This home lacked charm and warmth - two characteristics that were important to a young family moving here from Alabama. Here in the Great Room, we removed an awkward angular buffet, several 'art niches' & nearly a dozen recessed cans. We then created the Paneled Wall with Sconces to anchor the Dining Area, added Beams to the Vaulted Center Ridge & three Cross Beams for architectural presence & hung a pair of Seedy Glass Lanterns, which give off a wonderful play of light on the walls at night.
In the Powder Room, we removed the dated vanity and wall-hung cabinet. To further the lodge concept we sourced a 3” thick Live-edge Walnut Slab as the countertop and paired it with an Antique Trumeau Mirror and Lantern for grace and style.
This Hearth Room, adjacent to the Kitchen and Breakfast Area really is the Heart of this Home. Our focus in these areas was to refinish and deepen the stain on the floors, replace the dated fireplace surround and hearth with Soapstone Slabs and then we enameled all of the stained maple cabinetry and millwork a warm-khaki color; which was chosen for the added psychological warmth over white or cream.
Here in the Kitchen Cabinetry our main focus was a new Custom Island. The previous inhabitant had a shallow raised snack bar. For this family, a one-level island was more appropriate, especially one large enough to provide prep-area, enough space for baking and children’s crafts and to serve as a buffet table when they entertain. We opted for a historic countertop of Arabascato Marble and then incorporated a marble chamfered subway tile for the backsplash.
While many of the Details in this Master Bedroom feel feminine, the natural linen fabrics, aged nightstands and neutral color scheme keep it from being too sweet. This quiet palette also allows the Antique French Chandelier to hold center stage.
We create award winning interiors nationally and locally. How do we do it? With one part your vision and one part our expertise. Our critically acclaimed work doesn’t reveal our tastes; it reveals yours. Through listening, observing and asking questions, we transform a space to one that is comfortable, functional and unique.
With Herrick Design Group, you get professional service, creative solutions, amazing design and most importantly, a home that represents you. We offer a complete range of interior design services from new construction, remodeling, kitchens & baths, and architectural selections to custom furnishings, window treatments, and color consultations.
Kimberly has more than 10 years of experience and received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota. She is a professional member of the America Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and has passed the National Center for Interior Design Qualification Exam.
Where you’ll find Kimberly’s work featured: ASID Showcase Homes, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, countless other publications and on the DIY network.
Where you won’t find Kimberly: sitting still. She is actively involved in volunteering and constantly exploring new materials, products and techniques.