Taking more inspiration from Pantone’s prediction of the hot color trends for spring 2012, we’ve showcased two more color combos on the blog today. Take a look…

The first scheme features a daring Ikat fabric from Schumacher that features navy, margarita, tangerine, and grape. Along with this fabric, there is a white Tulip chair with green cushion from Design Within Reach, a tangerine glass pendant from Francis King, and a blue console table from Room and Board.

Our second color combo is also a bold one! This graphic print from KDR showcases tangerine, marigold, grape, hot pink, margarita, navy, bright blue, and sandy taupe. Furnishings that go along with this color scheme include a painted cabinet from KDR, a ceramic based lamp from Crate and Barrel, and a stylish blue chair from Blu Dot.

Would you use either of these color schemes in your home? If so, which room?

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Here’s a quick wrap up of some of the entry highlights from our blog throughout the year.

We covered everything from the 2010 ASID Showcase House to tips on what you can do to give your home a mini face lift. And from the latest projects we’ve worked on to the latest and greatest in lighting design. 

Read our highlights below and click on the links to go back and visit the previous posts! 

In January, we gave you some quick and easy tips on how to re-fresh your home after the holidays: https://hautblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/january-tips-for-a-quick-pick-me-up-for-your-home/

In February, we highlighted some of the custom furniture pieces we have designed for our wonderful clients: https://hautblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/custom-furniture-designed-by-hauthaus/

In March, we posted some lovely detail shots from a home furnishings project we completed in Plymouth: https://hautblog.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/design-in-the-details/

In April, with the spirit of the Twins’ first season at Target Field in mind, we highlighted some sassy products in red and blue: https://hautblog.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/red-for-me-blue-for-you/

In May, the 2010 ASID Showcase house was in full swing and we posted pictures and the story of how the hauthaus front porch came to be: https://hautblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/story-of-a-hauthaus-porch/

In June, we showcased some of the new lighting trends for 2010: https://hautblog.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/whats-new-in-lighting-design/

Happy New Year! Please stay tuned for the wrap up of July – December to come later this week!

out and about: swank

December 17, 2010

One of the previous stops on the hauthaus train was Swank on University Avenue in St. Paul.

Have you been there? If you haven’t, it’s a must!  We love to pop in when we are out and about in the area.  Swank has lots of fun vintage furniture, clothes, lighting, kitchen goodies, and accessories; and their inventory is always changing. Who knows what you’ll find!

Swank can be found in the St. Paul Retro Loop; for directions and 5 other mid-century modern stores: http://www.stpaulretroloop.com/map.html 
If you go, we’d love to hear what you found!

What a fun find! These plates are the same ones that Amber's Grandma has!

What a darling little yellow table! Wouldn't it make a cute kids craft table?

Wow! Look at these stunning mid-century modern lights!

We hauthaus gals love to go out and see what’s new and hot on the market.  Recently we went to Francis King at IMS and got the inside scoop on the new lighting trends this summer. Here are some of our favorites from a manufacturer that operates domestically in the United States… gotta love that!

Lollipop red pendant

This curvy pendant is made of bent wire. It would add a surprise pop of color into any room, and the classic lines of the piece will ensure it looks great in the space for years to come.

Re-used burlap table light

Old burlap flour sacks are used to create this one of a kind table lamp. Each lamp is different, which adds to it’s authenticity and whimsy. What a great way to put these old, unused flour sacks to good use!

Mid mod pendant

The manufacturer uses gracefully curved wood and a linen shade to evoke a mid-century modern feel.  This is pendant offers a clean and timeless look.

We loved these light fixtures because of their innovation, use of green, recycled materials, and the fact that they are produced right here in the US. What fun lights!

cheers, amber