Sunday, November 17, 2013

Color Trends: Wall Color

Paint it Black. Well, almost. Color this season is going bold from black to gray, dark blues and greens. The darker the better. It's all about making your walls set a dramatic tone for your space and letting your accessories pop! Here are some great examples of this season's interior trend:
These two shots are by Australian designer Greg Natale, this slate gray is a huge trend this year! Different shades of dark moody gray paired with crisp white gives this home a modern look. More images of this home can be found here.
Here the dark color is used to ground the space, by VTWonen, and create drama. I love the way the plates are used to transition from dark to light! This image can be found here.
I love this Amsterdam home. It really takes those Scandinavian design elements that I love - the wide plank light floor, clean lines and beautiful furniture and combines it with a bold dark back drop with beautiful art to create a dynamic space.
Finally, here is a home by design icon Kelly Werstler using a dark bold color to create an opulent foyer. She balances the dark walls with light floors and light reflecting gold and mirrored finishes that pop against the background and amplify light. This image can be found here. Are you daring enough to incorporate this trend into your home?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Minnesota says beer is the new black

The beer scene is exploding in Minnesota, and there are some really great beers out there.  But what I really want to talk about is the design of those logos and great graphics on their products.  As a designer, there is more to appreciate than what's in the bottle - what is on the outside can make you want that drink as much as the beer itself.

Here are some images of the great graphic design that has gone into Minnesota's beer scene:




Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. - this one isn't open quite yet, but I love the logo!  
Check their website for updates




Third Street Brewhouse - they have really great logos and designs for all their beers, which you can see on their website.

These are just some of my favorite logos and brews, if you want to learn more about what is happening in Minnesota's beer scene visit

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


So, it's been a while.  A long while.  It's awkward, we don't know what to say to each other, but someone had to break the silence.

I brought you flowers:

Photo by Corey Torpie Photography