Adaptable Portland Landscapes for Changing Lifestyles

Adaptable Portland Landscapes for Changing Lifestyles

Portland is a city that celebrates individual differences. Nowhere is this more clear than in our neighborhoods, where it’s common to see houses and landscapes with unique styles and characteristics. Our homes and gardens don’t all need to look and function the same...
Elevating Accessibility in Portland Landscape Design

Elevating Accessibility in Portland Landscape Design

Interior designers and home builders around the world have increasingly focused on accessibility and universal design principles, and for good reason. Over a quarter of Americans live with a disability, and even a few small changes can make a big difference when it...
Enhancing Outdoor Spaces with Thoughtful Lighting Design

Enhancing Outdoor Spaces with Thoughtful Lighting Design

We use indoor lighting in our homes to make our living spaces more beautiful, set a desired mood, and allow us to live comfortably – even during the dark and rainy seasons in the PNW. Just as an interior designer might use indoor lighting techniques to achieve...
Designing Portland Landscapes for Aging in Place

Designing Portland Landscapes for Aging in Place

Survey data consistently shows that the vast majority of older adults wish to age in place – and for good reason. Being able to remain in your own home and community as you age generally leads to better psychological, social, and physical outcomes for seniors. But in...
Turning Your Portland Landscape into a Biodiverse Hotspot

Turning Your Portland Landscape into a Biodiverse Hotspot

When we think of biodiversity, we usually think of the world’s oceans and rainforests, which are home to millions of plant and animal species. The incredible biodiversity that exists in vast ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef or the Amazon Rainforest is precious...