March 2018 Lifestyle Letter

 Home Creative Home  Welcome to our Home issue!  The following pages invite you to explore new ideas to truly make your home your sanctuary. In our “Creative Spaces” feature, we give you a look inside one-of-a-kind spaces that provide inspiration to the homeowners who created them. From a unique music studio to a tranquil orchid room, we hope you’ll feel…

March 2018 Good Times

 Bend Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Awards Celebration
  Bend Lifestyle celebrated with Readers' Choice Award winners on January 11 at Central 
Oregon Collective. There are several not pictured; check out the February issue for a complete list. Congratulations to this year's winners! PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE GIARDINI

March 2018 Around Town

Carrie DiTullio, billed as “Your Local Real Estate Concierge,” has joined Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate in the Old Mill District. Formerly with Bend Premier,  Carrie has been helping buyers and sellers in Central Oregon for more than nine years and has been a Central Oregon Resident for two decades.  Carrie may be a familiar face to many long-time Central…

Creative Home Spaces

If a kitchen is called the heart of a home, then creative spaces are the soul. For Mike Ryan M.D., his music studio, named the “Baja Room,” is an inspiration. “To be in your creative comfort zone, you need to be surrounded by the things that spark your process,” says Ryan—orthopedic surgeon, songwriter, guitarist and lead singer of Doc Ryan…

Safari Blankets

For Heidi Wright, local artisan, travel guide, wife and mother of four, the word “home” has a heart’s definition. Born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area, she felt drawn to Africa as her “true home” from an early age. Physical house locations through the years have been wide-ranging: Uganda, Kenya, Virginia and, for the past seven years, Bend. She…

Jonny & Mike: Décor Picks

“Our inspiration is farmhouse modern. The look combines different materials in interesting ways—like pairing metals with reclaimed materials. Wood, with its earthy feel, works especially well in Bend.  A neutral palate gives a backdrop for unique textures in furniture and upholstery, but in our very active community, it’s also important to have furniture you can use. Weaves and materials should…

History Runs Through It

For many of us, family runs as deep in our blood as fish run in the Deschutes River.

Tone + Texture

Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz…

Washington’s John Gurnee

John Gurnee, executive chef/
culinary director for both Drake and Washington Dining & Cocktails was on his way to a hunting excursion. If the hunt is successful, he’ll bring something back to share with the kitchen staff, he says. For Gurnee, this is just one of the perks of living in Central Oregon. “I enjoy the quietness of Bend, the fact…