Nicole Michelle Decor

Bend, Oregon

Project Description

Nicole Michelle is a quaint retail store that focuses on providing unique home goods in a serene, homelike atmosphere. Ascent Architecture & Interiors provided exterior concepts, construction documents and permit assistance, helping the owner turn this former video store into the boutique shop with significant exterior and interior improvements. To develop a more welcoming and interesting street façade, we designed a new portico over the front entrance that invites the visitor inside. Signage on the portico’s gable end announces the store, and a wide, graceful stairway provides a welcoming feel. The exterior improvements were designed to fit the style of the existing building while providing additional character and improving the street presence.


  • 2014 High Desert Design Council “Best Commercial Remodel” winner

Project Details

Completion date 2014
Size 1,791 square feet


In addition to the new portico, we designed a pair of new box bay windows flank the portico, providing interest and detail to the façade while creating a space for the owners to display various merchandise items on the inside.


On the interior, the owner self-performed much of the work, including repainting the ceilings, walls, trim and staircase treads. Fluorescent lights were replaced with energy-efficient, true-color LED lighting throughout. The displays are arranged to optimizes the space and create a harmonious path for customers to circulate.

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