Bits & Pieces

Friday Finds: New Colors for your Home’s Exterior

Is this the summer you improve your home’s curb appeal? It is for this Hirshfield’s customer who is already giving his home a new coat of paint. A Hirshfield’s colorist went out to his home and selected a color scheme she thought would work for his style of home and for the neighborhood. The homeowner had...
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Bits & Pieces: Orange Cupboard

I have pinned it, tweeted it (or tried to), and put it on Facebook. I’m in love with this orange cupboard from Lucy Interior Design, based here in Minneapolis. Imagine this same cupboard stained instead of painted. Yawn. I love what a coat of paint brings to the party.
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Bits & Pieces: And The Winner Is… Rivets

Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards Category: Wallcovering Rivets – Phillip Jeffries Congratulations to Phillip Jeffries on their award and the recognition they received from the design community. Job well done. Finalists were selected by qualified interior designers and architects via an online vote during a two-week period in October, and category winners were...
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Bits & Pieces: O’verlays

Have you seen these very cool fretwork panels called O’verlays? Attach a fretwork panel and turn a plain piece of furniture into the focal point of any room. They are made of a lightweight composite and are paintable. They can be used on windows, doors, mirrors, furniture, and more. To see more patterns and to...
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Bits & Pieces: Style At Home High/Low

This “high/low” post over at Style at Home caught my eye because I recognized the wallpapers. When a customer requests “bird wallpaper” these  two patterns are often pulled by the staff to show to the customer.  The papers have a lot in common; variety of color ways, quality paper, both good-looking patterns; the price point*...
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Bits & Pieces: Emmanuelle Moureaux

Banking never looked so good. I ran across Emmanuelle Moureaux’s work over at Black Eiffel, and tracked down more of her work at her website. Her use of color, along with such simple shapes, bowls me over.
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Bits & Pieces: Apartment Therapy and Casey Fritz Reunited

Reunited and it looks so good Reunited ’cause we understood There’s one perfect fit And, sugar, this one is it We both are so excited ‘Cause we’re reunited, hey, hey  Remember this Minneapolis loft when it was featured last year in Apartment Therapy’s Loft Life Tour? Play it forward,  and Casey is back with his...
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Bits & Pieces: National Tartan Day

A little Scottish love coming your way in honor of  National Tartan Day. April 6 is the day designated for Scots in the United States and Canada to observe and promote their Scottish heritage. Let me know if you spot any kilts out and about. Here in Minnesota, the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games are...
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Bits & Pieces: East-Facing Rooms

Benjamin Moore Weston Flax HC-5 “Up here in Minnesota you see a lot of this flax color at harvest time. It has yellow as well as a bit of greenish tone, that crosses over between those two colors in an unusual way. The yellowness of the sun makes it look bright in the morning, but as...
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