Grace and I just returned yesterday from our West Coast adventure in San Francisco and Portland. It was my first time in Portland, which I found to be an easy city to fall in love with. So I’m thrilled to have a Portland home in today’s sneak peek roundup. Greg and Grey of Antler&Co. moved into this space in February. With its open floor plan and 20′ ceilings, it’s been perfect for everything from making furniture to hosting dance parties. The couple started Antler&Co. after building a cabin last summer in the Northwoods of Minnesota. They wanted to use antlers in the decor as a reflection of the Minnesota landscape, but there wasn’t anything quite right on the market, so they decided to make it themselves. That DIY aesthetic is certainly evident in their Portland home. Thanks, Greg & Grey! — Amy A.
Image above: We commissioned the portrait of Henry David Thoreau from our good friend Brooke Thompson. The table base is from Blu Dot with a custom top we made with black walnut from GOBY. The antlers, of course, are from Antler&Co.
Image above: The shelf above the bed is driftwood salvaged from Lake Superior near our cabin in Minnesota. Surrounding it are four pieces by our good friend Jake Keeler. The duvet cover is custom made by our friend Rebecca Sullivan, and the little guy on the bed is a creature handmade by our friend d.c. ice. The flat file is a Craigslist find, and it’s totally amazing. Grey has a phenomenal art collection from the many shows curated at her gallery, so the drawers are filled with magic.
Greg & Grey’s Portland home continues after the jump!
Image above: An assemblage of various bits of ephemera and art along with our special drafting table, which serves a million purposes.
Image above: This is the relaxing corner of our bedroom office; the half wall overlooks the main studio area. The piece on the wall is the “World’s Largest Love Letter,” a 35 x 50″ masterpiece from Grey to me. And yes, it’s in normal college-rule sized handwriting. Unreal.
Image above: The wolf is another piece by the lovely d.c. ice, a gift to Grey on the occasion of the final show at her gallery. The Hasselblad reminds us to keep shooting, and the wasp’s nest was actually found with the bird’s nest inside of it!
Image above: One of Grey’s beautiful typewriters, from her extensive collection, with a large functioning pulley in the background.
Image above: The nest etching is by John Pearson.
Image above: The living room sofas Grey inherited from her grandmother. The original drab green fabric wasn’t doing the trick, so she had them recovered in leather. The map on the wall is of all the roads we traveled on a trip through Iceland in the summer of 2009.
Image above: Our cozy little kitchen. The pot rack is an old New York City subway grate.
Image above: We clad the bathroom in cedar. Who wouldn’t?
Image above: More products from Antler&Co, including a Dewey decimal and modern mobile. The bag comes from the wonderful Matt Pierce of wood&faulk. (Ed. note: See Matt’s DIY projects for Design*Sponge here.) The cart is a Craigslist find with birch tubes foraged from a northern Minnesota forest.
Image above: This is a found family album with prints from the late 1800s. The nest on the table comes from the forest behind my parents’ house in Minnesota. (The paint throughout is Mountain Snow from Metropaint.)