The Storybook Suite

  • Rendering by Katie Radcliffe
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabric from AJ Maison
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabrics from AJ Maison
  • Fabrics from AJ Maison
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabrics from AJ Maison
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Silhouette, Granite and White Dove
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Look closely! The designers replaced one tile on the historic fireplace with a custom tile by a local artist that features the Blessing children in the style of a nursery tale.
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Tile from Rubble Tile
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Countertops from Cambria

“Why live with a cold, bare, lonely wall when you can have a perfectly tailored bed with a custom canopy made from yards of fabulous fabric?

~ Brooke Voss, Allied ASID

When it came time to design the storybook suite, interior designers Brooke Voss, Martina Willegalle, and Katie Radcliffe let history be their muse.

Guided by the Blessings’ desire to provide a distinctive and sophisticated experience for their guests, the designers found a luxurious bed at Scherping Westphal and created a tailored custom canopy and bedding to envelop guests in style and comfort, as well as custom valances for the windows.

Inspired by the hand-painted tiles on the room’s original fireplace, the interior designers found a charming lavender toile wallcovering with vignettes from Aesop’s Fables. They balanced the sweetness of the wallcovering with sophisticated dark charcoal gray millwork and other details, and relocated the original picture molding to work with the new furniture layout.


  • Bed from Scherping Westphal
  • Mattress by Today’s Beds
  • Armoire, nightstands, lounge chairs, chandelier, and sconces, all designers’ own
  • Rug from Legacy Looms
  • Artwork from Circa Gallery
  • Window treatments from Contemporary Blind Design
  • Drapery, bedding, and pillow fabric from AJ Maison
  • Draperies created by Quality Custom Interiors
  • Wallcovering from AJ Maison, installed by Men Working Co.
  • Custom fireplace tile by Rebecca Postic
  • Tile from Rubble Tile
  • Hardware from Pipeline Supply

Meet the Designers


Martina Willegalle
Designs By Martina, 612-812-3567,


Brooke Voss
Allied ASID
Brooke Voss Design, 763-227-0008,


Katie Radcliffe
Allied ASID
Designs By Martina, 612-812-3567, and Brooke Voss Design, 763-227-0008

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: 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.