I’ve been creating beautiful spaces for as long as I can remember. My experience working in the arts planted a seed for a career in design, while my work in economic development allowed me to hone my skills in complex project management. My dream of being a full-time designer became a reality when I joined the Decorating Den Interiors family.


In 1976 Mel Archer began his career in fine cabinetry, building custom cabinets for gun collectors and selling them at trade shows. Then, as now, word of mouth helped his business grow and soon he was expanding to other kinds of cabinetry, including kitchens, baths, offices, and entertainment centers. From the start it was a family business, with Mel’s wife Colleen helping with accounting and door finishing before eventually becoming Business Manager. Mel and Colleen’s three children got their first job experience at Pacific Design, with Jeremiah and Chris on the shop floor sweeping sawdust, building drawer boxes and learning to use the saws. Joy answered the phones and typed letters on an old typewriter.


Industrial design is a major trend in boutiques, restaurants, tasting rooms, and other gathering spaces – but it’s too sterile for your space, right? Think again. One of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design’s multifamily projects, Rowlock, proves that industrial design can be as warm and welcoming as it is chic and visually interesting. Now that Rowlock is turning heads and stealing hearts at Orenco Station in Hillsboro, Oregon, we thought we would take a closer look at the details that bring industrial design to your space.


Ridgecrest Homes is proud to be a local Portland-area custom home builder and an experienced remodeling contractor. Ridgecrest Homes has been creating exquisite homes since 1983. We are family owned and operated and love to live our philosophy, which is to provide our customers with excellent customer service and superior craftsmanship while building the highest quality custom homes and remodels that exceed their expectations.


Margaret is an exceptionally organized creative problem solver. Margaret earned her Master of Interior Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and has been exceeding client expectations ever since. She is both NCIDQ Certified, and a LEED Accredited Professional. Margaret is a process and detail-oriented designer who is passionate about creating beautiful and efficient, research-based solutions to complex problems. Margaret enjoys hosting dinner parties, tending her garden, and creating art with her two daughters.


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