Mediterranean Style 1920's Remodel

TEXT by Celine MacKay | PHOTOGRAPHS by A Mediterranean style green remodel by Jessica Helgerson Interiors - originally built in the 1920s of white clay bricks.


Jessica and her team have done it again. If you've been reading Pure Green for any length of time you know what fans we are of Jessica Helgerson's work. A little eye-candy to start your week off right. Love the pops of red in this kitchen! Here is what you need to know about this charming home (as quoted from

"We chose a dynamic material palette of encaustic concrete tiles for the floor and locally hand-made ceramic tiles for the walls. Painted, rough-sawn beams create visual interest on the ceiling. The counters are solid, thick walnut slabs from locally felled trees. The hand made ceramic pendant lights are the same shade of cool, slightly purple-grey as the concrete floors. We found the reclaimed iron bases at a local salvage yard and had a slab of marble cut to serve as a tall table and additional counter space. A built-in window seat plus two stools allows the family of four to comfortably eat in the kitchen."




"New furniture includes vintage chairs in the dining room, reupholstered in brightly colored felt, a 10′ long vintage bench upholstered in an antique morrocan rug, a JHID-designed coffee table made of walnut ‘bricks’ an echo of the brick architecture. The curtains are hemp, with a border made from antique suzani tapestries. A painting in the living room is from Portland artist Alison O’Donoghue."






 Photo Credit: Lincoln Barbour