Home Bunch - Interior Design Ideas


The interior designer Jessica Helgerson did an extensive remodel on this turn-of-century in Portland. They did everything, from demolishing the small kitchen and transforming it into a dream place to any cook to introduce beautiful box beams to the living room. The woodwork throughout the house was given a dark-ebony stain, which, though designed to look original, also adds an element of elegance and surprise.

This amazing project won the the 2010 Pacific Northwest Design Award for Best Residential Project Under $400,000.

Take a look and let me know what you think of this home.


Living Room

Beautiful domes in this living room.

Living Room

The chandelier looks almost magical in this room. I also love the round table and round benches. Very comfortable and elegant at the same time.


The beautiful cabinets and another view of the living room.

Kitchen Lovers

Are you a “kitchen lover”? Count me in! I simply love seeing beautiful kitchens and this one is delightful to see. Now, imagine cooking there!


Farmhouse sinks always add an extra charm to any kitchen. That’s on my list of “wants”. 🙂

Going Up, Up, Up

This house has some really special light fixtures. Note this one by the staircase. See the reflections on the wall? Doesn’t it look great?

Master Bedroom

I prefer lighter bedrooms, but I think this one beautifully done. Yet another interesting light fixture.


Paradise, if you love lots of patterns.

Master Bathroom

Oh, this is just wonderful!

Taking a Bath

This bathroom looks great in a house like this, with some history and time.

Guest Bedroom

This bed is beautiful, but I think I’d break my back if I slept there. 🙂

Music Room

A room to make your soul speak.

Attic Bedroom

This is the place I’d like to stay if I was a guest in this house. It must be fun to sleep in this room.

So, what do you think of this place? Did you like it? I think it’s a very interesting home with so many beautiful elements and what can I say about that kitchen? Well, I think that’s the greatest room of this house. What’s your favorite? Let me know!

For all of you, my dear friends asking me about my pregnancy. I want to thank you so much for being so supportive in so many aspects of my life, including this one! I’m already 16 weeks and I need to take some pictures to show you my belly! And in only 2 weeks we’ll know if it’s a boy or a girl! I just can’t wait for that! How exciting!!!

Please, make sure to do everything you can to celebrate being you! We’re all very fortunate for being here today.


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  1. Carmen Achados de Decoração said,

    eba! eu quero ver fotinhos, eu querooooo! it´s a boy or a girl? que lindo!!!!!!

    Lu, querida, minhas visitinhas estão mais raras, porque estou realmente muito atarefada com o lançamento da loja + minhas clientes + blogs + casa + marido aaaaaai rsrsrsrs mas I love you e cada vez que vc vai lá me deixar seu recadinho, aquece meu coração – aliás, vc está sempre dentro dele, viu?

  2. blair @ scsd said,

    Love the contrast of dark wood with the white walls…. beautiful!

    blair @ scsd

  3. Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said,

    This house is so pretty-the use of dark and light woods is perfect. And I love the wallpaper in the bedroom.


  4. The Texas Peach said,

    The kitchen and dining room are my favorite rooms of this house. I love the view into the dining room from the kitchen -it’s absolutely beautiful. The kitchen is so nice and bright. A farmhouse sink is definitely on my “want” list too! The patterns in the bedroom are a bit much for me, especially the dresser. I love that dark ebony stain against all of the white walls.

  5. Tereza said,

    Luciane, tudo bem com você?
    Adorei aquela cômoda de madrepérola, sonho com uma dessas e aquele banheiro branco, lindo.
    O quarto que aparece na última imagem é puro aconchego, amei!
    Beijos e uma ótima 3a prá você

  6. The enchanted home said,

    Wow breathaking! I love all the really dark wood, it makes for such a beautiful and dramatic room….truly stunning!

  7. Sheila Zeller said,

    I love so many things about this house. From the farmhouse sink (totally heart them!) to the fabulous oversized glass jugs, to the amazing guitar display… and that’s just the beginning. I think Jessica did a stunning job with this reno. Lots of inspiration from this one!!!
    xo Sheila

  8. SizzleandZoom said,

    My favorite is the dining room. Love the round table and the curved benchs. It would be a great room for entertaining. Lots of good conversation.

  9. Jano said,

    Well, now I know what I am doing this summer. I am taking a trip to Portland, locating this house, ingratiating myself to the owners, insinuating myself into their family, then gaining their trust and admiration; after which, they’ll make me the beneficiary of their estate…

    Not really. Besides, this scenario has already been done in a Lifetime network movie. The designer did a wonderful job with a simple palette. I think one of the most exciting things is how the light cast by the intriguing fixtures is a major part of the design, rather than the fixtures themselves.

  10. PriscilaPetersDecor said,

    Hi Lu,

    It’s been a while. Hope you’re fine. You must be excited to know if it’s a boy or girl. Last Friday, my sis’s doctor confirmed, she’s having a boy. I’ll be going there in July. Can not wait. I already love that baby…

    You did it again. Another incredible home here! So beautiful. Dark wood floors and white walls… that’s my thing. Love it a lot.

  11. kathysue said,

    I love this home. the black moldings are stunning. The overall home is so inviting and well done. A real stunner, Kathysue

  12. designchic said,

    You know how I love a white kitchen…so bright and happy, and the attic space…genius. Love the unexpected use of the chandelier!! Happy Wednesday, Luciane ~ xoxo

  13. Sherry Hart said,

    I remember seeing this house when I first started blogging. It floored me, it was so gorgeous. Thanks for reminding me that black, white, and beige are SO classic.

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