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Rescued Living

Casey Boyd, Owner & Chief Proprietor

Rescued Living is founded on the idea of upcycling and ‘rescuing’ pieces to create stunning decor and home goods with a unique touch that reflects the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. With time, their offerings have expanded to showcase an array of new and found items inspired by natural elements of alpine and high-desert living.

What services do you offer?
At our core, Rescued Living (or RL as we affectionately refer to it) is a source for inspired décor and home goods with a unique touch that reflects the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. We love heritage pieces, and curate the shop with an all-encompassing nod to natural, contemporary, industrial, and western design. Additionally, we are always fully stocked with a beautiful collection of barware and kitchen accessories, as well as fun giftable items; there’s something here for everyone. One of the things we are most excited about is reopening our doors to in-home consulting! Back by popular demand – think of us as your creative thought partner. We bring a fresh set of eyes, as well as years of retail and styling experience, to the table and are here to help you achieve your design vision.

What inspires you?
I have always been inspired by natural elements and textures, picturesque mountainscapes and alpine living – the warm tones of the high desert and cool hues in the mountain shadows.

What projectS are you most excited about right now?
I am excited to get back into consulting in-home with our clients. Often, we have customers visit our store who instantly know that our style resonates with their vision and ask for help beyond our brick and mortar. These past few years have been booked as our business has grown and we were not able to offer this service; however, we are delighted to make room for a handful of clients in 2024.

It is important to me to help create an environment authentic to a client’s lifestyle and to include heritage pieces they have held onto dearly though may have been challenged incorporating them in a contemporary, updated style. With less of a focus on passing trends, and more on bringing in items that resonate with the homeowner’s aesthetics, I love to embrace an eclectic mix and create an updated cohesive look. Consulting is something we get asked about frequently, and I sincerely look forward to connecting with clients and helping them bring their creative visions to life!


“It is important to me to help create an environment authentic to a client’s lifestyle and to include heritage pieces they have held onto dearly though may have been challenged incorporating them in a contemporary, updated style.”

–Casey Boyd

What are you known for?
For many years we have been known for offering unique, one-of-a-kind pieces we design that are upholstered with new and vintage genuine Pendleton© wool and other textiles such as vintage army canvas and hair on hide leather. With leftovers of this iconic wool, we also have a large selection of pillows in varying sizes made in-house. Additionally, we proudly carry a full collection of soy candles from our sister-store, Landmark Fine Goods. Our natural wax candles are hand-poured in small batches from our Central Oregon studio with a stunning variety of scents inspired by natural elements of the great outdoors.

What is the most exciting new product or development in your store?
This year we are excited to be introducing a few new product lines to the shop, and we will have fresh items hitting the floor on a weekly basis. Amongst these product lines, we are featuring a furniture collection that allows for custom tailoring to a client’s personal design and spatial needs. We are also proudly offering a new rug line by Loloi, just released at this year’s winter market. Loloi rugs have a special place in our hearts for their durability, accessible variety of price points, and wide array of designs. We think you’ll love them!

What do you enjoy most about your line of work?
Undoubtedly, it is inspiring and connecting with our customers and local community on a daily basis. I hold most dear those resulting friendships that have developed over the years. I love creating visual displays that might help someone in their thought process with a project at home and give them the motivation and excitement to get moving in the right direction. My hope is that everyone who walks through the shop leaves with something, whether it be a new piece of furniture, a unique gift, or simply a renewed vision for their home – all is a win in my book.

How did you get your start?
I started by creating and curating home decor pieces and selling my wares at local pop-ups and vintage markets across Oregon. What started out as a passion project centered around “rescuing” found items and selling them out of a mobile shop quickly grew. Our first Rescued Living brick and mortar shop was opened in the Willamette Valley with an offering of new furniture and home decor as well as those found and rescued pieces we had become known for. As RL grew over the years we expanded to our location in Sisters, Oregon, which we happily call home.

Favorite season?
Hands-down winter… Growing up as a Central Oregon girl, winter in the high desert has always held a special place in my heart and evokes so much inspiration for RL. The natural elements and textures that are on display during the cold months kindle my creativity and create a sense of home. I’ve always felt that wintertime is a season of gathering, embracing friendship and community. When the cold hits or the weather turns, I find it often brings out some of the best in humanity.

What do you enjoy most about living and working where you do?
I’ve been fortunate enough to return home to Central Oregon and the community of Sisters, which offers the perfect outdoor recreation opportunities for my family. It’s a bonus to open our most recent brick and mortar shop in the environment that energizes and inspires me most.


HOCH Design Workshop

Nicholas Hoch, Founder & Principal Designer

HOCH Design Workshop is a full-service architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom residential design as well as unique commercial properties. Their unique methodology focuses on site-specific architecture reminiscent of its time and place. They leverage a system of work that references history, context, and culture resulting in architecture as ideas, not objects. They believe in fostering a collaborative relationship with their clients and seek to create experiences that encourage discovery and ignite creativity.

What services do you offer?
Hoch Design Workshop is a full-service architectural and interior design studio. We take a holistic approach to projects and partner with clients every step of the way, including site selection and planning, architectural and interior design, and construction management including permitting, navigating complex planning codes, local jurisdiction, and site restrictions.

What geographic areas do you serve?
Hoch Design Workshop is based in Portland, Oregon, and the majority of our projects are in the Pacific Northwest. In 2023, we expanded into Southern California and in 2024 we continue to expand east with new projects in the Midwest and New England.

Do you have any special certifications or specialties?
I am a national Auxiliary Dwelling Unit (ADU) Specialist and working towards being a CPHB Phius Certified Passive House Builder.

What is your architectural and educational background?
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, a Masters of Urban Design from Ball State University in Indianapolis, Indiana, a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon in Portland, Oregon, and I studied abroad at the Architecture and Urban Design Danish Institute.


“A great house has a design that is integrated to the site, is multidimensional in function, and allows an individual or family
to evolve and grow over time.”

–Nicholas Hoch

Describe your process—how do you work with clients, contractors, and interior designers?
I was brought up on a traditional Charrette-style design process. We carry that through at HDW. Our process is client-centric with an emphasis on collaborative and inclusive communication. We facilitate design workshops with customers that focus on information gathering, clarifying intent, and defining the design problems before providing solutions. We lean heavily on the integrated design approach and bring in contractors early to the design process, ensuring that we are effectively planning for constructability, budget, and schedule. We take a similar approach with interior designers and structural engineers, establishing cohesiveness through all stages of the process.

What makes the difference between a good house and a great house?
A good house might have nice materials, a good design, and all the modern amenities of a contemporary home, but a great design has been finely tuned to the client’s lifestyle and goals. A great house has a design that is integrated to the site, is multidimensional in function, and allows an individual or family to evolve and grow over time.

Do you have a favorite sport or recreational activity, and what do enjoy about it?
I love getting out in nature. In the winter you can find me alpine skiing, backcountry skiing, or mountaineering. In the summer I am typically out backpacking or camping with my dog.

What places in the world do you find most inspirational?
I am inspired by places where the local vernacular architecture is still intact and strong. I have a special admiration for high alpine villages in Europe where design was rooted in place, site, and function with visceral local materials being used.

What’s on top of your list as a great getaway?
A backpacking trip through small alpine villages in Switzerland, France, Austria, and Italy.

What do you enjoy most about living and working where you do?
I enjoy the relationships with clients, colleagues, and other industry professionals. In the Pacific Northwest we’re surrounded by highly skilled craftspeople, passionate designers, and a client base with a particularly stylish aesthetic. I love meeting new people, learning about their unique backgrounds, and incorporating that into a distinctive and individual design.