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A Dreamy Bedroom & Nursery Nook by Sarah Sherman Samuel

A Dreamy Bedroom & Nursery Nook by Sarah Sherman Samuel

Modern and minimal but imbued with playful spirit, this master bedroom/nursery nook remodel by interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel shows the transformative power of thoughtful living combined with beautiful design. The space below belongs to photographer Max Wagner & his wife Margaux, who were expecting baby #2 and found themselves a little short on square footage in their sweet two bedroom home. The plan was to create a warm and welcoming yet still adult-friendly nursery nook within their master bedroom, effectively creating a double-duty opportunity to overhaul the entire room.  A neutral color palette set the tone for a calming, daydream-infused space that would...

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30 Letters in 30 Days: Write_On Returns!

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30 Letters in 30 Days: Write_On Returns!

It's back! The greatest (in our humble opinion) letter-writing kick-off event in the Pacific Northwest makes its triumphant return to our Portland flagship on Thursday, March 30th. Put on by our good friends at Egg Press, we welcome you to a fun and meaningful evening of community building through letter-writing.  Write_On is a mission driven campaign to promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence inspired by Egg Press founder Tess Darrow’s challenge to write a letter a day back in 2014. For the third year running, letterpress printers Egg Press & Hello!Lucky have spearheaded the Write_On campaign where snail mail reigns supreme....

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The New Schoolhouse Trade Experience

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The New Schoolhouse Trade Experience

At Schoolhouse we manufacture much of what we sell in-house and have sold factory direct since we first opened shop almost fifteen years ago. Our trade clients - the talented designers, architects, builders, contractors and beyond - are an important part of who we are and we have always strived to find ways to make their projects run as smoothly as possible. To support that mission, we recently unveiled our new Trade Experience - an upgraded portal that caters to trade business with exclusive benefits and easily accessible resources.  Schoolhouse Space: Plaza Del Toro In an effort to create long-lasting relationships with...

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Quoted: On Home & Harmony

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Quoted: On Home & Harmony

Wise words on personal home style from our longtime New York City store manager Michael. We've always felt strongly that your home should look like yours and no one else's. Anything that calls your name or brings you joy - regardless of whether or not it "goes" - will always find its special spot. In short: The mix always beats the match.  See how the Schoolhouse community makes their homes shine in our new #schoolhouseliving inspiration gallery and share your own Schoolhouse space.

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Designer Spotlight: Katie Hackworth

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Designer Spotlight: Katie Hackworth

When we sat down to brainstorm a list of a few of our current favorite interior designers, one name that instantly popped up was Katie Hackworth, founder of H2 Design + Build. Tackling both residential and commercial projects with a background in graphic design, Katie has been building her stellar portfolio for over a decade with diverse projects in a range of mediums. As a self-taught architectural and interior designer, we love Katie's natural confidence and eye for authentic and concise styling. Her choices always feel fresh but cozy and never overly-flashy. We chatted with Katie about her design aesthetic,...

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Welcome to #schoolhouseliving

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Welcome to #schoolhouseliving

It's a big, exciting day here at Schoolhouse. Yesterday, we hit a major milestone on Instagram, reaching 250,000 followers (what!) and today we're launching a new community-fueled experience on our site called Schoolhouse Living. Simply said, we can now showcase all of the incredible, real images that our customers, friends, and fans share of their Schoolhouse products directly on our site. We've been wanting to have an inspiration gallery for all of the beautiful content we get to see every day tagged on our Instagram and other social channels and it's finally here!  The concept behind Schoolhouse Living is something we've always championed but never put...

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Bathroom Refresh: Lighting & Accessory Inspiration

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Bathroom Refresh: Lighting & Accessory Inspiration

As Winter finally starts to wind down and the hope of sunny skies comes near, it feels like the perfect time to give a little energy and focus to one of the most oft-neglected spaces of the home: The Bathroom. Cabin-fever throughout these colder months is real and can start to wear you down. Right now, there's no better way to welcome Spring than an easy refresh for the room that starts you off each day. A happy bathroom is a total mood booster and it's not hard to make a few small upgrades that will inevitably make it feel...

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The Alabax Fixture: A Simple Lighting Upgrade

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The Alabax Fixture: A Simple Lighting Upgrade

Effortless, utilitarian, and relentlessly versatile, the timeless design of the Alabax has earned its spot as our most popular surface mount light fixture. Originally featured in a 1950’s General Electric catalog, Schoolhouse founder Brian Faherty stumbled upon this prized vintage ceramic fixture while thrifting in Northeast Portland years ago and was instantly drawn to its unique sculptural form. Since bringing it back in to production, the Schoolhouse Alabax fixture has become a mainstay piece for both commercial and residential home design.  The beauty of the Alabax lies in its quiet simplicity. At its core, the Alabax represents the simplest form of a light...

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Spotlight: Schoolhouse Design Specialist

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Spotlight: Schoolhouse Design Specialist

Last week you met Josh, our go-to Trade Specialist, and today we're excited to introduce you to Elizabeth, the other brightly shining side of the Schoolhouse trade coin. A key member of our team for almost two years now, Elizabeth works directly with interior designers and architects to bring both their own and their client's dreams to reality. With an eye for design and perfectly honed aesthetic, Elizabeth is a creative force who also happens to be incredibly organized and meticulous, a dream mix of left and right brain attributes. The care and passion that she puts in to her work with...

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