Arciform’s Summer Reading List

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One of our favorite design blogs, Remodelista, recently inspired us with a post of their summer reading suggestions. Arciform’s design team have a few ideas of their own- feel free to borrow a few of your favorites for … Read more

Add Personality with Salvaged Lighting Fixtures

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Our roving salvage correspondent Nancy Ranchel has a great piece posted on the NW Renovations blog about how to add personality to your home through salvaged vintage lighting fixtures. Here’s a quote:

Next time you need a new sconce or

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Bringing the Inside Out: Creating a Balcony Retreat

A comfortable robe… that morning latte (or evening cocktail)…and a little something to read… all in a location that lets you enjoy the breeze and watch the world go by….

Adding a balcony to your home can add to your … Read more

HOME DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Don’t miss our 2018 Design Workshop series!

ADUs and Short-Term Rentals
Wednesday, April 18th 5-8pm | Architectural Heritage Center

Growing Family Friday, June 15th 5-8pm | Architectural Heritage Center
Mark you calendar, registration coming soon

Kitchens and Cooking
Friday, Sept. … Read more

Now and Then

Our Carpenter on Call team is getting started on a project for a home in the Sabin neighborhood in NE Portland. The goal: to restore the home’s exterior to match its original 1913 look.

Luckily, we have some great shots … Read more

From Pattern to Prep Station: Alternative Surfaces for Kitchen Islands

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I love metal patterns!  These are pieces of metal from which pattern pieces have been cut out – for car parts, for machine parts, you name it.

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Imagine a piece of fabric after you’ve cut out a pattern for a … Read more

Zerlina’s Grand Iceberg Adventure

What do Arciform staff members to relax and get away from it all?

For owner Richard De Wolf, vacation time means grand adventures with icebergs, danish marine engineer students and a restored 1968 yacht named Zerlina.

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Here’s an excerpt from … Read more