Before & After: This Portland Loft’s Pink-Hued Makeover Deserves a Standing Ovation

An artsy retiree’s new downtown digs combine industrial details with plush textures, serene colors, and statement-making fixtures.

After almost 10 years in a 1,075-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath loft in Portland’s downtown Pearl District, Pam Williams was ready for a change. Williams, a retired public library director and widow who volunteers at the Portland Art Museum and Portland Center Stage at The Armory, contemplated purchasing a new home—however, after a visit to a remodeled unit in her own building,  she realized that a renovation might be the better solution, allowing her to stay in the neighborhood she loved. 

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