Design*Sponge | Before & After: Portland Home redo

Textile and interior designer Vicki Simon decided to completely transform her small home in Portland, Oregon, replacing synthetic surfaces with all salvaged and eco-friendly materials. The results are dreamy, especially this gorgeous open, airy kitchen, which is actually a combination of the original kitchen and the front porch.

Nothing feels overdone, and the color palette is a perfect balance of bright white, earthy neutrals and beautiful natural woods. Naturally, Vicki’s rug designs fit perfectly with the overall aesthetic, which reads as warm, understated, organic chic. If I ever get a chance to renovate a home, I’m definitely taking some cues from Vicki.

Salvaged Materials

The ReBuilding Center, Portland, OR

Salvage Works PDX, Portland, OR

Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage, Aurora, OR

Timby’s Dip & Strip, Portland, OR

Old Portland Hardware, Portland, OR

ReStore Habitat for Humanity, Portland, OR

Rejuvenation, Portland, OR

Hippo Hardware, Portland, OR

Monticello Antique Mall, Portland, OR



Flea Markets all over Oregon

Ohmega Salvage, Berkeley, CA

Urban Ore, Berkeley, CA

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