Serving Up Style: Designers Fighting Lupus is Portland’s premier design event. Each year, prominent design teams are invited to create fantastic, stunning, and whimsical dining environments for a four-day showcase during the Portland Fall Home & Garden Show. Serving Up Style culminates with a fundraiser gala, auction, and awards ceremony. All proceeds from the event benefit the lupus awareness and service initiatives of Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus.
Getting selected to participate in this event is an honor. Angie Morse, owner of The Room Stylers, Anne Runde of Anne Runde Interiors and Chana Coleman of Everyday Styling – the talented design team that created the ReStore’s fabulous living room setting for last year’s Spring Home and Garden Show – enlisted the ReStore to help create their entry for Serving Up Style.
The Room Stylers’ entry is titled “Nature’s Sky Box — where city chic meets rural rustic.” The designers wanted to capture the vibe and essence of what makes Portland such a cool place to live. They started with green living (in this case, repurposed pallet boards used to create a planter box and benches, reclaimed decking and trellis materials – constructed by Alex and Mark from the Washington County ReStore – LED lighting (for 85% less energy consumption), fresh inspired foods (all local), urban farming (veggies from the display’s own planter box), and beautiful scenery along with vibrant, engaged communities.
The juxtaposition of urban and rustic creates opulence with a farm-fresh twist! With sustainability at the core, this delightful rooftop setting is meant to be shared.
Imagine hazelnut crusted Dungeness crabcakes with herb-seasoned, grilled root vegetables. Greens plucked from the garden drizzled with fresh raspberry puree and a rich butternut squash soup. Finish with poached pears decadently dressed with Moonstruck dark chocolate. All of this accompanied by local libations—fruit liqueurs and brandies, wines, brews, and roasted coffees.
The Design Team
Each of the designers runs a multi-faceted design company offering interior design, remodeling, home staging and styling services, and also light commercial and outdoor projects. Angie Morse said, “We all strive to create unique, personal, inviting spaces for each and every client. For us, it’s a matter of listening to our clients’ life stories, respecting their treasures, and helping them discover their personal design style. With the same passion and energy we bring to our projects each day, we had so much fun creating this vignette for Serving Up Style. We were also very humbled by the response from our colleagues and vendors when we approached them with our ideas and need for assistance. We are truly grateful for the talent, generosity, and enthusiasm they brought to the project. ReStore rocks!!!”
Don’t forget to vote!
This event includes a People’s Choice award, and voting for the People’s Choice award goes live on houzz.com Thursday, October 4. Please vote for the Room Stylers and help them win the People’s Choice award!