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sneak peek: tess darrow of egg press

by anne

for today’s sneak peeks we’re venturing to portland, oregon. first up: tess darrow, lead designer and owner of egg press (celebrating 10 years of fine printing this year). her 1950s style ranch home has it’s own built in charm, but tess’s style really brings it to life. and after our mini “heat” wave here on the east coast this weekend, all i know i know is that i’d really kill to have her porch right now. click here to see additional images, and don’t forget to check out the greatest new cards from egg press here. [thanks, tess!]anne

[above: We knew when we bought the house that it was a bit dark, but in some places the darkness feels cozy, so in here we put in the mahogany paneling. ]


The graphic green and black painting was something our older son, Rye did when he was 2, and we have a canvas waiting for younger brother Chet. The Boston Terrier portrait was something I commissioned a 10-year old girl to do of our late dog, Pearl, after I’d seen another of her paintings at a county fair.


We have a very small back yard, so we use our covered patio a lot. It’s right off the kitchen, and functions as an extra dining room. The chairs are Eames fiberglass, kind of institutional. The bear on the was carved by our neighbor.

The long sofa came with the house and we had it reupholstered in a sturdy Knoll fabric. The bent plywood chairs came from a second hand shop in central Washington, and are said to be from the Walla Walla State Penitentiary waiting rooms.

CLICK HERE for the rest of Tess’ sneak peek after the jump!…

We haven’t done much to the kitchen, but it’s always been last on the list.




Silhouettes of our sons that my husband painted when they were each about one. And the dog was a gift, the artist is Jennifer Muskopf.

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