Classic Coastal Cottage-style Home

Located on a quiet street in Orono, Minnesota, this classic coastal cottage-style home combines perfect interior design with distinct architectural details. Here, the interior designer, Kristi Patterson, from Grace Hill Design, tells us more about this inspiring project.
“This home was built for a growing family by Gordon James Construction.  We worked with the builder and the homeowners from the beginning of the project, choosing all of the builder selections from lighting, tile, paint, cabinet design, hardware, flooring, stone, exterior, etc.  The lighting all came from Grace Hill.  And, we also furnished and accessorized the home with items custom ordered for the client from Grace Hill.   This cottage-style home feature some fresh design elements, such as grays & whites as the backdrop to coastal blue accents (rugs, pillows, some wall color, art).  The connection to the outside was a key factor to the home’s design, as it features a 12-foot bifold door which completely pushes …

Château de Beauvoir

In the umpteenth hour of researching images for a feature on artist studios, I stumbled upon floral artist Claire Basler and the 13th century French castle where she resides and works. Honestly, my initial reaction was: this can’t be real. It’s that fantastical. Giant floral and tree arrangements, placed throughout Château de Beauvoir, serve as inspiration for her life sized paintings and wall to wall murals. Life and work are truly one in Claire’s world. It’s mad, it’s exquisite, it’s breathtaking.

by Erica in Art, Home