2010 ASID Awards Gala

October 22, 2010

You’re invited to join in the festivities for the annual American Society of Interior Designers’ 2010 Awards Gala AND the 25th birthday celebration of International Market Square!

This year is due to be bigger and better than any other year with lots of glitz, glamor, and fun. (There might even be a few surprises here and there!)

It’s a great opportunity to see all of the wonderful talent the ASID designers have to offer while enjoying the beauty of the atrium at IMS and the delicious menu from D’Amico.

Also, Baker Showroom is opening it’s doors after the awards presentation for ‘Last Call at Baker’.  You’re sure to rub shoulders with the top designers in the Twin Cities and see some of the latest Baker furniture.

RSVP by October 28th to Tabitha in the ASID office at 612-339-6003 or info@asidmn.org.

We’ll see you there!


Wake up! The latest (and my favorite) color combo is Front and Center this season!

If you have been out and about lately, whether it’s in Crate and Barrel, Target, or to the showrooms at Interational Market Square, you have certainly noticed grey, white and yellow popping onto everything from tableware to dresses to the latest upholstery fabrics.

The past few months have certainly proven to us that neutrals, greys, and whites are everywhere. They provide a sense of stability and calm. The economy has a great infulence on color trends, and that has led us to where we are today with all of the grey.  But thankfully, yellow has stepped up and rustled the feathers of her neutral sisters! She is large and in charge. She is out to make you smile and put a little pep in your step! Is it working?

Have you noticed yourself gravitating a little farther away from the beiges and greys of yesterday and toward the fresh new idea of citron, lemon, sunshine… yellow?

The picture illustrates some of the fabulous new fabrics that are out and available to you as window treatments, pillows, or even on your sofa!

Be bold.

Be beautiful with the hot color combo: grey, white and yellow!

a bright idea

April 5, 2010

While our creative client, Emily, was building her new house, she had a bright idea. 

She needed a railing. So what did she do? She went out to the woods, found a beautiful, long branch and fashioned it into a very custom, very cool railing.

Check out Emily’s super fun railing!

Using found objects and interesting pieces in your home can really personalize your space.

Some of our favorite places to shop for such things are: Spinario Design, Architectural Antiques, and International Market Square

Give us a call if you’d like a hauthaus shopping date!  We’d love to help you find something special!

cheers, amber

you’re invited!

November 3, 2009

sample sale picsHere it is… just in time for the holidays… The Annual Great Finds Designer Sample Sale at International Market Square – and you’re invited!

What:  This annual event offers great finds at even greater prices on designer furniture, lighting, art, rugs, accents and more. Everything is 50% – 80% off retail.

This year, the sale includes a Couture Room which spotlights one-of-a-kind designer furniture and accessories, a Rug Bazaar where fabulous rugs are displayed for sale in the atrium in true bazaar fashion, and a Designer’s Flea Market complete with unique home furnishings from local ASID designers.


Thursday November 5th 4:00pm – 8:00pm;

Friday November 6th 9:00am – 6:00pm; and

Saturday November 7th 9:00 – 1:00pm

Where:  International Market Square, 275 Market Street, Minneapolis

Hauthaus will have the following items at the sample sale in the Designer’s Flea Market:

  • Azure velvet chaise lounge with four designer pillows ($1,900)
  • Queen size sleeper sofa in soft, durable fabric ($2,500)
  • Undercabinet lighting in a bronze or white finish ($78-$119 depending on sizes)
  • Wooden drapery hardware in an Antique Gold finish ($455)
  • Various bolts of designer fabrics
  • Antique Arts and Crafts crystal chandelier ($525)

To see more items that will be on the sale, check out the event’s facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/Greatfinds

Holly and I would be happy to meet you for a shopping date at our hourly rate on Friday! Give us a call and let us know what time works for you.  612-743-7731 (holly) or 612-229-1253 (amber).