See how we took this main level living space from “cookie cutter” to a space filled with the homeowner’s own personality and style…

This builder-home needed a splash of personality!

After we got to know the delightful homeowners, their two little boys, and their dog, Jackson, we distilled down their ideas, favorite things, and design style into a specific design concept. (We do this with all of our clients, as it helps to keep everyone involved on the same track.)  All of our design selections tie back to the design concept, which makes a for a very unique and cohesive design.

First, we changed the paint colors. The clients prefer a cool palette… even just the new coat of paint made a world of difference in the feel of the home. Next, we brought in Minnesota-made sofas and chairs with clean, modern lines.  The window treatments soften the space while providing protection from the hot/ bright sun.

A photo wall in the living room features stainless steel frames from Room and Board. It’s a great place to display fun family photos – and it’s easy to change them up as the kids grow and new additions to the family are made.

We made sure to use kid and pet friendly fabrics and finishes. You might wonder how it works to have a family with little kids and a dog  with two large white sofas… we used a fabric with nanotex technology. This means that spills bead up on the fabric and can easily be wiped away. How great!

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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!)

Here are some options of custom furniture we have designed in the past  for some of our clients…

We remodeled a kitchen in St. Paul and the adjoining hallway needed some smart storage for cookbooks, pictures, and the, of course, the cookie jar!  We designed a custom bookcase to tie into the kitchen cabinetry. One of our fabulous cabinet makers, The Rusty Nail in Minnetonka, was happy to make this beautiful piece for us!

With this kitchen remodel, we had the challenge to incorporate some soft seating into a tight space. The cabinet maker on the job, and our favorite Minnesota-made furniture company, S &K, made this custom sectional possible. It fits in right with the island and cabinetry!

We are always excited to solve space & storage problems with creative and beautiful solutions. This is what we do best; we work technical skills with creative magic!

What can hauthaus do for you?