Renee had a great time at KGW news talking about how to modernize a home for Modernism Week.
By OLIVER DECASTRO
Furniture doesn’t only have to look good and feel comfortable, but also serve a greater purpose of function. Many homes today face the challenge of small spaces. Here at EWF Modern we offer a unique range of “transforming furniture” to perfectly suit your furniture challenges and needs. Below I’d like to introduce to you furniture that is both adaptable and will give you a bang for your buck.
Cosmopolitan Pearl residential project by me
Small spaces come in many forms, from apartments and condos to awkwardly sized living rooms and basements. Working with a limiting space can be a challenge. By selecting multifunctional furniture like a sleeper sofa you will have a living and sleeping area all in one. Time to unfold your room into many possibilities.
A perfect fit for any space, our new featured sofa sleeper can be made with seven sizes from cot to king and 14 styles to choose from. Converting a sofa to a bed is a great way to double the function of your room. With hundreds of customizable configurations, you can create your ideal sectional to maximize space.
Think of when you have company staying for a few nights, maybe your parents or friends from out of town. What better way to accommodate them than to have a comfortable place to hang out and have a great night’s sleep on a sleeper sofa?
Sleeper Sofa 3203 is available to test out here at the showroom where you can explore its seamless mechanism and see how easy it is to operate. Come stop by and I can help configure your perfect sofa sleeper style and configuration.
MORE SURFACE SPACE
The saying “less is more” doesn’t necessarily fly when you are having your whole family over for Thanksgiving dinner. A great way to bring in more surface area is an extension table. Extending tables help by filling out larger spaces and open plans, providing a perfect sense of scale when needed. Our extension dining tables have self-storing leaves that maximizes table space with minimal storage impact.
The striking design of Dining Table 9035 features a double extension leaf in many top and base finishes. Delve into the many combinations of wood, glass, and alluring SuperMarble top. The beauty of having three lengths at any given time makes it easy for you to set up for the perfect occasion.
From left to right: closed table, extended table
Here are a few other styles of extension dining tables that we carry and are available to check out here at the showroom. More finishes and size options available.
From top to bottom: closed table, extended table
This solid wood extension table is shown in the timeless walnut finish. The middle opening butterfly leaf is self-stored to add two more feet once extended.
This solid wood Parsons style dining table has a butterfly leaf opening on one side of the table and glides on wheels under the legs for a smooth extension.
Selecting the right table for your space is critical to help maximize everyday and occasional use. Start to think about the limiting architectural factors such as walls, walkways and clearances, or overall size of rooms.
CHANGING IT UP
Is it possible to have two chairs in one? Our Accent Chair 4481 can be customized with contrasting fabrics or leathers to create a double look all in one chair. Inside and outside or front and back this chair is fully reversible, transforming its look instantly.
There are endless possibilities and directions as you can pull from a palette within your home or make up a completely new look with this versatile accent chair. Aside from the completely reversible cushions, you may remove the cushion inserts from the covers and order in a different combination. If you get tired of one look altogether, change it up!
Reversible shell, seat and back cushions flip inside out
MODULAR = FLEXIBLE
We love switching things around. We are constantly moving our furniture around to fit our lifestyle and environment. Modular furniture make our lives easier by being adaptive and conveniently interchangeable when you need it to be.
Our modular sofa sectional is made up of single components that can be arranged and composed to make a custom configuration. Rectilinear and perfectly proportioned, this sectional is fashioned to fit in almost any space.
Do you have any design challenges that may need a versatile and unique piece of transforming furniture? I’d like to invite you in to our showroom to explore some great ideas. I can help with floor plans and design inspiration on your next project. If you would like to bring in measurements, photos and your design challenges I’m excited to work with you!
How To Measure Your Space
By Geoffrey Garcia
Often times when we are in the hunt to furnish our home, we fall in love with a piece before we know if it will fit in our space. Something to ask yourself when shopping is, “how much space do I have to work with?” The last thing you want to see is that much-anticipated-sofa-you’ve-been-waiting-for not make it through the door. So to avoid any disappointments on delivery day, we have provided you with a checklist for your consideration.
1st : Measure Your Space
It’s important to measure the height and width of the walls that you’ll be using. This will ensure you have enough wall space for the piece you’ll bring in. When measuring your windows be sure to measure how high the windows are from the floor. You may not want your furniture poking out passed your windowsill. Keep in mind the location of any electrical outlets, vents etc. You’ll want easy access to an outlet if you’re considering lighting options near the sofa.
2nd: Fitting It Through The Door
In addition to measuring the room that you are furnishing, You’ll want to measure all entries and passages for accurate measurements. Your furniture has to pass through these to get to the designated space of choice. (Don’t forget about the elevator, in case it’s the main point of access to get to your home.) If you have any doubts, review with us. We’re here to help!
3rd: Measuring Furniture
Once you know the dimensions of the room you’re working with it’s time to start furnishing! Best way to measure any piece you’re considering is to measure the height, width and depth of all sides. Take note and compare it to your entrance & room measurements. This will allow you to see what will and will not work for your space.
Height (A): Measure from the ground up.
Width (B): Measure width from the outside edge to the other.
Depth: Measure from side back to the front. Depth can either make or break a decision. (You don’t want to find the perfect piece in store only to find out that it sticks out way passed your walking path!)
Seat Depth (C): Measure the interior back to the edge of the seat. This will help determine how comfortably you can sit and how it will be used.
Leave the tape measuring and guessing game for me! If you’re considering redoing your space or simply starting from scratch, stop in and see me. I’ll create a floor plan set to scale incorporating every square footage you want to work on. Together we’ll compose a space that will take your breath away!
Once all the furniture is in place, it’s time to start doing the fun part...accessorizing.
To celebrate our customers, community, and another great year, we recently held a festive holiday party at EWF Modern. Guests were given the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win one of two EWF Modern products, with all proceeds going to The Forest Park Conservancy to help restore and protect our Forest Park trails.
We celebrated the season with food, drinks, and holiday cheer and look forward to all that 2018 will bring! We are excited to work through new interior design challenges and continue to bring great organic modern furnishing options to Portland in the coming year.
Thank you for choosing to shop local and Happy New Year!
The EWF Modern Team
Renee, Erez, Oliver, Deana, Isabella, Geoffrey + Dixie Berger
Almost a year in the making, this beautiful home belongs to one of our awesome customers Liz. Slowly pieces were added to create layers and a well balanced design. Our interior designer Oliver had a fun time collaborating with Liz and is currently working on a few more updates to her home.
Erez and Renee, architect and designer at EWF Modern, recently finished a remodel in Vancouver, Washington. The clients contacted EWF Modern because they wanted their 80’s style 5000 square foot home to feel more contemporary and tasked Renee and Erez to create a living space reminiscent of a Pearl District Penthouse. The scope of the job included new outdoor furniture, new kitchen remodel with a dedicated seating area for bridge, a bedroom remodel, a new entry including a new door and stairwell, a new fireplace area and living room furniture, new dining room, new electrical with new chandeliers, sconces and can lighting, new paint schemes for every room and a new powder room. The goal of the project was to open the spaces to allow them to flow together and emphasize the river views while bringing back life to the living and dining rooms, which weren’t often used. In addition, the client wanted the furniture to be modern but comfortable, functional, and unique. Erez and Renee enjoyed redesigning the client’s home so that the space reflected their lifestyle, creating a living room conversation pit that flowed into the dining room and kitchen. Look forward to another EWF Modern post from us when we finish adding the final layers to this amazing project!
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Renee, EWF Modern owner and Designer, recently worked with a Pearl District couple to furnish their townhouse. The couple adjoined their two townhomes into one home to create an expanded living space and wanted to expand the master bedroom, a teenage junior suite, and a new kitchenette. The space needed to be casual and informal but also accommodating to hosting large parties. Renee worked with these clients in the past so it was fun to expand on their history adapting their previous purchased EWF Modern furniture to their new environment and larger space. Taking inspiration from the view of the park and bridges near by, they ultimately selected warm woods, steel, and leather interior furnishings.