This summer we transformed our clients’ standard white kitchen to a va-va, deep espresso place to cook, bake and gather.  The clients wanted to update their kitchen cabinets while keeping their granite. We saved the pretty granite and paired it with espresso stained cabinets, Tuscan bronze hardware, crackled ceramic back splash tiles, and a new paint job.

Here is the kitchen before we re-vamped the space with new cabinets, paint, and window treatments.

After the walls were painted and the cabinets were installed, the kitchen was missing something – window treatments! We designed panels to frame the tall windows that overlook the beautiful backyard in this wooden Minnetonka neighborhood.
In order to install these panels on the angled walls, our window treatment gal, Dawn, created a unique way to hang the treatments so we would get our desired look; pleats with a rosette as an accent on each panel.

Dawn built little platforms with holes so the hooks of each panel can hang from them.

After each panel was hung, we had a rosette installed to add a little interest at the top of the treatments. The rosette's finish ties in with the finish on the hardware in the kitchen.

Our installer, Phil, is carefully hanging each panel.

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When you enter this new home, you are greeted by a front formal living room on the right and the formal dining room on the left.

This front living room will be highly used in this home. It’s where morning coffee, chatting with the neighbors, and general relaxing will happen. Large windows perpendicular to the fireplace look out to the street and let lots of sunshine in.

Let’s take a look at the progress so far…

This series of pictures shows the progress so far of the fireplace wall in the front living room.

Top picture: In August, the framing was complete and the windows were installed.

Second picture: A couple of weeks later the sheet rock was hung and the fireplace was installed. Also, you can see that the first coat of stain was put on the new wood floor.

Third picture: Late September/ early October the custom cabinetry arrived. In this picture you can see it as it’s being installed.

Bottom picture: Here we are at the end of November and the cabinets have been finished off in a soft white enamel. The iridescent glass tile, wood surround and mantle and stone hearth will finish off the fireplace.

The next step is paint on the wall!!

office update

November 16, 2011

Speaking of wallpaper

This spring we helped a client out with her in-home office. Previously the walls were bright white and textured and the light wool carpet was starting to show wear and tear, so it needed at update.

We found some pretty wallpaper from the KDR Showroom and new wool carpet from Intersource, both wonderful showrooms at IMS.

This home office space went from drab to fab with the help of hauthaus!

Here’s a snapshot of the before and after!!

Before and after of a home office re-design in St. Paul.

 

By adding a medium tone-on-tone wallpaper to the walls and  wool carpeting a shade richer on the floors, this office has a new, different, cozy feel.

On the wall opposite of the desk is a new love seat, so while someone is working at the desk, one of the kids can be curled up on the love seat reading or working on homework.

Close up shot of the new office wallpaper.

 

Tip: One way to transform the look and feel of a space is to use wallpaper. There are endless different options, from barely there and subtle to in your face wild, and from textured to smooth.

a splash of color

February 1, 2011

Chase the winter blues (and greys) away with some color and pattern! Which of these patterns/ colors do you like the best? 

(these fabrics are sourced through KDR Showrooms)