Robb Whittlef, a former HGTV host, runs HISTORIC studio, a Minneapolis-based design firm. His showroom is filled with century-spanning furnishings and art from around the world. He also designs products and looks for Restoration Hardware.
Denny Kemp has been an avid collector since he was a kid in Iowa, tagging along to antiques sales with his aunt. The owner of Denny Kemp Salon Spa says he has been addicted to objects of every time period. Recently, he swapped Empire and French for midcentury modern.
Ki Nassauer is a nationally recognized collector, retailer, author, entrepreneur, and authority on repurposing junk. The founder of Junk Bonanza and editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style magazine, she’s launching FleaQuest.com this month. It’s a guide to the best flea markets, antiques shops, and sales nationwide.
Jim Noble, owner of Minneapolis-based Noble Interiors, draws from 20 years of expertise in the design bus-iness, including work at Holly Hunt showroom. Antiques and “older pieces with patina” are a staple in his distinctive interiors.
Gwen Leeds is a respected fashion stylist who has worked in movies and magazines and with A-listers on both coasts. She showcases vintage fashion collected from all over the world, and mixes old with new, at Guild Collective in St. Louis Park.