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The Master Sitting Room

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  • Rendering by Diane Meyer
  • Fabric from Stark Fabric
  • Light Fixture from The Collection on 5
  • Seashell, Pashmina and Cloud White
  • The Stunning Painting by Artist Jillian Lee Stocker
  • Settee from William Switzer
  • Ottoman from Hirshfield’s

The settee is one of my favorite items in the sitting room. I adore the classical detail of the art deco arms and the luxe feel of the fabric.

~ Linda Gerace- SKINNER, Allied ASID
 

For the master sitting room, adjacent to the master suite, interior designer Linda Gerace-Skinner envisioned a calm, peaceful place where homeowners Andy and Whitney Blessing can relax, read, meditate, and escape the demands of everyday life. After carefully planning the space so that it flows naturally and easily from the master suite, the designer looked to her own life and closet for inspiration. Because she appreciates serene, comfortable surroundings and sumptuous fabrics such as cashmere, faux fur, and leather, Gerace-Skinner combined soft-to-the-touch fabrics with a hint of bling. And, because she believes in investing wisely in a few, well-chosen pieces that express style and personality, Gerace-Skinner selected a posh art deco–inspired settee and a custom ottoman with rich chocolate leather in an organic vine pattern with nail-head trim around the sides.

Resources

  • Settee by Hoffsommer et Cie, from William Switzer
  • Ottoman by Vanguard from Hirshfield’s
  • Fanback wing chair by EF+LM from Duxbury, Ltd.
  • Light fixture by Quoizel from The Collection on 5
  • Artwork by Jillian Lee Stocker from Griffin Gallery

Meet the Designer

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Linda Gerace- Skinner
Allied ASID
LGS Interior Design Group, 518-248-2941, lindagerace.com

 

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 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 Saint Paul and the Cathedral Hill Montessori School are community partners of the ASID MN Showcase Home.

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