{friday finds: china shepherdess}


For this week’s Friday Finds, we would like to introduce you to our latest exciting discovery – Amy (@teruterubouzu), the blogger behind China Shepherdess (if you’re scratching your head at the name, check out her first blog post and I’m guessing you’ll have an “ah-ha” moment like I did!).

Amy caught our attention when she started blogging about the joys and pains of remodeling her newly purchased 1950’s home in Minneapolis. She has agreed to share her journey with us through her blog, and we are excited to follow the progress of her ongoing weekend-warrior projects!

Amy describes her style as mid-century modern, leaning towards the classic, vintage designs of Eames, Saarinen and Scandinavian Modern designers. She draws much of her inspiration from the Mid-Century Modest Manifesto posted on the Retro Renovation blog.

Like many first-time homebuyers, Amy is looking to get the most design bang for her buck. She opted for a house over a loft or town home because of the space and freedom it would allow her. However, having a self-described “Design Within Reach taste on an Ikea budget” has lead Amy to Hirshfield’s for some design therapy and help with her upcoming projects – including, but not limited to, stripping wallpaper, hanging curtains, painting, painting and more painting!

All ready hard at work, Amy has completed a number of tasks on her to-do list. She has painted and decorated her bedroom to suit her taste, swapped out the hardware on her bathroom cabinet to give it a more mid-century feel, and painted the hallway where she is also planning to install a new light fixture.

Not one to rest on her laurels, Amy is busy adding her personalized touch to the rest of her home – Stay tuned for more updates on her progress!

5 Responses to “{friday finds: china shepherdess}”

  1. Tweets that mention {friday finds: china shepherdess} « Hirshfield's Color Club -- Topsy.com Says:

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  2. Amy Says:

    Thank you for the nice introduction!

  3. Jill Says:

    Excited to see how things progress with the house! Cheers to you!!

  4. Danette Says:

    This is great! I love checking out how other people decorate and remodel their homes and this is cool way to do that with a house in my hometown.

    This blog is really well-written and I love how thoughtful Amy is being in making these choices. All around cool.

  5. Kim Says:

    I cannot wait to see what Amy does with the house! I am also a fan of mid century modern design and find Amy’s ideas very inspiring. I love the color choices so far.


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