Interior Design Tips & Tricks

Lilu Blog

Minneapolis, MN

Equally committed to constructing inspiring thoughts as we are to creating fabulous interiors. We share our love for both right here every Sunday and Wednesday.

17 July 2009
Growing up, writing on the walls was a big no-no. Especially since we didn’t even have washable markers back then. Fortunately for kids (and their parents) time and technology...
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16 July 2009
Child-scaled furniture isn’t just adorable. It can make your little one feel important, and better yet, comfortable. (Imagine if every chair you had to sit on was 10X your...
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15 July 2009
By Emily Anderson, ASID Not surprisingly, our kids health and safety is number one on the priority list. When designing interiors, it is crucial to keep our kids’ well-being...
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14 July 2009
Like kids adore their comic book heroes, parents will love these super fabrics for their amazing powers and head-turning looks: Commercial fabrics in general are a great choice for...
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13 July 2009
by Emily Anderson LiLu knows kids! In fact as mothers ourselves, we understand first-hand what a busy family life looks and feels like. (Gotten a good night sleep lately?)...
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10 July 2009
Umbrellas, pergolas, awnings are all great ways to create a sense of a room outdoors and provide a comfortable, shaded space. Brown Jordan Giati Furniture
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9 July 2009
One of the things we are having fun with is outdoor trims…they are fun to use outdoors or in cabanas and pool houses but also wonderful to use inside...
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8 July 2009
Outdoor fabrics have come a long way in the past few years. There is still room for the classic cabana stripes and nautical themes but you might consider shaking...
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7 July 2009
When designing outdoor spaces don’t discount the idea of comfortable, aethetically pleasing furniture. There are many fabulous furniture companies doing anything but ho-hum furniture for your exterior! Giati Furniture...
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6 July 2009
by Lisa Peck, ASID Every new season brings a different energy, new activities and a different way of entertaining. This spring we were busy helping people with the vision...
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3 July 2009
Photographs are a great medium to display as artwork in your home.  Choose a subject that interests you: landscapes, architecture, vacation spots. Don’t forget to include professional portraits of...
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2 July 2009
When you think of photography as an art form there are certain artists that immediately come to mind for their critical acclaim: Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz. Here are...
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1 July 2009
When displaying photographs as artwork in your home consider the photograph subject and size for clues of where and how to display them. Portraits work best in hallways, bedrooms and...
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30 June 2009
We love incorporating photography into our interiors. Here is a sampling of local photographers work. Consider displaying some in your home. By Mark Kawell visit www.kawellphotography.com By Jim Brandenburg visit...
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29 June 2009
By LuAnne Silvia When you happen to come across something that sparks a different perspective, a fresh approach or a new way of thinking it can lead to your next great...
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26 June 2009
When selecting seating for a room we take into consideration a myriad of details. Proportion, mass, scale, seat height and depth, arm height, back height. We consider if the...
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25 June 2009
A comfortable chair is a thing of great value but chairs can also be beautiful, artistic elements in an interior. Modern or traditional, a sculptural chair will add emphasis in an...
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24 June 2009
When looking for the perfect chair don’t overlook vintage resources. A well built chair that can be reupholstered to become your own is a sustainable idea and often a great...
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23 June 2009
We are fortunate to have such a rich local art and design scene. Here are some chairs designed by designers from the Twin Cities. We are thrilled to be...
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22 June 2009
What should a home be if not comfortable. What makes a home comfortable? It is a combination of many things: light, color, smell, a great place to cook, a...
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