Last year was a great year for our blog:

  • We had over 22,000 views in 2011 – that’s enough people to sell out the Sidney Opera House 8 times!
  • We posted about 100 blog entries.
  • Our viewers came from all over the world including, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Here is a brief “year in review” – a highlight of one blog per month.

In January, we blogged about kitchen space planning. We showed three examples of how one kitchen floor plan could be laid out.

For February, one of our blogs highlighted home furnishings and fixture products that are made in the USA. Some of the companies are even based in Minnesota!

One of our March blogs showed how commissioning custom art can be fun and affordable. We posted pictures of the artist at work as well as a short description of the process on how to go about making this happen for you!

In April we gave some tips on how to bring the outdoors into your home. We used our 2009 ASID Showcase home as an example.

During May, we posted a blog to get you inspired with color. We took examples from three of our past projects and broke down the colors for you.

In June we showed what a difference window treatments can make in a sunroom. We highlighted before and after pictures of one of our client’s homes on Lake Harriet.

Click back and check out our past blogs and get ready for another year of design tips, project before and afters, event updates, and everything hauthaus!

Happy 2012!

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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!)