The Bungalow Series: The Bungalow Bathroom

Professional Interior Designer Bungalow Bathroom Twin Cities MN

This bathroom will take you back in time.  What was charming then might conflict a bit with today’s sense of design and color, but after all it is an 80 year old bungalow. And did I mention I LOVE a challenge!

This main floor bathroom is part of an older bungalow.  What do you do when you are presented with salmon and black & white tile that covers well over 50% of the walls in the bathroom?  Turn that outdated tile color into something beautiful! This striking wallpaper, along with the right accessories, updates the bathroom into something you have to believe in!

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The Bungalow Series: The Bungalow Foyer & Living Room

Professional Interior Designer Foyer Bungalow Twin Cities MN

This foyer and living room were painted in a neutral color and depicted an older style of design.  There was very little color or dynamics going on in this cozy living room.

For me, color is everything in a room and is able to truly reflect the personality and feel that you get when you enter the room. I decided upon a new, dynamic ceiling light and cool green paint.  I also added other colors to accent the existing charm of this room. The new artwork depicts a beautiful design flare and the room is warm and inviting.. giving you the feeling of coming home.

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Just A Little Elbow Grease

Professional Interior Designer Kitchen Makeover Twin Cities MN

These photos represent a different kind of kitchen make-over.  One that required a smaller budget, a fair amount of elbow grease, and some time and consideration on the homeowner’s part. All of that made an enormous difference in their kitchen and their home!

This is a town home in Burnsville that needed some sprucing up with a lower budget. The ho...

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Lighting Creates Radiance in the Room

Professional Interior Design Lighting Ideas Twin Cities MN

As a designer, I think lighting is about function for sure, but it also occupies important space in the room and therefore should be a wonderful addition to the room.  My favorite places to shop for lighting is LIGHT’N UP, Southern Lights, International Market Square and Chazin Interior.

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Beautiful Kitchen Remodel

Residential Kitchen Remodel Northwest Minneapolis MN

Kitchens can be one of the most expensive renovations to a home.  Many are intimidated by the stress involved in such a project.  When budgeting, it is hard to decide where funds should be allocated.  Some items are absolutely necessary in a kitchen, such as a stove for example.  A stove is not always just a stove!  Take that stove and add cobalt blue to it and you have added a great deal of interest to the room without breaking the bank.  These are challenging things to figure out on your own.  As a designer, finding the balance in a budget and getting really creative go hand in hand with meeting the requests of the clients.  Having the latest trends at the most feasible price is always a common theme with clients.  Here are some before pictures of a recent kitchen remodel I did.

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Interior Design – The Process

Twin Cities MN Interior Design Remodel Before & After

My Process of Design:

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Simply White

Professional Interior Design Ideas Color White Twin Cities MN

Benjamin Moore has announced its 2016 Color of the Year – Simply White OC-117. Contrary to the 2015 color of the year, Guilford Green, and Pantone’s rich and earthy Marsala, Simply White is clean, fresh and simply brilliant.

While some might be surprised, it makes sense why they (boldly) chose this color. Aside from recent trends in architecture, fashion, art and home décor; 5 out of the 10 top selling colors at Benjamin Moore are variations of white. 

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