The Farrington Suite

  • Floor plan by Ashlee Banaszewski
  • Elevation by Angela Parker
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabric from Unique by Design and Pollack
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabric from Unique by Design and Pollack
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Metallic finish for the drapery hardware
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Decorative motif on the dressing area ceiling painted by Stephany Eaton
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    The gray accent tile from Rubble Tile, which complements the historic plaster ceiling in the sleeping area.
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    On the vanity from Cambria in Praa Sands

“I love how the entire suite is historic, yet modern and totally accessible to all guests of the B&B.”

~ Angela Parker, ASID

Interior designer Angela Parker envisioned a gorgeous, comfortable B&B suite that looks as though it has always been part of the Queen Anne Victorian home. Inspired by the original hearth tile, Parker designed a new mantel and installed artwork above the fireplace. Utilizing an original exterior brick archway, Parker created a jewel box of a dressing area. To create a calm, refined atmosphere, she commissioned Stephany Eaton to finish the walls in a subtle yet opulent glaze. Eaton also painted an elegant ceiling motif in gold, bronze, and warm browns to complement a brass and opal chandelier repurposed from the original dining room. Parker designed the spa-like bathing area with universal accessibility, and finished the space with a sleek, horizontal faux finish, hexagonal tiles that evoke the late 1800s, Cambria countertops, and classic chrome fixtures.

What We Love

Decorative motif on the dressing area ceiling painted by Stephany Eaton


  • Bridgeport bed by FFDM from Unique By Design
  • Mattress by Today’s Beds
  • Side table by Hooker from Unique By Design
  • Nightstand by Gabby from Zachary Ltd.
  • Lighting in sleeping area by Access from Filament Lighting
  • Lighting in bathroom by Hudson Valley from Filament Lighting
  • Carpet and rug from Legacy Looms
  • Drapery fabric by Pollack from Blended Blue
  • Draperies and window shades made by Accent Drapery
  • Wallcovering by Innovations from Blended Blue, installed by Gary Hatton, Proper Wall Covering
  • Bedding by Home Treasures from Scherping Westphal
  • Artwork from Griffin Gallery
  • Faux finishes by Stephany Eaton, Painted Ambiance
  • Tile by ADEX from Rubble Tile
  • Accent pillows and bed skirt by Angela Parker
  • Plumbing by Rohl from Pipeline Supply
  • Vanity countertop by Cambria
  • Cabinetry by Eull Woodworks, mantel molding by Art for Everyday Inc.

Meet the Designers


Angela Parker,
Interior Places and Spaces,

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: 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: Freya's Bedroom

Freya's Bedroom

Jodi Mellin and Katie Radcliffe mix sophisticated colors, fabrics, and textures for a one-of-a-kind baby 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.