Welcome to The House of Sarcasm – an eye-popping house in Portland, Oregon that takes psychedelic décor to a whole new level!
Artist Christine Claringbold and her husband Charles certainly are not shy when it comes to putting a little color in their 1924 bungalow.
This fun couple takes great pleasure in living in a kaleidoscope of saturated hues and explosive patterns.
Chuck & Christine (aka “The ‘Bolds”) have been playing music together in bands since 1996.
Christine, who has made her living as an artist for over 20 years, views the medium of paint as a “living entity.”
She creates colorful mandalas, psychedelic murals, vinyl clock art, and paints on objects such as guitars and old suitcases.
Christine & Chuck have infused this love – nay, obsession – with color throughout their historic home.
Each room is an assault on the senses – but in a pleasing, mind-blowing way.
Portland can be a little depressing with its grey, rainy climate. So why not indulge in a celebration of vibrant color?
The use of vintage mugs hung from the kitchen ceiling is especially innovative. It’s a great space-saver and a unique way to display their collection.
No room is left untouched from the color & pattern barrage, even the bathroom:
Check out the funky music studio in the basement where Christine and Charles’ band, Dartgun & the Vignettes practice:
Never a dull moment in this household!
The House of Sarcasm has been featured on The Portland Weird Homes Tour, HGTV’s “Look What I Did!” and “That’s Clever!”, Pacific North Weird Youtube channel, and the new show “My Unique Home” from AOL Video.
The Claringbolds have been renting out one of their bedrooms on Airbnb since January 2019. This upcoming summer, they are planning on renting out the entire house for the month of July!
House Crazy Sarah is feeling the psychedelic delirium just looking at these pictures!