First Thursday: The Art of Lilo Sermol

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First Thursday: The Art of Lilo Sermol

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In October, a jewelry maker came into Spectacular Design & I loved her energy and jewelry immediately. The colors, shapes, fluidity and buoyancy of Lilo Sermol's paper and metal creations were magnetic, matched only by her spirit. 

I asked about a trunk show, and she brought in an assortment of lovely pieces. I took her necklaces in my hands and started wrapping vases, thinking about pieces that would work for the home as well as the body.

Colorful, architectural, sometimes voluminous yet light as a feather — I think you will be bowled over by her work, too. Spectacular Design is excited to host Lilo's jewelry for the body and the home through the holidays. Buy what you see, or custom order for your vision.

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Lilo will be joining us in Spectacular Design on
— Thursday, December 3rd, from 4:30 - 7:30 pm —
for First Thursday merriment. 

Stop in for a treat, a sip, and a colorful evening.

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Countdown To...

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Countdown To...

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Come join us October 9th, 10th, and 11th for

a marvelous Grand Opening
of Spectacular Design's
new furniture & home store / showroom
on NW 9th and Flanders.

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To commemorate this Spectacular happening, we're extending our hours on Friday and Saturday, bringing in live music, hosting industry experts, holding a kitchen design contest, AND giving away up to $1,000 of free upgrades (per household).

FRIDAY
2 pm to 4 pm
Spectacular Design house contractor will be talking about remodeling — what to think about when considering a remodel, and what to do to prepare for a remodel that makes the process go smooth and easy. People will have the opportunity to discuss with contractor one-on-one.

SATURDAY
4 pm to 6pm
 Spectacular Tile Expert, Amy Bright, will be talking about large format tile, which is on trend and super impactful. People will have the opportunity to discuss tile projects with her one-on-one.

So come in, have a seat, stay awhile!

 

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2015 Labor Day Sale

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2015 Labor Day Sale

Relax! We'll Give You A Reason.

Spectacular Design is excited to participate for the first time in the Pearl District's annual Labor Day Weekend Sale. To celebrate our inaugural sale this coming Labor Day weekend, between Friday and MONDAY (yes, for Labor Day, we are even open on Monday) , we're giving our customers UP TO $1,000* of complimentary custom upgrades to the furniture of their heart's desire. Just follow the green balloons and...

Come In. Have a Seat. Stay awhile.

*Up to $1,000 only valid once per household.

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We're Open

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We're Open

It was six months in the making...
And we love the transformation.

 

We are happy to announce that Spectacular Design has opened a furniture and home furnishings store in the heart of the Pearl's art gallery district!

We invite you to stop in, take a seat, and stay awhile as you explore our curated pieces from across the industry that will transform any home into a haven.

 

We will be delighted to welcome you to

347 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

W-Sat 11-6  Sun 11-4
M&T by appointment

503-929-4655
 

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We're Expanding!

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We're Expanding!

I have been out of town on various projects for the better part of three months. Now that it's January, I'm back in Portland, and have a lot of exciting news:

 

• New inventory

• New people

• New projects

 

Full-speed ahead...........

 

 

...........to the February 1st unveiling.

Stepping into the new year, may your 2015 be truly inspiring!

Here is a little something for your inspiration:

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Let Us Help Create & Fulfill Your Dreams of Home.

We can help you create the spaces that look fantastic & feel Spectacular in this new year. 

Our residential & boutique commercial on-site consultations consist of:

  • Full Service Interior Design
  • Color Consultations
  • Complete Remodels
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Counters & Cabinetry
  • Space Planning
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Flooring & Area Rugs
  • Lighting
  • Window & Wall Coverings
  • Art & Accessories

On-site consultations are by appointment at your convenience.
Call 503.929.4675 to begin creating your dreams of home. Or contact us here.

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Custom Lighting

• • • BEFORE • • •

PROBLEM:

One of the first challenges in this condo’s remodel was custom lighting. The existing light source was nowhere near the locations where illumination was needed. And the ceiling did not permit moving the electrical source, due to the cement floor of the unit above. One existing electrical box in the ceiling, in the wrong place, would have to power lights throughout the space.  

 

• • • AFTER • • •

SOLUTION:

To make the space work really well, I chose a transformer and track lighting to solve the problem. I curved the track through the space, and ended up with appropriate light above two sitting areas — a reading space in front of the fireplace on one side, and a dining table in the corner windows on the other.  

This photo shows the result above the dining area. More photos to come — as this project really is turning out spectacularly!

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