Uprooting from your hometown to a new city can be a scary endeavor, but it can also be a wonderful opportunity to start fresh. This is the mindset that Farah and Thomas, two former Texans, had when they packed up and moved from Austin to Portland. Both are design enthusiasts with Modernist sensibilities, so they began their home search and decorating process with functionality and timelessness in mind. “Both of us decided that we wanted our home to be efficient, inviting and cozy,” Farah says. First, the couple decided on a new-construction LEED-certified home that would decrease their need for water, gas, and electricity. From there, they worked to judiciously select furnishings that would hold up against changing trends and constant use. Farah and Thomas incorporated Modernist forms that complemented their new home’s clean lines and brought in natural materials to add warmth and coziness. The final touch? 71 houseplants! Take a peek at this beautiful Portland home below!
“We don’t believe in buying extra and wasting so thinking of timeless design and durability was very important to us,” Farah says. “I have furniture from West Elm that I bought in college and medical school that is still in great condition! And survived about 8 moves and is currently surviving two pets. I can’t say enough of how well West Elm furniture, kitchen goods, fabrics, etc have lasted!”