DIY Network “Rehab Addict” | Before and After

Last month we (Showhomes Minneapolis and Cindy Montgomery) were featured on the DIY Network‘s “Rehab Addict.” Since then, I received many questions via email, private facebook messages and phone calls about the furnishings used in the home after the remodeling was completed.  In attempt to make this simple, I’ll go through room by room with photos…

Home Changes | From Drab to Dynamic

When we first saw this home, the space was painted a pale green- with nothing in it but a navy sectional. I popped the wall and the fireplace with a chocolate/grey flat Benjamin Moore paint along with switching out a fraise’ beige carpet.  I first thought about bringing in wood floor throughout that space, but…

Living on the Lake

When marketing a home for sale (especially one on a Minnesota lake), it is crucial to bring out what Minnesota is all about!  With more than 10,000 lakes to boast of, there is plenty of room to show off what you love. Lake Harriet, Calhoun, or Lake of the Isles for instance may be a…

Love in Design | The Romantic Home

Creating a romantic home… February is the month for love– let’s visit love in design.  When we design our homes we are always after a visual impact for a buyer, creating a model home atmosphere.  Whether you are for sale or not, you want your home to reflect a sense of simple elegance.  I like…

November is the Month of Thanksgiving

Most of us do not have to be reminded to be thankful and sense our blessings throughout the year. When I prepare a home for a showing or event, I like to bake fresh, homemade pastries, cookies and desserts. One of my favorite things to do is make apple turnovers! People LOVE this tasty little…

Out With the Old, In With the New

In the 80’s and 90’s we were designing floral arrangements with silks and maybe some real elements of woods, greens and natural things. It was the thing to do! It is now time to retire old flower arrangements to the garbage!!! Have a peaceful transition of parting with those dust craving brass containers! Have you…

Sight Series | Details, Details, Details!

A wonderful soft contemporary home listed by Renee Hartmann with Coldwell Banker Burnet. 16418 Gladys Lane | Minnetonka, MN I call this the Marilyn Monroe Room – we added this new light fixture and designed the room in black, white and zebra. Lipstick and nail polishes add color to the little hutch. This master bedroom…