Fashion + Interiors 2013 "Modern Nostalgia" look

By | May 16th, 2013|Categories: Custom Details, Events, Fashion, Get Inspired, Inspiring People, Interior Spaces, Our Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Fashion + Interiors 2013 "Edgy Minimalist" look

By | May 15th, 2013|Categories: Custom Details, Events, Get Inspired, Inspiring People, Interior Spaces, Our Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

   

Design Challenge

By | December 18th, 2012|Categories: MONDAYS Peek at a LiLu Project, Where We've Been/ What We've Been Up To|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Ally Evander, Allied Member ASID Do you ever watch those Designer's Challenge shows on TV where they give the designers a space, a bunch of restrictions and demand great design? Well occasionally, our clients ask the same of us. A project we're working on right now is a home where the client wanted us to create a [...]

How to stay warm this fall

By | October 10th, 2012|Categories: According to LiLu, Before and After, Cool Products|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Ally Evander, Allied Member ASID Fall weather is officially here and the weather reports don't anticipate any unexpected warm ups, so this post is about staying warm in style! If you have a fireplace in your home, you have the perfect place to cozy up to on a cold day. But we work with [...]

Gone Wild!

By | July 30th, 2012|Categories: According to LiLu|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Ally Evander, Allied Member, ASID   All of Minnesota has gone Wild for the newest members of the State of Hockey's team. Minnesotans are eagerly anticipating the start of the new season with the exciting news that the Wild have officially signed two of the best players in the Nation Hockey League, Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. [...]

An Interior Worthy of a Standing Ovation

By | April 11th, 2012|Categories: According to LiLu, Art/Artists, Fabulous Furniture|Tags: , , , , , |

by Lauren Setum, Allied Member ASID I recently attended a performance by the Houston Ballet as part of the local Northrop Dance Season. Every year, Northrop brings in a variety of dance companies from all over the world to perform right here in the Twin Cities...it makes for a fabulous Friday night out, I definitely recommend looking [...]

Concept…again?

By | March 21st, 2012|Categories: According to LiLu, Principles & Elements of Design|Tags: , , , , |

By Christina Winter, Allied Member ASID If you read the blog on Monday the peek at a project was about phasing and implementing  your project.  There are several different reasons why people need to stage their project.  It can be because of Budget.  It can be for sanity purposes.  Do one room at a time, [...]

Creativity

By | February 8th, 2012|Categories: According to LiLu, Where We've Been/ What We've Been Up To|Tags: , , , , , |

By LuAnne Silvia, ASID In the LiLu Studio we look inward for inspiration. People wonder if designers spend time looking through design magazines for ideas. All of us at the LiLu studio enjoy the beautiful photos published in magazines but the truth is we rarely make the time to sit down and page through them. [...]

A Question of Quality – Tailoring

By | November 17th, 2011|Categories: Fabulous Furniture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Emily Anderson, Allied Member ASID This week we are looking at the question of quality and what makes a furniture piece worth the investment. Our criteria so far as been construction and finish. Today we are considering one of my personal favorites - the tailoring of upholstery. I love it because a finely upholstered [...]

A Question of Quality – Construction

By | November 15th, 2011|Categories: Fabulous Furniture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Emily Anderson, Allied Member ASID This week we are focusing on the key elements of quality furniture and I'm starting the week off with construction. There is a lot to know and understand about furniture construction. I can throw out words like eight-way hand tied, solid hardwood frame, motise and tenon joinery, sustainable materials, spring down [...]