Joanna Linberg

Recent Posts By Joanna Linberg

Before and after: Oregon beach shack

It takes an architect to walk through a 100-year-old house marked for teardown and say, “This is perfect!” That’s just what Melody Emerick and her husband Brian did when they found the abandoned Oregon beach cottage they decided to turn into a weekend getaway.

6 ways to kid-proof your home

Writer and blogger Jody Brettkelly has four kids, so when it comes to designing with tough materials, she’s an expert. She shared the three most important tips she learned while remodeling her Oakland home, plus her top six near-invincible fabrics, floors, and stone.

Designer feed: new fabric, black and white tile, crazy good pillows

Designers and architects are just as addicted to Instagram as we are. I browse their feeds daily for design inspiration. And starting this week, I’ll bring you my favorites every Wednesday. Consider it a “happy hump day!” from me to you.

Old house hack: making old windows more efficient

If you have a historical home, you typically spend gobs of money replacing drafty windows. Portlander Sam Pardue wasn’t happy with that option, so the serial entrepreneur created the Indow window insert: