Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge / Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Design: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
Project: Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge and Bar
Senior designer: Em Shephard
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Year 2018
Photographer: Aaron Leitz

Text by JHID: Our design challenge for the Hi-Lo Hotel was to create a space that met the client’s vision; an elegant marriage of high and low. The Hi-Lo Hotel is located in a historic building, designed by architect David C. Lewis in 1910. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. When we first visited the space it was basically gutted, a beautifully dusty space with raw concrete columns and concrete floors bathed in soft natural light. We decided to preserve and celebrate this rough, chalky, unfinished shell (the low) while bringing in soft, sensual, elegant, playful furnishings (the high).

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 1

The second challenge was to create a space that would feel casually elegant, and that would encourage hotel guests to meet, linger, and interact.

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 2

We wanted to create seating arrangements that would accommodate groups both large and small, as well as a variety of ways to sit that might invite playful interactions. Curvy, low, inviting sofas are coupled with playful swinging settees. A long table offers individual chairs, but also benches for sitting a little closer.

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 3

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design is responsible for Hi-Lo Hotel’s public spaces, including interior architecture, finishes and furnishings for a lobby lounge with reception, lobby bar, several meeting and event rooms, a fitness centre and bathrooms.

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 4

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 5

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 6

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 7

Hi-Lo Hotel Lobby Lounge, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 8

blank

Newsletter HomeWorldDesign

To be updated with all the latest projects

Most Recent

Most Popular

Beckeria Designed by Dyer-Smith Frey, Zürich 7

Beckeria Designed by Dyer-Smith Frey, Zürich

To meet the diversified culinary offer of Beckeria, Dyer-Smith Frey designed on 266 sqm various interior areas. Visually clearly separated areas, which fit to the respective food, occasion, daytime and last but not least to the mood of the guest.
Housing Renovation Project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Mamoru Maeda

Housing Renovation Project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Mamoru Maeda

The division of Vietnamese cities is characterized by a very narrow frontage and a long depth, and adjacent buildings are connected.

Seascape House – A Romantic Beachside Cottage

Seascape House is a vacation home designed by Pattersons and Associates. The cottage is located in Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand. Description by Pattersons: Seascape...

The Most Crazy Cool Beds for Kids by Circu

To a kid, a room isn't just a place to sleep – it's a place to laugh, play, grow, and discover. It's a safe...
Bistro Office and Coffeehouse

Bistro Office and Coffeehouse / 81font

Bistro gathers an office area and a coffeehouse, in other words a workplace that is functional yet not strict. The top floor is dedicated to Lila Füge, a well-known Hungarian Food blogger with her office ...

More Articles Like This