The GHID Blog

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Interior Design Recap: Looking Back At The Year & Upcoming Projects For The Design Firm

Hello December! Wow how the year has flown by!!! It goes back to the saying that, "time flies when you're having fun." As we near 2015, it's only natural for me to be thinking back on everything that Garrison Hullinger Interior Design has accomplished. So rather than just focusing on the month of November for GHID, we're going to flip through some of our high-level highlights from the year that we are very proud of sharing with all of you loyal blog followers or GHID fans + some exciting upcoming events in the coming year.

We Designed A Sport's Themed Bedroom & Houzz Users Have Fallen In Love With It

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A good interior designer listens to what client needs are and how they intend to use the space, turning their inspiration into something that is unique, yet functional. I happen to think that GHID does a great job at listening to our clients, I mean after all, our clients is who is at the center of every decision we make at our interior design firm. Although our clients fall in love with our designs, it is also fun to monitor what people in general think of our designs. One of my favorite ways to track this kind of geeky business is by seeing which of our completed residential design projects tend to resonate most with Houzz users. So...although the picture of this perfectly sophisticated, yet masculine teenage bedroom is not our most popular photo on Houzz, it HAS been added to huge amount of ideabooks on the housing platform and continues getting added as we speak.

 

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Goes International To China

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That is right folks. We are about to hit our 5 year anniversary in late January and just shy of 5 years of age as a company, we were able to land our first international job. Last week, Garrison spent the week finalizing contracts, visiting the site and meeting the development team in China. The photo above is a view from a tea house that overlooks the development site where we will be designing and furnishing 56 luxury homes in Kunming, China. The most exciting part about this is that each home will range from about $10 million - $12 million. As we are able to, we will continue sharing fun nuggets of information on the behind the scenes design process of the high-end home designs.

 

3 Multi-Family Housing Buildings In Portland Will Be Complete In 2016

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Our hardworking Multi-Family Housing and Commercial department has been working so very hard at creating concepts, inspirations and turning them into feasible and forward-thinking designs that will be implemented in three unique buildings at Orenco Station. Our first installation will be in early February of 2015, and we will be showing off so many behind the scenes installation and finished photos, but it's also pretty fun seeing a photo realistic rendering of one of the shared spaces. This rendering shows off Vector, the more modern setting that will provide tenants that crave living in an unexpected but cosmopolitan feeling. Our finishes in this building are described by the lead designer, Hannah Furseth, as moody, high contrast with lights and dark that integrates lighting in unique and experiential ways. See more of the project here.

 Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Turns 5 At The End Of January!

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Just about five years ago, Garrison was getting ready to hire his first part-time designer to help start Garrison Hullinger Interior Design in his Irvington home's attic. Rewind almost five years ago and GHID was made up of one part-time employee...fast forward to the present day, we have 19 employees! At the end of January, GHID will be proud to say that we are five years old and in true GHID fashion, we can't wait to celebrate, so all you party animals that live in the Portland area, don't you worry your pretty little hearts, we will be hosting a party in the spring. Do you know why Garrison went from being a retail tech guru to being an interior designer? If you don't, check out this blog! After reading the blog, you'll have a better understanding as to why Garrison was eager to help decorate a tree at the Providence Festival of Trees which benefits Providence’s Brain and Spine Institute.

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