And to round out our highlights from the past year of blogging, here are some of the entries we picked to share again from the last six months of the year…

For July we shared a blog about a cabin remodel on Clearwater Lake that we designed. The project included a new mudroom addition, re-designed kitchen with custom cabinetry, and handmade tile.  It turned out to be a great place to spend the warm and sunny summer days and nights!

In August, one of our entries highlighted different projects we worked on with different color schemes.  There is one for every color of the rainbow.  Revisit the blog for inspiration for your own home.

Cambria came out with new colors this year and in September, we highlighted the new Waterstone Collection. This new collection was the most buzzed about yet – the colors and patterns are so pretty and innovative!

In October we shared an article and video from ABC that talked all about a project in Montana where EVERYTHING going into building the house was made in the USA. The interview is interesting and comes with some eye-opening facts.

During November, we polled our readers to see what color was their favorite and orange won. In this blog entry we posted products that we love in orange… what fun!

In December, we shared pictures and drawings of a master bathroom project we worked on in Edina. With its cozy heated marble floors, shiny Kohler fixtures, and fresh paint, this bathroom is definitely work checking out.

finished: Izzy’s bathroom

December 9, 2011

We blogged recently about Izzy’s bathroom and showed you a ‘behind the scenes’ snippet of what went in to building it…

Well now it’s done! Check out the final shots of the bathroom from all angles.

Here's Izzy's bathroom with the mirror, lights, and towel bars in place. See her lovely white and black mosaic floor tiles, the fun pop of glacier blue deco tiles on the walls, and Benjamin Moore's Dill Pickle on the walls!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The top shot shows inside Izzy's shower. We continued the deco tile in there, as well as the white subway tile. We had shampoo shelves installed to keep the bottles off of the floor. The bottom shot shows the bathroom from the shower area. There is a lowe vanity seat for Izzy to practice her make-up!

izzy’s bathroom progress

November 30, 2011

Here are some snapshots of Izzy's bathroom progress.

Izzy is a stylish little girl who is not afraid of color… and boy oh boy does her bathroom have it!

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at how her very own bathroom is turning out!

 
 
1. Since this floor will get tile, the installers had to make sure that the floor was level… they poured the leveling agent and taped off the room to prep for it.
 
2. The floor tile was laid and is being hidden (and protected) under paper as the installers work on the white subway tile walls and glacier blue accent ribbon.
 
3. The shower tile is up and the rest of the wall tile is getting close! The White Ice granite counter tops were installed too…
 
4. After the tile and counter tops, the plumbers, electricians, and painters are itching to get in!
 
 
 

It's painted!

 
 
 
With the bathroom freshly painted, the mirror, artwork, and accessories will finish off the bathroom!
 
I bet Izzy’s is so excited to move in – wouldn’t you be!?

window treatment styles

February 22, 2011

There are many different ways to dress your windows. Oh let me count the ways: panels, shades, shutters… well why don’t we just show you!

Here are some of the ways we have treated some of our clients’ windows…

Stationary Panels: This softens the large window while adding some drama. Since the client didn't need these treatments for privacy, we were able to cut down on yardage (and cost).

 

Inverted pleats: This style allowed for us to show off the beautiful patterned fabric, and because they are lined panels, they block the hot summer sun and keep this dining room cool in more ways than one!

 

Roman Shade: we used this treatment in a 'top-down/ bottom-up' application for maximum privacy and light control.

Asymmetrical Valance: we added some fun and whimsy into this little girl's room by using fun dressmaker trim and a kick pleat in the corners of this valance.

Soft, shaped cornice: this top treatment uses embroidered silk and rich, black swagged cotton to soften the sound in this music room.

Pinch Pleats: this heading treatment on these lined, silk panels adds formality and elegance to the living room.

made in the usa

February 8, 2011

As you know, it’s important to support local business. Well… how can we do that when it comes to our homes? Here’s how!

Here are 15 furniture and home furnishings companies with products that are made in the USA, and some (even better yet) made right here in Minnesota!

  1. S & K Furniture. Custom upholstery furniture. (Chatfield, MN)**
  2. Hubbardton Forge Lighting.  Lighting specializing in hand forged iron. (Vermont)**
  3. Bon Ton TileLocal tile with artistic flair. (Golden Valley, MN)**
  4. Sonoma Tilemakers. Custom tile and stone. (California)**
  5. Nordic Ware.  Kitchen bake and cookware. (St. Louis Park, MN)
  6. Gel Pro Cushy kitchen mats. (Texas)
  7. Century Furniture. Fine furniture,upholstery and case goods. (Hickory, NC)**
  8. Clay Coyote Beautiful handmade pottery. (Hutchinson, MN)
  9. Red Barn ReclaimedReclaimed Midwest barn wood made into furniture. (Brooten, MN)**
  10. Cambria. Quartz surface with no maintenance. (Le Suer, MN)**
  11. CR Currin Fine furniture; jewelry for your home. (North Carolina)**
  12. Kindel Upholstery and case goods furniture. (Michigan)**
  13. Room and Board.  (90% of their pieces are made in the US and some in MN)
  14. Caldrea Beauty and cleaning products. (Minneapolis, MN)
  15. Kohler Kitchen and Bath plumbing fixtures. (Wisconsin)**

**purchase to the trade only; available through hauthaus -(give us a call if you see something you like!)