Ronald McDonald House shows off new renovations
KPTV — February 26, 2016
It is a home away from home for many families when a loved one is in a hospital, and now it has a new look.
The Ronald McDonald East House held its grand re-opening of guest rooms Friday, after months of renovation.
Each guest room now features a mural hand-painted by local artists depicting a part of Oregon, from the coast to the Cascades.
The house looks to create a comforting escape for families as their kids are getting help in the hospital.
"We want our bedrooms our guestrooms and our entire Ronald McDonald House to feel like a very special, comforting home,” Jessica Jarratt Miller, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon, explained. “It doesn't smell like antiseptic, there's no beeping sounds and the art jumps off the walls. It’s like nothing like you see inside of a hospital."
Each room also got new flooring, led lights, furniture and smart TVs.
Donations topping $50,000 helped with the renovations.
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Painting with Pizzaz
Design Bureau — May 20, 2014
When Gretchen Schuaffler left Puerto Rico to move to the Northwest US as a child, it took some time to adjust to the local color palette.
“There was an incredible resource of color wealth [in Puerto Rico], and then I came to a place where the color was literally on mute nine months a year,” Schauffler says. Out of this contrast, and armed with a desire to introduce these tropical hues to the North- west canvas, her philosophy on color and company was born. For Devine Color Creamy Wall Coatings, it’s more than just paint. It’s paint, illuminated.
When working on a color scheme for a client, Schauffler’s process revolves around gut feelings and the process of discovery—so much so that she refers to what other paint designers might call “color swatches” as “discovery cards.” “If you’re a designer who is working closely with a client,” she says, “looking at the cards helps you better understand your client and can give you a revelation that may have taken hours to arrive at—whereas if you’re choosing colors on your own, you can really connect to your own intuition and have confidence in what you’re selecting.”
Schauffler’s blog, which features a vivid amalgamation of sources of inspiration (think: fine art, Pinterest posts, interviews, and more), is a further extension of this philosophy. “I want people to see what colors they love and what colors can do for you,” she says.
So how exactly do you determine what color is right for your design project or interior-design overhaul? Schauffler often focuses on the colors that already exist in a person’s home life, no matter how small or insignificant they might seem. The goal is to enhance with color, not distract.
“I like to equate choosing colors for our homes to choosing cosmetics,” Schauffler says. “Just as selecting the right red lipstick for your complexion makes the difference between beautiful lips and a crazy bright mouth overwhelming the wearer, so does picking the perfect color for a room’s lighting, décor, and inhabitants. This is key to creating a look that feels not only perfect but beautiful.”
Schauffler cites an example of a client who once was set on the color yellow for a room. When Schauffler was brought into the mix, she saw that because the room already had such an abundance of yellow in the material, using the color on the walls as well would create an overwhelming lemondrop effect. “Instead, I advised her to consider red or green on the walls to enhance the yellow, instead of being the accent,” she says.
For those living in the Northwest, life truly does begin again in the summer—but with Schauffler’s colors, one can create that vibrancy indoors all year long.
Devine Color Floor Launches Luxurious New Line of 19 Vinyl Floor Styles
Floor Trends — February 21, 2013
Devine's line of luxury vinyl, known as the The Devine Contact Collection is easily installable flooring with a patented adhesive backing. Available in 10 plank colors as well as 9 stone tile colors, Devine Contact offers both traditional and contemporary design solutions.
The patent pending Contact adhesion system creates a bond that is both permanent and easily removable. It's as easy as "Prep, Place, Press and Done". Once it is pressed to the floor surface, the pressure activated adhesion system creates a permanent bond. The unique and patented adhesive-impregnated fabric backing allows for easy removal once the initial bond is broken with minimal vertical-force effort and leaves no adhesive residue behind. Devine Contact flooring can be used in commercial applications as well as residential environments. The press application also allows for endless pattern designs because directional placement is not necessary.
"We are able to offer architects and designers, a reasonably priced and incredible looking product that can be placed without damage to the building, and removed at anytime in the future without leaving any residue. Whether it's a new home, townhouse, or airport terminal, Contact is the answer. For home owners who are seeking forward design solutions that are easy to install and hold up to today's lifestyle, Devine Contact is the answer," says Ashley Schwarz, Vice President, Devine Color Floor.
Devine Contact is very durable 3.0mm with a 0.55mm wear layer that is easy to clean with the occasional broom or mop and comes with a 15-year residential or 8-year commercial warranty. All Devine Color flooring products are designed and manufactured under the highest quality standards and are Floor Score Certified.
Devine Color Floor is distributed in the Northwest through Wanke Cascade. Please visit our website for a dealer near you.
Devine Vinyl Planks
Area Floors — June 7, 2012
This is not the vinyl you know…think of it as how cheesy spandex became sporty lycra! In the same fashion, new technology engineered vinyl’s fantastic strengths into the next generation…
What this means is that these floors are quiet, water proof, dent/scratch resistant, recyclable & easy to replace. Come by Area Floors to see samples of this new flooring.
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- Durable PVC floating floor, water resistant.
- Non-glue installation, sub-floor tolerant, over recommended underlays.
- Patent L2C locking system (C2538) – improved end joint fit.
- Low Volatile Organic Compound emissions for healthy & energy efficient buildings.
- Easily cleaned Devine Color Floor resilient surface with hard wearing polyurethane.
- 7dB noise reduction up to a total of 12db subject approved underlay underfloor heating to 82.4F.
- Suitable for retail stores, kitchens, bathrooms, offices, showrooms.
- 15 year warranty for residential applications, 8 years for commercial conditions.