Neal Huston & Associates

 

Neal Huston

Neal Huston
This designer spotlight takes us clear across the country to Bend, Oregon. Neil Huston of Neil Huston & Associates gives the lowdown on this design with beautiful views inside and out.

HF: What inspired you to go into interior design?
NH: At an early age, I developed an interest in art and design which ultimately led me to architecture school. Through the practice of architectural design, I quickly learned the importance of interior design in completing and enhancing a building’s architectural theme and spirit. I enjoy the opportunity to bring our architectural efforts to completion through the focus on interior spaces, finishes and features.

HF: How would you define your firm’s design style?
NH:
Thoughtful and flexible, with an eye toward the longevity of the resulting design solution. We strive to deliver the style and level of quality appropriate for the project budget.

HF: What would be your dream design project?
NH:
Any project with team members (client, architect, interior designer, contractor, etc.) committed to work harmoniously together for the best end result!

HF: What design trend do you wish would go away?
NH:
Overly ponderous, cavernous and dark lodge or mountain styles.

HF: What design trend do you wish would make a comeback?
NH:
Northwest contemporary. And I think it’s inching back in again.

HF: What is your favorite thing about the job?
NH:
In our practice we are thankful for the opportunities for variety. Due to a range of project types from commercial to a breadth of residential type projects as well as to the uniqueness of each of our clients, we are kept on our “creative toes” and boredom evades us.

HF: For the Aubrey Butte renewal, was the design driven more by you or the customer or was it a combination?
NH:
The owners were friends before becoming clients, so I knew a great deal about their lifestyle and tastes, which made it easier to take the design in a direction with which I was comfortable, but I believed they would embrace as well.

HF: How did Hubbardton Forge come to be included in this project?
NH:
The home design is simple and understated, leaning to the contemporary and the plan for the main living area (kitchen, dining nook and living) is bright and open. The Hubbardton Forge fixture designs are handsome seen from any angle. They serve not only to deliver great light quality, but also to contribute “art” to the space which lends a balanced contemporary ambiance.

Neal Huston

NEAL’S PROJECT FEATURES: KIRIGAMI 4 LIGHT PENDANT CITYSCAPE LARGE LED PENDANT

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