A few days ago a timely reminder popped up on my instagram feed. It read, “Remember that once you dreamed of being where you are now.”
It made me reflect back to 2 years ago when my mom and I first launched Townsend Interiors. It’s easy to overlook all of the mini victories, growth, and courage it took us to get from Day 1, the very beginning to today, 2 years later designing and renovating the homes we once dreamed about.
Townsend Interiors is a mother-daughter team run by Whitney (that’s me) and my mom, Courtney. We’ve been passionate about interior design since, well forever, and two years ago we decided to take that passion and launch our business, Townsend Interiors. We have been fortunate to work with clients in Bend, Portland, California and beyond. Designing client’s homes has always been the staple of our business, but this year we’ve decided to partner with a local Portland company on an exciting collaboration. More on that later.
So here it is! The beginning of our design blog. A place we plan on sharing before and afters of client projects, how to tutorials and the process of renovating our own homes.
To kick things off, lets dive into my own home reno—project Bailey Bungalow.
My husband and I bought our first home this past summer and have poured a lot of time and love into restoring it back to the light and charming bungalow I had envisioned when we first walked in.
Before moving in, our first project was to refinish the floors. Original 1920’s white oak floors. So we did what any fearless first time homeowner would do. We refinished them ourselves! But that’s a post for another day. For now, behold the before and after:
AND here’s the after! I love dark floors but with Portland’s dark and rainy winter months my goal was to make our house as light and airy as possible. After a tedious process of researching and sampling stains we finally landed on the perfect one.
The first floor bedroom, den, and kitchen all have fir floors- a common theme you’ll find among older historic homes.
Fir floors before:
Fir floors after!
More updates coming soon!
This post was written by Whitney Bailey