Earlier this year, we had the extraordinary opportunity to donate thousands of dollars worth of hardware and plumbing fixtures to Portland’s St. Jude Dream Home Showplace, a community fundraising event that partners with builders and designers to construct an entire home with donated materials, labor, and services to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Wendy O’Brien Showcase
Portland-based interior designer Wendy O’Brien and founder of her eponymous firm, Wendy O’Brien Interior Planning & Design, has been working with Chown for 15 years to select hardware, plumbing, and lighting for a variety of residential projects.
Studio AM’s Madison Park Residence captures the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while balancing design cues from the homeowner’s East Coast roots. Outfitted with fresh white walls and deep blue furnishings, the more than 100-year-old home is tied together with classic hardware and plumbing fixtures from Chown.
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design’s newly remodeled Portland home features unexpected colorways, rich textures, and luxurious amenities, all brought together by vintage-inspired hardware from Chown.
When the original plumbing fixtures didn’t arrive as expected, Chown stepped in to specify the perfect metallic faucets for Penny Black Interiors’ award-winning principal bathroom—and fast.
Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Chown donated a suite of bathroom hardware and plumbing fixtures to Portland Homeless Family Solutions’ as part of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design’s thoughtful renovation of their Family Village Campus.
While the world was in lockdown, we remotely collaborated with Portland interior designer Donna DuFresnse to remodel a stunning Garthwick home with Chown Hardware selections in every room.
Located in downtown Portland, local design firm JHL Design Inc.’s Studio Penthouse is a historic loft-turned-tech office space, complete with natural wood interiors, exposed concrete walls, and no-frills hardware to match.
Completed in 2018, this home in Arch Cape, along the Oregon coast, is the ideal retreat for anyone with an affinity for ocean air and a sandy hideout. This project was a labor of love for owners Mark and Laurie Engberg, in particular.
Chown Hardware's New Seattle Showroom is By Designers, For Designers. Imagined by Portland design firm and long-time Chown customers, Weedman Design Partners, the showroom is as detail-oriented as its clients. Launched in July 2020, the third showroom for the fifth-generation family business showcases Chown’s extensive product offerings through bright, minimalist interiors and a flexible layout.
Hidden in the urban and suburban North Tabor neighborhood of Portland, OR is a classic, 1921 Craftsman home recently renovated for form and function. Chown partnered with the home’s designer, Dyer Studio, to ensure all fixtures met the project’s historic aesthetic and homeowner’s unique color palate.
A modern kitchen remodel located in Bend, Oregon, this design by Kirsti Wolfe and Karen Smuland Architects for Karen’s 1927 Tudor-style home was completed in the summer of 2019.
Pearl District Condo
Working with clients like Greg Sprando Construction and Turtle Mountain is a blessing. Their eye for quality craftsmanship and keen execution of design forward construction take front stage in this small condo project, maximizing every fine detail.
Tender House Pt. 2
In addition to the main house, the owner also collaborated with Sydnor Architecture and Design, to create a “tender” house; which is a yacht club term for what used to be a boathouse, workshop or storage shed.
Floating Home Pt. 1
Aptly christened the "water temple" by the owner, Kimberly DeMent. This fond reference speaks to the deliberate choice of its owner to be as close to the life of the river as possible.