Let’s go down to the seaside…

This color scheme evokes the calm and serene feeling of being near the sea with its warm almost grey-almost violet walls, soft and gauzy fabric panels, and bright green paired with crisp white accents.

This palette is good for family rooms to create a calming effect in the hectic-ness that is our day-to-day life. Is also great for bedrooms for the same reason…  To create this look (first call us for a color consultation! 🙂 ) and then pair soft, nubby textures with hard ones like a fuzzy fern in a ceramic pot or a metal coffee table on a shaggy rug. 

It’s easy to imagine these fun, billowy window treatments blowing in the breeze on a day like today!

(the wall in this picture is Benjamin Moore’s Sweatshirt Grey paint 2126-40)

color cure

August 2, 2011

ROYGBIV. You might have learned that in school when studying color: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

Here’s our hauthaus take on the color wheel with our projects plugged in as references…

Red: Master bedroom and bathroom remodel in South Minneapolis. Chrome, white marble, and espresso cabinets set the scene in this dramatic bathroom.

Orange: “Away Room” remodel in a home in Chanhassen. It’s the perfect spot to read the news paper, have some coffee or just get away…

Yellow: Showcase Home Kitchen in 2003 with Bonnie Birnbaum; located in St. Paul. Since the clients entertain a lot, a large gathering space was incorporated into the kitchen design. The complimentary color blue makes the yellow really pop.

Green: Master bedroom and bathroom remodel in Minnetonka. We used a warm green on the walls along with other hues of green throughout the master suite. A silky lemongrass custom duvet compliments the striped cream and green draperies. The black painted furniture accents the fresh green nicely.

Blue: Home furnishings project in Plymouth. The cool blue walls set the tone of the home and evoke a sense of the east coast and water.

Violet: Dining room remodel in Chanhassen. This smoky grey-purple makes the space seem warm and inviting.

Since it’s been a little grey and rainy lately in Minnesota, we thought it might be nice to add a little bit of a color cure to your day! We hope you enjoyed it!

What’s your favorite way to add color into your interior (and exterior) spaces?

cheers! 🙂

zen color scheme

July 22, 2011

What makes this bathroom have a calming, zen feeling?
 

Earthy, zen color scheme.

  •   The soft, muted greens and blues create a calming effect.
  • River stones, incorporated into the floor design, are reminiscent of a zen rock garden. They evoke tranquility.
  • The curved back of the chair softens the straight lines of the tile and wood tub surround. Balance is key.

Happy Thursday, everyone!

In this blog we’ll highlight one of our powder rooms… enjoy!

Inspired by our “Asiatic Prairie” design concept, this powder room showcases a very pretty Muted Prairie color scheme. The colors are all very earthy and warm which creates a very inviting and homey feel; which is great for a powder room since this is the bathroom guests will most often use.

The inspiration color chips are all Benjamin Moore:

  • 2163-50 Burlap
  • 2164-40 Serengeti Sand
  • 2170-40 Coral Spice
  • HC-119 Sherwood Green
  • HC-105 Rockport Gray

Tips on the design of this bathroom:

  • Using a framed mirror vs. a large frameless mirror provides the opportunity for a little personality and gives the powder room a more custom feel.
  • The granite we used on the counter has a lot of pattern and a lot of movement. A powder room is a perfect spot to use something a little more bold like granite, paint or wallpaper.
  • Our vanity cabinet was built to look and feel like a piece of furniture, rather than a full built in cabinet.
  • When you do have guests over, gather a bunch of fresh flowers in a fun vase, this will make the guests feel invited and special.

color inspiration

May 24, 2011

What do your walls say about you?

It’s the perfect time of year to get your home projects started (and finished!). If you’re yearning for a new color in your living room, kitchen, or bathroom, but haven’t found the right inspiration, look no further! Here are three fresh color schemes for your new space…

This bathroom starts with a pop of blue paint on the walls and is accented with white and grey marble. Black towels and deep turquoise act as accents.

 
 

This neutral color scheme is made fresh with pops of barn red, bright blue, and mustard yellow.

 
 
 

This Ruby bathroom features a black and white marble tile floor with a deep warm wood vanity and chrome fittings.

 
 
Which hauthaus color scheme do you take inspiration from? Stay tuned for more!
 
If you need a quick design color consultation, give us a ring – we’re happy to help you make selections and to help you make your home feel uniquely yours!

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.

friday quip

February 11, 2011

Here’s a lovely, short quip for a Friday…

We LOVE Ian Grant over at Bjorling & Grant in Minneapolis. Check out one of his latest creations!

See more of Ian’s work at:

www.bjorlinggrant.com

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!)

Space planning is a very important part of what we do.  I like that it involves critical thinking and piecing everything together; like fitting together the pieces of a puzzle.

When we are designing any room in a house, it’s important for us to know how you use the spacewhat your needs are, and what can change and what has to stay. Here is an example of three ways we space planned a main level living space. The homeowner wanted to have space for the kitchen, a seating area, and a dining room. See how what we came up with…

When you’ve lived with your living room, kitchen, master bedroom or any other room set up the same way for 10 years+, it can be hard to imagine it a different way. All you need is a fresh set of eyes and a creative hauthaus designer!

Have you ever wondered what we could come up with for you? Give us a call – we’d love to show you!

www.hauthaus.com

the finishing touch…

August 20, 2010

Ok, so you painted your walls that fresh, new color you have been dreaming about, you re-arranged your furniture, and you just hung a fabulous piece of art that you found at a local art fair… but your room still doesn’t feel ‘done’…  what your space needs is custom window treatments!

Being designers, we have the greatest resources for the very best in fabrics, hardware, and sewing workrooms to make sure that your window treatment is perfect for you and your space.

Here are some examples of window treatments we designed for a home near Lake Waconia…

In this eat-in kitchen, we used inverted blox pleats and a Romo fabric to make the space feel special and little dressed up.

This little girl's bedroom Roman shade has turquoise trim as it's accent. The color pops off of the orange perfectly.

In the master bedroom, we used Butterfly pleats with the soft floral Villa Romo fabric.

There are many uses for window treatments: controlling light, dressing up a space, softening the hard lines of the window, and adding some privacy to name a few. Take a look around your home and see if something feels amiss, it might just be that you need some fabric on your windows! 🙂
Happy Friday!