Portable Kitchen Islands

July 28, 2014
Portable Kitchen Islands

If your kitchen could use some extra work surface, and a remodel is not in your future, consider using a portable kitchen island or cart instead. For best results, choose a piece with a bit of contrast to the surrounding cabinets. A contrast of style, shape, or finish will make this piece into an accent feature […]

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Shopping the Kids Department

July 24, 2014
Gold Sunburst Mirror

Recently I was shopping for an ottoman/pouf for my son’s nursery. Not only did I find an adorable ottoman at Land of Nod, I found myself thinking I’d like some of these products for myself! Curious what else I could find; I jumped over to Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen and was pleasantly […]

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How To: Tonal Decorating

July 15, 2014
Tonal Decorating

Tone on tone color is trending right now both in fashion and in home décor. A monochrome palette can be achieved with any color that you love – it can even work with neutrals. Below are my top design tips for using a tone on tone color scheme in your own home. 1. Add Layers […]

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It’s Your Party!

July 13, 2014
Adult Birthday Party Ideas

It seems like after a certain age if you want a birthday party it becomes up to you to throw one for yourself. While you want the event to be special, you also don’t want to be so worn out from the prep that you don’t enjoy your own party. This month on The Spirited Table I share my […]

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Desi at Linden Hills Farmers Market

July 10, 2014
Linden Hills Farmers Market

Looking for something to do this Sunday morning? Stop by and say hello at the Linden Hills Farmers Market! On Sunday, July 13th, Desi Interior Design will be at the Fair & Square Remodeling booth outside of Settergren’s of Linden Hills (2813 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410). Not only will I be there to answer […]

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Red White & Blue Table Decor

June 19, 2014
Red White and Blue Table Setting

With the Fourth of July just around the corner I’ve been thinking about a classic color combination – Red, White and Blue. This dynamic palette is the inspiration behind my latest post for The Spirited Table where I combine timeless furniture pieces with versatile table décor items that are perfect for the holiday and beyond.

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Mitrebox Custom Framing

June 17, 2014
Mitrebox Framing Studio

This past Christmas my uncle, and talented artist, John “Charlie” Hanson created an abstract drawing for our home. The squiggly pastel lines in muted colors were just what our neglected wall needed.  This piece is a unique size and required custom framing. It was the perfect opportunity to work with the fabulous ladies at Mitrebox […]

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Kitchen Trend: Open Shelves

June 9, 2014
2014 Kitchen Trend Open Shelving

One of the top 2014 kitchen trends I’ve noticed is the use of open and floating shelves. The trend started with contemporary, modern kitchens and has now spread to kitchens of many styles, including the opposite end of the design spectrum – traditional kitchens. It’s easy to see why this style of kitchen design has […]

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Everyday Upgrade: Wood Kitchenware

May 24, 2014
Terrain Wood and Marble Serving Board

I love to be in the kitchen and try out new recipes and ideas. While the taste it obviously important, I’ve also started to realize that presentation counts for so much! Even if it’s a simple salad I’ve whipped up, the greens look so much more enticing if they are placed in a beautiful bowl. […]

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Apartment Therapy – Minneapolis Loft

May 19, 2014
Bar Design Apartment Therapy Desi ID

Desi Interior Design is so excited to be featured on one of our favorite blogs, Apartment Therapy! This Downtown Minneapolis loft apartment was great fun to work on. A busy executive for a non-profit theater, the client wanted a place where he could come home and simply relax. The inspiration for the space is a Kimpton Hotel […]

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