Home Stories

The most fascinating stories expose the inventive ways in which people make their home their own. One couple cleared the furniture out of their home to open it as an art gallery (and continue to live there). A woman hired a feng-shui master to invite prosperity home (sales of her nutrition bars then grew to $20 million a year). Risk-takers prefer hillside stilt homes; big families need super-sized laundry rooms. One man discovers over 20 years that a ranch house doesn't have to look like the Ponderosa. And condo owners break down walls to add on. Check out the stories in the subpages below. Read more of Janet's design stories in The Oregonian and Homes and Gardens of the Northwest.