The Master Suite

  • Rendering by Kimberly Herrick
  • Fabrics from AJ Maison
  • Fabrics from AJ Maison
  • Fabrics from AJ Maison
  • Fabrics from AJ Maison
  • Light Fixture from Minka Lavery
  • Seashell, Night Mist and Cloud White
  • Wallpaper from AJ Maison
  • Light Fixtures by Kimberly Herrick
  • Light Fixtures by Kimberly Herrick
  • Bath Tile from Rubble Tile

I love the white linen drapery fabric. The simple, elegant twig motif reminds me of a peaceful snowfall in the winter.

~ Kimberly Herrick, ASID

Inspired by the Blessings’ apprecation for the historic yet idiosyncratic nature of their home, and the diversity of their neighborhood, interior designer Kimberly Herrick designed a highly personal space that reflected the Blessings’ ideas, feelings, and experiences. Using the room’s original green-tiled fireplace as a springboard for her color palette, Herrick chose light colors and tone-on-tone patterns for the walls and furnishings to create interest and depth without distraction. Wishing to fulfill the homeowners’ desire for a four-poster bed, but challenged by the room’s long and narrow footprint, two doorways, and windows at one end, Herrick found the solution in a slender, classic four-poster bed. The designer created custom draperies and added a harmonious rhythm of color with art, antique rugs, and an eclectic collection of pillows.

What We Love

The way Herrick combined old and new, historic and contemporary, and organic and geometric elements to create a harmonious, very personal space.


  • Bed by Century Furniture from Design Professionals
  • Chair and ottoman from Hickory Chair
  • Chandelier from Minka Lavery
  • Bathroom sconces from Murray Feiss
  • Pendant from JVI Designs
  • Rugs from Legacy Looms
  • Drapery hardware from Orion Ornamental Iron
  • Drapery fabric by Harlequin, bed pillow fabric by Harlequin and Zoffany, all from AJ Maison
  • Draperies and bed pillows fabricated by Nancy Paulson Enterprises
  • Wallcovering by Thibaut from AJ Maison
  • Wallcovering installed by Peterson’s Professional Papering
  • Art by Jim Hillegass from Veronique Wantz Gallery
  • Shades from Contemporary Blind Design
  • Coverlet and blanket by Andrea Home from Legacy Home Linens
  • Tile from Rubble Tile
  • Hardware from Pipeline Supply
  • Countertops by Cambria
  • Cabinetry by Eull Woodworks
  • Carpet from INTERSOURCE
  • Window by Marvin Windows and Doors

Meet the Designer


Kimberly Herrick
Herrick Design Group, 952-220-5958,

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: 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.