HISTORIC RENOVATION /REMODEL I am very excited to be working on the interior design for the dining room in this turn -of- the -century home on Lake of the Isles Parkway in Minneapolis. This traditonal home will be on the ASID Showcase Home Tour which runs May 19 thru June 10. I partnered with fellow ASID designer and good friend Sheree Vincent of fusiondesigned LLC. I will be sharing with you our design process during the remodeling of the home and our progress to completion, in ensuing posts.
The elegance of this 1899 home was captured perfectly in this watercolor by one of the current owners, who is also the architect in charge of the remodeling. Its location on one of Minneapolis' beautiful downtown lakes makes it a real showpeice. Thirty ASID interior designers worked on the many rooms in the house.
The house is getting a facelift and a new front porch. It is a Minnesota Greenstar Certified remodel project. It will have geothermal heating, roof mounted solar panels and other eco -friendly attributes.
The stately dining room has so much potential. Sheree and I are excited to bring its elegant proportions to life with color and pattern. We plan to respect the home's heritage and incorporate the wainscotting as is into our design. It will be restored to its orginal luster and not painted. This will be a challenge but we are up to it.
The homeowners plan to use the dining room not only for family gatherings and dinner parties, but for meetings and board games as well. So it needs to be comfortabe and functional as well as elegant and beautiful.
Watch for the design inspiration in my next post.
Letitia Little Allied ASID , CID is a licensed, award wining interior designer in Minneapolis,MN. For more info visit www.letitialittle.com.