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Design Diaries: 2014 Street of Dreams Sneak Peek is Here

This year Garrison Hullinger Interior Design has not just one, but two homes on the Street of Dreams! Last year we had the stunning all-American home American Dream built by Westlake Development, and here in 2014 we will have American Spirit and Trillium, developed respectively by Westlake Development and Crystalridge Development. We had so many amazing vendors and suppliers and artisans this year, that all helped pull the interiors together. We hope you like the homes as much as we do at GHID, so here is a sneak peek to get you excited for the grand unveiling later this month!

Get In The Spirit of Entertaining!

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Built by Westlake Development Group, American Spirit boasts beautiful views of Mt. Hood from some of the most used rooms in the home. If you live in northern Oregon already, maybe you already wake up to views of Mt. Hood, but for everyone else, imagine starting each morning with an unobstructed vista of the tallest mountain (11,250 feet!) in the state! If that is not enough to raise your spirits, this home is also optimized for entertaining, with a spacious floor plan with a natural flow between major downstairs rooms. The house even boasts a covered patio that flows from the kitchen, so the hosts can easily be part of the party!

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Of course, as you may expect, American Spirit has a plethora of Made In America products, including locally crafted entry door, stairway, and light fixtures! Garrison Hullinger Interior Design had a hand in every room, but as you will soon see (maybe in our next sneak peek!), the kitchen is really what stands out. In a house designed to entertain, it only makes sense that the kitchen would be a focal point, and GHID held nothing back when making this space just that!

Come into Full Bloom with Trillium!

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Built by Crystalridge Development, Trillium lives up to its namesake of a flower. The home is armed with an array of solar panels to cut energy costs, as well as other green and sustainable amenities such as bamboo flooring and LED lighting. This house also allows a family to "take root" like a flower and spend their entire lives there. The entire space is designed to accommodate occupants as they age and are forced to change their lifestyle. Trillium allows a lifestyle change without a home change!

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Because Trillium is another Made In America home, it features plenty of locally made parts. Drapery, tables, and even a one-of-a-kind aquarium in the kitchen area are all made locally and help make this house unique and unlike any other! These unique features will make any occupants never want to leave, which is exactly what this home is designed for. GHID brings some great details to this home, but those will have to wait until a future sneak peek!

Come See These Homes For Yourself!

The 2014 NW Natural Street of Dreams will be in Happy Valley, Oregon

Dates: July 26 through August 24

Hours: 10am to 9pm (ticket sales close at 7:30pm)

Ticket cost: $15, children 10 and under free (available onsite or buy tickets here) Discount Code: DREAMS

More info (including directions) on official website: http://www.streetofdreamspdx.com/

Stay Up to Date Via Social Media

Be sure to follow GHID on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all of the Street of Dreams happenings, and follow Westlake as well! Also, when you're there, be sure to check in on Facebook with your smartphone, and let your friends know how much you're enjoying Garrison Hullinger's design at these two amazing homes! We cannot wait to see you from July 26 through August 24, and you can come say hello to a GHID staff member, as one will be on property every day of the show! Maybe you'll even catch Garrison himself!