Friday, March 20, 2015


The Artwork Factory – Floor Art Carpet “Art Street”

"The Artwork Factory is dedicated to making great art accessible to everyone." – The Artwork Factory®

The Artwork Factory® specializes in making great art accessible to everyone through a variety of art inspired goods. Partnerships with leading international retailers and a wonderful online e-gallery makes their products extremely accessible. Their in-house design team transforms spectacular art into fantastic and affordable consumer products. The Artwork Factory® features the work of emerging contemporary artists including Erik DeAndre, Loui Jover, Sven Pfrommer, Annie Terazzo, Anne Gudrun, Greta Corens, Amalia Tumalian and many others.

An array of exciting products and services are on offer, including custom hand painted portraits, Art Coffee Tables, Circular Art, Giclee prints, decorative glass artwork and even Floor Art Carpets.

The Circular Art collection breaks with the paradigm of angular wall art and proves that creativity knows no bounds. You can present the circular artworks individually or combine different images and sizes to make a dynamic decorating statement.

The Artwork Factory – Circular Art
The Artwork Factory – Circular Art

The Artwork Factory’s dedication to innovation is on full view in its brilliant collection of Art Coffee Tables, where great design merges perfectly with functionality. This collection is filled with durable printed wooden tables that bring beautiful art to the forefront of any interior.

The Artwork Factory – Art Coffee Table “Iris Luciano Pavarotti”
The Artwork Factory – Art Coffee Table “Iris Luciano Pavarotti”

Digital Giclee prints are high quality print reproductions of The Artwork Factory’s stunning images. They’re produced using high resolution, large format printers. Poly cotton, matte canvas is printed with ultra-violet pigments, ensuring brilliant colors for years to come. Each Giclee artwork is individually trimmed and hand stretched on massive wooden frames.

The Artwork Factory – Giclee print “Butterfly Girl”
The Artwork Factory – Giclee print “Butterfly Girl”

Deco Glass prints are a modern alternative to traditional paper and canvas wall art. The style and appeal of the glass surface creates an ideal platform for displaying contemporary art. Thanks to the discrete hanging system, Deco Glass artworks appear to effortlessly float on the wall.

The Artwork Factory – Deco Glass
The Artwork Factory – Deco Glass

The Art-for-You collection of impressive oversized wall art uses The Artwork Factory’s patented assembly system, which allows for large printed artwork to be transported and displayed with optimum convenience.

The Artwork Factory – Art-for-You “Quite Frankly”
The Artwork Factory – Art-for-You “Quite Frankly”

With the Floor Art Carpets, decorative possibilities extend beyond the boundaries of wall spaces. The Artwork Factory® collaborated on this collection with skilled craftsmen who transformed their astonishing images into impressive woven artworks.

The Artwork Factory – Floor Art Carpet “Move on 56”
The Artwork Factory – Floor Art Carpet “Move on 56”
The Artwork Factory’s dynamic new website has lots of fantastic interactive selection tools. Visitors can choose from a variety of color, size, style and theme options. Multiple ambient interior settings makes it even easier to visualize the artwork prior to checkout. Free worldwide delivery, with leading transportation partners, ensures that your goods arrive safely and conveniently.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The 16th Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes

 The 16th annual Tour of Remodeled Homes in Portland, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville and Tigard will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15. Tickets, $22 for both days, are available at; 503-684-1880).
One home on display will be one In Gabriel Park.

Janet Eastman explains the history and lets us know that "JB Construction and Deb Seeley Designs'  client was 6 years old in 1940 when her parents built this Southwest Portland house in dairy pasture, now known as Gabriel Park.
Over the years, the house changed along with its surroundings but the family held on to it, recounts Jim Bruce of JB Construction.
As an adult, the second-generation owner wanted a few upgrades: A master suite with an attached reading room, and to move the laundry out of the basement.
A wall of windows on one side of the old master bedroom became a well-lighted hallway leading to the new reading room and spacious master suite with a cathedral ceiling, walk-in closets and a bath with a walk-in shower.
Windows frame views of beautiful gardens and double sliding French doors open to a new deck.
The main floor laundry has custom cabinetry for front load washer/dryer and a built-in ironing board. The space doubles as a garden potting room with a separate counter and sink bench.
A den was created by reconfiguring a coat closet and part of the old living room.  With double pocket doors for privacy, it is perfect for viewing sports, says Seeley.