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Before & After ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE-Dining Room part 3

                                                                          THE DESIGN PROCESS

We are moving along in the design process for the dining room in the ASID Showcase House for  May 2012. Sheree Vincent and I have been busy making selections for this traditonal  room and are pleased with our choices.

The green and gray linen print is the color source for the room and will cover 2 lounge chairs.  Gray silk curtains will grace the windows along with the creamy sheers. The green “lattice” fabric reinforces our garden theme & will cover the 2 host chairs at the dining table. All fabrics from Kravet Inc.

The designers hard at work.  Sheree and I have found the perfect chairs for the linen print.

And here it is.  I love the elegant, updated take on a wing chair.

 

 

This fabulous glass fronted buffet looks handpainted, but that is actually fabric behind the glass. What a find this is and it will be stunning in the dining room. A real conversation piece. By Marge Carson

Here is the floor plan for the dining room showing furniture  and lighting placement.

The focal point of the room is this custom designed dining table. It is 54″ wide and will seat 20 people with all three leaves in place. This was a specific request of the clients as they will really use the dining room for entertainment, large parties, family gatherings and board meetings. It had to be elegant yet durable for lots of use, so we added a “bar top” finish and light distressing. The result is a gorgeous “antique” style table. Table by Sterling

For more on the Design Process see my next post.

For days and times and to purchase tickets go to www.mspmag.com/hometour.

Letitia Little  Allied ASID, CID is an award wining, licensed interior designer in Minneapolis, MN.  For more info visit www.letitialittle.com.

Before & After ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE 2012-Dining Room part 2

                                                  DESIGN INSPIRATIONS -HISTORIC RENOVATION

In my previous post, I introduced you to the dining room project I am designing with Sheree Vincent for the ASID Showcase House on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis coming in May, 2012. I always like to start a design project with a color source. It can be a piece of art or a fabric. In this  case it was both.

The homeowners had 2  Audubon rare prints of woodpeckers that they wanted to use in the dining room if possible. I happen to love Audubon prints (see previous blog post Art and Accessories Audubon Prints 3-20-12) and for this historic, tradional home they are perfect. Love the gray tree bark with the crisp black and white  birds.


The “nature” aspect of these prints got us started with a theme for the dining room’s design. The view of the lake and the mature trees and gardens outside the dining room windows  inspired that idea as well. The clients also requested  green walls if possible.

Sheree and I fell in love with this wonderful, traditonal linen print fabric. Its updated color scheme in gray and green complements the artwork while the branches, flowers and leaves speak to the  garden theme. I think it will soften the wood wainscotting in the room.

Watch for my next post on the Design Process for the dining room.

For more info on the Tour and to purchase tickets go to www.mspmag.com/hometour.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is a licensed, award wining interior designer in Minneapolis,MN. for more info go to www.letitialittle.com.

 

Before & After ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE 2012-Dining Room part 1

                                                            HISTORIC RENOVATION /REMODEL

I am very excited to be working on the interior design for the dining room in this turn -of- the -century home on Lake of the Isles Parkway in Minneapolis. This traditonal home will be on the ASID Showcase Home Tour which runs May 19 thru June 10. I partnered with fellow ASID designer and good friend Sheree Vincent of fusiondesigned LLC. I will be sharing with you our design process during the remodeling of the home and our progress to completion, in ensuing posts.

The elegance of this 1899 home was captured perfectly in  this watercolor by one of the current owners, who is also the architect in charge of the remodeling.  Its location on one of Minneapolis’ beautiful downtown lakes makes it a real showpeice. Thirty ASID interior designers worked on the many rooms in the house.

 

 

The house is getting a facelift and a new front porch. It is a Minnesota Greenstar Certified remodel project. It will have geothermal heating, roof mounted solar panels and other eco -friendly attributes.

 

Most of the historic details were preserved during the remodeling process inside and out. Note the dentil molding along the roof line.

The stately dining room has so much potential. Sheree and I are excited to bring its elegant proportions to life with color and pattern. We plan to respect the home’s heritage and incorporate the wainscotting as is into our design. It will be restored to its orginal luster and not  painted.  This will be a challenge but we are up to it.

The homeowners plan to use the dining room not only for family gatherings and dinner parties, but for  meetings and board games as well. So it needs to be comfortabe and functional as well as elegant and beautiful.

Watch for the design inspiration in my next post.

Letitia Little  Allied ASID , CID is a licensed, award wining interior designer in Minneapolis,MN. For more info visit www.letitialittle.com.

 

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