Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Designer Crush, And This One Is Serious


Today I just have to share a designer crush, and I've had this one for awhile. So it's serious.
Jessica Helgerson, a local designer in the town I live in, Portland.


This particular project calls out to me, especially at this time of year. With the arrival of spring, summer plans are in the making. Will we go to the beach, the mountains, what camps will the kids go to? This cabin just screams lazy days of summer with family and friends!


A green roof.


Rustic simplicity that remains chic. Notice the one simple pull on the closet?


Open windows and doors, everyone coming in and out. Fresh fruit and vegetables. 
What deliciousness will we cook up for tonight's feast?




I could do an entire week of posts on Jessica's projects, so I'm not sharing them all here today. 
But see for yourself if you wish.

21 comments :

  1. I can see why you're crushing on her. I need to see more.
    Have a great day in Portland!

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  2. Ahh, there's just something that goes hand in hand with simplicity and happiness! Her designs are gorgeous.

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  3. So much character! It looks like the perfect way to getaway! I would love to have a little place in MI that had that feel.

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  4. Wow, I love her style too! Everything is so simple and natural.

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  5. Wow, just gorgeous! I'm crushing now too!

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  6. Loving your crush! I wish you would do an entire week of her work! I just love a clean modern white cottage design. We are renovating & in the end I'm hoping to pull off similar looks. But for now, that part is months away so I'm soaking up all the inspiration I can now. Carrie

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  7. Oh wow - I love the understated rustic beautiful-ness!!! And the rando pops of color. WONDERFUL!

    OH and dont forget to check out our GIVEAWAY today!!

    Bethany
    www.PowellBrowerHome.com

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  8. *** What a positively DELIIIIGHTFUL place for simply "getting away" when the whim hits you!!! ... Low maintenance, all that fresh air and light~~~ UBER CHARMING, Janell!!!

    I can SEE why it's "PUPPY LOVE"!!!

    XO,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  9. I love the sitting room with the built in seating. Great space. Happy to be your newest follower.

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  10. She is fantastic. Those rainbow chairs outside are pretty darn dreamy. I just love spaces with open doors and windows. Fun to see.

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  11. An understandable crush! What a great little warm weather place. I love it... thanks for sharing. Jalon

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  12. She is - hands down - my favorite designer. Yes, I'd love a week of posts of her work.

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  13. When are we leaving to stay for a week?!?! That cottage is what dreams are made of....sigh....

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  14. I'm ready to move in to that cottage! What a wonderful space with all of the windows. I love the simplicity. The outdoor space is so happy with the assortment of colorful chairs. I want to see more!

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  15. I'm a huge fan of everything I've seen done by Jessica! And Portland, well, I'm going to be coming there next month with some girlfriends!! Can't wait to check out the town! :)

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  16. Jessica is my favourite designer of all time. I love that all of her projects are real, down to earth and not the huge mansion/glamorous yet often unrealistic designs that are featured in magazines.

    What is even more impressive is that this tiny house isn't just a weekend cottage - this is where Jessica and her family have LIVED for the past several years. Truly forward thinking in a world of stuff, stuff and materialism. Grass roots living at its finest.

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  17. Totally agree...and I'm for serious too this time, teehee.

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  18. I remember when I first discovered her...she works with a lot of black and white and I was in love! Very talented!

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  19. Tanks a lot for this post....I totally adore this space and I'm thinking future house!

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