{friday finds: remodelers showcase & parade of homes}

Remodelers Showcase
86 remodeled homes throughout the Twin Cities
Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2011
12:00-6:00 p.m.

With a click here search by remodeler name, project type, or location to plan your tour.

This is also the final weekend for the 2011 Fall Parade of Homes.

278 new homes throughout the Twin Cities
(including Hudson, Wisconsin)
Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2011
12:00-6:00 p.m.

You can search for Parade Homes by clicking here.

Have a fantabulous weekend doing…It’s your thing, Do what you wanna do!

{wallpaper week: fougere wallpaper by romo}

Wallpaper Week has taken us to the Netherlands, United States, and today, the United Kingdom with the Fougere Collection.

Just like the Thibaut and Eijffinger books, Romo showcases a prominent array of geometric patterns, variations on the trellis design, colorful large-scale florals, and the use of heavy metals. The vivid colors in the Fougere collection are inspired from the Royal Botanical gardens of Europe; interesting to see the strong presence of the “grape” and darker neutrals in the European lines. Read the rest of this entry »

{custom window treatments by Hirshfield’s}

As the employees at Hirshfield’s can attest, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a room transform from the “before” to the “after.” Whether that means simply applying a fresh coat of paint to the walls, adding a new rug to anchor a room or, in this case, adding custom window treatments to complete the look of a space.

Hirshfield’s customer, Sharon, worked with Dawn in the Hirshfield’s Shop at Home department to create these beautiful custom, Accordia Fold window treatments.

Dawn was very helpful in going over all the options with me, and then in deciding the details of the draperies. It took awhile for me to find the right fabric, and she was very patient and helpful along the way.
- Sharon

"Before"

Sharon said the reason she was shopping for new window treatments was because of a larger renovation project they were doing on their house – replacing all of the windows and doors. The new windows would be a different size, so the wood shutters you see in the photo above would no longer work.

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{wallpaper week: club by eijffinger}

“You have to see the book in person, it’s nothing like anything we have had before.” Hirshfield’s Design Studio

 From Gothic to glam, the mix of patterns in the CLUB collection lends to both residential or commercial spaces. The purple hologram, mirrored bubbles, and reflective foils would work well in a restaurant, bar, lobby, or club. Other patterns are sophisticated in color and design giving your home a stunning contemporary feel. Read the rest of this entry »

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