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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Kitchen and Bath Remodel Projects using Cambria

Many of our clients ask us about, and we often recommend, Cambria countertops for their kitchen and bath projects.  Why do we like it?  Lots of reasons!  First of all, though, what is it?  Cambria is not a natural stone, but it is made from natural stone.  In a nutshell, it’s approximately 93% pure quartz combined […]

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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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The Color Purple

I’m having a very exciting afternoon – I received the latest edition of Sherwin-Williams’ publication, Stir.  It’s a magazine all about color…  trends, new products, organic farming.  Yeah, there’s a great article about heirloom vegetables.  They’re very colorful!  Did you know that early carrots were purple and that you can get blue tomatoes?  Who knew. Anyway, there is […]

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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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A Truly Hidden Pantry

I was talking with a new acquaintance last week, and he told me the most wonderful story.  Well, as a kitchen designer, I think it’s a most wonderful story.  You just might too, especially if you’re short on pantry space.  I know very few people – unless of course they are a past kitchen design client […]

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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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Picture This…

This is a post about hanging pictures.  We may have written about this before, but it bears repeating!  Many people make the common error of hanging their artwork too high.  And not just the artwork…  clocks, wall sculptures, all the other things that people hang on their walls. Here is a design tip to remember:  gallery […]

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