This Modern Portland Home Tour Will Make Your Eyes Light Up

While trends lure you in with their tempting appeal, nothing beats the global charm and timeless appeal of classic and traditional styles. This is the approach Chelsea Kaemingk of Kaemingk Design took when she designed this polished Portland home. Built in 1910, the 3000-square-feet, four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence was stripped down to the studs a few years ago, but the client wanted to maintain the home's history and old-world feel.

"We're constantly influenced by Belgian design, so for the interior, we kept the spaces bright, minimal and full of natural materials," Kaemingk tells me. "We wanted to create a home with a strong European influence that blended the lines between modern and more old-world aesthetics—a home that felt clean and simple but with depth in character." Take the tour and see the old-meets-new fusion for yourself, and then watch your eyes light up as you go.