Spring Greens for the Winter Months

February 17, 2015
Modern Herb Pot

Around the end of February I start to daydream about seeing some green out the window. Traditionally green is associated with life, renewal, and growth – and I need that boost when we are in the thick of winter. It will be awhile in Minnesota before we see any budding plants so this month, on The Spirited Table, I […]

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Powder Room Wallpaper Perfection

February 5, 2015
Powder Room Wallpaper Ideas

Wallpaper can give you a lot of bang for your buck with the wide selection of patterns, colors, and textures available. Some of my favorite wallpapers are bright or bold in design – they’re sure to make a statement but can be a bit much in a large room. Enter the design opportunity offered by […]

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Valentine’s Day Table Décor

January 19, 2015
Valentines Day Table Decor and Dinnerware

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. This month on The Spirited Table I share my favorite table décor items for creating a sweet and romantic dinner atmosphere.  

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Mini Mudrooms

December 13, 2014
Small Mudroom and Entryway Design Tips

All homes need a drop off zone, but not everyone has the space to dedicate to an entire mudroom. The good news is all you need is some efficient planning and organization to turn an underutilized entryway in to your own mini mudroom. A Place for Everything Remember, off season items can be stored elsewhere […]

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How to Create an Inviting Guestroom

October 29, 2014
Guestroom Design

The holidays are quickly approaching which means your guestroom is about to get some heavy usage. Why not give your guests a five-start experience? Below are my top five tips for creating an inviting and comfortable guestroom (warning – they’ll want to come back!). 1. Get Creative Guestrooms are an excellent opportunity to play with […]

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Msp St Paul Magazine Design 100 Issue

October 25, 2014
Msp St Paul Magazine Home and Design

For the people, places, and trends making the Twin Cities the best place to live look no further than Minneapolis St Paul Magazine’s latest Home & Design issue. This issue not only highlights 100 local resources, I share my take on what’s in, what’s out and what should be the latest go-to gray paint. Thank […]

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Benefits of Quartz Countertops

October 16, 2014
ASID Showcase Home Tour Cambria

So many homeowners enter a kitchen or bath project with the desire for granite countertops. While there are some beautiful granite slabs available I often suggest that the client consider quartz countertops as an alternative. Why should you choose quartz over granite? Here are my top 5 reasons for choosing quartz over granite (and other […]

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No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

October 9, 2014
No Carve Pumkin Decorating Chalkboard Paint

Fall has arrived and Halloween is just around the corner –that means it’s time for pumpkin decorating! While I can certainly appreciate an intricately carved pumpkin, I’d rather admire someone else’s than take the time to complete one myself. I have a feeling there are others out there just like me so this month on The […]

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Designer as Client: Teamwork

October 2, 2014
Outdoor Landscaping Design

As anyone who has ever purchased a home knows, it is rare to find a property that fulfills every last item on your wish list. My husband and I were no different. One significant requirement that our current home did not meet is an outdoor space where we could dine, relax, and entertain. Last summer […]

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Fall Decorating Design Tips

September 26, 2014
Fall Decorating Ideas

As the temperature drops we transition from days spent outdoors to a time when we want to cocoon ourselves in the warmth of our home. This month on The Spirited Table I share my top design tips for how to quickly and easily transition your interior décor from summer to fall. 1. Take a Cue from Nature […]

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