{spring home makeover: front porch edition}

The return of warm weather means it’s time to get outside in Minnesota! Spring is the perfect time to open up your windows and revamp your front porch so you can enjoy the outdoors for the months to come.  But time is wasting, so here are some decor tips  for a quick and easy front porch makeover.

Paint the Front Door

Front door Whyte Blue Benjamin Moore

Minnesota ASID Showcase Home 2015

For the biggest impact, add some bright, inviting color to your door and accessories. Whether you go bright or light the key is using complimentary colors. For every blue, green, or violet, choose an orange, red, or yellow.

Richmond, 1930

Credit: Hannah Brown

If you’ve got warm brick or siding, try a cool color like spring green, teal, or turquoise. If you’ve got white siding, no color is off limits — not even this canary yellow.

Miller

Credit: LDa Architecture & Interiors

Plant Your Flowers

Flowers and planters are another quick fix, but you need to be thoughtful for maximum impact. These planters are a great choice because they are similar to the chandelier in shape, but opposites in finish — traditional warm metal compared to a contemporary cool plastic.

Renovation: Senoia Farmhouse

Credit: Historical Concepts

Turn On The Lights

Adding new lights will give new life to your porch. It will make your entrance bright for all those late-night comings-and-goings if you’re looking for safety and security. Don’t forget about scale. People often make the mistake of not buying large enough outdoor fixtures. Looking for the soft glow of porch ambiance? Welcome your guests with a string of decorative twinkling lights.

Private Beach Residence

Credit: JS Interiors LLC

Add More Furniture

If you have enough space, consider adding more furniture to create a room with a view. Whether it’s conventional wicker furniture to create a three season sitting room, or the right rug, and chairs, you’re sure to enjoy the warm breezes all summer long.

front porch Great Neighborhood Home 2015

Minnesota ASID Showcase Home 2015

Give it a Swing

And if there’s one look that’s made for any porch lover it’s the porch swing. This updated swinging sofa completes a classy yet comfortable porch combo – perfect for enjoying a late night in the still summer air.
Great Neighborhood Homes 2015

Minnesota ASID Showcase Home 2015

Whether your goal is extra color or extra comfort — or both — the right choices can add to your curb appeal and the enjoyment of your home. So, now that you’ve been inspired, how will you make over your front porch?
Check out Benjamin Moore’s photos for an inspired exterior. Paint is your best friend when it comes to upping your curb appeal!

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.

{wallpaper wednesday: add’l savings on york wallpaper}

York wallpaper

Whether your personal style is contemporary, shabby chic, traditional, or transitional, York has a wallpaper for you and a sale for you. Everyday pricing is 25% off retail and York is offering an additional 10% off during the month of May.

York collaborates with top names in the design community and these designer collaborations are just a handful from over the 190 wallpaper books available thru York. Disney, DwellStudio, Stacy Garcia, Magnolia Home, Candice Olson, and Ronald Redding are brands that may be familar to you.

Sure Strip®

Don’t forget about York’s Sure Strip®. This high-performance paper is prepasted to go up easily and come down in one piece – guaranteed. Sure Strip® is available in many of York’s most popular collections, from Disney to Williamsburg and everything in between.

Magnolia Home Wallpaper

 

coastal Calm wallpaper book

Coastal Charm

 

Stacy Garcia Wallpaper

Stacy Garcia Wallpaper

 

York Wallpaper

Serendipity

If you’re intrigued by the possibilities, you can check out York wallcovering at any of our Hirshfield’s locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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.

{hirshfield’s color of the month for april}

Hirshfield's Paints Lemon Zest 0840

Goodbye winter and a warm welcome to a new season of fresh palettes and color inspiration.  April’s Color of the Month, Lemon Zest 0840, is the happiest and brightest of colors adding energy and life to any space.

 

British Vogue January 2017

British Vogue January 2017

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{summer house wallcovering by thibaut}

Summer House Wallpaper by Thibaut

The past few dreary days has me longing for sunshine and a bright blue sky. Thibaut Wallpaper to the rescue! Escape to Summer House, Thibaut’s newest collection of coordinating wallpaper and fabrics. The flowers, simple shapes, paperweaves, and retro batik patterns will satisfy your longing for the return of the warmth of summer!

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{bachman’s spring ideas house 2017}

Bachman's Spring Ideas House 2017

Photo credit MSP Magazine

Urban Farmhouse

Each year the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House marks the end of winter and welcomes  a season of warmer weather and beautiful spring colors.

The theme for the 2017 Spring Ideas House is Urban Farmhouse. This transformation from season to season takes place in the historic Bachman family home on Lyndale Avenue. Truly an urban farmhouse.

A neutral background palette allows the colorful spring florals and accessories to be  focal points throughout the home. If you’ve never been to an Ideas House the design team does an amazing job creating charming vignettes with new items, up cycled pieces, and vintage pieces.

Look for these key trends for 2017:

  • Fresh contemporary meets vintage permanence
  • Shades of grey against farm fresh white to create warm contrast
  • Floral Patterns and Ditsy Prints add dimension to our simple farmhouse decor
  • Galvanized metal and reclaimed wood used for accent and function
  • Botanical greens from dominant fiddle leaf figs to refined ferns

Barn door Bachman's

Photo credit MSP Magazine

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{magnolia home wallcovering}

magnolia home wallpaper

It was only a matter of time, right? Joanna Gaines has partnered with York Wallcovering for her first wallcovering collection aptly named  Magnolia Home.  This new wallpaper collection offers 16 signature designs in multiple colorways, with the core of the collection in neutral, black, and white

The designs and colors in this collection reflect Joanna’s very approachable style to decorating that we see on her TV show Fixer Upper. Patterns include shiplap, blueprints, quiet polka dots, vintage farm toile, botanicals, 1930s newsprint and a watercolor buffalo check.

An added bonus for consumers is that her wallpapers are backed with York’s Sure Strip® technology making for easier installation and easier removal.

Skinnylap wallpaper

Skinnylap – not to be confused with shiplap!

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{bits & pieces: utah mountain house by way of veranda magazine)

veranda magazine utah mountain home

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From what I can tell this magnificent mountain home in Utah has some awesome views, but the attention to detail on the inside is what caught my eye. Can’t you envision many of this home’s design features in a cabin or lake home right here in the midwest?
See what you think. Tour the rest of the home right here.

Designer:  Anthony Baratta

Photographer:  Eric Piasecki

Wall color in this room is White Dove (OC-17) and the ceiling is Yarmouth Blue (HC-150) both by Benjamin Moore. No mention of any other wall or door colors in the resource section of the magazine.

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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