August 14, 2017


Portland Street of Dreams- Happy Valley

Portland Street of Dreams- Happy Valley 

Once again I got the opportunity to attend The Street of Dreams. This year I attended with Storypiece . We both went with a different focus. Storypiece went for the whole look of the house, the details like the light fixtures, the furnishings etc.  I on the other hand went to check out the party spaces.  Of course I did 😉😆  In this post I'm going to be sharing two of the five houses with you. You'll have to come back to see the other three houses.  

Let's start with house number five, the Suteki, 4,739 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 half bath.   I'm showing you this house first because it was my least favorite. That's just my personal opinion, many people attending really loved this house.  The house was very minimalist and focused more on texture.  I've never been a fan of the minimalist look. 

Suteki House at Portland Street of Dreams. See more at

The only real party space in the Suteki was this seating area around the fireplace.  The whole outdoor patio area wrapped around the house and the designer had set out floor cushions.  The outdoor space made me think of yoga and meditation, both things I'm not into. Not saying there's anything wrong with either of those things, they're just not things I enjoy.

Outdoor space at the Suteki house. Portland Street of Dreams. More inspiration at

House number four, The Elysian, 5,100 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 half bath.   There were a lot of things I liked about this house.  The large porch at the front of the house would be a nice spot to sit and have lemonade on a hot day with a friend.

The Elysian at Portland Street of Dreams. More inspiration at

The Elysian had an upstairs room that I could picture the guys hanging out watching a boxing match or the ladies watching a movie for girls night.  Just my opinion but a bigger t.v. needs to go in this room.  Shades of grey permeated through out the house.  That dark grey accent wall has me thinking of painting my half bath a dark grey. And can we talk about that light fixture!  We don't have high ceilings so no way that would look good in our house but it's definitely eye-catching.

Indoor entertaining area inside The Elysian at Portland Street of Dreams

This room even comes with your own bar.

Bar area inside The Elysian at Portland Street of Dreams

Let's take a stroll outside to what is always my favorite part of the Street of Dreams homes.  The outdoor areas are where I spend the most time whenever I tour these homes.  I get so much inspiration and picture so many fabulous parties taking place.

I'd love to have an outdoor fireplace.  Even on a cold rainy night it would be so cozy to sit outside by the fireplace with a thick cozy blanket wrapped around you.

Fireplace seating area at The Elysian at Portland Street of Dreams

I love outdoor kitchens. I always picture inviting friends over at least once a month for BBQ's. Sitting around the table eating good food, drinking wine and talking into the night. I think I need to watch a YouTube of how to build an outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor cooking area at The Elysian at Portland Street of Dreams

What a great spot to sit and plan parties.  My man could be relaxing in the hot tub there and I'd be  swinging away in that great chair, sketching out my next soiree.

Relaxing at The Elysian at the Portland Street of Dreams.

Be sure to come back to see the great entertaining spaces of houses one, two and three.  I can't wait to show you my favorite house.  Leave me a comment and let me know what features you liked about the two houses I've shown you.

Related: Portland Street of Dreams-Outdoor Entertaining 


  1. I can't believe I agree about a bigger TV! It just looks dwarfed by the space. Or maybe some big art or decor on that wall so the TV doesn't have to do all the visual work?

    1. Yeah, I just thought that tv looked a little small. A big beautiful piece of art on that wall would look really good.


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