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{friday finds: lustron homes}

Thank you, Twin Cities Design Scene, for turning me on to Lustron homes. Steve Date, with MinnPost, wrote a piece on these very interesting post – WWII  factory built, metal homes. The Lustron wall panels, interior and exterior, are similar to the enameled porcelain of a stove top (on the non-stainless stoves). Steve also shares...
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{wallpaper week: eijffinger’s uni royal book}

I have deemed this week “Wallpaper Week.” Why? Because I have images from five incredible wallpaper collections to share.  According to our store personnel, more and more people are coming in and asking for help selecting wallpaper. I’m hoping you’ll see a room setting which inspires you to get excited about wallpaper. Whether you are...
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{friday finds: hirshfield’s color call – the movie}

We thought it would be helpful for people to see what takes place during a color call. We asked Kathy Basil, from Hirshfield’s Design Studio, to show us how she works with customers during an exterior color call. [youtube=] In addition to selecting paint colors, Kathy suggested changing the color of the shutters, adding a...
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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: diy carriage garage doors}

 What’s the first impression people have of your home? For many homeowners it’s their garage door as it’s placed closer to the street than the rest of the house. Beth (Hirshfield’s Woodbury) fell in love with this great DIY project and wanted to share it with our readers. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your home’s...
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{accolades to apple valley }

Don’t you love when your plans come together? That’s what happened to Lisa when she walked into Hirshfield’s Apple Valley store and met Jen Miranda. Thanks for the note, Lisa. Jen and Hirshfield’s manager, I want to thank you for your great expertise!  You were so helpful when I came in not knowing exactly what...
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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...
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{friday finds: online magazines}

In the past few months, mentions of online design magazines have been popping up in the blogosphere. I started combing through the bits and pieces I saved, thinking I would have a few magazines to share with you. Well, as you can see I was clueless. I came across 10 online magazines and two more...
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Cambria and Benjamin Moore

Friday Finds: Benjamin Moore & Cambria

This past year Benjamin Moore and Cambria joined forces and launched an online tool that helps consumers select Benjamin Moore paint colors to complement their Cambria countertops. “The concept for this system is to provide consumers with suggestions from trained color professionals, adding confidence and ease to the decision-making process when it comes to choosing...
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{food drive}

Hirshfield’s is happy to be partnering with Second Harvest Heartland (find them on Facebook and Twitter!) to restock Minnesota’s food shelves! Now through November 28 drop off a non-perishable food item at any Hirshfield’s location and receive 20% off any Hirshfield’s brand paint purchase. Check out how much we collected last year! We hope to...
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