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Friday Inspiration : Clever Pantry Ideas

Yikes was this week jam-packed, or what? We want to share all of our fun projects with you in hopes to help inspire you to #loveyourhouseforless. First off, we did an install visit at our eclectic modern kitchen projects, hunted for amazing vintage pendant lights for another client kitchen project (light and bright modern craftsman) as well as did a design presentation for the coolest 4-story loft overlooking the river and downtown. If this doesn’t keep you busy, we don’t know what will! Thanks for following along.

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Inspiration : Kitchen Pendant Lighting

We've pulled together some of our favorite kitchen pendant lighting fixtures to inspire you and your kitchen. Why? Because the kitchen is one of the most utilized rooms, so not only is it important that this space is well lit from a functional standpoint, but light fixtures are a great way to bring YOUR personality to the space in a non-permanent and affordable way. Ready to up your lighting game?

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Inspiration : The Layered Rug Look

If your rug doesn’t go under your furniture feet and is narrower than your bed or couch, then you’re committing a major design sin! If you’re sitting there thinking “shtt, she’s talking to me!” then you better read this post. I’m about to help you up your rug game in a major way, and WITHOUT breaking the bank. Get ready for another #loveyourhouseforless tip, folks!

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Modern Eclectic Kitchen : Final Reveal

We begin projects by asking our clients to send us some examples of spaces they like. For this kitchen remodel project the spaces our client was inspired by encompassed two very different styles - modern and clean, and warm and eclectic. What a fun design challenge to marry these two styles in this kitchen remodel! 

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Products we love : Vintage Rugs

We have a problem! We have 9 vintage rugs in our house and have to hold ourselves back from recommending them to EVERY ONE of our clients. (Is there an anonymous group for us?) But if we have this much love for vintage rugs, we figured you did too. Here’s a round up of some of our favorite vintage rugs that YOU CAN PURCHASE for yourself!

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Kassina Folstad
DIY : Living Wall

Living walls are one of our favorite design and staging tricks as they bring life to a space in an unexpected way. Want to create a living wall of your own? Well, here's a tutorial for you. We hope you share your after photos with us on Instagram!

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2ndstflip Living Spaces : Final Reveal

Our favorite type of flip houses only need cosmetic updates and come with the expensive yet not-so-fun stuff complete (mechanical, electrical, windows, etc). That was exactly this house. Being located in a hip and creative neighborhood where the selling prices of homes are perfect for young families and first-time buyers, we went bold with our design choices to create vibrant, playful spaces. We had a blast revitalizing the living spaces in this house and giving it that wow-factor that draws in buyers. 

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2ndstflip Kitchen: Final Reveal

The kitchen in this flip house was extremely outdated and in need of some major renovations. It was an easy decision to completely gut it and start with a clean slate. We took this kitchen from a dated disaster to a fun and functional space. Like the bathroom in this flip house, we went bold with our design choices while sticking to our budget. 

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Our must-have's from IKEA's new line.

IKEA has partnered with the Danish design company, Hay, to create a collaborative line called YPPERLIG and we absolutely love it. The collection intends to put on twist on the basics and reinvent fundamentals. Check out a few of our must-have's from this collection. 

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Kassina Folstad