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ASID Showcase Home Tour

Two homes…One ticket… The Edgewater project Located in the northeast corner of Lake Calhoun, is the first ASID Showcase Home condo. The Edgewater is a 22-unit luxury condominium building. The Showcase condo is  2,230 sf  of luxury living. Approximately six blocks away is the LAKE OF THE ISLES HOME, owned by Dan Buettner, author of...
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Name That Color Contest: Who Won? Who Won? Did I Win? What are the Names?

Many of you are wondering about the results of Hirshfield’s NAME THAT COLOR CONTEST. Rightfully so. After all, we said we’d announce the winners in early April. Quite literally, we were overwhelmed by the number of you who submitted color names and descriptions. As the one responsible for assembling the data to forward on to...
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Orange Paint in a paint tray

Beyond Beige – Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Color – Part 3

Choosing exterior paint colors doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Our expert Mark Masica of the Edina Hirshfields teaches us some new things about color that will help you the next time you’re up to your ears in paint chips. Use the LRV (light reflective value) rating of a color. LRV is sometimes found on...
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Beyond Beige – Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Color Part 2

Choosing exterior paint colors is among the hardest decisions a homeowner can make. After all, everyone else seems to have an opinion about the outside of your house – because they have to look at it all the time. But choosing the right color scheme is of top importance according to exterior paint expert, Mark...
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Updating your Home for Sale

I have bought and sold many homes over the years – all without a professional stager and most without a real estate agent!  Whether that was purely genius or just insane, I’ll never tell, but I have learned a few things along the way. But in order to sell your house, you can help yourself...
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Living Room with Farrow & Ball Paint

Tips for Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing the perfect shade of paint to use in your home can be challenging, especially when you have to consider all the other things going on in your space – lighting, flooring, furniture, etc.  Here are some things to think about when choosing paint colors: Just because you think a color is great doesn’t mean...
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Back to school paint colors

Tips for Compromising on Color with Kids

My daughter recently wanted to paint her room lime green, and that can be a tricky color to choose, especially with conflicting mother/daughter opinions! So in order to keep the peace, we went together to the store to look at samples. She had plenty of ideas on what color was “the one,” which didn’t jive...
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