Mid-Century update to a home located in NW Portland. The project included a new kitchen with skylights, multi-slide wall doors on both sides of the home, kitchen gathering desk, children's playroom, and opening up living room and dining room ceiling to dramatic vaulted ceilings. The project team included Risa Boyer Architecture. Photos: Josh Partee
In a Workspace It’s always nice to get away from the desk during the workday. A comfortable reading spot will let you stretch out and relax while catching up on a long report or during a casual work call. And in an open plan like this one, it helps integrate the workspace into the rest of the home. Here, Risa Boyer Architecture created a nook where the desk, shelves and large window seat fit together in a pleasing way. Takeaway: Cover the area’s ceiling in wood that matches the desk and daybed to warm the space and subtly define it.