{holiday deals: hirshfield’s labor day paint sale}

Labor Day. It’s the traditional end of summer. And the last chance to get out and have some fun — or get your projects done. That’s why we have our own tradition — Hirshfield’s Labor Day Paint Sale.

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Whether you’re working inside or outside, with paint or stain, you’ll find a deal to help. Here are some of the highlights:

Hot Deals

  • Sikkens SRD Transparent Wood Finish — Save $11 on Gals. (with sale and mail-in rebate) Offer expires Oct. 15
  • Cabot Exterior Stains — Save $13 on Gals. (with sale and mail-in rebate) Offer expires Sept. 11
  • Storm Wood Care Systems — Save $9 on Gals. (with sale and mail-in rebate) Offer expires 12

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{friday finds: tips for decorating with organic materials}

One of this year’s big trends is decorating with organic materials. Our design team highlighted the combination of gold and glam with organic materials when they came back from High Point Market Week this spring, but what if you want to bring organic materials into your own home?

Here are 8 tips to help you add warm textures and earthy beauty to your decor — organically.

1. Use wood in unexpected places, like the bathroom:

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If the full wood wall feels a bit like a Scandinavian sauna, we understand. You could just go with the wood shelves that complement it:
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2. Become a dream-weaver:

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{window treatment wednesday: the next step in motorization}

The world of window treatments has certainly changed over the years — thanks to technology. We started with motorization. Then we added remote controls and apps. And we now have the ability to fully integrate those controls into a connected home.

So, what’s next in window treatments? Thanks to advances in low-voltage power, all of the window treatments in your home can be powered by the equivalent of speaker wire — which is why we’re seeing more “smart homes” being prewired for whole home integration. 

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Hunter Douglas has been on the leading edge of motorization for window treatments, and Shannon Scarella, Manager of Hirshfield’s Window Fashions, has enjoyed a front-row seat. She shares her thoughts on the latest changes in the world of window treatments — and the way it may change the way you plan your next home project.   Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: freshly painted home for military family}

After a 400-day deployment, a Minnesota soldier will return home to find his house in much better shape than he left behind. And we’re proud to tell you how Hirshfield’s was able to help.

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The St. Paul Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network identified a family that needed help and Hirshfield’s was happy to team up with Protect Painters of Twin Cities, North Metro Minneapolis & Saint Paul to provide it. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: introducing stacked wood wall panels}

There’s an innovative, new way to add the warmth and richness of wood to your walls: with STACKED WOOD engineered wood wall panels, now available from Hirshfield’s Design Resource.

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Made from carefully selected hardwood, STACKED WOOD wall panels have been conceived to inspire designers, architects, and anybody who loves interior design.

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{decor blogs we love}

Where do you turn for design inspiration? Like most people, our Hirshfield’s employees turn to the internet. With the click of a mouse or the tap of a tablet, we all have instant access to the smartest ideas and latest trends.

So, the next time you’re looking for some design ideas to spark your imagination, either come down to your nearest Hirshfield’s location or check out some of our team’s favorite blogs.

Design Sponge

Design Sponge

Design Sponge

Julia R. of Hirshfield’s Design Studio likes the look and content in Design Sponge, “I like the format,” she says. “It also has other things like DIY projects and different articles – not just about designed rooms.” Julia says blogger Grace Bonney and her contributors are really all over the board, with a huge variety of different kinds of people with widely varying viewpoints and experiences. “I also like Apartment Therapy and My Scandinavian Home,” she says. Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: paint colors with a cult following}

What are your “go to” colors?  Remodelista asked designers and architects for their favorites — 10 Paint Colors with Cult Followings — and it’s no surprise that some of our favorite colors from Benjamin Moore and Farrow & Ball dominated the list.

Simply White | Benjamin Moore

Simply White | Benjamin Moore

1. Simply White from Benjamin Moore

Simply White | Benjamin Moore

Simply White | Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year was called “the perfect wall color” by New York designer Lauren Rubin, and San Francisco designer Kriste Michelini added, “it is my go-to white — fresh, versatile, and warm — and it works in any home, whether traditional or modern, with a warm or cool palette.”

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