Your Designer: Linda Blackwood
After leaving a high-tech sales job Linda decided to embrace her inner creative and live her dream.
She earned her BFA degree in Interior Design from Marylhurst University, and gained additional certifications as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD). Apart from her degrees, certifications and natural design panache, Linda’s style merges a practical, analytic approach with a true artist’s sense of color and design… which results in a unique and exciting design experience for her clients.
Linda finds design inspiration all around her – on a bridge, in a hotel, while strolling through an outdoor garden – which she infuses into her functional and beautiful design approach. Collections of magazine clippings, blog posts, and other bits of information provide ongoing insight and inspiration. Design, according to Linda, is everywhere.
Recently awarded Oregon Remodelers Association’s “Outstanding Remodeling Achievement Award, Excellence in Design, 2011”, Linda is also an active member of the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland, Professional Women in Building, Northwest Society of Interior Designers, and the National Kitchen and Bath Association. These professional affiliations allow her to stay current and continue to hone her knowledge and expertise, while also cultivating meaningful and collaborative industry partnerships. In the past, Linda also served on the board of directors for ReFIT, helping to provide no-cost home modifications for low income homeowners with disabilities.
Linda believes the doors of opportunity are opened by fresh ideas and expansive thinking, and it is in this spirit that she meets every client where they are and every moment in the middle.
Her philosophy is simple: design should be fun. And, so should your designer.