Tile can add another layer of interest and texture to any space; bathrooms, mudrooms, kitchens, etc.

Below, you’ll see some Before and After pictures of a kitchen our clients’ condo Downtown Minneapolis where we added some pizzazz by adding in a tile back splash.  When we were sourcing the tile we needed to keep in mind that it needed to work with the existing granite counter tops and it also had to be neutral enough to work with the flow of the main living space of the condo since it features an open floor plan where the dining room, home office and living room area all connected.

We ended up selecting a beautiful  handcrafted tile made with 70% recycled glass in a brick pattern from Fantasia Showrooms at IMS for this project.

The finished result is quite beautiful!

Top: The sink wall before the tile went in. Bottom: After.

Top: Overall shot of the kitchen before. Bottom: After.

Before and After pictures of the corner of the kitchen.

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trends in wallpaper

November 14, 2011

Here are some of the latest and greatest wallpaper designs from Weitzner. Holly got a sneak peek at these a couple of weeks ago from our rep and our samples recently arrived! They are lovely! 🙂

Top to bottom: Cinema Posters, Tea Leaves,  Reverie, Newsworthy

Cinema Posters: This cool woven wallpaper is made out of recycled movie posters! First they collect them, then cut them into strips, and weave them all together to create the final product. This wallpaper is unique in the fact that up close it takes on a whole different look and feel than it does far away. Love it!

Tea Leaves: The ink they used to print the words on this paper is made from black tea leaves. So the collection name Tea Leaves transfers both literal and figurative because the words on the paper all relate to tea and the ink is made from it. This paper would be fun in a breakfast nook or coffee corner.

Reverie: This pretty paper is made of 100% linen which is a natural product. The pattern is subtle and soft and this paper is available in a handful of calming colors. It is a great way to add color AND texture into a room without being too bold about it.

Newsworthy: This paper gets its name from the recycled newspapers that are used to make it. They collect the out of date papers and cut them into strips and weave them all together on a large loom. If you look close enough, you can still read some of the words, but of course they don’t make any sense since they are all snipped and randomly placed. This paper adds drama to any space where it’s installed.

Committment-phobe tip: If you don’t want to commit to a full wall of installed wallpaper, think of other crafty spots to use it… such as inside your cabinets or closets, on the back side of a bookcase, in large frames on the wall, or inside wall panels. (most places require a minimum yardage per order, so make sure you find that out!)

orange is the winner!

November 1, 2011

You voted on our color poll for your favorite color of the season and the winner is…

To find these orange items, keep reading!

Orange is a stimulating color. It is also often called a power color. Use it re-energize your mood and increase your creativity.  Some believers in folklore also say that if you need any kind of change in your life, all you have to do is burn an orange candle for 7 nights and it will happen!

Pendant Light: Design Within Reach

Wing Chair: Anthropologie

Parachute skirt: Athleta

Leather belt: Banana Republic

Patterned drapery panels: Anthropologie

Outdoor camping grill: Crate and Barrel

A couple posts ago, we blogged  about some pictures of window treatments “in process” as they were being made. Well just last Friday they were installed! Here are some of the pictures from that installation…

Oh what a different window treatments make!

Top: the stair windows before. Middle: Holly waving her 'magic wand' to get the pleats where they need to be. Bottom: the window after the panels were installed.

Window treatments really add a lot to a space. Before, this stair window was the first thing you would see as you enter the 3rd floor master bedroom; it was stark and cold and now Voila! The soft heathered fabric panels greet you. They are both beautiful AND functional since they block the bright morning light.
Below is the sequence of pictures from the bed wall. The window seemed small and disproportionate before the window treatments went up.
We added a double rod here; the sheers soften the window and add a layer of privacy while the fabric panels add a pop of color and provide the option to block out the light.
By adding the panels on all of the windows, the room feels more dressed up and a little like a fancy hotel.
What do you think of the transformation?

Top: the bed windows before. 2nd picture: Phil hard at work installing the double rod. 3rd picture: Phil and Dawn making final tweaks. Bottom: the 'aahhh' after.

mid-century mod color scheme

September 30, 2011

In an ode to Mid Century Modern design… here is a color scheme pulled from one of our past ASID Showcase house projects…

All paints are from the Benjamin Moore Classics collection:

HC- Willmington Tan

HC- 76 Davenport Tan

HC-49 Mayflower Red

Accent colors:

1666 In the Midnight Hour

076 Corlsbud Canyon

723 Spring Rain

Design tip: By adding splashes of color here and there, it gives your eye spots to rest on the neutrals. In this picture your eye can rest on the soft Willmington Tan background in the reading nook, or on the rich reddish-brown wood of the bookcase, while the pillows and back painted light blue glass give the little nook some pops of color and interest.

fall colors

September 15, 2011

Cooling temperatures means that it’s my favorite season of the year!

Fall!

I love it: I love the cool, sunny weather… being able to wear my boots…the wonderful smells of crispy leaves… AND the beautiful fall colors!

We perused one of our go-to showrooms at IMS, Francis King, for furniture, lighting, and accessories in the warm reds, oranges, and yellows of the season.  Here’s what we found to inspire you on how to bring these fall colors into your home this season and year round…

(1- Francis King Warehouse. 2- Currey & Co. 3- Somerset Bay. 4- Lee Industries. 5- Somerset bay. 6- Malibu Loft. 7- Lee Industries. 8- Currey & Co. 9- Somerset Bay. 10- Somerset Bay. 11- Somerset Bay. 12- Francis King Warehouse. 13- Lillian August.)

Happy fall!

We are always dreaming up fun and fantastic spaces here at hauthaus, and today is no different! Here you can see a snapshot of a quick idea for a little girls’ room; inspired by and for a girl who loves nature and creativity – what little girl wouldn’t want to live here?!

Our inspiration palette for a little girl's room.

 
We pulled Romo and Villa Romo fabrics together to act as a starting point for this bedroom. We’ll need fabrics that can be easily washed so we chose cotton for most of the applications.
 
This room has many spots for fun fabrics: drapery panels, an upholstered headboard, an upholstered chair, floor and bed pillows.
 
 
 

Color palette inspiration

 
 
The color palette is kept fun and fresh with crisp white, bright pink, light green, earthy violet, and a sky blue.
 
Wonder what we could dream up for you?  🙂