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Interior Design for a Cause - the JBi Room for Serving Up Style

Many of you know that the interior designers at JASON BALL interiors participated in this year's Serving Up Style: Designers Fighting Lupus design competition. This event is Portland's premier interior design event bringing 20 design teams together to create dining environments of all shapes and sizes. Last year the JBi team put together a more conceptual room focusing on showing materials in different forms (see details here). Designing a room for a competition is what I call "designing in a bubble." We really never know what the judges will use as their criteria. So, what do we do - we design a room that we love, with all the details and design elements that we feel make a great show room. Our design process took us all over the map, so to speak. Some of our initial concepts were conceptually crazy, and probably not even build-able, and some were just nice rooms. We ended up with a room that felt distinctly JBi in many of it's main design elements, but also met the requirements of being a show room with color, pattern, lighting and a certain level of "over the top-ness." Personally, I am extremely proud of what we accomplished in our room. It has many of the hallmarks of a JBi design - custom furniture, playing with color and pattern, incredible lighting and a refinement within the theme. So, without further ado, here is RetrØ12: Yesterday Once More.

portland interior designers create a contemporary version of a 1970s dining room

portland interior designers entry into serving up style

portland interior designers use wood on back wall

portland interior designers table top entry

 

While we didn't win any awards, we did exactly what we wanted and brought viewers back to a particular time in their lives. We overheard people say how much this room reminded them of their parents' (or aunt's or grandparents') house or how they had an avocado green princess phone or an Evel Knievel lunch box just like the one on the table or grew up in a kitchen with harvest gold appliances just like the one through the pass through.

More than anything, we were able to help show visitors have a great time and help raise awareness of lupus and the need for continued research to find a cure. And, isn't that what this is all about?

 

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 jason@jasonballinteriors.com. We look forward to being your interior design team.

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Serving Up Style: Designers Fighting Lupus (The Recap)

Well, the interior designers at JASON BALL interiors and the rest of the design/build team tried hard, but to no avail (this year). However, the 20 design teams put on an absolutely wonderful show this year at Serving Up Style: Designers Fighting Lupus as part of the Fall Home & Garden Show. With over $53,000 raised to help out those afflicted with lupus and to continue the struggle to raise awareness, Molly's Fund definitely won the top prize. While the JBi team would have preferred some type of trophy, being part of this amazing event is enough for us (although I must say that planning has already started for next year!). I was able to walk through the show today free from the stresses of the competition and really look at the rooms. The level of design in this year's competition was amazing! All 20 rooms were well thought out with solid interior design. The rooms shown here were my absolutely favorites for various reasons. It might be some particular wall treatment or the lighting or the general concept. Please NOTE: If you're room isn't included here, it's only because this blog post is about my absolutely favorites. Readers will either agree or disagree with me, but that's what this is all about - showing off our individual talents and different perspectives on interior design.

"Jane + Tarzan's Hollywood Retreat" - Modurne Fine Furnishings + Interiors. The JBi designers love pattern! And, in this case, more is definitely better. Jamie Buckiewicz of Modurne Fine Furnishings knocked it out of the park with this large-scale chevron on the wall and the floor. While not for the faint of heart, it is definitely a way to add pure drama to any space. I could especially see this down a hallway and up the far wall.

Jason Ball Interiors talks about room by Modurne Fine Furnishings

"Dinner at Tiffany's" - urban i.d. Glamor, glamor and more glamor in this incredibly elegant dining space by the team at urban i.d. There is something about this particular shade of blue that we all immediately identify with. Throw in gift boxes, a knock-out of a chandelier and drapery to die for, and this is one superb room. For me, it's all about the color though. It's saturated to a point of being rich - not too green, not too blue - just perfect. And, what's more important is that it's livable. This is one room that would be easy to translate into anyone's home. This room won the Fan Favorite award this year - way to go team!

Dinner at Tiffany's room by urban i.d.

"Lost & Crowned" - Terrance Mason Interiors. Ok, anyone who knows the JBi team knows this really isn't our style. But, there is something about this room that really speaks to me. While clearly old-world (let's call it 16th century chic), it has one particular feature that was a brilliant move - the regal purple lion/crown crests on the walls. These subtle shapes kept this room from being a replica room and brought it immediately into the 21st century. Besides the crests, designer Terrance Mason designed an amazingly intricate and elegant chandelier that really caps this room off nicely, and a dreamy table top display.

Jason Ball Interiors talks about Terrance Mason's room

"La Vie Bohéme" - Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc. This room by the GHID design team is a great example of taking everyday objects (really everyday) and turning them into art in one way or another. Post-It Notes become "wallpaper," modified water bottles become a sparkling chandelier and thousands of yellow legos are turned into wall art. It seems so easy, but only because this team pulled it off so expertly. Side note: This room won the Creativity Award this year, and rightly deserved.

Room by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

"Where does the butterfly go when it rains?" - Interiors by Blackwood. Linda pulled off an amazing feat at this year's Serving Up Style event - she built a castle! Okay, not a complete castle, but enough of one to give the feeling. And, this room is all about feeling. The lighting, the butterflies, the simple "dining" setting all complete the feeling of being in castle ruins during a rainstorm, having a picnic dinner with a loved one.

Interiors by Blackwood's entry into Serving Up Style 2012

"Merry Marry!" - Wendy O'Brien Interiors Planning & Design. The design team for this room did some absolutely amazing work this year around. However, my favorite part of this room is the table scape. It is full without being crowded, theatrical without being over-done and elegant without being gaudy. Plus, it fits the theme of the room perfectly. It would be easy to see this romantic table top as part of any high-society wedding.

Table top by Wendy O'Brien Interiors

"The Fine Art of Dining" - Pangaea Interior Design. Friend and designer, Pangaea, came up with an absolutely stunning and contemporary dining environment for her first time as part of this competition. As an artist herself, she understand the need for and use of color to add drama. While you wouldn't find fuchsia in too many JBi designed rooms, it is the chairs that are of particular interest. Designed by Pangaea and painted in a slightly grayed out fuchsia color, they look to be perfect for a wonderful evening at any dining table.

Jason Ball Interiors talks about room by Pangaea Interior Design

 

More than anything, this type of competition should give homeowners ideas on ways to bring drama to their own homes. All 20 design teams brought their A games to the competition this year and all to bring awareness to Molly's Fund and the need to awareness and research for lupus. To learn more about lupus, please check out Molly's Fund.

Look for a full recap of the room by the JASON BALL interiors  team later in the week.

 

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 jason@jasonballinteriors.com. We look forward to being your interior design team.

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Interior Design For A Cause - 2012 Serving Up Style: Designers Fighting Lupus

In two weeks and one day, the interior designers at JASON BALL interiors, along with a number of building professionals and trusted vendors will take on a Herculean task of building a dining room in two days. What makes this even more incredible is that 19 other teams will be taking on the same challenge. JBi again will be part of Serving Up Style: Designers Fighting Lupus, Portland's premier design event. This year, 20 prominent design teams will create fantastic, stunning, and whimsical dining environments for a four-day showcase during the Portland Fall Home & Garden Show. The event culminates with a fundraiser gala, auction, and awards ceremony on October 6. All proceeds from the event benefit the lupus awareness and service initiatives of Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus. Last year, the JBi team, along with Keyser Construction (link), Revolution Design House (link), HBB Studio (link), Nest Portland (link) and Vitreluxe Glass Works (link) put together an award-winning room titled Metamorphosis and walked away with the Creativity Award for our room design.

interior design, Jason Ball Interiors, Portland, Oregon, Serving Up Style, Molly's Fund

 

This year, the JBi team has again assembled a talented team of designers and building professionals to create RetrØ12: Yesterday Once More. Without giving away too much (since this is a competition and we're aiming to again take an award or two home), here's a sneak peak at our room.

Interior designers at JASON BALL interiors create a 1970s throwback room

Stay tuned to the JASON BALL interiors Facebook page for coupons to get into the Fall Home & Garden show.

 

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 jason@jasonballinteriors.com. We look forward to being your interior design team.

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Serving Up Style: Interior Design for a Cause

It is rare that interiors designers create spaces for the public (unless you're in commercial design, obviously). So, when the opportunity came up to work on a public project that will serve some good, I had to jump at the chance. This type of design has both it's challenges, like building a room in two days, and it's rewards, being viewed by thousands of show visitors. Serving Up Style: Designers Fighting Lupus is Portland's premier interior design event. This year, 12 prominent design teams were invited to create fantastic, stunning, and whimsical dining environments for a four-day showcase during the Portland Fall Home & Garden Show. Serving Up Style culminates with a fundraiser gala, auction, and awards ceremony. All proceeds from the event benefit the lupus awareness and service initiatives of Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus. Please check out www.mollysfund.org for more information on lupus and how you can make a difference.

JASON BALL interiors was honored to receive the Creativity Award for Metamorphosis: Raw to Refined at this year's event. This room is an homage to all the local artists, craftspeople and builders we have in Portland, OR. The sheer amount of talent available in this city to the design community is amazing and inspiring. Additional pictures of the other rooms coming shortly.

In the meantime, here is Metamorphosis: Raw to Refined.

interior design, Jason Ball Interiors, Serving Up Style, Molly's Fund

Watch out for what the JASON BALL interiors team comes up with for next year's event. It is sure to be a show stopper!

 

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