Is there anything more inspiring than visiting showcase homes? It can be especially inspiring when you visit a home with interiors that are just your style, and chances are that the new Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ASID MN 2015 Showcase Home has your name all over it.
Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, near the Lake Harriet, and designed for a couple and their daughters, the 2015 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ASID MN Showcase Home boasts a coastal-chic vibe that starts from the Hamptons shingled style exterior with blue front door painted in Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue to the open and bright interiors.
Every detail was meticulously designed by big names in the interior design industry, including Great Neighborhood Homes. The interiors of this coastal-inspired dream home feel cohesive and connected from room to room thanks to all of the 27 ASID designers that worked hard to come up with a timeless coastal-chic theme that can be seen in every space of this house.
Expect to fall in love with all the blues and sandy hues, the finishes, all of the textures and accents that evoke driftwood, rope, shells and sea glass. This home is a dream come true for anyone who loves coastal interiors.
2015 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ASID MN Showcase Home
It’s impossible to not look at this house while walking by. Its architectural details were impeccably designed and they immediately grab your attention.
This front porch comes with a great surprise: a fireplace! How unique is that?!
The outdoor chairs are by Lee Industries. Notice the rope covering the swing chains.
This gorgeous fireplace was designed by Twin City Fireplace & Stone Co.
Large planters complete this beautiful front entry.
Front Door Paint Color
The front door paint color is Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore.
The foyer, designed by Renae Keller, features plenty of coastal elements such as reclaimed wood, grasscloth and even a shell chandelier.
Every detail in the home exudes the beach-chic vibe the homeowners were hoping to achieve.
Built-in Foyer Bench: The foyer bench cushion fabric is the Beckford Cotton Plain Nickel for Schumacher.
Ceiling is covered in grasscloth wallpaper by Gracie from Holly Hunt. Lighting is the Grand Ballroom Capiz Flush Mount.
Dutch Doors & Decor
The interior of the Dutch doors are painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove along with the millwork in this space.
The dresser is the Echols Chest by Gabby Furniture and mirror is the Amberlyn mirror by Uttermost.
Open & Airy
The foyer opens to the kitchen and great room. The French doors together with the front door creates the ideal cross-ventilation.
A space meant to act as “the heart of the home”, the kitchen looks out to the great room and front entryway.
I have to say this is one of my favorite kitchens ever! To the right you will find a desk area and the dining room. To the left, you have a fully-equipped pantry.
The wall paint color is Benjamin Moore HC-172 Revere Pewter.
Countertstools are by Vanguard.
The kitchen, designed by Erin Botz of Great Neighborhood Homes, features white cabinets and turquoise accents, such as the Urban Electric lantern shown in Sweet Dreams by Benjamin Moore with Clear Glass.
Kitchen Island Pendant Lighting
Urban Electric Chisholm Hall Lantern painted in Benjamin Moore Sweet Dreams. How “dreamy” is that? 😉
Cabinet Paint Color
The kitchen cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove. The island is a custom color.
Kitchen TV Nook
I’m loving this kitchen TV cabinet with message board and calendar. Isn’t it a neat idea?
Kitchen hardware is from Pipeline Supply Inc.
Countertop & Backsplash
The marble-looking countertop and backsplash are Quartz Brittanica by Cambria.
Kitchen Barstools Fabric
The blue stripe barstool fabric is by ROMO.
Kitchen faucet is by Kohler. Notice how the kitchen flows to the dining room. From this angle you can see the French doors that lead you to the pool area in the backyard.
Dining Room Lighting
The dining room features sliding glass doors (to the right) for warm summer nights and a fireplace to cozy up the space when it’s cold. The blue and white wall mural is by Area Environments and lighting is the Driftwood Orb Chandelier by Currey & Company.
Wall color is Benjamin Moore White Dove.
Table is from Restoration Hardware.
Dining Room Designers
This beautiful space was designed by Bonnie Birnbaum and Angela Parker.
Dining Room Chair Fabric
The chairs’ fabric is Ranjani by Echo Design from Kravet.
The kitchen features herringbone ceiling made of rustic reclaimed wood reminiscent of driftwood. Notice the stunning desk area in the back.
Wall paint color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
Kitchen Desk Area
Off the mudroom and leading into the kitchen, a desk area is perfect for the children to work on homework.
The desk wallcovering is by Thibaut. Hardware is from Pipeline Supply Inc.
The blue cabinets feature a custom color. White cabinet paint color is BM White Dove OC-17.
Lighting & Window Treatment
The window treatment is from Cowtan & Tout.
Desk pendant lighting is from Creative Lighting.
Desk chair is from Design Master. The fabric is by Duralee from KDR.
Stunning kitchen pantry with Schumacher wallpaper and gray cabinets.
The walk-in kitchen pantry features pale gray cabinets, open shelves, baskets, wallpaper and white quartz countertop.
The designers of this room, Sheree Vincent and Letitia Little designed this space with weathered furniture, breezy fabrics and bright colors. According to Leticia, the homeowners wanted this space to be a family friendly retreat that reminded them of their home in the British West Indies.
Living Room Fabric
All fabrics and upholstered furniture are from Kravet.
This fireplace in the great room is one of five throughout the home.
All tables and side tables are by Bausman & Co.
Rug and floors are by Intersource, Inc.
Open the Doors and Let the Sunshine In
Large windows open out to the front porch, and to patio and pool beyond for open air ambiance.
The indoor/outdoor fabrics in cobalt blue and turquoise combined with white and driftwood finishes create a relaxed atmosphere in this living room.
Living Room Bookcase
The coastal art is from Art Resources.
Living Room Elements
The blue wall paint contrasts perfectly with the “driftwood” floor and reclaimed wood ceiling.
Chandelier is the Natural Rope 6 Light Chandelier by Landmark Lighting. It costs around $760.
Paint color is Sweet Dreams Benjamin Moore 847.
A hallway connects the living room to the sunroom (straight ahead) and a reading nook on the right.
Did your jaw just dropped? Mine did! This sweet and cozy reading nook was beautifully designed by Diane Lumpkin and Jennifer Austin-McGrath.
The Orb Chandelier is by Crystorama.
Books & Maps
The blue is the Bungalow 5 Chloe Mirror. Bookcase map wallpaper by Christian Lacroix from Scherping Westphal.
Now, tell me… isn’t it the most creative reading nook you’ve ever seen?
The sunroom was designed by Kristen Sheikh and it carries a more subtle feel. The focal point of that space is the wave photograph by Peter Lik. Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore AC 26 Ozark Shadows.
This teal powder room is located off the foyer and it was designed by Jen Ziemer and Andréa Dixon of Fiddlehead Design Group. Cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore CW-570 Mayo Teal.
Wall treatment is the Scherping Westphal wallpaper by Osborne & Little.
Mirror is Fletcher by Arteriors.
Art is by Samantha French.
The ceiling treatment is a turquoise wallpaper is the Intrigue, Boracay wallpaper from Arte. The wallpaper is handmade from natural plant fibers like water hyacinth and banana leaves.
Chandelier Cobystyle is by Artcraft.
Designed by Renae Keller, the stairway is what brings this home to the next level.
The girls of the house use often the stairway bench to watch for their carpool pick-up every morning.
The bench cushion fabric is Stone Harbor from Kravet.
Chandelier is the Seaward Chandelier by Currey and Company.
The stairway nook, called by the family as “the dock”, features reclaimed wood and displays a bike, a surfboard and a replica of the sign from their favorite beach-shack restaurant.
The wallpaper is the Annika Sink vinyl wallcovering from US Vinyl Wallcoverings.
The stairway rug runner is from Tapis Decor.
The upstairs hallway features a collage of family portraits from Murals Your Way.
Wall Color & Lighting
The hallway is painted in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter and features the Currey and Co Bayshore Chandelier.
The designer Renae Keller also designed this small bathroom with shiplap walls that’s is conveniently located right outside the mudroom.
Mirror is the Metal Industrial Rivet Mirror from Shades of Light – $170.
Shiplap boards are painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove.
Bathroom sconce is by Quoizel.
The countertop is quartz- Montgomery by Cambria.
Turquoise Barn Door Paint Color
Turquoise barn door paint color: Benjamin Moore 2050-40 Florida Keys.
Graywash Cabinet Stain
The graywash paint color is diluted Benjamin Moore Gothic Arch.
Laundry room with Nina Campbell Aquarium wallpaper by Osborne and Little. Isn’t it cute?
Wall paint color is the very popular, Benjamin Moore HC-172 Revere Pewter.
This stunning mudroom features corrugated steel in a white powder-coated finish as wainscoting. What a great idea!
The mudroom wall covering is by Thibaut, from Hirshfield’s. Paint is Benjamin Moore White Dove and Benjamin Moore Sweet Dreams.
Lighting: Crystorama Masefield Antique Silver Ceiling Light.
Mirror is Tarek Silver Mirror by Uttermost – around $170 on Amazon.
This dreamy mudroom was designed by Annie Tropple of Blend Interior Design.
Pillows are from Ryan Studio.
The family dog was not forgotten in this space. The mudroom cabinet features doggy dishes that pulled out.
The sunroom opened to the front porch and to this stylish back porch designed by Rob Edman and Laura Engen.
The outdoor furniture are by Lee Industries.
This space can be screened with Phantom Screens when needed.
Coastal decor adds a personal touch to this back porch.
The fireplace stone is Minera by Cambria. Notice the blue painted ceiling.
The backyard boasts a small pool, an outdoor kitchen, a tree swing, a hanging bed and even an in-ground trampoline.
The total square-footage of this dream home is 6,600 sqft. All windows and doors are by Marvin Windows.
Sources: Great Neighborhood Homes. Troy Thies Photography. Mpls St. Paul Magazine. Michele Skinner. House of Turquoise. Star Tribune. Susan Gilmore. Caitlin Abrams. Blend Interior Design.
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