Freya's Bedroom

  • Rendering by Katie Radcliffe
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabric from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabric from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabric from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    The trio of warm metal finishes on the crib, side table, and light fixture that help anchor the space.
    Metal sample from Corsican Furniture
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    dresser by Gabby, from Zachary Ltd.

“I love how the canopy over the crib creates softness, drama, and a focal point in the room.”

~ Jodi Mellin, Allied ASID

As a space to welcome Freya, their third child, homeowners Whitney and Andy Blessing wanted the bones of the room to be simple and gender-neutral, yet feminine enough for a baby girl.

In keeping with the Queen Anne Victorian–style of the home, interior designer Jodi Mellin envisioned a space that intermixed historical presence with design elements of today. To achieve her desired balance, Mellin combined light, creamy textures and colors with soft, airy fabrics.

Challenged by the steep angled walls of the space, the interior designer placed the crib in the center of the room and designed a dramatic canopy and soft bedding. She disguised the ceiling pipes with paint and added a rug for warmth and coziness, creating a welcoming space that Freya and her family can enjoy for a long time.

What We Love

The way Mellin mixed sweet, sophisticated colors, fabrics, and textures to create a one-of-a-kind baby room.


All products from Gabberts:

  • Crib by Corsican from Oh Baby!
  • Canopy fabric by Schumacher
  • Side table by Arteriors from Muska
  • Chest by Gabby from Zachary Ltd.
  • Chandelier by Maxim from Muska
  • French chair by designer
  • Carpet by Shaw from INTERSOURCE
  • Rug from Arhaus
  • Bench cushion fabric by Kravet
  • Window treatment fabric by Pindler & Pindler
  • Chair fabric by Schumacher
  • Custom bedding by Elizabeth Allen
  • Pink pillow fabric by Manuel Canovas, from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Fur pillow fabric by Chivasso from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Window from Marvin Windows and Doors

Meet the Designers


Jodi Mellin, Allied ASID
Jodi Mellin Interior Design,



Katie Radcliffe, Allied ASID
Jodi Mellin Interior Design,


The Blessing Family

Blessings on Cathedral Hill

How one young family turned a grand old house into a Showcase Home.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Porch

The Front Porch

Come in, relax, and enjoy the spectacular view from the front porch, designed by Gabberts.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Foyer, Grand Staircase & Snuggery

The B&B Foyer, Grand Staircase, Snuggery & Hallway

First impressions count. Walk into this stunning entrance by Codie Donahue Interior Design.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Parlor & Powder Room

The Parlor & Powder Room

A fresh and flexible parlor is a modern update on the Victorian space.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Dining Room

The Dining Room

Bonnie Birnbaum and Keri Olson strike a balance of traditional and contemporary styles in the dining room.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Farrington Suite

The Farrington Suite

Angela Parker transforms the historic B&B room into an accessible, refined suite.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Powder Room, Hallways, & Stairs

The Powder Room, Hallways & Stairs

A sense of continuation spans three levels of rooms decorated by Becky Kohout.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Kitchen

The Kitchen

Functional was the key idea for kitchen designers Sheree Vincent and Letitia Little.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Breakfast Room & Mudroom

The Breakfast Room & Mudroom

Designers from Indicia elevate the hardest working spaces in the home.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Living Room

The Living Room

Cozy and warm, the Charlene Ackley-designed living room is a welcoming retreat from the B&B.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Cathedral Suite

The Cathedral Suite

A bright, inviting, and luxurious suite by Desi Interior Design is a treat for guests of the B&B.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Library Suite

The Library Suite

Twist Interior Design takes on the library suite, creating an intriguing backdrop for intellectual pursuits.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Storybook Suite

The Storybook Suite

Tailored bedding provides a custom touch to one of the B&B's suites, created by Designs By Martina and Brooke Voss Design.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Master Sitting Room

The Master Sitting Room

A serene and sumptuous prelude to the master bedroom is the creation of Linda Gerace-Skinner.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Master Suite

The Master Suite

The Blessings' bedroom gets an organic and geometric union of elements by Kimberly Herrick.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Children's Bathroom

The Children's Bathroom

A bathroom full of whimsy and character arose from the partnership of Lori Handberg and Diane Lumpkin.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Upstairs Kitchen

The Upstairs Kitchen

The homey effect from a sloped ceiling is extended through vintage-style decor by Mary Maney.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Laundry/Craft Room

The Laundry/Craft Room

“Your laundry room doesn’t have to be boring." Kristen Sheikh designs a fun and funky task room.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Family Room

The Family Room

The family room becomes a private retreat with intriguing angled ceilings, designed by Ethan Allen.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Weston's Bedroom

Weston's Bedroom

Earth tones and some fun fox fabric by Rob Edman and Laura Engen welcome young Weston to his room.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Gwyneth's Bedroom

Gwyneth's Bedroom

A sweet space for the Blessings' oldest daughter (and an amazing view), designed by Katie Lewis and Angie Picotte.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar

The wine cellar becomes a place for tasting and drinking thanks to Rena Feldman and Kristen Veenstra.

Andrew Nelson, Andy Blessing

Meet the Showcase Home Builders

The master carpenters behind the scenes of the 2013 ASID Showcase Home.

What the Designers Say

What the Designers Say

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop from the designers who worked on this year's Showcase Home.

Cambria stone

Get to Know Cambria

The longtime sponsor of the ASID MN Showcase Home are a perfect fit for the program.

Junior League of Saint Paul and Cathedral Hill Montessori School

Room for Giving

The Junior League of St. Paul and the Cathedral Hill Montessori School are community partners of the ASID MN Showcase Home.