I recently got tipped off to Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, a Portland-based design firm that produces elegant, livable and environmentally-conscious spaces. House Beautiful Magazine recently called Helgerson “one of the top 25 young designers in America”, and looking through her portfolio, you can see why. Though Helgerson and her team can work their magic on any room, I’m particularly taken with some of their kitchens. Let’s take a look at “Jessica Helgerson style”, shall we?
This first kitchen is one of my favourites; classic and hip at the same time. The white units and wood floors are beyond pristine, and the marble subway tiled walls are a great finishing touch:
This next space is similar, using many of the same elements. I’m already seeing that white units with black pulls, glass-fronted cabinets and pops of colour are key in a Helgerson kitchen. This one has a more relaxed vibe, with the addition of those awesome vintage chairs:
This kitchen is much more modern, but the general idea (lots of white, streamlined design, a sense of elegance) remains the same:
Helgerson design, on a more modest scale. This sweet and compact kitchen allows the view to take centre stage:
This ranch house kitchen is a great example of adapting an aesthetic to fit your surroundings. The glass-fronted cabinets, subway tile backsplash and wood are all there, looking perfectly at home in their rural surroundings:
The inspiration for this last space was “a Swedish cottage by the sea”, and I can see it in the result. The red and retro accessories (love the 50′s stove- my parents used to have a similar one) add fun and colour to the otherwise white space: