Portland Mid-Century Modern - Lively Residence by Jessica Helgerson

Portland Mid-Century Modern – Lively Residence by Jessica Helgerson

Today we showcase another great design from Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. This time, a formerly split-level ranch received a complete makeover from the designers. Using a palette of white and green, the designers created a bright atmosphere throughout the house. During the renovation, walls were removed and rooms were relocated: “The main floor’s cramped, enclosed living areas were replaced with a bright, airy great room and an open kitchen, while the master bath was relocated to the back of the house, where it now opens to a lovely garden.” Using reupholstered and refinished vintage finds, the designers created a comfortable mood in all the rooms. Antiques and beautiful decorative elements – like the pair of Portuguese eel traps hanging over the fireplace mantel or the Chinese garden stools – offer the house a lovely mixture of styles. Branches kept in glass containers liven up the place and add to the charming atmosphere. This is definitely one of the liveliest houses, don’t you think?


  • pattib June 10, 2011 at 15:30 PMLogin to Reply →

    I totally want to live in a home this cheerful and clean.

  • martine@martinelouisedesign June 10, 2011 at 16:35 PMLogin to Reply →


    Oooh how lovely is this house. I actually posted a picture of it in my post about white painted brick, but so happy to see the rest of the house!

    My friend has the same bird wallpaper (that’s in the bathroom) in his hallway. Looks great in both spaces. I posted some pics of his bachelor pad yesterday.

    martine x

  • Dan Martin June 10, 2011 at 18:02 PMLogin to Reply →

    At Fresno Urban we love Mid Century Modern, Fresno is full of great examples of the style. Almost all of our examples are from the 50’s and 60’s, this place in Portland is a great updated example of the style.

  • Suse June 13, 2011 at 01:11 AMLogin to Reply →

    How long do the branches stay nice-looking in water?