Sometimes it’s good to look at past issues of magazine. I did it online on Dwell and found this inspiring modern house that is built on a forest lot on the border of the Portland. By keeping most of the trees, the couples have no need for drapes for their large windows. Who would want to break the view to the forest?
They play with the stain color to achieve a seamless look with the forest.
The owners were after a loft feel. Their choice of furniture in the living room is not for me, but I can see the appeal for some. Otherwise, their modern great room seems functional and inviting.
+ photos: John Clark for Dwell