Jessica Helgerson mission is to create thoughtful, beautiful interiors that meet our clients’ aesthetic, functional, and economic goals while honoring and celebrating the buildings that contain them. Her perspective is informed by a respect for historical architecture coupled with an appreciation of the playfulness and brightness of modern interior design. Modern Dining Tables blog will present to you some very special dining roomideas by the top interior designer Helgerson. Get ready and be inspired!
This project was the remodel of a kitchen and dining area in a beautiful, rambling, old Victorian house in the Mount Tabor neighborhood of Portland. The original kitchen was small, dark, and cramped, with a glassed-in porch surrounding it on two sides so that it had no exterior windows. We converted part of the sun porch to interior space to create a new open and airy kitchen, and opened up the rest to the outside to create a porch with french doors off the dining area.
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This project was the remodel of a condominium in an old industrial building. The space was fairly small, only 870 square feet. They designed a layout that is inviting and more functional for cooking and entertaining.
For this project the designers were asked to furnish a recently remodeled brownstone in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The clients were a young couple with a penchant for pop art, bright colors and fresh modern design. They asked to be very bold with color and playful with the design and this is the amazing result.
This little house is where Jessica and her family lived for four years, while planning for and building their house. It sits on a five-acre property on Sauvie Island, an agricultural island on the Columbia River 15 minutes north of Portland.
This dining table is a thirteen-foot-long, five-inch-thick slab of reclaimed acacia wood. A white sectional leather sofa defines the living room area and is architectural in feeling, echoing the white walls that surround it.
Plus, a buffalo-hide rug and a vintage chair give texture and warmth to the otherwise cool palette.
This project was a thorough remodel of a 1950s house by prominent Portland architect Saul Zaik.
In this house they undertook an extensive remodel of this Southeast Portland foursquare. By gutting the small, dysfunctional kitchen and annexing space from an under-utilized back pantry and mudroom, we created a large and airy cooking and dining space.
Elsewhere in the house they have introduced box beams in the dining area; a fireplace mantel and built-in shelving in the living room; a wood ceiling and wainscoting in the upstairs bathroom; and a deep-cased opening, between the entry hall and the living room which creates ledges for seating and plants.