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sneak peek: old school stationers

by anne

old school stationers amy and brian reed, along with their two year old daughter matilda and cat, twig, live in a teeny tiny (980 sf) 1908 cottage in portland, oregon. when they bought the place it was covered with wall-to-wall teal carpeting along with peeling linoleum, fake teal marble and cheesy 70’s hardware. before all the paperwork was even signed they began ripping out the carpeting and have been slowly restoring the house ever since. they describe it as still being very much a work in progress, but a process they both really enjoy. the biggest challed is knowing so many artists and crafty people they have to resist over filling their place, so rotating art and textiles on a regular basis is the solution. overall they seek out old objects that have a story to tell, as well as having a weakness for textiles, paper goods and handmade objects. click here for more, full-sized images of their home and here to check out more of their awesome new work. {thanks amy and brian!}anne

[above: This is a side view of our living room. The chair by the fireplace was a weekend project of Amy’s last winter using scraps from leftover projects. On the far wall are works by two of our Portland favs, Hadley Hutton and Amy Ruppel. You can also just barely see a bookshelf in our daughter’s room that Brian made out of an old pantry lazy susan that was from a 1920’s apartment building being gutted.]


CLICK HERE for the rest of the old school stationery sneak peek (and all of the images on one page) after the jump!

The image above is our steal of a deal floor model sofa from Anthroplogie we snagged on a trip to Colorado. Amy made the pillows using a vintage needlework, Denyse Schmidt‘s Tulip Medallion, LZC Atelier tea towel and one of our own silkscreen experiments (tree). Brian’s dad made the coffee table in high school woodshop back in the 50’s.


Brian constructed the built in table and benches from recycled old growth pulled up from the bottom of the Columbia River. This is where Brian does most of his drawing as well as where we do most of our conversing, reading, crafts and oh yes, eating.


Brian turned the door to our water heater into a chalkboard we like to fill with the latest quotes from Matilda. The tea towel hanging on the stove is another one by LZC Atelier. The prints above the stove are by our talented friends at Hammer Press.


This is our teeny tiny bed nook. Having no room for side tables we mounted two vineyard crates above the bed. The fabric for the bedding is all from Bolt and Hexafoo, two local fabric resources we love to use.


This is our teeny tiny bedroom. This primitive cabinet had a really bad paint job so we stripped it off. We ended up really liking the effect the paint pigment gave to the wood The print hanging above the cabinet it is by Hadley Hutton.


We found this bed in an antique store (again in Colorado) right after we bought our house. We loved it so much we hauled it home on the airplane believe it or not! Our family now jokes whenever we go to visit, “Well what are you going to haul back this time?” All the artwork above the bed are vintage pieces as well as one by Brian’s mom.


When Amy was pregnant with Matilda she fell in love with this wall color at Tumbleweed, a great clothing boutique here in Portland. They were nice enough to allow Amy to bring several paint swatches in and hold them up to their walls until she found a match. Anything for a pregnant a lady!

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