Author Archives: 2013

Wicker vs. Rattan

  It’s a hot summer day – finally and I’m thinking of porches and lemonade!  This got me thinking about the difference between Wicker, Cane and Rattan.  I did a little digging and here is what I learned: Wicker: Wicker is the type of weaving we often see on porch furniture, usually woven with cane, […]

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Color Schemes, Color Wheel

Using the Color Wheel I had a great color consultation this week with clients that have recently moved into a new home.  As the boxes begin to disappear and the existing walls and carpets emerge again, it’s time to make the space their own.  Our conversation centered on how the rooms should feel and how […]

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Art and Too Much Art

Design Milk is a blog we follow that focuses on a modern vibe in furnishings, art and architecture.    They had a post this week that I just loved.  You can check it out at www.design-milk.com/blow-me-by-sebastian-errazuriz/.  The quote that caught my attention was said by Sebastian Errazuriz, the artist.  He says “We are becoming aesthetically obese.”  […]

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Minneapolis Art Fairs

Its summer and besides the season of road construction it is also the season of art fairs.  My husband and I spent Saturday strolling around Loring Park and perusing the multitude of amazing pieces.  I have a creative job and I love using the right side of my brain but if it weren’t for CAD […]

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Less Noise!

Last week I wrote about the best home environments for sound using style elements to enhance how sound moves in and through a room.   This week I’m going to continue the noise theme but this time by exploring how products can make a difference. We all know about acoustic panels; sound experts recommend a 1-inch […]

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Noise, Noise, Noise!

We are in the process of putting hardwood floors in our living room.   This is a long overdue improvement that will help that room catch up with the rest of our main level! The project, of course, means emptying all the rooms, not just for safety from dust, but to allow a buff and refinish […]

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Front Doors

  We’ve been thinking about front doors lately-one of our clients has a uncovered entry  with a south facing exposure, a painted door and a storm door that is left on all year (as opposed to swapping out the glass panel for a screen panel).  In our tough climate, storm doors are very popular for […]

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Stencils

Back in the early 1990’s, I stenciled basketballs, baseballs and footballs around my young son’s bedroom. It was cute, kind of country-homey and survived until his pre-teen years. I have pretty much dismissed stencils since then. Now they are popping back up but not in the cozy country way of last century. The new stencils […]

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Check out the article about one of our favorite kitchen projects in Sunday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune. Of course, the truth is that all our projects become a favorite! Read it at StarTribune.com

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