3 Fresh Fixes

It’s still chilly and gray outside but signs of Spring are everywhere. Now is a great time to bring a fresh eye and new life to rooms in your home. For simple yet effective fixes to make a modern space more inviting and functional, we like to look to color, lighting and organic elements.

COLOR is the design tool that best and quite easily brings a sense of comfort and calm or cheer and drama to interior spaces. It’s all about finding colors and combinations that resonate and make you feel good, not just those that are trending. Consider your favorite colors, read design magazine articles, and leaf through sets of paint swatches for help getting to an enduring color combo that works. Accessories, artwork, rugs and throws provide great ways to add color coordination, interest and texture throughout your room.

LIGHTING, along with color, is key to the mood of a space. Think about how you want to feel in a room as well as how you use it. It’s good to also think about how light lands on the surfaces. You’ll find the right vibe by working with uplights, downlights, ambient and task lighting to create a mix of light sources at different levels and locations.

Adding ORGANIC life energy, shape and texture can seem challenging due to the clean lines and simplicity of modern interiors. But including furnishings and elements crafted in natural materials like wood and stone, often makes all the difference between a flat or lively space. Plants are especially great for filling corners and difficult places, framing or echoing design elements and softening hard areas in modern spaces.



These three fixes to freshen your home will create immediate solutions. Let us know how we can help.

JANUARY | rejuvenation

A new year begins and with this new beginning come opportunities. Perhaps you make purposeful resolutions. You may seek new inspiration, direction and re-invigoration. Maybe you simply "let go" here, and "take in" there. There’s no time like now to refresh the spaces where you live, work and play. Dust off those shelved ideas. The right pieces in the right places enhance your lifestyle. They work to help you dodge clutter and often make a smaller place seem larger. Good organic design and quality furnishings reflect your personality and bring comfort and beauty to your home.

Interior Design Consultation Services

Do you feel like you might need a little help? Did you know that EWF Modern has been creating dramatically beautiful modern interiors for our clients since 2007? Our designers on staff are here to help you find solutions that are modern, functional and personal. We are happy to assist with space planning, product sourcing, color selection, custom furnishings, bedding, rugs, art and accessories. Just ask!

Marvel 29 Staging Project

We also have experience in staging commercial projects. Over the years we’ve worked with developers to design and furnish model units, offices and common areas. Our latest success is Marvel 29, a stunning new sustainable apartment community in St. Johns. The building officially opens January 15th, and we are thrilled to be involved in this innovative project.

Las Vegas Market

Our buyers are excited to be attending the Las Vegas Market this month, known as the most comprehensive home furnishings market in the west. They will scout the latest in modern styles, trends and resources from top designers the world over. From a vast array of furnishings, art and accessories they will edit an impressive modern lifestyle collection to showcase here in Portland and on the EWF Modern website. Our goal is to inspire you, so please come by soon.

Winter Sale

Don't miss our Winter Sale event January 10 - 25 featuring select sofas, occasional chairs, coffee tables and accent tables. Let us help you find just the right piece for just the right place. Bring a subtle or dramatic change to your place, at a savings!

Happy New Year from All of Us at EWF Modern

A Modern Utah Home



We had the pleasure of assisting a client furnish their vacation home in Utah.  Playing off the contemporary minimalist architecture of the space we helped select clean simple furnishings, buildings off the clients existing collection. The neutral palette blends seamlessly with the expansive views and offers the perfect backdrop to connect the two environments, tying in the indoors with the outdoors.

Get the look in your home! We paired Sofa 3688 and a matching ottoman in an earth toned tweed with two brown 3585 recliners in the living room. The low-profile 3690 bar stools in the kitchen are upholstered in taupe leatherette with brushed stainless steel bases. For customization options and pricing, contact the showroom today!

Need Design Services?

Let our talented interior design staff come to your aid! EWF Modern has experienced designers who will come to your home and help you choose the perfect furnishings, lighting, wall coverings and accessories.



Stop by our showroom to meet the designers and discuss how they can help you achieve the home you've always wanted!