One of the biggest challenges to creating a warm and soothing home is lack of natural light, and it proved the biggest obstacle in redesigning this retired gentleman's downtown Minneapolis brownstone.
Find creative and innovative ways to bring light—and life—into this traditionally-narrow urban home.
|Brandi scrutinized every aspect of the dining room, initially devoid of natural light, to find the perfect lighting and décor solution. A hand-blown glass pendant illuminates the space and serves as a functional art piece, while the glass tabletop creates a feeling of weightlessness and elegance.|
The first step in this brownstone design project was to get a sense of what our client wanted, uncover his interests and tastes, and examine how the space could be transformed to complement his lifestyle. We agreed we wanted his home design to accomplish two things—create an elegant canvas on which to show his art collection and provide a relaxing retreat from which to enjoy the spectacular urban view of downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River.
|The living room combines urban-contemporary home design and eclectic art. Brandi achieved a highly personal and inviting conversation area by blending rich leathers, textured fabrics, and light-catching silks.|
Another important aspect of this interior design project was selecting the right appliances and fixtures. Hand-glazed tile, low-VOC black cabinets, and a white marble fireplace with curved hearth created a cozy yet sophisticated space for this Minneapolis bachelor.
|Our client's artwork, the antique rugs, and masculine colors serve as an exquisite backdrop in this urban, functional media room.|
Other touches that pull the entire home together are the warm tones and creative mix of wood, granite and stainless steel materials.
|Once a drab, monotone room, the kitchen was transformed into a distinctive, accessible gathering area.|