{friday finds: the best of high point market}

Powerful colors, pretty pinks, mixed metals and luxurious velvets are some of the trends to watch after our Hirshfield’s team visited the High Point Market Spring 2016.

Kathy, Greg and Taylor represented Hirshfield’s Design Resource at the Market, which is the world’s premiere home fashion event. Here is a look at some of the latest designs, ideas, and innovations they saw during  Market.

Power Clashing

High Point Spring 2016

High Point Spring Market 2016

Strong colors and strong patterns pushed the envelope at Market Week. In the past, you would see a single design element, say a fabric or piece of art, as the power player in a room.

Prevalent at spring market were entire rooms filled with saturated colors from the wall to the floor, to the fabric used on a sofa, all the way up to the ceiling. Read the rest of this entry »

{DIY season is here: the best projects to do yourself}

Spring is the start of DIY season. After a long Minnesota winter, it’s natural to start your spring cleaning and start dreaming of home improvements, as well. But don’t forget the low-hanging fruit, the easy-to-do inside projects that can make a quick impact. These are a half-dozen DIY inspirations that you can do right away, or wait until you run into a rainy day.

Paint the Front Door

Like we’ve always suggested, painting your front door and adding a few accessories is one of the fastest changes that can completely transform your curb appeal. And if you want to experiment with something like this yellow, it only takes a little more paint to change it to a less springy color for fall and winter.  Click on this link to see the proper way to paint a door.

Makeover the Front Porch

A simple porch makeover can create an outdoor hangout for the whole family. Add some pillows, hang some curtains for privacy, throw out a rug, and voila! The perfect place to read a book.

Credit: Country Living

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{8 tips to maximize your storage space}

Spring has sprung and spring cleaning has begun for many of us. It’s an enjoyable rite of spring, but cleaning up your home and putting  away your big, bulky winter clothing can have a side-effect (or benefit) — revealing your home’s storage limitations.

So, as we start spring cleaning season, here are some helpful tips to maximize your storage space and minimize the clutter.

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{bachman’s spring ideas house 2016}

Bachman's 2016 spring ideas house

Hello (channel Adele) and welcome to the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House 2016!

Each season designers transform the historical Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue by painting, furnishing, and decorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage. Refreshing bursts of color are a welcomed sight against a backdrop of soft, muted tones and natural elements.

Key Trends to look for in this season’s Holiday Ideas House:

  • Shades of Grey – Provides a sophisticated backdrop for colorful accents.
  • Floral Patterns – Offers a tribute to spring through fun and whimsical patterns.
  • Terrariums – Gives room a fresh look with a living, botanical creation.
  • Coral Color – Revives energy throughout house with refreshing color.

Let Bachman’s Ideas House help you forget that it snowed today here in town.

Bachman's Spring Ideas House 2016

Wallpaper that looks like old tin ceiling tiles grace the sunroom walls. Spring has sprung with coral accents which always look fabulous with gray.

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{friday finds: york wallpaper sale}

wide planking Boys Will Be Boys II

Boys Will Be Boys II

 

Sapphire Oasis by York

Sapphire Oasis

Whether your personal style is contemporary, shabby chic, traditional, or transitional, York has a wallpaper for you and a sale for you. Drumroll, please… $20 per single roll! That’s a great deal on wallpaper.

The following is a list of York wallpaper books on sale thru May 31, 2016:
Aged Elegance II, Boys Will Be Boys II, Elements, Fresco, Girl Power II, Heritage Home, Hyde Park, Jewel Box, Natural Radiance, Riverside Park, Sapphire Oasis, Weatherby Woods

Natural Radiance by York

Natural Radiance

Wallpaper dramatically changes the look of a room and it’s up to you to decide the role you want wallpaper to play in your home decor. A bold stylized floral taking center stage in your bedroom or a woven quietly adding texture to your family room. The choice is yours. Hundreds of patterns and thousand of colorways.

There are a handful of stipulations (of course):

  • once inventory is depleted, that’s it.
  • no returns, so order correctly
  • order in double rolls
  • UPS charges from factory to your home
  •  roommates wall decals are not on sale

Stop by one of our stores and take a look for yourself. I’m sure you can find a gorgeous wallpaper to suit your personal style.

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.

{design trends: incorporating black stainless steel into your kitchen}

Remember when stainless steel appliances were only for restaurants? Or when “stainless” meant the sleek, gray appliances in upscale kitchens? Now black stainless steel is the trend, gracing stylish kitchens across the nation.

This sleek, eye-catching look is more easily incorporated than you may think. Here are a few ideas on how to prepare your kitchen for the trendy new products. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: spring parade of homes}

Parade of Homes #248

Interiors by Jay Nuhring House Styling and photography by Spacecrafting

The beginning of March means spring is almost here, with the annual Spring Parade of Homes underway, and the Remodelers Showcase Tour just around the corner.

This is the 68th year that the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) has hosted the Spring Parade of Homes, which offers area families the opportunity to see and experience new homes and neighborhoods across the spectrum of price, style, and location.  Read the rest of this entry »

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