A Light Infused Portland Pearl

A Light Infused Portland Pearl

Jessica Tata
Jul 17, 2009

In the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon, creative director Ben Watson and painter Claudio Tschopp have turned a small, funky 70s inspired home into a light-filled west coast haven. Updating the campy, dark, wooden decor by lightening and brightening the space has made this home a backdrop for their casual lifestyle.

Dwell Magazine featured Watson and Tschopp's home in March of 2005, but it is just as beautiful and relevant today as it was then. One of the first things that caught our eye is the large, colorful artwork throughout the home. Our favorite is a seven-foot-tall watercolor painting of a pomegranate by artist Anastasia Schipani. Large artwork, huge and plentiful windows and the removal of all doors except for the bathroom door make this 1,200 square foot home an open, cozy space nestled into the pacific northwest greenery.

Take a look at a slideshow of images of their home here for a burst of bright color and open living.

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