About Snow Blackwood

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As the editor and creative director for Oregon Home magazine, I turned a dated-looking magazine that was losing money, into a beautifully designed publication that reflects the unique Oregon aesthetic of today. By managing all aspects of producing a magazine from designing home industry events, creating contests, doing the leg work for advertising sales and keeping the big picture in mind with a full re-design/re-branding, I created renewed enthusiasm for a magazine that had lost it's spirit, accomplished record-breaking newsstand sales and increased ad revenue by over 300%!



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Photoshoot Day: The Kerri Hoyt-Pack House

Posted on: 18 Jul 2018

Last Tuesday we held a photo and video shoot at Kerri Hoyt-Pack’s Sellwood home. It started with a visit to the wrong house—but not to worry, the gentleman who answered the door knew Kerri. “Kerri? She works at Nike?,” he asks. Well, she used to work at Nike, but not anymore. After an extensive career […]

Dan Volkmer’s Kitchen Remodel

Posted on: 22 May 2018

Dan Volkmer, Portland real estate agent with 40 years’ experience specializing in historic homes, and Anne De Wolf, principal designer at ARCIFORM, have had a symbiotic relationship since the early years of Anne’s career.  Through the years, Dan has referred many-a-client to ARCIFORM, as they are a premiere design/build team in Portland for restoring period […]

The Morris Marks Diaries: Old House Revival Tour!

Posted on: 06 May 2018

The month of April was a busy one for us here at ARCIFORM. Not only did we host a workshop on ADU’s and Short-Term Rentals, a Design Week Open House and a Lan Su Chinese Garden benefit party at the De Wolf home, we also showcased what is becoming one of Portland’s most beloved old […]

An Urban/Nature Fusion: The Eugenis & Amy House

Posted on: 06 Apr 2018

We surprised Christy Eugenis on Thursday. Arriving a bit early for our scheduled meeting to discuss Design Week, photographer Mitch Hose and I wanted to get a few shots for a blog piece as well. But Christy, a former photo stylist, videographer and fashion show producer, took it in stride. I would have picked up […]

A Night to Remember

Posted on: 15 Mar 2018

Last Thursday night we celebrated 21 years of preservation, remodeling and design, 24 years of marriage and the launching of a new website—very soon! For those of you who have ever built a website, you know that sometimes it takes longer than expected… Richard and Anne answered questions on the stage in the beautiful TOC […]

Reimagining a Master Suite for Comfortable Style Now – and in Years to Come

Posted on: 02 Mar 2018

This week I caught up with ARCIFORM Designer Tara Douglas on a master suite remodel the firm completed last month for a couple in the Irvington neighborhood. A major focus of this remodel was to create spaces that suit their needs now while preparing for future aging-in-place. “The clients want to stay in their home […]

The Morris Marks Diaries: Structural Development

Posted on: 25 Jan 2018

An update from project manager, Joe McAlester Perhaps while stuck in traffic, you’ve noticed the old house sitting at the intersection of Southwest Broadway Drive and Grant Street—you know that busy intersection to get on or off I-405 near SW 6th? It’s an area you might not have given much notice before, other than that […]

A Kitchen for Cooking, Cats and Comfort

Posted on: 11 Jan 2018

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne Linda Schmidt loves cats. This is the first thing I noticed about the 1929 Tudor home. The cat shaped topiary as I walk through the front door, the bengal cat, […]

Linda’s Chewy Ginger-Molasses Chocolate Chunk cookies

Posted on: 10 Jan 2018

Recipe modified from Martha Stewart’s December/January 1997 issue INGREDIENTS (makes 8 dozen – you’ll need alot for the Holidays!) 64 TJ pieces (4 bags Trader Joe’s semi-sweet chocolate chunks) 6 cups plus 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 5 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 4 tablespoons cocoa powder 4 sticks of […]