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Category: Before and After

Before & After HISTORIC RENOVATION- Vintage Kitchen Part 5

                ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE 2013- KITCHEN/PANTRY- DESIGN COMPLETION

The design vision for this historic renovation kitchen and butler’s pantry has come to life and the clients love it. It has a vintage feel so it fits right in to the old Victorian home, yet it has updated elements which make  it functional and fresh.IMG_3347 - Copy

The kitchen island is set for 3 but it will seat 4 comfortably. The range with its warming shelves is ready to work hard.

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The  custom made valances with their light and airy arabesque pattern  are elegantly casual, and the vibrant peacock prints add just the right amount of color to the gray and white color scheme.

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Another view of the completed kitchen with door into the storage pantry.

IMG_3384 - CopyWhat could be more enticing than the glass front, custom vintage cabinets and arabesque tile “picture”. The original wood floor cleaned up beautifully and looks fabulous in a dark furniture stain.

Photos by Page Photography.

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for more info go to www.mspmag.com/hometour.

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

 

Before & After HISTORIC RENOVATION- Vintage Kitchen Part 4

               ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE 2013 KITCHEN/PANTRY-CONSTRUCTION & COMPLETION

We are nearing completion of the interior design for the  Kitchen and Butler’s Pantry of this historic Victorian home in St. Paul. Sheree and I are excited to see our design come to life.IMG_2167 - CopyThe wainscoting has been installed and walls and trim have been painted. Now the cabinets are being installed in the kitchen.

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Its time to discuss the design of the faux finish detail on the ceiling with the custom painter/artist, Crista.

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Bob is installing the custom valances for us. And the polished nickel pendants are in over the island.

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Quartz counter tops by Cambria have been installed and so have the appliances. Gas range is by Capital, fridge is by Sub Zero. Cabinetry is outfitted with bin pulls and bracket feet for charm. Center island has been stained in gray for a soft finish. Original  wood flooring has been cleaned up and polished. Wow!

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The arabesque tile “picture” over the sink enhances the vintage cabinetry so perfectly.  We love it all!

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This dinnerware by Edie Rose from Macy’s was too perfect to pass up, so it will have a prominent place in the new kitchen. Watch for the finished design of both spaces in my  next post.

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

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. www.letitialittle.com.

Before & After HISTORIC RENOVATION-Vintage Kitchen Part 1

                                          ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE 2013-KITCHEN/PANTRY-DESIGN PROCESS

I am once again doing the interior design for a room in the ASID Showcase Home Tour which will run from May 18 to June 9, 2013. This home is located in the Historic Hill Heritage Preservation District of St. Paul, MN and is being extensively renovated into a B & B and private residence. My good friend and fellow ASID designer Sheree Vincent and  I are working on the Kitchen and Butler’s Pantry. I will be sharing our design process on this interesting and exciting project in ensuing posts. So stay tuned for lots of details.

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The house was built on Historic Cathedral Hill in the 1880′s  by Frank and Anna Shepard in the popular Victorian style. Frank and his father David Shepard built the Great Northern Railway for James J. Hill.

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Before shot of kitchen stripped down to the bare bones of what used to be a kitchen and bathroom. The ceiling will be lowered to cover up sprinkler pipes and the back room will be a breakfast room.

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Another view of the kitchen looking towards what will be the butler’s pantry.

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The Victorian style window trim is original to the home and will be given a fresh coat of white. Traditional wainscoting  will be added to the walls to help bring back much needed historic detail.

 

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Every inch of this 320 sq. ft. kitchen is designed for maximum space and function. It has to accomodate a large range and refridgerator,warming shelves, wall oven, garbage/recycle center, center island and pantry as requested by the clients.

 

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The design goal is always to honor the history of a home.  To do that here we added details like bracket feet and crown moulding to the cabinets as well as some glass fronts. Subway tile backsplash lends itself to historic style and  modern sensibilities. Cabinets will be painted white with nickel bin pulls.

Watch for the next post on Design Process.

For more info on the Showcase Home Tour www.mspmag.com/hometour

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award wining interior designer in the Minneapolis, MN. More info www.letitialittle.com.

 

 

ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE DINING ROOM- Completed

The 2012 ASID Showcase House is in its third week of the Tour and the Dining room is getting rave reviews. Everyone loves the casual elegance of this room and its soothing green and gray color scheme.

The large window  all dressed up in soft sheers and silk panels is a perfect backdrop for the custom dining table.

The unique  buffet complements the handsome, original wainscoting and the silver mirror and wall sconces add shimmer.

White paper flowers and mercury glass candle sticks add drama.

These bird plates are the perfect finishing touch to the table scape.

The ASID Showcase House Tour is in its 3rd and final week. Don’t miss it.

Be sure to check out the previous posts on this topic: Before and After ASID Showcase House parts 1-6.

2012 ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE-PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

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-Dining Room part 6

                                                                                            DESIGN COMPLETION

The interior design for the Showcase House Dining Room is now complete. Our design vision for this traditional room has come to life. It is elegant, functional and the clients love it.

The subtle garden theme brings the outdoors in. Its a perfect spot to reflect the glorious spring colors. The elegant gray & silver tones completment the green walls and dark wainscoting. And the nickel drum chandelier ( Global Accents)is an unexpected finishing touch.

Here’s the before space. Quite a transformation!

A view of the table settings and the client’s Audubon prints that inspired the entire design.

The linen print chairs are so inviting in front of the soft sheers and silk curtain panels. More inspiration from the garden.

The Home Tour is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm. Stop by and see this beautifully transformed historic home. Visit the dining room and register to win a free interior design consultation from Letitia. Purchase tickets at www.mspmag.com/hometour.

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

Before & After ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE-Dining Room part 5

                                                                                   DINING ROOM SET UP

Its time for installations and deliveries as we start the set-up process for the Dining Room in the ASID Showcase House located on Lake of the Isles Parkway in Minneapolis. Sheree Vincent and I are working hard this week to complete the interior design for this space in this historic, remodeled home.

The custom wool area rug from Woolshire is being laid on the newly refurbished wood floor.

The custom silk window coverings are being installed and the furniture is being put in place. It’s all starting to come together. Custom dining table from Sterling.

The new wall sconces have just arrived and are ready to be installed.

And we love the way they look! The elegant polished nickel  with the white linen shade complements the custom gray silk curtains beautifully. Fixture-Hudson Valley

The green/gray linen print fabric looks fabulous on the lounge chairs. Kravet chairs.

 

For information on days and times for the Tour and to purchase tickets go to www.mspmag.com/hometour

Watch for the final completed photos of the Dining Room coming up soon in my next post.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before & After ASID SHOWCASE HOUSE-Dining Room part 4

                                     THE DESIGN PROCESS continues as the ASID SHOWCASE HOME TOUR draws near.

 

Sheree and I are not done yet. There is more to select as we finish up the master plan design for the dining room.

Meeting with the clients to discuss the lighting needs for the dining room. There is so much to look at but our job is to keep things on track and “on style” .

I love this little occasional metal table. It adds a bit of whimsy to our design. Its called” The Cuff”.

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Hand rendering with final selections in place.

 

Tickets can be purchased before hand at www.mspmag.com/hometour Or at the door: 2002 Lake of the Isles Parkway W. Minneapolis.

Watch for my next post on room set up.

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-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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