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DESIGN&LIVING DESIGN A WORK IN PROGRESS According to the homeowner, creating the final look was a work in progress. The home was originally built by PK Construction, and the homeowners recently hired Terry Becker Homes to update the ceiling in the kitchen and foyer in a white shiplap. They also updated the kitchen and had Becker recreate the cap on the wainscoting and replace the carpet on the stairs with hardwood. The main floor powder room also received an upgrade with a patterned wall covering and other design elements by Shelly Neal of McNeal & Friends. BEFORE THE DESIGN When the home was first built, the homeowners attended the parade of homes in Minneapolis for inspiration. "They have all of these lovely little handouts that give you the information on what type of stain, what color paint, what brand and any detail you want to get," said the homeowner. "So, that's how we started. Then we took that to Chris Hawley Architects and our builder. Donna Wiger also helped me with all of the little intricacies that would have overwhelmed me. I need choices. I know what I like, but if I were to go into a lumberyard, I wouldn't know where to start." GETTING STARTED Inspired by Susan and Jason Cardinal's house story in Design & Living last year, the homeowners noticed

that Hill had used a large branch that he found on the side of the road as an accent within the home's interior design. "I have had the privilege to work with some very talented people but when I saw that article and what he had done with that space and the branch, I thought with my home already being eclectic, how fun would it be to bring him in to be able to tell us just what we need here?" said the homeowner. Starting in the dining room and foyer, Hill and the homeowner focused their attention on the lighting. This would be the beginning of a three-year design process to customize the space. Hill would have the task of combining traditional, contemporary, ethnic and craftsman inspirations to design a space with a story. With no urgency to complete the design, the homeowner and Hill were able to take their time and put thought and purpose into an evolving space. "It was a longer process," said Hill. "This home is the definition of customization, everything from the builder all the way down to the smallest detail and accessory. They wanted to love each item in their home. They didn't want a home filled with stuff, they want each item to have its place and reason. It's been a long process finding the exact items that fit their needs and lifestyle. Many of the items in their home are one-of-a-kind and customized specifically for them."

FOYER In the foyer, newly capped wainscoting and shiplap ceilings create a beautiful backdrop for a stunning pottery piece by Brad Bachmeier. Another highlight of the entry is the homeowner's antique oak hall tree that has been in their family for more than 30 years.

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Design & Living October 2016  

In Design & Living's first ever 'Luxe Living' issue, we tour three area homes that have perfected the concept of living life to the fullest....

Design & Living October 2016  

In Design & Living's first ever 'Luxe Living' issue, we tour three area homes that have perfected the concept of living life to the fullest....