Like the general public, interior designers get just as excited about "before & after" pictures, especially when they're from one of our own projects. It's rewarding to look back at where we started on a project and where we ended up. Today's design world is inundated with websites and magazines showing beautiful, glossy photos of extravagant interiors, but usually just the "after" pictures. Seeing what a space looked like before the remodel, re-decoration, re-furnishing really shows how interior designers put together a space. Well, the designers at JBi want to give you a sneak peek into our design process. We've talked about this project previously (here) showing our design boards and install day when all the furniture arrived. Now, some months later, the custom drapery is all installed, accessories are placed and the rooms are complete. More than anything, we are excited about the interior design of this home. Our clients approached us because they wanted a family friendly space, filled with comfortable furniture, textures and color. The design needed longevity and flexibility to change down the road, if necessary. We aimed for a timeless, classic look, focusing on rich colors, interesting textures and classic furniture shapes.

before picture of dining room

dining room design focuses on textures and statement pieces

portland interior designers show after picture of new dining room

before picture of living room

living room design with new furniture, candle wall and custom drapery

Stacked stone used as backdrop for candle wall


To be honest, our favorite part of this project is the chaise and candle wall combination. There is something so special about that corner of these rooms. The contrast between the stone and elegant fabric, and the romantic intention behind the design is an element we hope to replicate (in different ways, of course). So, what is your favorite design element in these two rooms?


About JASON BALL interiors. We are a team of interior designers based in Portland, Oregon serving residential clients throughout Oregon and Washington and beyond. To see examples of our design work, visit the Portfolio page. For an evaluation of your upcoming projects, contact Jason Ball at (503) 267-2352 or via e-mail at We look forward to being your interior design team.