ISSUE 32  |  South of the Border

Steal This Look: A Modern Townhouse on a Tight Budget

August 07, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Craig Olson and Sean Igo are the founders of Canoe, one of our favorite go-to Portland shops and an early online presence for good design. A while back, when we heard they were renovating a vacation home in Phoenix, we asked them to keep us posted.

They did, and the results are impressive. Working with a tight budget of $40K, the duo turned a foreclosed mustard-yellow-walled-purple-staircased-shag-carpeted townhouse into a simple, clean space, outfitted with midcentury classics As Olson notes, "The project was more about creating an easy, casual, calm space rather than a lux vacation home."

N.B.: We will be featuring the renovation process in an upcoming Rehab Diaries; in the meantime, here's a Steal This Look on the living area.

Above: A Pendleton serape (a Mexican blanket-like-shawl) covers the back of the sofa, adding color to the room.

Above: A view onto the patio.

Above: The open floor plan with walls painted in a Benjamin Moore's Super White.

To recreate the look, source the following:

Above: Alex III 79-Inch Sofa by MItchell Gold + Bob Williams. Price upon request.

Above: Brinkely Yellow Pillow; $24.95 from Room and Board (currently on sale for $16.95).

Above: The Serape (the Mexican blanket-like-shawl) on the back of the sofa is from Pendleton; it's $180 and available in a variety of colors.

Above: Classic 36r Cocktail Table: with gray glass; $509 from Room and Board.

Above: Tral Floor Reading Lamp; $39.99 from Ikea.

Above: Spinneybeck Leather Cowhide Rug; $970 from DWR (currently on sale for $824.50).

Above: Akari Table Lamp 1N; $105 from Canoe.

Above: Tivoli Model One; $150 from Canoe.

Above: Hudson Media Cabinet; $2,299 from Room and Board.