mid-century mod color scheme

September 30, 2011

In an ode to Mid Century Modern design… here is a color scheme pulled from one of our past ASID Showcase house projects…

All paints are from the Benjamin Moore Classics collection:

HC- Willmington Tan

HC- 76 Davenport Tan

HC-49 Mayflower Red

Accent colors:

1666 In the Midnight Hour

076 Corlsbud Canyon

723 Spring Rain

Design tip: By adding splashes of color here and there, it gives your eye spots to rest on the neutrals. In this picture your eye can rest on the soft Willmington Tan background in the reading nook, or on the rich reddish-brown wood of the bookcase, while the pillows and back painted light blue glass give the little nook some pops of color and interest.

Q & A with Holly

May 5, 2011

As promised, here is a Q & A with Holly where she tells us her favorites on everything from her favorite designer to her favorite spot for a cheap date night! Enjoy!

Some of Holly's faves...

 
 

1. Artist: Paul Klee and Alice Neel

2. Art Event: Art Perchance at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

3. Bar: The Local, downtown

4. Book: The Sartorialist

5. Chair: The Egg Chair

6. Color: No. 2 pencil yellow and Midnight Blue by Crayola

7. Concert Venue: Red Rocks and The MN Zoo

8. Design Icon: Sienna Miller

9. Flower: Ranunculus

10. Food: Huevos Rancheros

11. Gift Shop: I Like You in North East Minneapolis

12. Guilty Pleasure: Bacon!

13. Hobby: painting with the kids!

14. Jewelry: round silver studs and fun cocktail rings

15. Museum: Minneapolis Institute of Art  – I’m an Art History major!

16. Musical Artist: just one? 🙂 Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps

17. Place for Lunch: Thanh Do on Minnetonka Blvd – Vietnamese Egg Roll Salad

18. Restaurant: Travail and The Sample Room

19. Spot for cheap date night: Bryant Lake Bowl

20. Summer Activity: lakeside with the kids, friends, and a margarita!

21. Spot for retro furniture: Spinario in North East Minneapolis

22. Spot for new trendy home accessories: Garage sales and Roam.

23. Vacation Destination: my bed. I love my bed.

24. Winter Activity: Snowshoeing in the woods.

25. Design Magazine: Domino – I miss you!

Q & A with Amber

May 3, 2011

Q & A with Amber! 

The CityPages came out with their ‘best of’ list a couple weeks ago, so why can’t we do the same thing?  When Amber was asked, “what’s your favorite…” Here’s what she had to say…

A few of Amber's faves...

1. Artist  Mondrian. I love his use of bold color and black lines to distinguish space.

2. Bar for unique cocktails Bradstreet Crafthouse in the Graves Hotel.

3. Color Red. The color red makes me happy; it adds a snappy pop of color to any outfit!

4. Chair My favorite is an orange mid century modern chair I got from my grandma. I love the shape and the color. My grandma has great taste!

5. Design period Mid Century Modern. I love the clean lines and innovative use of materials.

6. Flower Gerbera daisies and Spider Mums… they remind me of springtime.

7. Gift shop Patina; they have something for everyone. 

8. Guilty pleasure watching Glee… shhh don’t tell anyone! 🙂  

9. Hobby Being crafty; I am in a “Stitch N’ Bitch” club – we get together once a month and create everything from candles to sock monkeys! 

10. Jewelry anything vintage – usually found at Hunt and Gather in Edina or other thrifty places.

11. Museum Milwaukee Art Museum; designed by Eero Saarinen, David Kahler, and Santiago Calatrava. It even has ‘wings’ that open and close during the day!

12. Musical Artist Dessa – she is a lyrical acrobat!

13. Restaurant of the Moment I’ve been really digging Urban Eatery. They took over the old ‘View’ restaurant in Calhoun Beach Club, and it’s run by the Crave guys. They have yummy food, a sexy atmosphere, and a great happy hour!

14. Summer Activity Spending time at the lakes. Depending on your mood, you can bike, play volleyball, have a picnic, or just relax and people watch. I love it.

15. Spot for retro furniture and accessories Spinario Design in Northeast. They have it all!

16. Spot for new and trendy home accessories Roam on Glenwood in Minneapolis. 

17. Winter Activity Seeing the British Advertising Awards presented at the Walker Art Center; they are always so interesting. I’m not much for the cold outdoors!

What are some of your favorites? Stay tuned for Holly’s answers…

chairs, chairs, chairs

January 13, 2011

It’s a new year, and perhaps you’ve saved up for a new comfy chair, sofa, or dining table…

One thing to remember about purchasing furniture for your home is that it’s important that you LOVE each piece. Let’s take a look at four chairs that live in the same home… the homeowner loves each one and they all work together.

1. This chair was spotted at an antique shop in St. Paul – the purple fabric and petite size make it absolutely fabulous!

2. This little Danish desk chair was at Spinario Design and with a little re-upholstery job – it fits right in!

3. This is just one of a pair of woven Columbian chairs. They add texture and interest and are very comfortable!

4.  These retro dining chairs have amazing lines and a great sit. They were given a face-lift with snazzy, new fabric.

Let us take you shopping to our favorite spots around town – we’re sure to find something you’ll love!  To make an appointment email us at info@hauthaus.com.

fall dinner parties

September 9, 2010

Fall is in the air, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to stop quite yet! I’m sure there are a few more sunny days that would be perfect for a ladies’ brunch, a backyard picnic, or a late night dinner party with friends!

Here we highlight our ‘hauthaus table tops’ that we debuted on Kare11 earlier this summer…

Perfect for a ladies' brunch!

We have our ‘Ladies’ brunch table top’ in the stylish color combo, white, grey and yellow.  Wouldn’t it be fun to sit down at this beautful table to sip tea and eat scones?

  • Table cloth: KDR Showrooms
  • White round placemat, yellow square and round plates, napkin, napkin holder: Crate and Barrel
  • Grey tea cup and saucer, grey salad plate, antique silver vase: Spinario Design
  • Paris coaster, Eiffel Tower name card holder: Zachary Ltd.
  • White Peonies: Minneapolis Farmers Market 

 

 

 

 

Backyard BBQ

I love breezy, sunny fall days. They are perfect for a backyard BBQ before the big game. Get this tabletop look!

  • Tablecloth fabric: KDR Showrooms
  • Vintage tin tray, juice glass, “99” place holder: Hunt & Gather
  • Orange plate, striped plate: Crate & Barrel
  • Green goblet: Spinario Design
  • Lantern, flower pot: Zachary Ltd.
  • Gerbera Daisy plant: Minneapolis Farmers’ Market

 

 

Late night dinner party

After the autumn sun has set, turn up the jazz music and have a late night dinner party with friends. This table top setting is perfect for Spanish tapas…

  • Tablecloth fabric: KDR Showrooms
  • Teal charger, small black bowl, pitcher, glasses, antique wooden bowl: Spinario Design
  • Blue plate, napkin holder, napkin: Crate & Barrel
  • Purple plate, black square plate, silverware: Ikea
  • Buddah: Zachary Ltd.
  • Thyme: Minneapolis Farmers’ Market

 

When putting together a tabletop setting it’s important to remember to use antique or vintage items you might have in storage. Your Grandma’s antique silver vase might be just the thing your setting needs!  Don’t be afraid to use quirky items to add character! Go ahead, stack up your plates, use herbs as decoration, mix colors and styles!

It looks like this weekend’s weather is going beautiful! So please, go ahead; invite the neighbors, family, and friends and have a fun gathering of your own!

The 2010 ASID Showcase Home Tour has come and gone. What a great 4 weeks it was! Thank you to all who came to support ASID, the four beneficiaries, and great interior design!

If you didn’t get a chance to go take a peek inside, here are some of our after shots from the front porch at the Isles home…

photo by Mark Ehlen Photography

photo by Mark Ehlen Photography

Porch highlights:

  • We sanded down the floor, which was covered in paint, and found Douglas Fir flooring that was original to the home, built in 1908.
  • To add color and texture, we applied a navy vinyl floor covering to the ceiling.
  • Since the homeowner is a world traveller, we incorporated many of his own pieces into the design.
  • We specified furniture from Grange’s new outdoor line from KDR Showrooms.
  • All of the fabrics in the space are indoor/outdoor from KDR Showrooms.
  • Palm leaf ceiling fans were installed to circulate fresh air.
  • Antique furniture pieces and accessories were found at Spinario Design in Northeast Minneapolis.
  • A new Waverton Cambria top was fitted to an existing antique Weiman table in the seating area.

What are some of your favorite design features? We’d love to know!

cheers, amber

time is running out!

June 7, 2010

Hey guys and gals!

Time is running out to see, for the first time in history, TWO ASID Showcase Homes for the price of ONE ticket!

Edgewater Condo at Lake Calhoun

 

Designers at the Edgewater Condos on Lake Calhoun used their design skills to transform an empty condo shell with no walls, electric or plumbing into a sleek, sophisticated home with a stellar view of the lake. The condo has a luxurious, serene feel that uses blues, greens, and sand tones that were inspired by the nearby lake.

Dan Buettner's home on Lake of the Isles

Six blocks away is Dan Buettner’s home on Lake of the Isles Parkway. Dan is an explorer who believes a healthy lifestyle contributes to longevity. His home was designed with these health tips in mind. This home has a lot of flavor and spice; all of the designers incorporated art and artifacts that Dan has collected on his travels around the world.

Don’t forget to stop by! The tour is open NOW- JUNE 13th. Wednesday -Sunday, 10-4pm.

Tickets are available at: http://www.mspmag.com/promotions/wherewe’llbe/asidhometour2010/171678.asp

ASID does this project as a fundraiser for the local chapter as well as four other fabulous local beneficiaries:

Conerstone: http://www.cornerstonemn.org/

The Jeremiah Program: http://www.jeremiahprogram.org/

Junior League of St. Paul: http://www.jlsp.org/

Second Harvest Heartland: http://www.2harvest.org/site/PageServer

We hope to see out at the homes this last week of the show!

cheers, amber

the porch: before hauthaus

Once upon a time, there was a front porch in a beautiful home on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. It needed some love and care. The floors were painted a cement grey color, and the beadboard ceiling needed a little bit of updating.

The new, large windows boasted a breathtaking view of the lake and running trail, which made this porch an ideal place to gather with friends and family.

the porch: the transformation

Enter hauthaus. Holly and Amber used the concept “Gentleman in the Jungle” and ran with it. 

They crossed their fingers as the crew from Vujovich Design Build sanded the grey paint off of the floor. It was a pleasant surprise to find the original Douglas Fir wood flooring from 1908 intact.  What a sight to see! It was a shame that such beauty had been covered up for so long under all those layers of paint.

The floor was stained to a pretty fruitwood finish and a navy vinyl floor covering was installed on the ceiling to add color and texture to the space. Furnishings were sourced at Spinario Design and KDR Showrooms in Minneapolis. Some of the homeowner’s own pieces were used in the final design of the porch.

the porch: almost

Just as the opening day of the showcase home was nearing, the furniture was delivered and finishing touches were put in place.

The curvy Teak chair and ottoman and “Purple Heart” wood table were built by an Italian furniture maker. The homeowner, Dan Beuttner, found these pieces of reclaimed wood while on his travels through South America. 

It seems as though every piece in this home is special and has a fun story.

We hope that you can stop by the houses in the next few weeks to see the finished hauthaus porch and to view other brilliant designer work!

Tickets are available online at www.mspmag.com or you can stop in at a ticket outlet such as Lunds, Bachman’s or Patina for discounted tickets today!

a bright idea

April 5, 2010

While our creative client, Emily, was building her new house, she had a bright idea. 

She needed a railing. So what did she do? She went out to the woods, found a beautiful, long branch and fashioned it into a very custom, very cool railing.

Check out Emily’s super fun railing!

Using found objects and interesting pieces in your home can really personalize your space.

Some of our favorite places to shop for such things are: Spinario Design, Architectural Antiques, and International Market Square

Give us a call if you’d like a hauthaus shopping date!  We’d love to help you find something special!

cheers, amber

You must, must, must try one or all of these places this summer!

1. good eatsBewiched Deli…. as our friends at Mitrebox put it, “you can order a turkey sandwich at Bewiched and be completely shocked at what you get, in a delicious way.”  They turn local ingredients into the most magical things.  They’re reasonably priced and SO friendly.  We love them, go eat there.   www.bewicheddeli.com

2. great giftsMitrebox…Sarah and Mary are approachable and arty which is not always the case.  Not only can you get your high and low art framed here, but they have the most awesome gifts and hand made stationary.  Truly quirky stuff… you can find a gift for any person on your list.  Plus they have the Cupcake lady on Saturdays.  Just go.   www.mitreboxframing.com

3. happy hourThe Sample Room… easy to get to and easy to love.  Everything on the menu is made in their kitchen, right down to the ketchup and if you like meatloaf, they have the best… (don’t tell your mom, she’ll be heartbroken).  Try one of their many “flights” just depending on what you’re drinking… you can sample three wines, three tequilas, etc.   www.the-sample-room.com

4. get craftyCrafty Planet… if you can sew a straight line, not only are you one up on me, but you will be immediately inspired by the Crafty Planet’s awesomely current fabric.  This is NOT your local mass market fabric retailer.  I was woozy when I walked out for love of fabric and clothing patterns.  Plus, if you’d rather hand embroider something they have very sassy patterns… that’s Sassy with a capital S.   www.craftyplanet.com

5. vintage and recycled clothingVia’s Vintage… hands down my favorite vintage clothing shop.  Last week I found an original Lilly Pullitzer dress from the ‘60’s reasonably priced and in perfect condition.  Not only do they have the good stuff, but if Elsa is there when you stop in, have her show you what Sarah can make out of recycled vintage clothing.  It’s runway stuff… or really-great-wedding-guest-attire.  If you want to wear something that no one else has, this is your spot.    www.viasvintage.com

6. vintage and recycled furnitureSpinario Design… we went straight to Peter and Caitlin’s shop when we started work on this year’s ASID Showcase Home because we don’t know anyone more knowledgeable about mid-century modern furniture.  Not only are they smart about mid-mod but they know Hollywood Regency and everything in between just as well.  Peter shops estate sales locally and on the coasts every week so the inventory is always moving and Caitlin is an accomplished artist with a great eye for detail.  Check out her paintings while you’re there.   www.spinariodesign.com

7. music and movies in the park… Loring Park… Amber turned me on to this last year.  She’s so smart.  Don’t miss it!  Truly… July 20th through August 10th, on Monday nights at 7pm.  Bring a blanket, beverages, snacks and then sit back and be entertained.  The people watching is icing on the cake.  Live music at 7pm, movie at dusk, each year it’s a different theme.  This year it’s Paul Newman.  How can you beat that?  Did I mention it’s free?  Last year I went once with adults and once with the kids… my kids had never seen a movie screen and film projector.  It was a must!   http://calendar.walkerart.org/canopy.wac?id=5101

8. fresh farmer’s market… Mill City Farmer’s Market… there are many to choose from and this is the smallest.  However, good things come in small packages and this one does not disappoint.  You must be a local grower to participate and I believe the gal from Café Brenda began this one… It’s every Saturday between the Mill City Museum and the new Guthrie.  Local, local, local!   http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org/

9.  get active outdoors… Hyland Park Disc Golf…we did this for Father’s Day and laughed our butts off.  It’s a challenging course and also a beautiful course.  The best thing about disc golf is that you don’t have to be an expert Frisbee thrower to have a good time.  Eli and I threw well over par on every hole and loved every minute. http://threeriversparkdistrict.org/parks/hyland-lake-park/hyland-disc-golf-course.aspx

10.  indoor activity for a rainy dayBryant Lake Bowl… fantastic menu, huge beer and wine list, vintage bowling.  There are only 10 lanes and a handful of tables, go early and stay late.  You won’t regret it.  Plus – they have Cheap Date night on Tuesday nights… try the mock duck.  Really.  www.bryantlakebowl.com

 -holly