It's well known that Krownlab is a big supporter of local design and local manufacturing. Recently we spoke with Collin Kayser of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design (GHID) regarding regional design trends as well as the firm's interest in including Krownlab sliding hardware systems in a recent project.
KL: This year GHID is participating in the Street of Dreams, and we're thrilled that you've specified Krownlab sliding barn door hardware. What design concept helped drive this decision?
CK: The Sandhill Crane is a home with a unique composition of materials, angles, and open spaces. GHID wanted to capitalize on this contemporary design with the interior and selections throughout. The clean lines and modern vibe of Krownlab's Baldur is a perfect compliment. The engineering, finishes, and overall design of the hardware fit well within the interior while functionally allowing the user to open up rooms in a more visually appropriate way.
KL: As a premier design firm here in Portland, what are a couple of design trends you're starting to see in our region?
CK: The Northwest has seen its fair share of rustic, re-claimed, and repurposed in the interior setting in recent years. While we aren't saying that will go away over night, but we are seeing a trend towards a new refinement. As the economy continues to bounce back, attention to the smaller details are coming into focus. We will continue to see the contemporary style gain in popularity. Stain-values are moving back towards mid-range values. And lastly, a favorite of GHID, the use of bright colors to liven a space continues to trend.
KL: We're certain you have many exciting projects coming up. Are there any in particular you'd like to share?
CK: Street of Dreams is an animal that never sleeps. We are excited to share that we will be apart of the 2016 Street of Dreams at the stunning Tumwater development in West Linn. GHID also continues to push forward with endeavors in the commercial and hospitality world. Follow GHID on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see us reveal new projects!
If you attend the Street of Dreams this year, be sure to keep an eye out for Krownlab hardware within the stunning designs of GHID!
Photo credits: Garrison Hullinger Interior Design