Daniel House

Daniel House home design about page

Daniel House is home design studio in Portland, Oregon that offers a full service design and build process. We are a small team. Peter Spalding is our lead designer and project manager. Alexander Spalding, Peter's brother, is the head of operations. Zena Cherian oversees our personal and digital relations. And, Drew DeHaven, is the intern, so he does everything we ask. 



 Cannon Beach table set up and design.  Kitchen set up.

About Daniel House

Daniel House is a home design studio based in Portland, Oregon. Using classically inspired design principles, we envision, plan, and construct custom spaces for clients around the world.

By intimately studying the homes we work in, we build spaces that celebrate human character and give credence and purpose of the space. 

Our spaces are attentive to original form, inspired by the world we live in, and comprehensible to those who inhabit them.


Meet the Team

 Peter Spalding, Head Designer of Daniel House. Architect history and cultural Design. NYU

Peter Spalding

Peter Spalding oversees Design at Daniel House. He holds a B.A. in Architecture History and Urban Design from NYU, as well as a certificate from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Before launching his own practice, Peter collaborated with numerous architecture and design firms in Manhattan. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, as well as on the cover of American Arts Quarterly. Peter is passionate about volunteering at his church and the surrounding Portland community. He’s an avid runner, fair-weather skier, and lifelong student of his craft.

 Alexander Spalding is the Director of Operations at Daniel House.  Studied at Texas A&M and Oxford.

Alexander Spalding

Alex is Director of Operations at Daniel House. He studied at Texas A&M, earning degrees in Finance and Business Honors, as well at the University of Oxford, studying Theology and Christian Apologetics. He’s worked in finance/management roles across a variety of businesses including Bergstrom Automotive, Young Life, and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. While at Oxford, he founded the Spaldeian Library - a social club and lending library. Alex is an avid traveller, a voracious reader, and dabbles in fencing and polo.

 Zena Cherian, Relations Manager for Daniel House Studios.

Zena Cherian

Zena is the Relations Manager, and resident extrovert, of Daniel House. She hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where she earned her bachelors in Strategic Communications from the University of Central Oklahoma. Zena went on to develop and manage an organic beauty boutique in Oklahoma City until she found herself moving to Portland, Oregon to work for Daniel House. She ardently prefers hard copy books to electronic readers, appreciates the delicacy of a well-made croissant, and genuinely enjoys learning about people.

 Drew DeHaven, Daniel House's first Intern.  Studied Business at George Fox University in Oregon.

Drew DeHaven

Drew is an Oregon Fellow and Daniel House's first intern. He attended George Fox University in Newberg Oregon, where he studied Business. Over the course of his college career he worked at Orvis and Young Life. In most of his spare time you could find Drew Fly Fishing on the Deschutes River. As a classic Oregonian, he never wears a rain jacket in the rain and enjoys a Boneyard IPA.