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Spotlight: Garthwick, 2021 GRAY Awards Finalist

A closer look at Garthwick, one of five finalists in the 2021 GRAY Awards Residential Interior Design category.


Interior design neutral tones with warm velvet chairs and inset fireplace

This home, located in the Garthwick Neighborhood in Portland, was originally built in 1935. Twenty-five years later it was remodeled by architect Richard Sundeleaf, and in 2015 it underwent yet another renovation. When the homeowners wanted an interiors refresh, they called on Donna DuFresne Design to help maintain the home's original vintage charm while creating an updated environment that promoted healing, comfort, and sophistication.

Bedroom interior design with dark textured wallpaper

Throughout the home the firm employed a neutral palette with pops of color and texture. The juxtaposition of soft, organic materials like boucle and mohair paired with black Calacatta marble (found on the fireplace) creates an intriguing collaboration. The use of the client’s antiques paired with rich, contemporary materials like cerused wood cabinetry, guides the eye and allows a smooth transition from room to room.

Black calacatta quartz fireplace with built in benches on either side


Design Team:

Donna DuFresne

Megan Kearns


DS Dowling Metal, Christopher Farr Design, Master Furniture Makers, Intrepid Marble, Pental Surfaces, Chown Hardware, John Pomp Studios, Graff, Contract Furnishings Mart, Trammell Gagne, Inventia Furniture PDX, Comfort Lines, Work Of, Omexco Wall Coverings, Pillar Home Goods, Zimmer and Rohde Fabrics, Jim Thompson Fabrics, Kravet Inc, Cowtan and Tout Wallpaper, Benjamin Moore

Photography: Chris Dibble

Date of Completion: October 2020


Additional Interior Design, Residential finalists:

1717 Webster

Hill Country Wine Cave

Old Las Palmas


Check out the Quick List to see all of the 2021 GRAY Awards finalists!


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