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Monday, December 31st, 2012
Thank you 2012
I won’t lie, I was thrilled to see two of my projects in print this fall. Lake Country Journal did a beautiful spread on my cabin. I keep every issue of this publication, so it was fun to see something of mine in there.
Also scattered all over my home are stacks of old, dog-eared MSP Magazines that we refuse to throw away. Never know when I’m going to have to refer back to something I saw by Jennifer Blaise Kramer or find a restaurant review. This fall they were kind enough to include me in their series Trade Secrets.
In 2013 some of my projects will appear in national publications and you know for a fact that I’ll tell you where you can pick up a copy (and perhaps give you a sneak peek).
If you are still reading this, I cannot believe it. I’m almost done.
To my customers who have let us invade their homes for photo shoots, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am truly fortunate that lasting friendships have spun out of so many of my projects. And there’s always room for more. This year I will begin working on some fabulous homes, both Home+Away, and cannot wait to share the photos with you in 2013.
And last, but not least, this year I will be coming to you from a new location at the International Market Square building in Minneapolis. Ready for some change and a little elbow room.
So c’mon 2013. Let’s do this.
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Sunday, November 11th, 2012
Ranking No. 1 on my Tivo box is Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators. (Sorry Honey Boo Boo.) You don’t have to love interior design to get hooked on this show. It’s high drama amongst creative personalities with dreamy budgets. And it’s full of fabulousness.
Kathryn M. Ireland brings it every time. She’s sweet, funny, and kinda crazy and uses fabric and color to reflect her clients’ travels and appreciation of art and textiles. In all of her projects, beauty and function hold equal importance, making the spaces comforting and livable.
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Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Please don't call me a double-w i d e
Think about how smart prefabricated homes are. Pulling the big pieces together off-site allows for a controlled environment during the build and with many of the manufacturers using sustainable material, prefab is the choice for many eco-conscious homeowners. In many cases it can also be an affordable way to put a structure on a lonely piece of land. Before you get too excited though, note that the homes I am showing here are pricing out in the $300+/sf range…if you can afford it, well worth it (in my opinion-not that you were asking).
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