View of the main windows in the living area overlooking the Tualitin Valley- New Cottage in the Woods.

Interior Design Coordination Decisions

Interior design and coordination seem basics enough and easy, right? If done well, I can honestly say that the end result is a spectacular home, a symphony of music from the envelope of warmth upon entering, through the hallways and rooms, one melding into the other, even the bathrooms are a part of the whole…

Lighting lamps and options for Rick Bernard - New Cottage in the Woods

Let There Be Light!

Wiring underway. It’s time to light up the place. I went to the main distributor for light fixtures in Portland, Globe Lighting. Oh my, how things have changed. The new LED sources for lighting are a significant step forward from compact fluorescent, which I disliked greatly. The power and reach of these new fixtures is…

Let’s Get Wired!

I am in the process of snaking wire through my home. As I wind the wire through my house, my mind enjoys imagining all of the various scenes that will play out through the year…the heat and celebration of a fourth of July Block Party to the silence of a Christmas Eve celebration with a…