Project: Pearl Loft
Interior Designer: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
Builder/General Contractor: Paul Hegarty Construction
Tiler: Jennifer Ferrante
Custom Sink Fabricator: Cement Elegance
Location: Pearl District, Portland, Oregon
Completion date 2019
Area: 1,075 square-foot
Photo Credits: Aaron Leitz
The senior designer for the Pearl Loft project was Mira Eng-Goetz / JHID
2019 Gray Award Winner: Interior Design – Residential
2019 Interior Design Best of Year Awards Honoree – Small Apartment
Our client for this project was hesitating as to whether she should move from her seemingly unfixable Pearl District apartment. When she visited another unit we had redesigned in the same building she decided to stay and transform it. She gave us just a few guiding adjectives and then let us have free reign. The result is a fresh, bright, happy, calm, space with a maximum amount of storage for a minimum amount of clutter.
A giant built-in sofa allows our client to welcome large groups of friends, and a cozy “rainy day nook” doubles as a guest bedroom. The bedroom is entirely paneled, with storage behind all walls. A minimalist material palette and a display wall of storage and open nooks, allows our art-loving client to easily update and change the decor.
Working with a highly curated and restrained material palette of warm, muted colors like off-white, light gray, and pale pinks, the team used only one color throughout the residence: Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist. “From the custom concrete sinks to the quilted linen on the cozy room sofa, everything is soft, warm, and neutral,” says Eng-Goetz.