
White Chairs — Urban Chair, IKEA
Umbrella’s — Kitchen Kaboodle
3 Floor Lanterns — Anthropologie
White “Hurbz” City Planters —

Thanks, Pamela and Michael!

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