{friday finds: 7 easy ways to bring spring into your home}

No matter how mild the winter, it’s still exciting when spring finally arrives and flowers start to bloom. And what better way to celebrate the season than to bring it into your home? Here are some easy ways to spruce up your decor with the colors — and fresh flowers — of the season.

If the Boot Fits

Credit: stephanielynn.com

Credit: stephanielynn.com

April showers bring May flowers, but here’s a creative take on the old theme — rain boots with new blooms. Imagine this country chic arrangement on your porch or just inside your front door. Read the rest of this entry »

{beautiful silhouettes: students’ unique design wows the runway crowd}

Interior design and fashion design are continually overlapping — specially on the day Pantone announces its Color of the Year, then we all leap to attention. But we are excited to tell you about the time we recently helped two young design students steal the show at a runway fashion competition.

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UW-Stout interior design students Emily Gross and Madi Goodrich entered the IIDA Northland‘s 10th annual Fusion+Fashion show at the Muse Event Center in Minneapolis. Much like Project Runway‘s non-traditional materials challenges, this event is a friendly competition among members of the local design industry that challenges interior designers to create garments out of materials typically used in interior design — like mosaic tiles, upholstery, and paint chip samples. Read the rest of this entry »

{muted color palettes}

Color schemes don’t always have to be bright or bold to make a statement. Subtle, muted color palettes can provide a timeless beauty and create a clean slate to incorporate whatever new design trends come in the future. Here are 5 examples of style and sophistication with muted color palettes.

Parade of Homes #248

Interiors by Jay Nuhring House Styling and photography by Spacecrafting

Jay Nuhring, Home Stylist, worked his magic with grays, greens and creams, and accessorizing with color, creating a light and airy vibe in MyHomeSource’s beautiful model (#248) in the Spring Parade of Homes Tour.

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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}

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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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