A guide to design services and showrooms in the Pearl District
Here in one of the most architecturally striking and significant neighborhoods of any city in the western United States, interior design showrooms and furniture and hardware outlets play a vital role both in preserving the Pearl District’s aesthetic and shaping its future. Here’s a handy list of design-related businesses favored by professionals and DIYers alike, whether you’re planning a full home or office revamp or you’re finally replacing those dated bathroom tiles or faded dining room carpet.
402 NW 9th Ave, 503-233-0611, annsacks.com. With 17 showrooms around the globe, Portland-based Ann Sacks has evolved into an internationally renowned artisan tile maker. Many collections are made locally by hand, and materials include glass, porcelain, marble, and more.
Atelier Lapchi—Rug Design Studio
809 NW Flanders St, 503-719-6589, lapchi.com. Exceptional and one-of-a-kind, Lapchi rugs—available in more than 100 designs, from floral to contemporary—are handmade in Nepal using Tibetan wool or Chinese or Indian silk. Lapchi is a pioneer in the field and proud supporter of GoodWeave, an organization that works to end illegal child labor.
404 NW 10th Ave, Suite 101, 503-575-4868, brightdesignlab.com. Handling both residential and commercial designs, this hip firm with a modern vibe can tackle all phases of remodeling and styling, from small condos to big houses. Visit the dapper showroom, which is a font of well-executed design ideas.
333 NW 16th Ave, 503-243-6500, chown.com. The oldest family-owned architectural hardware outlet in North America stocks stylish doors, hinges, cabinets, faucets, and lighting fixtures for projects big and small, and the expert staff can guide you through every step of your project.
Christiane Millinger Fine Rugs
2037 NW Lovejoy St, 971-444-2440, christianemillingerorientalrugs.com. The specialty here is thoughtfully selected handmade modern and antique rugs and stunning textiles from across the globe, with an emphasis on natural fibers and dyes.
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
824 NW 18th Ave, 503-222-1144, ferguson.com. A top supplier of smart appliances, sinks, lighting, cooktops, and plumbing for kitchen and bath, Ferguson stands out for its tremendous selection and its team of savvy product experts.
Kohler Signature Store
1100 NW Glisan St, 503-821-7239, kohlersignaturestoreportland.com. Wireless showerheads with built-in speakers, heated bathtubs with adjustable bubble sizes, intelligent toilets, and stunning sinks and faucets. Your dream bathroom (they carry kitchen products, too!) awaits.
Kush Handmade Rugs
1225 NW Everett St, 503-231-0700, kushrugs.com. This venerable purveyor of stunning fine handmade carpets and rugs, in both classic and contemporary styles, moved recently into a handsome new space. Designs range from boldly colored Turkish kilims to round contemporary rugs with a custom design based, amazingly, on a photograph of your eyeball.
1611 NW Northrup St, 503-295-0151, maisoninc.com. At this respected interior design firm and showroom abundant with gorgeous decorative pieces, the award-winning staff can direct all phases of any design project, from the first sketch to the final detail.
1019 NW 11th Ave, 971-254-9856, pedinipdx.com. Managed by talented Art Institute of Portland alum Victoria Jones, this firm with Italian roots specializes in sleek and stylish contemporary kitchen and bath design. The company carries such acclaimed brands as Miele and the signature Pedini Italy and Wellness by Pedini lines.
347 NW 9th Ave, 503-929-4675, spectacular-design.com. Browse the alluring selection of pillows, throws, tabletop accessories, framed paintings and photography, upholstery, and sofas at this gorgeous shop that also offers a full menu of professional design services available to enliven your personal space with layers
Tufenkian Artisan Carpets
515 NW 10th Ave, 503-222-3428, tufenkiancarpets.com. Quality and craftsmanship are on display at Tufenkian’s beautifully arranged Pearl showroom, where gorgeous carpets from Tibet and Armenia are sourced. The shop is highly regarded for its Designers’ Reserve Collection, a collaboration between owner James Tufenkian and a roster of renowned designers.