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.

reduce, reuse, recycle

November 16, 2010

Here’s an easy way to be green! 

Use vintage hardware on cabinets, desks, dressers, and more!  Some of our favorite places nearby that sell vintage hardware are Hunt and Gather in Edina, Zachary Ltd. in IMS, and Architectural Antiques in Northeast. Whether you’re looking for just a couple unique knobs for a child’s dresser, or you need a bunch of cabinet pulls for your kitchen, check out a vintage store near you!

On a recent outing, Holly and I found some fun little pieces to share with you…

These antique bin pulls have amazing details on them. All they need is a little TLC!


These glass knobs could really breathe new life into a little powder room. The red would be a nice pop of color!

We found these cute, tiny pieces in a box labeled "Lil' silver knobs". Aren't they just darling?

These vintage chrome and red pinstripe pieces came from a hardware store in Duluth. They were still in the original packaging and had never been used!