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Make Your Front Door a Grand Entrance

        Kathy B. (Hirshfield’s colorist and manager of Hirshfield’s Design Studio) shared a couple AFTER photos of an exterior color call she did back in June. The customer wanted to keep her deep blue window awnings so Kathy decided to expand on the blue and chose Wild Blueberry from Benjamin Moore’s Grand...
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Platinum Ceramic Paint

Product Spotlight: Hirshfield’s Platinum Ceramic Paint

Hirshfield’s PLATINUM CERAMIC™ with Ceramic Stain-Release Technology is a premium acrylic latex interior paint that helps walls maintain that just-painted look in homes, schools, health care facilities, offices and more — thanks to the power of tiny ceramic microspheres. When you think of ceramic tile — or anything else for that matter — you probably think of...
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woman with recycled paint cans

Four Things You Need to Know About Minnesota PaintCare

Have you ever noticed the fee that’s tacked on to your receipt when you buy paint in Minnesota? That is the PaintCare fee — ranging from 49 cents up to $1.99, depending on the size of the container. PaintCare is a program for recycling stains, topcoats, or house paint that has been funded by that fee...
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before and after bathroom remodel

Friday Finds: Before & After From Chango & Co

I came across these awesome before and after photos from Chango & Co, a full service interior design firm in Brooklyn, New York.  The room transformations are just plain delightful. I thought some of the “before” rooms looked pretty good until I saw Chango & Co’s before & after photos side by side. Here’s a link to the...
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Rabbit Wallpaper Tablerunner

Bits & Pieces: Wallpaper as Table Runners

Wallpaper table runners? What a brilliant idea. When I saw this tablescape posted by Design By Color Wallpaper I had to see what else was out there. I found a few, but this one is my favorite as I’m a sucker for anything faux bois, especially wallpaper. Whether you spend hours setting a splendid table...
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{hirshfield’s buys The Blind Factory in alexandria}

  Window Treatment Wednesday: Hirshfield’s and The Blind Factory Tie the Knot After years of living together in Alexandria, Hirshfield’s and The Blind Factory decided to tie the knot, sort of. Earlier this year, Hirshfield’s completed the acquisition of the family-owned window treatment store after sharing space at 1010 Nokomis St. in Alexandria. Shannon Scarrella who oversees...
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Winter gray paint color Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore: Highest In Customer Satisfaction With Interior Paint

    Congratulations, Benjamin Moore! This is the fourth year in a row that Benjamin Moore is ranked highest in customer satisfaction with their interior paint products, according to J.D. Power and Associates. “Benjamin Moore is thrilled to once again receive this prestigious award of Highest Ranked Interior Paint by J.D. Power,” said Mike Searles,...
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closeup chip boards vibrant colours benjamin moore

Expert Advice: Updating Color Combinations

Give your home a fresh new look with an updated color scheme. Paint color has the power to transform and revitalize a tired look. Color expert Kate Smith from Sensational Color realizes this and uses color to engage and create welcoming home environments. If you’re trying to achieve a fresh new look without changing all the colors in...
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{window treatment wednesday}

 A couple of weeks ago, Liz (Hirshfield’s Woodbury) wrote a great post on using draperies and woven woods in your home. After reading this post by Cote de Texas, you’ll see Liz and Joni are of the same school of thought when it comes to hanging window treatments, layering, and using draperies in your design scheme....
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{friday finds: letters of appreciation}

It’s always a special treat when our customers take time to send a letter or e-mail of appreciation about one of Hirshfield’s hard-working staff. It makes everyone’s day. Here are letters of appreciation for the exceptional customer service given by Hirshfield’s employees Beth, Charene, and Mike. Dear Beth: I just wanted to drop you a note...
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