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ON THE COVER Weekend House Designed by Snow Kreilich Architects Photo by Corey Gaffer Photography PUBLISHER KAREN T. STOECKEL GRAPHIC DESIGN SHEBA CONCEPT & DESIGN, INC. ART DIRECTION KAREN T. STOECKEL MANAGING EDITOR ELLEN OLSON SOCIAL MEDIA JACOB PIERRE LOUIS III CONTRIBUTING WRITERS CARTER AVERBECK ANDREW FLESHER FRANCE 44 KELLY NETISHEN CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS SPACECRAFTING COREY GAFFER PHOTOGRAPHY KAREN MELVIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Letter from the Editors Like many other aspects of 2020 that have required us to change behavior and adapt, our holiday traditions will also have to be reimagined. Gatherings will be small. For some, they will be virtual. Some folks are doubling down on holiday decorating and many are finding creative ways to keep traditions alive. In this issue, our lineup of homes is diverse. The weekend getaway located on the shores of Lake Superior is simple and stunning. The location is breathtaking. Closer to home we visit a stately Queen Anne Revival built in the 1890’s. It has been thoughtfully renovated and features a kitchen perfect for a family that loves to cook. The charming Linden Hills bungalow, with its own Instagram, is nearing completion and the welcoming of its first guests. A family home in Kenwood now exudes a more modern and contemporary vibe; perfect for the young family now living there. Tamara and John Waterston invited us into their home, beautiful decorated for the holidays. They are committed to keeping traditions alive and sharing them with their two young boys. Andrew Martinez shared a bit about his career, one focused on championing sustainable forestry and responsible supply chains. He is passionate about his causes and encourages each of us to make thoughtful choices about the environment. We are so grateful to our regular contributors, who so generously share their resources and points of view. Andrew Flesher divulges his “rules” on how to create a dining room that is functional and beautiful. Carter Averbeck suggests some eco-conscious choices for gift giving this holiday season. And, Jen and Andréa share some of their most inspired finds, which emulate their flair for vibrant, colorful designs. The Art Girls explore the connection between art and fashion and how each inspires the other. We’ve long been fascinated with paint’s ability to transform a room, at a very reasonable cost. We partnered with Hirschfield’s to unveil Aegean Teal 2136-40, one of our favorite colors in Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends Palette for 2021. We will continue to feature color palettes and the nature that inspires them. Given that we spend nearly one third of our lives sleeping, the bedroom is a place that should be a sanctuary: calm, restful and peaceful. The talented team at Highcroft Fine Linens & Home helped us to create a bed that is “well dressed” and conducive to dreaming sweet dreams. Lastly, regardless of how your family gatherings come together this holiday, you will find the charcuterie platters at France 44 a terrific way to celebrate. In this issue, they introduce us to the concept of tablescaping, which can make your holiday table truly memorable. Despite all that has transpired in 2020, we remain grateful for all that we have, especially friends and family. For those of you who have experienced loss, you have our deepest sympathy. May your holiday season be filled with Blessings, Love and Peace. 20

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20 A LETTER FROM the editors 24 SUSTAINABLY CHIC

Enjoy Carter’s guide for what’s new and exciting along with terrific ideas for thoughtful gift giving in 2020.

26 SHOWROOM

Allow the women at Highcroft Fine Linens & Home to help you “dress” the perfect bed.

28 HOME

The minimalist home on the North Shore of Lake Superior provides a soothing respite for nationally recognized architect Julie Snow and her family.

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Andrew Flesher provides suggestions for making your dining room space functional and beautiful.

36 THE TASTEMAKER DIARIES

Jen and Andréa search out some fabulous finds to brighten your holiday spirits.

38 LIFESTYLE

Fond childhood memories and an abundance of family traditions shape the Waterston’s celebration of the holidays.

42 EPICUREAN

These tablescaping tips from France 44 may inspire a new way to think about your holiday table.

44 COLOR STORY

Hirschfield’s unveils Aegean Teal 2136-40, one of 12 colors in Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends Palette for 2021.

46 HOME

The restoration of original architectural details laid the foundation for a thoughtful modernization of this family home.

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Tamara and John Waterston remake a sweet little Linden Hills bungalow into a cozy and charming getaway.

60 LIVING ART

The Art Girls MPLS explore how the worlds of art and fashion are inextricably intertwined and how both influence and inspire the artists they represent.

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A stately Queen Anne Revival understand a head-to-toe renovation that seamlessly bridges old and new.

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Sustainability has never looked so chic! Can we safely say that 2020 is the year we’ve

spent more time in our homes than ever before? Adapting to a home environment for both work and life has been challenging. The adoption of new traditions to enliven our psyche and our relationships with fresh outlooks may be the perfect solution for what matters. Look no further than to those who have no problem breaking with old traditions: Millennials and Gen Z. Yes, that’s right, and here’s why: Their bold commitments to environmental causes are changing the course

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of consumerism by giving awareness to thoughtful, impactful gifts that come with a story of past, present and future. They are inheriting a globe they are dedicated to keeping healthy; a gift to all humankind. HERE IS OUR GUIDE FOR WHAT’S NEW, EXCITING AND MAKES FOR THOUGHTFUL GIFT GIVING IN 2020.

Topping the list of sustainable items is the artificial holiday tree. I know what you’re thinking, it’s fake, but with the multitude of colors, having fun with it may be the ticket to adopting new traditions This dramatic black tree adorned with metallic ornamentation from Tree-Topia saves a real tree from being cut down and is perennially trés chic. www.treetopia.com Art Deco is back. Softer, rounded shapes are replacing hard edged lines. Geometric shapes are still de rigueur such as this delightful sunburst frame with antiqued mirror from 1stdibs’ collection of curated vintage goods. www.1stdibs.com Rethinking the past for future design is a trademark of Omforme Design: Antique sofas are reborn in custom designed Rorschack fabrics by Carter Averbeck, turning grandma’s old sofa into a statement piece of art status. A pair of Mario Bellini’s iconic modernist Tentazione chairs for Cassina are artfully re-draped in lush pleated paprika panné velvet. www.Omformedesign.com Do you know someone who has a love of old books? Artist Luciana Frigerio crafts gorgeous personalized monograms and messages by cleverly manipulating the pages of old cloth bound books to showcase intriguing three dimensional works of art that have more to do with sculpture and play of light than mere origami alone. www.lfpaperworks.com Handbags are always a great gift. The artisans at The Zero Waste Store utilize a thoughtful, elevated approach to “green” design emoting sophistication in their designer handbags. www.etsy.com /shop/ TheZeroWasteStore Lastly, a pair of solidly chic 1960s globe lamps that can add a bolt of luxe energy while the glam obsessed can get their gold fix with gold dipped marble busts, custom made by the artists at Omforme. www. Omformedesign. com Carter Averbeck is an interior designer specializing in stylish, sustainable desig n. For More information: Info@omformedesig n. com

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SWEET DREAMS Allow the women at Highcroft Fine Linens & Home to help you “dress” the perfect bed. photography by spacecrafting The women at Highcroft Fine Linens & Home are experts in fine, luxury bedding and they can help you dress the perfect bed for the long, snowy winter months ahead. “We love to help clients from the very start of their room, deciding on everything from a luxurious mattress, to exquisite linens, and bedside table accessories,” said owner Molly McDonald. “Curating the perfect bed makes for a restful night’s sleep.” Luxury linens are an investment that improves with age. Highcroft has curated an extensive collection that includes Italian Cotton, Belgian Linen and Mongolian Cashmere. Luxury has never felt so dreamy! LEFTHAND TABLE • Cire Trudon diffuser • Saya Skincare toning mist • Olio e Osso lip balm • Look Optic screen readers • Pigeon and Poodle tray • Iittala pillar candle holder • Matouk tissue box cover

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THE BIG CHILL The minimalist home on the North Shore of Lake Superior provides a soothing respite for nationally recognized architect Julie Snow and her family.

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Julie Snow remembers the day she and her husband, Jack, first visited the property on the North Shore of Lake Superior. “It was one of those cold January days with bright sunlight glinting off the snow and water,” said Julie. “There was no road, so we snowshoed in. The rocky shoreline and majestic expanse of the water took our breath away. We were home.” Julie is a founding partner of the architectural firm, Snow Kreilich Architecture. At the time she and Jack purchased their getaway property, she was teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Boston. “I carried a sketchbook and every week, in those blessed moments when I had to power down my electrical devices on the airplane, I started to sketch,” said Julie. “My challenge was to ascertain the minimal amount of square footage that would allow us to be happy and comfortable.” From the beginning, Julie and Jack knew they wanted to create a minimal impact on the environment and to capture views of the rugged and beautiful waterways. Their four-acre property contains several designated wetland areas and a 40’ setback from the vegetation line was required. Neither of these constraints were an issue; they actually fit perfectly with the Snow’s vision for their home. Julie landed on a design that was simple, two rectangular glass structures connected by a 32-foot expanse of deck. It is simple and austere, but stunningly beautiful. “The home is the antithesis of a permanent dwelling,” remarked Julie. “The restrained architecture allows us to embed ourselves in that place, instead of using the home to express ourselves. The house and design respond to the circumstance of every visit.” It’s also a very solitary place. “The home has a sense of connection with the landscape; the mood of the lake is part of the design. It changes from season to season,” Julie remarked. The interior of the home is very minimalist. “We wanted the kitchen to disappear,” said Julie. “We have an entire wall that hides everything – the refrigerators, the coats, the outdoor gear. It’s all hidden. The house functions as a neutral palette as you arrive. It’s a bit like owning a sailboat, you provision each time you go. Everything has its place.” In addition to the main living area, the main house contains two bedrooms and a bath. The smaller structure originally served as a studio, but it was recently transformed into a guest suite. Getting from one structure to the other involves “the shiver walk” – running the 32-foot expanse in pajamas and socks to get to breakfast each morning. The exterior of the home is clad in Skatelite, a resin material that is often used to surface skateboard ramps and requires no painting or washing. “I’m always a little skeptical of any material that claims to be maintenance free,” said Julie, “but after 10 years of rugged weather the product has not disappointed.” The UV coated windows are double paned and argon filled; and the trim is black aluminum. The structures are only 16 feet wide, so when the sun is low in the sky, sunlight fills and warms the room. In the summer, the 4’ x 10’ doors open to the lake, which allows the breeze to cool the home. Gas fireplaces provide backup on bitterly cold days. The most interesting twist to this story is that the weekend house is now home to one of the Snow’s daughters and her family. “We never intended the home to be a full-time residence,” said Julie, “but it has really worked well for them. My two young granddaughters have taken up residence in the guest suite; they think it’s quite wonderful. Who knew that this would be the perfect place to shelter during a pandemic!” snowkreilich.com HOLIDAY 2020

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“The home has a sense of connection with the landscape; the mood of the lake is part of the design.” –JULIE SNOW, ARCHITECT AND HOMEOWNER

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ASK ANDREW Andrew Flesher provides suggestions for making your dining room space functional and beautiful. photography by karen melvin photography

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First of all, congratulations on your new home! Take a few minutes to think about your lifestyle and how you would like it to function. How big is your family? Will you use the dining room on a daily basis? Do you like to entertain? Do you typically host large family gatherings? Do you have small children? The answers to these questions will guide your decisions for creating a dining room that is functional, as well as beautiful. I have a few “rules” that I find helpful in laying out a dining room. Ideally you want to have 3 feet, 6 inches – 4 feet from the edge of the table to a wall or an obstruction, such as a cabinet or bookcase. That gives you ample room for guests to pull out chairs comfortably, as well as to have someone walk behind the chairs if a meal is being served in a more formal manner. The standard width of tables is 42”, although if you want to create a more intimate setting, 36” will work. If you decide to go narrow, think about where you will place side dishes, as you won’t have a lot of room. Sideboards or a bar cart that can be rolled up next to the table would work well. Lighting is another consideration. A chandelier typically hangs 60” from the floor to the bottom of the light. Scaling the diameter/height of the chandelier/light fixture is an intuitive process. Have someone hold up a tape measure for you to get a sense of how it will look in the room and in relation to the size of the table. Dining rooms are often filled with hard surfaces. I like to have fabric on the dining chairs to add softness. Rugs are another option. If you have small children, you will need to consider the durability of the fabrics you choose, as well as options for stain treatments. Ideally you should have at least 24” from the edge of the table to the edge of the rug so that it anchors the space. Measure the width of the dining room chairs to make sure they will fit between table legs; that also determines how many chairs you can fit around the table. A pedestal base will eliminate someone straddling the legs. Extra chairs can sit at bay in the room to give you more room at the table day-to-day, and they can be pulled over when needed. If you do entertain large groups, particularly at the holidays, consider folding chairs that are narrow and can be used when you want to fit in more people. I tend to like darker, cozier finishes for dining rooms, as they are typically used during the evening hours. My preference is to eat by candlelight; if that’s too far of a stretch for you, consider having your dining room chandelier on a dimmer, so you can control the ambiance of the room. My last tip is this: make sure that your dining chairs are comfortable! Especially if you like to sit back after the meal and continue conversations over coffee or after dinner drinks. A sign of a well-designed dining room and good conversation is how long your guests linger at the end of the meal. If you have a design question that you’d like me to address, please send it to editor@lakesocietymagazine and I’ll do my best to answer it. A portfolio of my work is available on my website: andrewflesher.com HOLIDAY 2020 35


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Interior designers Jen Ziemer and AndrÊa Dixon of award-winning Fiddlehead Design Group pull together some of their favorite cold weather finds, all supporting local Twin Cities’ businesses.

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Blanket: Wrapped in Love faribaultmill.com

Journals: Quarantine Diaries islesstudio.com

Candle: Mai, Oui! islesstudio.com

Boots: Cozy Toes pumpzco.com

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Jacket: Mad for Plaid grethenhouse.com Paris books: Safe Travels islesstudio.com

Purse, Necklace: Vintage Luxe juliamossdesigns.com Hotel: Close to Home omnihotels.com

Diffuser: Makes (Amazing) Scents islesstudio.com

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Fond childhood memories and an abundance of family traditions shape the Waterston’s celebration of the holidays.

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“I grew up in a family of strong Southern woman and we go BIG for the holidays!” –TAMARA WATERSTON

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Those familiar lyrics match Tamara Waterston’s mood and energy. Her love of the holidays is infectious and unapologetic. She started decorating her home for the holidays just as the last pumpkins were carved. The founder of the lifestyle blog “Champagne + Macaroons” loves sharing tips and resources on everything from fashion to home décor and travel – and now, important information for busy moms. Tamara is originally from central Texas. She grew up in a large extended family. Memories of her holidays are special: a home filled with the beautiful decorations orchestrated by her mother, special treats made from family recipes, and many other traditions. After Tamara graduated from Baylor University, she moved to Los Angeles. She fell hard for California and quickly found work as a wedding planner. One of her roommates, John, was attending film school. They forged a lasting friendship; he later became her husband. John grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and after he returned from LA, he joined his family’s business. John and Tamara have been back in Minneapolis for 11 years. They are devoted parents to Leo (2 years) and Rolf (7 months). Two poodles, Trixie Sparkles (12 years) and Babette or “Babs” (8 years) round out the family unit. “Minneapolis is such a beautiful city,” said Tamara. “We enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors with our two little ones.” Both John and Tamara absolutely love to travel, but the pandemic and a new baby have kept them close to home. “Although it has been a big change, there is a peace to all of it,” remarked Tamara. “We are really enjoying our home and just being together.” The holiday preparations have begun in earnest. Tamara and John will have 5, maybe 6, trees in their home this Christmas. “I grew up in a family of strong Southern women, and we go BIG for the holidays,” said Tamara. “I don’t know any other way! I have so many great memories of holidays with my family; I’m excited to create some of those same traditions for my sons.” As for decorations, the main attraction is the traditional green tree that is packed from the inside with ornaments that Tamara has been collecting since high school. Over the years, she’s grown that collection with ornaments from her travels with John and gifts from loved ones. “The tree actually tells a story – the story of our lives – past, present and future,” she said. The other trees are a bit more styled. She has two flocked trees that are adorned with beautiful crystal and glass ornaments. The palette is neutral – pale gold, silver, white and even some hints of pink. Each of her sons has a tree in their room. Last year Leo’s tree was adorned with kid-friendly safari creatures. He’s currently exploring his mom’s collection of Nutcrackers and snow globes; Rolf is not far behind. “It’s fun to see the boys as they experience these things for the first time,” said John. “Being in our home during the holidays is pure magic.” Once the decorating is done, Tamara moves onto the other traditions that were important in her family. “My grandmother, fondly known as Mimi, makes the most incredible desserts,” said Tamara. “Her fudge is amazing, and she makes a trail mix that is coveted by everyone in the family. We each get a tin for the holidays, and I can tell you that not a single person is interested in sharing their stash!” John and Tamara will be spending their holiday in Minneapolis this year, creating new memories for their family and honoring the traditions that have been such an important part of their lives. champagnemacaroons.com • inkandivydesigns.com • mavenstyling.com @champagneandmacaroons

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Tablescaping Tips for the Holidays: pulling inspiration from the nuances of the season.

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Today is one of those perfect Fall days: The air is brisk, the majority of leaves have fallen from their branch, and it smells like a distant neighbor is burning wood. To us, these are the quintessential signs that the holidays are fast approaching. Our team delights because nature’s artfulness is setting the tone with its rich jewel-toned bounty: ruby-red pomegranates, golden figs, and sapphirelike blueberries to name just a few. Our minds race with inspiration and ideas come to life in anticipation of adding to your holiday table. Though the circumstances of this year may require us to shift the size of our gatherings, we hope that you can still come to the table with beautiful food that is made from scratch and accentuated with autumnal colors and seasonal produce. Have you heard of tablescaping? It is the act of creatively and intentionally arranging a tabletop so that it elevates both the entertaining and dining experience. It’s a way to show your guests that you care about them and that your time together is special. Tablescaping is more than just a beautifully decorated table: It’s the multifaceted interplay between the presentation of food and the stage in which it is set on to create the “feel” of a meal. It’s often hard to describe what it’s like to “experience” food, but it makes more sense when you consider the various parts at play. Are you ready to start setting your table? Drop us a line at France 44, we would love to help! Our specialty is building beautiful meat and cheese boards for any occasion. Sound amazing? Try adding our mouth-watering, housemade charcuterie and condiments. Inspiration and careful attention to detail are the signatures that go into every board we create. We work with small local farmers that are pasture-based. The food we serve is grown from grass, fresh air, and, of utmost importance, raised with a quality of life. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, there are reasons to come to the table with farmstead food and people we love. Whether you opt to host an intimate dinner party or a family-only cocktail hour, we hope you can keep your table open and your spirits up this holiday season. Adding layers of design and natural artfulness to your holiday table; these tablescaping tips are sure to impress: • Settings can be textural and organic. This time of year is perfect for woven willow or grape wreath placemats. Don’t be shy about bringing the outdoors in.

• Play with heights. Cut a flat surface on pumpkins and gourds to use as a base for cheese boards and bread baskets.

• Finish each place setting with a small confection your guests can take home for a late night treat.

• Order your cheese and meat boards at France 44! www.France44cheeseshop.com

• Call the France 44 curbside order line and speak with one of our certified sommeliers to find the perfect pairing for you. 612.925.3252. HOLIDAY 2020

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COLOR STORY “Aegean Teal invites us all to take a moment to reflect and reset.”

Aegean Teal is one of 12 colors in Benjamin Moore’s Palette of the Year, which all have a “sun-baked quality” and can all be used in a variety of ways for comfortable, casual, grounded rooms. “The warm, ‘lived-in’ quality of the 12 hues within the palette has a lot of resonance with the post-pandemic home, specifically the need for comfort and moments of joy.”

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Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year: 2136-40 AEGEAN TEAL

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IT’S IN THE DETAILS The restoration of original architectural details laid the foundation for a thoughtful modernization of this family home.

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When a couple, newly married, purchased their first single family home together they reached out to a familiar and trusted resource, Greg Walsh, President & Senior Designer at Martin Patrick 3. He had worked with one of them on a condo project and they knew they needed a strong and steady hand to make the 1909 Tudor Revival home a welcoming space for the family they planned. Given that the home had been built over 100 years ago, Greg suggested that the homeowners consider Tim Purcell and his team for the remodeling and renovation work. Purcell, the owner and president of a company by the same name, is passionate about work on old homes. “I grew up in Stillwater, the birthplace of Minnesota,” said Tim. “I have worked on some of the oldest homes in the state. My team brings the knowledge, resources, and expertise to a renovation/restoration of an early year constructed home.” The homeowners knew they had a responsibility to the history of the home, but they wanted to modernize the kitchen, bedroom and bath, and create a feeling of uptown elegance mixed with West Coast casual. As both Tim and Greg walked the property, they quickly determined that the previous “do-it-yourself ” projects, along with renovations that weren’t up to code, were going to be their first hurdle. “Bringing the infrastructure up to code was one of the more challenging aspects to the project,” commented Tim. “The previous renovations created a ‘hodge podge’ that we needed to correct. We dealt with everything: plumbing, heating, electrical, and last, but certainly not least, the structure.” All of the millwork had been enameled in previous home remodels. “We found doors, baseboards and molding that didn’t match,” said Tim. “They had to be replaced. We had knives cut so we could match everything to the home’s original design. It’s these kinds of details that really matter.” “Once those important architectural details were specified, we got to the fun stuff,” said Greg. “I always tell my clients that for the things that are connected to the house itself, you want to do it once and in a classic way. These elements need to stand the test of time. If you want to chase a trend, do it with a bar stool or a coffee table.” In the kitchen, most of the perimeter cabinets were left intact. The kitchen island was re-crafted to accommodate seating; then it was enameled with Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy. Brass fixtures from Brizo, a Silestone countertop, and Arteriors Nala Modern hand-blown glass pendants complete the look. The adjacent hearth room is a comfortable place for entertaining. The fireplace façade was updated with Nestos polished marble. On the second floor, the principal suite and bath were the primary areas of focus. The bedroom features a custom leather headboard from Blend Homes that accommodates cutouts for reading lamps. “They can fabricate anything,” said Greg. “The Sputnik vertical pendants from Jonathan Adler are distinctive yet elegant.” The bathroom was one of the project’s bigger challenges, as the space had to be reconfigured. Walls got opened up and plumbing moved. A soaking tub sits in an alcove; the walls and floors are Carrara honed marble mosaic tiles, in hexagon and beehive hex shapes. The custom vanity is made from rift-sawn white oak with an ebonized finish. The beveled detail on the doors and drawers is distinctive. The ebonized oak on the wall above the vanity features integrated mirrors, which are actually medicine cabinets. The home reads as modern and contemporary; and the quality is evident, down to every last detail. The combination of Purcell and Martin Patrick 3 was a ‘dream team’ for these homeowners. Their passion for good design and respect for the home’s history and architecture created a home that is rooted in history, acknowledges the present, and creates a foundation for the future. purcellquality.com • martinpatrick3.com 48

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How many homes do you know that have their very own Instagram account? The adorable little bungalow of Linden Hills does! For the past year, owners John and Tamara Waterston have shared their journey as they lovingly restored this tiny little gem into a cozy getaway that will soon be available to rent through Airbnb. Tamara and John both love to travel and for years they considered purchasing a second home in one of their favorite destinations – a place they could visit and relax, but also a place they could rent out. Once they started their family, they realized that an out-of-state property was a pretty ambitious goal. So they began searching a little closer to home. One evening in November of 2019, John came home and told Tamara, pregnant with her second child, “We’re going to see this little bungalow tomorrow at 8 am. I think we found our little project.” Indeed, they had found it. The tiny little bungalow was built in 1908 and is a whopping 560 square feet big. It is TINY. “As soon as we walked in, we knew it was perfect,” said Tamara. “It was so sweet, and it had a history that we loved.” Many homes in the area used to be vacation getaways for people that lived in the city. Although they closed on the property in November of 2019, the Waterstons were busy getting ready to welcome a new baby into the family. They also wanted to think and dream about what kind of renovations they wanted to make. “Neither of us are particularly handy people, so we brought in the professionals,” said Tamara. “We contracted with REFINED, a custom home building & remodeling company, to guide us through the process.” Tamara has a passion for design and home décor. Her goal was to maintain the charm of the original bungalow and to make it as light and airy as possible. The existing cabinetry was removed and they uncovered a brick chimney. Plumbing and electrical was replaced. The linoleum was peeled back and carpets removed, which revealed some pretty maple floors. Wood floors were replaced where necessary; they contribute to the ease and flow of the space. The tongue and groove ceiling is new, and the addition of reclaimed wood beams makes a statement. A beautiful porcelain tile that looks like Italian marble was installed in the kitchen. It’s a very durable product, and it plays with the accent doors that were painted in a beigey pink color — a surprising, but perfect choice. Brass and gold accents are found throughout the space; they keep it warm and inviting. A roomy, but practical, farm sink is a nod to the past. Tamara partnered with Z Gallerie to furnish the main living areas. “I wanted to create a wonderful getaway for people,” she said. “I wanted to create a place where you could sink into the couch with a cheese plate and glass of wine and just enjoy.” She kept the palette neutral and full of cozy textures; the space is inviting. The little bungalow of Linden Hills is situated just a block from Lake Bde Maka Ska, and it faces Thomas Beach. Walks around the lake, as well as the exploration of local destinations like Sebastian Joe’s and the summer farmers market will be a big attraction for locals as well as guests from out-of-town. It’s a terrific option for visiting relatives. The property also features a well-appointed little patio that can be enjoyed when the weather allows. “The response to our project has been phenomenal,” said Tamara. “We are so pleased with how everything has come together. It’s cozy and charming, and we hope to welcome you soon.”

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The Art Girls MPLS explore how the worlds of art and fashion are inextricably intertwined and how both influence and inspire the artists they represent. written by kelly netishen

the time Stefano Pilati, publicly acknowledged the famous British artist and sculptor Tony Cragg as his main source of inspiration. You could see the intertwining of Cragg’s sculptures in the creations walking down Pilati’s runway. Likewise, many painters draw from the bold designs on the haute couture runway when crafting their fine works of art. The colors, movement, and romance of fashion can spark a painter’s imagination like no other. For artist Richard Merchán the vibrancy and life of fashion has been the source of his inspiration for decades. Recently, he finished

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an artwork that was interpretive of designer Zac Posen’s 2014 Met Gala gown worn by model Lui Wen. In the new artwork “Black Swan” Merchán gives nod to the sophistication and elegance of the everyday black against gold accents and background. Merchán’s loose and interpretive method works well to capture the energy and creative side of haute couture. His ability to mix color and pattern is much like that of an Italian designer draping and creating his ensemble for an upcoming show. Jillian Lee is an artist that draws much of her inspiration from the detailed gowns of the 19thCentury. Whether it is in her abstract flower bouquets or her signature dresses, the detail and femininity she exudes into each painting is nothing short of a haute couture seamstress using a paintbrush instead of thread. Jillian Lee has also stated that the designer Alexander McQueen has been a great influence upon her creations, which is relevant in the way she portrays feminine characteristics but also exudes great strength in all her pieces. For artist Matthew Gaulke the fashion world has been his portal to finding subject matter for his intricate artwork. The artist draws a lot upon the story of the model, and what her facial features are expressing. The fashion becomes somewhat of the “costume” of the model and from there Gaulke is able to draw and paint his own interpretive stories. What we find striking of Matthew Gaulke’s work is the way

that he can capture the mood and tone of the high fashion world. He paints as if he is right there in the middle of that runway show in New York City, taking it all in and putting it down on a canvas all in real time. Stephanie Dillon’s artwork is steeply rooted in the street fashion of today. Combining bold colors and images with a graffiti type edge, she will commonly complete a piece with a nod to haute couture. Her medium: up-cycled. Her artwork is a combination of materials meant for the landfills, and even those illustrious Louis Vuitton shopping bags are used to make a statement on many of her pieces. Her artwork has become so sought after by fashion loving clients that she has recently catapulted her art into fashion. Using up-cycled t-shirts and jackets, the articles of clothing are made over with her personalized art, revitalizing an unwanted piece of clothing into a staple piece for that fashion forward closet. For Dillon, her artwork and fashion are forever revolving around one another.

Hollie Blanchard owns Art Girls Mpls, an art concierge service, with sister-in-law Kelly Netishen. artgirlsmpls.com HOLIDAY 2020

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TIMELESS TREASURE A stately Queen Anne Revival underwent a head-to-toe renovation that seamlessly bridges old and new. written by ellen olson photography by spacecrafting

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Owning a home built at the end of the 19th century can be a daunting commitment. When a family purchased a stately Queen Anne Revival on Kenwood Parkway, they knew they wanted a more functional kitchen and other upgrades, but a more practical project took precedence. Their work began in the basement, where remnants of the original kitchen – think Downton Abbey – had to be removed as well as mechanical and storage rooms from years gone by. The foundation needed work, the floors were crumbling, and utilities needed updating. Once remedied, the homeowners took a few years off to ponder all that they wished for in the rest of their new home. Knowing they’d need professional design expertise, they began their search just as their kitchen range started to fail. “When I first met with the homeowners, I knew a fabulous kitchen was a hot priority,” said Beth Malmberg, Design Director of Vujovich Design Build, “but there were many other wishes, so I knew a deep dive into a holistic plan would be required.” “My client grew up in a large family with sisters and a mom who really ‘cook’ – creating a welcoming kitchen with shared workspaces and modern appliances became the centerpiece of the renovation,” said Beth. Expanding the back of the home would allow the right amount of space for the kitchen as well as a cozy family room, powder room, mudroom, and covered back entry – all faithful to the original architecture. The home was among the first on Kenwood Parkway, built in the 1890’s by a lumber baron whose love of wood is apparent as you enter front rooms showcasing a number of wood species. “It’s really important to create a coherent and consistent plan for renovating a home of this size and era,” said Beth. “It all needs to tie together, the old and the new.” Throughout the new addition Vujovich matched existing millwork details and sourced hardware that reflected original elements in the home. The oak kitchen island features a table “surround” made from mahogany that ties into the wood details at the front of the home. The kitchen backsplash – with its quiet green hand-molded and hand-glazed tiles – reflects the era. The features of the copper hood with it’s dramatic banding was all custom crafted. No detail was spared in creating new features with authenticity. Because exquisite stained-glass windows grace the main living areas, Vujovich brought a stained-glass artist to help design complementary features throughout the addition and other areas of the old home. Although when built the home likely lacked electrical lighting, care was taken in selecting light fixtures consistent with the time period - some even resemble gas lamp fixtures. On the second floor some errant remodeling from another decade was corrected. Two bedrooms were combined to create a generous primary suite with professionally outfitted walk-in closets. One of the children’s rooms was expanded so that each has its own private study/play area. The kids’ bathroom was refitted with marble tile and vintage style fixtures. The lower level is now complete and includes a guest suite, generous laundry and a stunning entertainment area. With its head-to-toe renovation, the home now functions beautifully for the busy family who live here. “It’s exciting to create spaces that blur the lines between what’s original and what’s brand new,” said Beth. Old and new blend together seamlessly; it all reads as authentic. vujovich.com

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SUSTAINABLE FO Andrew J. Ramirez has built a remarkable career championing sustainable forestry and written by ellen olson, photography by spacecrafting, shot on locations at partners 4 design

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