{bits & pieces: house of turquoise}

Library Ceiling - Baltic Sea CSP-680 with overlay pattern in Dove White

Library Ceiling – Baltic Sea CSP-680 with overlay pattern in Dove White

Laundry Cabinets - Hollingsworth Green HC-141 Main Floor Laundry

Laundry Cabinets – Hollingsworth Green HC-141

Benjamin Moore AC-22 Nantucket Fog Boy's bedroom

Wall color: Benjamin Moore AC-22 Nantucket Fog

Did you catch House of Turquoise last week? Erin gave us a week-long tour of an amazing 14,000 sq. ft. home featured in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.  Once you see the home, and even with the expertise of their designer, think about all the decisions the homeowners had to make. Yikes!

The best part of the home tour for me was seeing the Benjamin Moore paint colors in action. What a great resource! Here’s the link to day one of the tour. Enjoy!

Psst. The countdown to The Twin Cities Fall Parade and Remodelers Showcase 2015 has begun!

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{bits & pieces: fabulous finnish homes}

Interior and exterior inspiration coming to you from Finland. I hope you enjoy these amazing Finnish homes as much as I do. Nauttia!

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{bits & pieces: wallpaper as table runners}

Wallpaper table runners? What a brilliant idea. When I saw this tablescape posted by Design By Color Wallpaper I had to see what else was out there. I found a few, but this one is my favorite as I’m a sucker for anything faux bois, especially wallpaper.

gold chevron wallpaper table runner

Original Content via Indigo Crossing / Adore Home Magazine

geometric wallpaper table runner

Mochatini | Enhancing The Everyday

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Vintage wallpaper used by Cherry Hill Cottage

geometric wallpaper tablerunner

Mochatini | Enhancing The Everyday

Whether you spend hours setting a splendid table or you’re just happy your napkins get ironed, using gorgeous wallpapers as part of your tablescaping adds “the unexpected” to any tabletop, formal or casual. Happy entertaining and bon appétit.

P.S.  Trend prediction – EGGS!

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{art benefit for bridging: chairs with flair}

chairs with flair

What are you doing Monday, June 15, 2015 from 5:30-7:30?

Buy a ticket to Chairs with Flair and head over to Surly Brewery Beer Hall and Restaurant in Minneapolis!

Join us at Chairs with Flair, a unique art event and silent auction of upcycled furniture transformed into original works of art for the benefit of Bridging.

Local artists selected furniture from Bridging’s warehouse and transformed tables, chairs, lamps and dressers into one-of-a-kind works of art. All auction pieces are created exclusively for Chairs with Flair in support of Bridging, a nonprofit providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

TICKETS: Tickets are $40 ($11 tax-deductible) and includes the silent auction, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a Surly beer ticket, and the opportunity to mingle with participating artists. You won’t want to miss this! We’re giving away two tickets to this fun evening. Leave a comment here or Like, Share, or Comment on Hirshfield’s Facebook and your name goes in a drawing. Winner to be selected on May 29, 2015.

“Getting there” details for the event can be found here. 

Hirshfield’s is honored to be one of the sponsors for this event benefiting such a worthwhile organization, founded by an amazing man, Fran Heitzman.

 

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{bits & pieces: outstanding customer service}

 The knowledgeable experts at Hirshfield’s are here to make sure your painting, staining or design project is a success. We are always happy to help any way we can, as demonstrated in this letter we received from a Woodbury customer praising Faye for her customer service and product knowledge!

Hello to those concerned,

I just wanted to take a moment to relay to you the outstanding service and advice I have been given from Faye at the Woodbury store.

Last spring I came in looking for stain for my deck. Faye quickly asked questions, that led to more questions than answers. I returned later and met with Faye again. With all the facts on hand, she was able to guide me through the process, the products I would need, and steer me to other vendors that had things I would need but were beyond the store’s range (i.e.; renting sanders) and gave me all the tips I needed to be aware of while trying to beat the weather this season.

The bottom line is that while it took all summer to get the job done, Faye was on hand to see to it I had all I needed to get it done to MY satisfaction. It was a big job and it took a long time, but Faye’s advice, driven by her understanding of what I wanted and her knowledge of the products she sells and the procedures required to do the job correctly led to a great finished product.

I hope you know and understand how valuable Faye and others with her skills and customer care concerns are to you, your business, and your customers.

I do. And I’ll be back with the next project.

Sincerely,

 G.

Thanks “G” for the fantastic email. I think we all agree Faye is a rock star!

 

{bits & pieces: painted sinks and bathtubs}

 It’s always fun to add the “unexpected” to a design plan and have it work out. Painting the underside of the wall-mounted sink and outside of the clawfoot tub is “unexpected” and gives these vintage fixtures a fresh look. In my opinion, the paint colors make this bathroom and that’s why it was voted by Houzz readers as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Bathrooms in 2012. The accent colors featured on the sink and tub, Pale Avocado 2146-40, White Dove for the trim, and Summer Shower 2135-60 on the walls…all Benjamin Moore Paint colors.

For your viewing pleasure, here are a bevy of painted bathroom beauties.

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{bits & pieces: why men fear painting wood paneling}

 

painted wood panel

The Decorologist

It’s been four years since The Decorologist dug deep into the male psyche attempting to figure out Why Men Fear Painting Wood? I don’t think mens’ attitudes about painting wood have changed since then. Every day Hirshfield’s sales people hear, “my husband doesn’t like painted wood,” or “why did we put in oak trim if we’re just going to paint it?” Hmm…

Whether you’re pro or con on the issue of painting wood paneling this post will make you smile.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

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