Photo shoot 3 of 4: Kings Highway

Thank you so much to photographer Ashley Sullivan, who was so amazing!! My AWESOME team of helpers Matt Stenerson, Anna Lundberg, Hilary Kurhajetz.  So much work... schlepping, hauling, lifting, steaming, stuffing and tweaking, couldn't do it without you!  And THANK YOU Kelly for letting us take over your house.  I love this house.

And now for some behind the scenes pictures...

Photo shoot 2 of 4: Minnehaha Bungalow

Behind the scenes of our second photoshoot.  Thank you to Emily Saunders for her graphic/styling eye and photographer Colin Simmons .

Photo shoot 1 of 4: Drew Ave Loft

I'm getting 4 of my clients spaces photographed in the next couple of months.

I thought I'd share some snap shots I take along the way...

Thank you to Michelle at Mille for letting us borrow some props, Hilary Kurhahetz for all the styling support, Josh Grubbs for being an awesome photographer!, and of course THANK YOU to Amy and Paul for letting us take over your house for the day!

Photoshoot 1: 3/22/15   |   Drew Ave Loft

Design To Go...

Thank you MPLS/St. Paul Magazine for the write up on ID-book in this months Home & Garden issue.

MPLS/St. Paul Magazine Home & Garden Issue: October 2014

MPLS/St. Paul Magazine Home & Garden Issue: October 2014


ID-book update

It's been exciting to see this project come to life, from the initial idea to the design and research to the first "customer/client".  I've had so much great feedback from friends, past clients, total strangers, and blush-worthy reviews from some of my favorite design sites Design Sponge and The American Edit.   Up next: ID-books in Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco!  So excited, so grateful!! Thank you all! xo

ID-book: Los Angeles (Silverlake)

ID-book: Los Angeles (Silverlake)

ID-book ready to send out!

ID-book ready to send out!


Before & After: Scamp

Yeah we bought a Scamp and fixed her up.  

Before:

During:

After:

Things we did:

- ripped out everything, because it stunk, I mean really, really, really bad!

- a DEEP AND DARK CLEANING (can we discuss the amazingness of TSP?!?!?)

- seam tape removal and replaced with caulk

- painted everything with 3 coats of exterior paint (except the interior fiberglass fitting, those just needed a good Bon Ami scrubbing, to make them sparkling again)

- replaced the carpet with cork floor (not easy, but looks damn good)

- sewed the new upholstery (this was hands down the HARDEST and LONGEST part of the project)!

- sewed new curtains 

- all the appliances worked (amazing!), but needed to be tweaked/updated.

-new tires, new battery, new propane (you know, that stuff that makes it functional)

- new under cabinet lighting (thank you IKEA for having very tiny things)

- new electric 

It was a TON of work, but worth it.

We love this little animal.  

 

 

Frankaa flags

Came across these Frankaa flags (Ghanian celebratory flags) yesterday, and now I'm desperately figuring out how I can use them somewhere...  They kinda fall in line with my obsession with propoganda posters - simple icons, bright colors.

Before & After: Tiny Kitchen

Four very easy things made a huge impact in this tiny kitchen remodel. With space at such a premium, there were things we needed to do to open up the space visually and to help with organization so that it functioned well. 

1. White, White, White paint

2. Open shelving, cut to run the length of the wall. Matching the bracket color to the wall helps create a floating and spacious effect.  Open shelving also helps to rid yourself of unnecessary dishware, gadgets, plastic containers etc. 

3. Keeping food and kitchen basics in baskets, pottery & glass jars. Everything has a place and adding pattern and texture through food, ceramics and weaving helps the space not seem so stark with the all white background.

4. Living things. Plants, flowers, fruit & vegetables, ALWAYS make such a huge impact and makes any space feel more homey and alive.

Before

Before

Construction

Construction

After: photo by Melissa Oholendt

After: photo by Melissa Oholendt

After: photo by Melissa Oholendt

After: photo by Melissa Oholendt

After: photo by Melissa Oholendt

After: photo by Melissa Oholendt

SCRIBE

ever just stumble across a perfectly abandoned hacienda?  You end up taking a lot of pictures.

I would have killed to have a good camera.

SCRIBE Winery

click pictures to scroll through.

 

Small Trade Co. Studio via Brian Ferry

I did pretty much nothing today...
I mean it was one of those days that you actually feel like you just "wasted" it.  You contemplate your life because you realized at 5:14pm that you still hadn't brushed your teeth.  And yes, the weather was perfect today.

Luckily for me, I came across Brian Ferry's photos of Small Trade Company's studio and I felt vindicated - at least I had been inspired.  Day done.  See all the photos here

*and sorry if this is 'old' internet news*    

Photo: Brian Ferry

Photo: Brian Ferry

Photo: Brian Ferry

Photo: Brian Ferry

Photo: Brian Ferry

Photo: Brian Ferry

Project Update: Bathroom

Snippets of the bathroom project from this winter.  I may just recreate this for my own bathroom, it functions beautifully and is bright and clean... 

Thanks to Ryan and Jake for executing this beautifully.  

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

DEMO

IPSWICH PINE

BUILDING THE NOOKS

JAKE!

A LITTLE HEART BEHIND THE TILE... FOREVER!

TILE

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

Ship & Shape + Mille

photo: Ship & Shape

photo: Ship & Shape

photo: Ship & Shape

photo: Ship & Shape

There was another amazing pop-up at the studio (formally Pretty Mommy, now named Mille), the lovely ladies of Ship & Shape brought in their amazing goods and set a great little gathering.  They took some beautiful shots of the space and posted them on their blog.

Ship & Shape online shop: here.
Mille online shop: here