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Costly home improvement mistakes you don't want to make

Costly Home Improvement Mistakes to avoid… The process of beginning to take on a home improvement project can be daunting. As if a remodel project isn’t expensive enough… you don’t want to unnecessarily add to the bill. Whether you’re fixing a small item in the house, remodeling a bathroom or doing an entire home remodel and

How to make your bedroom stylish & comfortable

Regardless the size of your house, the bedroom should be your sanctuary, and you should design it accordingly. Make it cozy, comfortable and stylish; make it the perfect place for you to enjoy a peaceful sleep and feel as if all your dreams may come true. Everything is essential when you arrange this particular room:

Italian terrazzo floors

The Old Italian Terrazzo Flooring Trend is Making a Hard Comeback Interior Designers are always seeking the next big trend. It’s hard to really go anywhere without being inspired and thinking about design, whether it be fashion shows, architectural tours or an update at your favorite department store. Inspiration is everywhere. But as an interior

neutral paint colors

A true story about neutral paint colors So you’re at your local hardware store, Home Depot or Interior Design shop and you’re faced with staring at a wall of color selections that make your head spin. What seemed like a great idea in the weeks of planning leading up to this journey, now seems daunting

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Homage to Prince

Pantone Color Of The Year 2018 – 18-3838 Ultra Violet It’s that time again when the Pantone Color Institute (a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development) selects the Pantone color of the year. Working in interior design, I’m often never surprised by their choice –

time to update your kitchen

Update your kitchen. Brighten the entire home. Update your kitchen… Like many kitchens, your kitchen is probably the most adored room in your home. The wear and tear on your countertops, appliances, gear and more is proof that it’s your favorite spot. If you have hungry kids, it’s where they hang out. It’s where you

Interior Design Minneapolis

Interior designer Tiffany Hanken understands how the right space can impact happiness and she’s letting her clients in on the secret. An interview by Tina Jepson Tiffany Hanken of Tiffany Hanken Design, an interior design firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has one main goal: to help her clients design a life they love. Using her

Kitchen Backsplash Tile Ideas

Friday, 15 September 2017 by
Kitchen Backsplash Tile Idea

The Kitchen Backsplash; Your Home’s Focal Point The kitchen backsplash is no longer simply to protect walls from spills, splatters, gunk, and blowups. Any home renovation or tile store will showcase a wide array of eye-catching materials like glass, wood, metals, stone, mosaics and more. These design ideas have helped to make the kitchen backsplash the focal

Home Renovation and Interior Design

Home Renovation at 1311 Toledo Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN Bittersweet home renovation… This project was a labor of love for me. You just don’t know what the end result will be or what you may encounter while taking on rehab project with an older home. But, when the project is approached with the eye of an

Houzz Tour with Tiffany Hanken of Minneapolis Take a big, open space with brick walls, lots of light and large views. Then try to figure out how to encompass a living area, desk area, sitting area and dining area in that space, with “feminine touches, but nothing over the top.” Designer Tiffany Hanken did just

2017 Pantone Color of The Year

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 by

And the Pantone Color of the Year is… Each year Pantone decides what the official color of the following year will be. Now, December is not yet upon us when the official word is not released however, we follow suit with some other industry best guesses at what it will be. But first, let’s take a

How to Make Your Bedroom Romantic

Monday, 31 October 2016 by

Your bedroom is your Sanctuary. It is the essence of your home and your livelihood. Upon entering the Master Bedroom, you should be instantly transformed to place of heavenly whispers and comfort – swooned with delight. It should be a place of zen and balance to you, and comfort and warmth to your guests. Getting good

Color on Color

Monday, 09 March 2015 by

Mixing and matching colors can be invigorating and very fun! But equally as fun is finding unique ways to do color on color! Black on black sounds dark and ominous, but it can actually look lovely.  White on white might sound boring or untouchable, but it can really be quite inviting! And that’s not to mention matching other colors, like green on green or blue on blue. Here are some fun examples for the kitchen, bedroom and living room: 

Green is the new Neutral

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 by

Neutrals are hues that go nicely with just about every color and can be mixed and matched easily. Green is often an overlooked neutral, but if you think about it, it’s everywhere in nature! Because it’s so dominant in nature it acts as the neutral – the color that every other color has to match.

Green is the new neutral in houses now, too. From walls to floors to plants and accessories, green is becoming the next big color. Benjamin Moore announced 2015 color trends and choose Guilford Green as the color of the year. has a great explanation of the choice of Guilford Green being the color of the year: “Paint and stain manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced its color trends for 2015, including a Color of the Year for 2015: Guilford Green. The hue was chosen by a team of color experts who traveled through Europe to explore and document things of interest they discovered — from interesting textiles and artwork to, of course, paint colors. Several themes emerged, which led them to select the winning color stories and Guilford Green as the lead hue.”

That being said, let’s take a look at how great this new neutral can look in the home:

Throwing a party is a perfect excuse to go all out and decorate to your heart’s content. While parties differ greatly from theme to theme, here are four components of throwing the perfect soiree: