I met these two ten years ago when they asked me to pick a paint for their dining room - they liked the paint so much that they let me talk them into demoing their whole main floor and adding “just a few feet” onto the back of their house eight years later. We added extreme amounts of natural light to their existing dark space but managed to keep that old house feel with classic finishes and warm wood tones. When you’re in this home, it feels warm and sweet, just like them.
The main client objective in this massive loft remodel was to create a warm living space using natural materials to soften the space without actually making the space “soft.” Sounds good, no problem. An enormous slab of white oak was used instead of the more standard solid surface for the island and a distressed mirror was installed as a backsplash to compliment the vintage chrome light fixtures and vintage chrome island base.
This adorable bungalow had almost all of its original woodwork outside of the kitchen - the clients were in the process of starting a family and wanted to open up the home to better suit the needs of their new lifestyle. They love art and design and own a few small businesses, a gift shop in Minneapolis called Greater Goods and two stationery lines, Modern Lore and Old Tom Foolery, so it was important to them to have that side of their lifestyle on display in their design.
So, you know that feeling when the universe presents you with something that you’ve been dreaming of because it’s so perfect, but you never even knew you wanted it? That’s the story of the client for me.
It is the story of a brilliant, independent boss of a woman who happened to have a treasure trove of family antiques in a storage unit in Europe - and when I threw out the idea of pairing them with a custom twenty foot couch she said, “sounds great.”
Her home is a story documenting her family history as well as her constant travels around the world.
This home finally got the right homeowners. For decades, this amazing mid-century house went through countless awkward remodels. Then, the couple it had been waiting for purchased it and decided to gut the interior to restore it to what it always should have remained. Walnut floating shelves compliment the walnut fireplace surround while extremely light grey walls and a dramatic BOVER light fixture add a subtle moodiness for quiet cocktailing while looking at the river after a long day of work.
New Tangletown residents fell in love with their bungalow perched atop a hill. In order to make it their own they added a main floor powder bath and expanded the galley kitchen filling their design with updated, yet classic craftsman finishes.
South Minneapolis Bungalows are adorable, but the main floor bedrooms leave very little to be desired. Much needed headroom was created by adding a 20' dormer to the left half of the house and plumbing was added to the attic to create a spa-like master bath. Keeping it bright was key due to the low ceilings so a Nordic all white look makes the vintage mid-century lighting throughout the space pop.
There’s a moment that occurs when you walk into a perfect old home and see a bathroom remodel from the 80’s… you think, maybe there’s original hex tile under this awful vinyl - and then you see that the transition strip between the vinyl and the wood floor is at the same height and you realize that this bathroom has no hope. So, a completely new design has to be created to give a nod to what was as well as create a new story for what is. This bathroom is an attempt to bridge this gap - some modern flair mixed with classic lines and finishes in an attempt to avoid the same situation in the next thirty years.
She She creates custom hand-painted + printed wallpaper and furnishings. Two friends, interior architect Jennifer Jorgensen and illustrator Kate Worum collided interests and skill sets to bring more art to the interior design world.
Their designs are driven by story-telling and spontaneous amusements and inspirations.
These clients were ready to start a family but not entirely committed to living inside of a permanent playroom. We kept the edges soft and the art + furniture colorful and fun while maintaining sophisticated and classic lines so that the future toys would fit right into their everyday life - but, could just as easily be tossed in a closet leaving them with a chic adult space for their dinner party that evening.
A historical loft in the mill district that just so happens to come with an unassuming basement, transforms into an exclusive speakeasy just in time for the new stadium.
South minneapolis has a rich tradition of community. the backyard of this kingfield bungalow mixes traditional materials with clean lines, giving neighbors and friends an alternative place to get to know each other and relax when they need a more intimate setting than the abundance of delicious family run restaurants in the neighborhood.
Two distinct patios allow for an evening of entertaining to flow from lounging around the pre-way to a more formal dining area and bar. aspen trees and boxwood hedges line the perimeter of the property, mirroring the modern fence design, but adding a softer energy to the space generating a healthy and warm atmosphere ideal for laughter and bonding any time of day.
A 1922 bungalow with a storied past needed a facelift for its modern and artistic new owners. glossy trim and white washed floors enhanced the original character while leaving the home understated enough to house their contemporary art collection.
Natural and raw materials are integrated into a traditional suburban home using crisp lines in a functional, family-friendly way. these materials include a concrete fireplace surround, hand-scraped wide plank flooring, hand hewn floating shelves, Cambria with a chiseled edge, concrete counter tops and stylish ceiling detail take a standard McMansion and turn it into a home with an identity.
It is official, children in South Minneapolis are above the classic aquarium bathroom. this urban three year old who may live on the creek, but doesn't want fish on his walls, decided that the bright colors and animals that he has seen so many times were not for him. he went with patterns + textures on the floors + walls of his bathroom so as to allow him to enjoy the space, while not offending his guests.
"Master Baths" in historic homes rarely meet the needs of modern dwellers. This Master Bath on Minnehaha Parkway left little to be desired for the new homeowners after leaving a newly renovated body-jet shower in their Warehouse District condo. classic meets modern creativity in this pattern-filled B&W bath after a complete overhaul and gut of the existing space.