amber signing off…

March 23, 2012

My journey in interior design with hauthaus (and Holly) began way back in 2006 when Holly hired me as an intern straight out of The Art Institutes… It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since that day we met at the coffee shop in Hopkins!

I have had so many great experiences on projects large and small, I met and got to know fabulous clients, and I developed relationships with vendors, other designers, and craftspeople in the industry that I really value and hold dear to my heart.

It’s after these six wonderful years that I am opening up a new chapter in my design life. I will be joining the design team at Modern Design Cabinetry next week, starting Monday. This is a new and exciting time for me and I hope to grow and learn there just as I have at hauthaus.

I want to say thank you to my wonderful clients, Facebook fans, blog readers, and everyone else that has supported me over the years! It has really been great!

Signing out of the hauthaus blog for now…

Amber 🙂

Advertisements

Josh and Amy needed a little more pizzazz and a little more function out of their kitchen in their condo near the Chain of Lakes. They decided it was definitely time for some improvements while, during a dinner party, one of their cabinet doors fell completely off its hinges! They called on the help of hauthaus and cabinet-makers-extraordinaire Modern Design. We, along with Contractor Brad, transformed the dated and non-functioning space into a beautiful space that works well for the couple.

Changes we made:

  • The half wall divider between the dining room and kitchen was removed to open up the spaces and to allow for a breakfast bar.
  • The kitchen was completely gutted; we added in new bamboo flooring, dark stained Alder cabinets, granite counter tops, stacked stone back splash, new appliances, hardware and plumbing fixtures, and a new coat of paint to the walls and the ceiling.
  • Adding new recessed cans and under cabinet lighting really improved the space by adding layers of light.

Now the space functions great for the couple, who like to entertain. Along with their kitchen we worked on their entry, living room, guest bathroom and master bathroom. more pictures to come, so stay tuned!

Josh and Amy's kitchen: after.

Detail shot of the stacked stone back splash; tile from Fantasia Showrooms.

Josh and Amy's kitchen: before.