Local Color

Friday Finds: Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House 2011

“The Elegance of Winter” is the theme for Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House 2011.   Expect to see creamy whites, cool blues, celadon, soft greens and shimmering metallic accents mixed in with botanical elements and natural textures. Vintage architectural pieces, such as repurposed porch posts and railings, will add historic charm throughout the house. Needless to say,...
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Kim Receives Stamp of Approval

Kim, Thank you for the perfect colors you picked out for our townhome. Our home now has its own style which has come alive in each room by colors that enhance our furniture and decor. We would not have been able to accomplish this goal without your professional help. Your thought, ideas and color complements...
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Bachman’s Fall Ideas House Fall 2011

Bachman’s Fall Ideas House “A Transition of Seasons & Styles” September 15, 2011 – October 9, 2011 Guess what?  If your name is drawn, the contents of the sunroom (above) can be yours! No purchase necessary, just enter your name in the drawing at Bachman’s on Lyndale. And Hirshfield’s is giving away four gallons of...
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Friday Finds: Paint to China and a Photo Exhibit of China

Dateline: July 29, 2011, Camden Hirshfield’s Paint Manufacturing This week, more than a full shipping container of Hirshfield’s Platinum Exterior Flat 5790 was produced, filled and packed for shipping overseas to China.  Development of business relationships outside Hirshfield’s traditional markets is a growing side of HPM. HPM’s Paul, Mark, Charlie and Nick (on top of...
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Friday Finds: Stencils 2011

Are stencils growing in popularity? Or is it my love of stencils that make me want to believe more and more people are jumping on the stencil bandwagon?  Either way, I’d like to share some favorite stencil projects that I keep referencing back to time and time again.
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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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Friday Finds: Bachman’s Summer Ideas House

It was a beautiful, sunny day when I stopped by the Bachman’s Summer Ideas House this past week…finally. Since the weather has warmed up the house tour includes a back yard filled with flowers, plantings, gnomes, al fresco dining, and more. There’s a party going on in the garage and the shed has been converted...
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Friday Finds: Bachman’s Spring Idea House

This is the last weekend for the Spring Ideas House 2011 at Bachman’s on Lyndale. If you have time, rejuvenate yourself with a leisurely tour of the house, garden center, and store. The theme of this Spring Ideas House is “European Romance.” A light, airy and refreshing antidote to our long, cold winter. The design team...
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Transforming an Unfinished Basement into a Comfortable Living Space

You may have seen the recent article in the Star Tribune about Dan and Bridget Smith’s quest to turn their unfinished basement into a comfortable, stylish living space. You can read the article here, but for a more behind the scenes look at the transformation, keep reading! Dan shared with us the colors he chose and...
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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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