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Contemporary And Locally Crafted Design: An Interior Designer's Partnership With The Joinery For The Street Of Dreams

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To help make our Street of Dreams Trillium home a masterpiece of craftsmanship, we partnered with The Joinery. Founded over 30 years ago, The Joinery has grown to become a proud leader in the Portland business community with a strong national presence. The company operates under rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, beginning with the lifetime warranty that backs all of its residential furniture. The Joinery’s status as a certified B-Corp, on-site solar power generation, and briquette machine that recycles 100% of its sawdust are further demonstration of the company’s environmental commitment.


Each piece of Joinery furniture is crafted ­and signed ­by an individual woodworker using timeless woodcrafting techniques from local and sustainably sourced hardwoods. All furniture is finished with hand-rubbed custom formulated oil, and hand-sanded with ultra-fine 600 grit sandpaper to give a texture that is sensually smooth yet incredibly durable.


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Two of the most stunning pieces in our Trillium home are the walnut dining table and walnut breakfast nook table, both of which fit perfectly with our open floor plan setting. These pieces– both eight-foot long custom designs– are magnificent for their scale and beauty, including 1.75–inch thick table tops with book-matched end grain.

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A striking piece on the back patio is another custom design: A seven-foot long coffee table made from reclaimed fir beams, providing a hearty yet beautiful space for outdoor gathering.

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We also included the Whitman suite, exemplifying sophisticated design and modern feel, comprising a bed, nightstand and dresser in eastern walnut. And we rounded out the interior with several gorgeous pieces including a desk, bar stools, entry table, and butterfly bench, among others. Much like the design and scale of our homes, words can only go so far, so I encourage you to drop by the Street of Dreams to see it all firsthand.

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