An Eclectic 1910 Portland Home Decorated From Scratch

An Eclectic 1910 Portland Home Decorated From Scratch

Heather Keeling
Sep 16, 2018

Name: Lisa Zigarmi and Paul Del Vecchio, and French Bulldogs Luna and Boom
Location: Hollywood District — Portland, Oregon
Size: 3,290 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Lisa and Paul met and fell in love in New York City, and when they made the decision to relocate to Portland three years ago, their biggest challenge was starting from scratch. The couple brought hardly more than their bed and a sofa from their previous home to their new Portland digs. "We wanted our new home to feel layered from multiple sources," Lisa says. "It was hard to get settled, while not buying furniture from one store."

Though the 1910 house had been entirely updated prior to the couple's purchase, they felt that the task of decorating the home was enough of a DIY project for them. They asked their artist and designer friend Trish Grantham to help them style their "anti-thematic" space. She agreed to help, and since then, Trish's hand-painted walls in the entryway and den instantly became their favorite element of the home.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Casual Contemporary

Inspiration: Being Anti-thematic

Favorite Element: Hand-painted walls

Biggest Challenge: Filling a 5-bedroom home with furniture after moving from a 2-bedroom Manhattan apartment. We wanted our new home to feel layered from multiple sources. It was hard to get settled while not buying furniture from one store.

What Friends Say: "How long can we stay?", "Where are the dog treats?", and "Does it always rain this much here?"

Biggest Embarrassment: The unfinished garage, which we'd really like to be a shrine for gear. The garage is our project for 2017.

Proudest DIY: The installation of the sea urchin chandelier at the entry

Biggest Indulgence: Custom closets in the master bedroom and the butlers kitchen in basement.

Best Advice: We like each room in our home to contain furniture and artwork from multiple decades. We blend objects from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and the present to give our space a layered and organic feel. We didn't want our rooms looking like they belonged in a catalog.

Dream Sources: Yves Saint Laurent gardens and Georgia O'Keeffe Ghost Ranch


Exterior — Miller Paint Deep Sea Shadow
All interior trim and ceilings — Miller Paint Twinkle Twinkle
Living room — Miller Paint Bauhaus Buff
Kitchen and den — Miller Paint Tranquil
Master bedroom — Miller Paint Whisper

Hand painted Rorschach wallpaper — Trish Grantham & Michael Paulus
Rug — Saudi Arabia, bought in a souk
Mirror — Vintage
Sea urchin chandelier — Vintage brass rods via Etsy

Custom-made credenza — EWF Modern
Custom-made couch — Perch Furniture
Couch pillows — West Elm
Pendleton-covered Eames chair — Revive Upholstery & Design
Shag rug — IKEA
Photo wall — Artifact Uprising
Curtains — Fuchsia Lin, Portland
Blanket — Pendleton

Saarinen table — EWF Modern
Dining chairs — ABC Home
Vintage Danish bar cart — Hawthorne Vintage
NYC maps — Vintage
Bug transformation paintings — Vintage from Paris
Air plant holder — Artemisia

Z coffee table — EWF Modern
Couch — Lillian August
Curtains — Fuchsia Lin, Portland
Persian rug — Vintage
Fireplace tools — Rejuvenation
Blanket — Pendleton
Nude painting original — Natasha Law
Mirror — Vintage
Owl Painting — Ryder Robison

Swivel club chairs — Lillian August
Chair pillows — Room & Board
Buddha — Vintage

Memory painting original — Kevin Ford
Bed and couch — Lillian August
Rug — IKEA
Standing mirror — IKEA

Rug — IKEA
Campaign desk — Jonathan Adler
Orange lamp — Vintage
Paintings — Robert Daughters
Baker's rack — Restoration Hardware
Curtains — West Elm

Thanks, Paul and Lisa!

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