Designer Spotlight: Schoolhouse Electric
If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you may have noticed a reoccurring theme other than my love of ruffle tops and anything vintage. We have a close and intimate relationship with all things Schoolhouse Electric – and by that I mean you rarely will see a reveal or a roundup here on EHD without one of their products in it. Here they are in Our Master Bedroom, Brady’s bathroom, Ginny’s dining room, oh and again in my kitchen and dining room. Ya, you could say we kind of like them. We even loved them so much that we invited ourselves to the owners home in Portland last year to photograph his amazing house for that book of mine. Let’s all take a look at how beautiful his space is shall we?
Those plaid chairs will make it in our new house somewhere.
One of the many reasons I love them is that they are a local Portland grown company who makes all of their products here in the US, and above all that they are high-quality and on-trend while still remaining timeless pieces. I’m a sucker for anything made in Oregon (like me) so between them and Rejuvenation we have loads of options.
Please peruse their fall catalog full of new pieces and judge for yourselves.
So much inspiration, and so much good stuff. Here are a few of our favorites from their new collection:
1. Brass Lamp | 2. Cheese Dome | 3. Bottle Opener | 4. Brass Sconce | 5. Ash Basket | 6. Plaid Chair | 7. Linen Duvet | 8. Apartment Pendant | 9. Throw | 10. Bowl | 11. Natural Brass Pull | 12. Round Brass Tray | 13. Modern Outdoor Sconce | 14. Cutting Board | 15. Lamp | 16. White Bowl | 17. Emerson Sconce | 18. Porcelain Planter | 19. Chain Pendant | 20. Dinner Napkin | 21. Letter Opener | 22. Mirror
Also the people are really nice, the showroom is gorgeous and the coffee is so delicious. Here’s a secret, last winter, right after I spent the first two month of Elliot’s life working (the holidays are always INSANE for my industry) Brian and I were 85% sure we were going to move to Portland – that was the exact number we told our family and friends in secret. We went up there for two weeks and started looking for a house – maybe an investment property or something to fix up and airbnb we thought. We were so tired and we convinced ourselves that it was because of LA, and that we needed to get back to our roots and get to a quieter, less Hollywood, more down to earth environment. But then we came back to LA and the sun-light, the 70 degree January weather, and the fact that we were still really tired here convinced us that maybe Portland wasn’t the answer. Maybe just having two babies was exhausting. Anyway, we aren’t huge planners and Portland will always be a serious temptation, but for now we are here and staying in our new house for years. That’s my secret Portland saga.
We may not move back to Portland anytime soon but it has our heart. So if you are up there support the Oregon made brands like Schoolhouse that make that city great (and “weird”).