portland, oregon has some of the best shops around. one of those is LIFE + LIMB, an indoor plant and modern home accessories shop run by graphic design trained molly quan. luckily for those of us not in portland, molly just opened an online shop, but today is all about her home. i’m just bummed that this time around we don’t get to see her skateboard ramp that was hit hard by a december storm. in the meantime, we’ll just have to enjoy the great photos below (and a few extras here). [thanks, molly and congrats on having the site up!] -anne
[Molly on her house: I skateboard and had to have a house with a yard big enough to build a miniramp. I spent 8 months looking for it and once I found my 1954 ranch, I thought I’d be here forever. As soon as I got the keys, I called my friend Louis to help build the ramp. Long story short, it’s been 4 and half years and he’s still here. Louis had his own house too, but we sold it, put most of his stuff in storage and have been looking for a place that’s “ours”. So for now, this is our home…]
Living room: couch & chair were a sweeeeet deal on eBay. Heywood Wakefield coffee table from my uncle who collects lots of old stuff too. Bookshelf, Ikea of course. Lots of things on display from various garage and estate sales and thrift stores. All artwork from friends. Books… we have a lot, many more in boxes.
Dining room: Louis got the Eames chairs on eBay and table from an office supply store. Buffet from a garage sale. Jean Pelle candlesticks and various vintage items on buffet. Rickshaw painting by Adam Haynes – as well as painting above bookshelf in living room. Small painting by Mark Warren Jacques. Photos I shot on a trip to Joshua Tree.
Bedroom: side tables from my uncle. Bed from Hive Modern. Credenza, another estate sale find. Assortment of art including some from garage sales and some from friends.
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Office: Ikea desks, various vintage items. Prints by Mark Warren Jacques, El Camino painting by my good friend Roger Seliner. Maybe someday I’ll have a real El Camino.