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.

21 May 2009
Giving this kudu a place to rest in an entry with a curved wall required just the right pedestal. The back is curved to hug the curved wall. There...
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20 May 2009
This art pedestal has clean lines and a simple design much like the modern art that sits atop. The pedestal was custom designed to echo the architectural surrounding it...
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19 May 2009
This simple art required a simple pedestal but it needed a little shape so the art is enhanced. The mass and form of the art is what draws the...
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18 May 2009
by Lisa Peck, ASID I attended Art-A-Whirl with my two young daughters this past weekend and was once again reminded what a wonderful art community surrounds us here in...
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15 May 2009
Rinato makes counter tops with recycled glass content. In person, these are a knock-out. Check out their website for more information and the inspiring color palettes offered. www.rinato.com
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14 May 2009
As residential designers, we have the pleasure of seeing the latest and greatest of green design products. And believe me, new advances are occurring at a dizzying rate. Here...
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13 May 2009
Brentano continues to be one of our favorite fabric lines. Brentano offers a line of green fabrics that must meet two of three criteria: use of raw materials, a...
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12 May 2009
Paperstone counter tops are made from 100% post consumer recycled cardboard. Paperstone can be used virtually anywhere, from kitchen counters to window sills to door thresholds. LiLu is using...
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11 May 2009
The first time I heard about living green was 22 years ago. I remember it vividly; I was in the third grade and it was Earth Day. I raced...
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9 May 2009
The miter joint is a simple joint but can be used to create decorative, unusual or clean and simple furnishings.
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8 May 2009
Digital cutting has opened new possibilities in the use of decorative joinery. This table by Nathan Wierink is a fine example.
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7 May 2009
Mortise and Tenon is a basic joint but with a little creativity it can be beautiful. The dresser shown above is by Thomas Moser and shows the tenon in the top....
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6 May 2009
The dovetail joint is a common construction method found in drawers. Using it as a decorative element on a piece of furniture or in a bar as shown in the photo...
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5 May 2009
A butterfly joint is used to join wood in a decorative way. There is a local furniture maker who uses this technique that we think does interesting work. To see a video of...
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4 May 2009
Wood is a great inspiration when designing interiors. There are so many species that we are always finding new ways to use wood to celebrate the grain, color and sheer natural...
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1 May 2009
Using the embroidered fabric from the window treatment in this nursery as inspiration, bright colors and neutral tones create a stripe pattern on this wall. When combined with a solid neutral color on...
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30 April 2009
Remember “faux” painting techniques….paint can be used in interesting ways to add texture, bold color or pattern to walls. When the approach is subtle, elegant and classic the result will...
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29 April 2009
Changing the walls to a warm paint color highlighted the architectural features of this living room and created a welcoming space for family, friends and guests to enjoy.
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28 April 2009
This dining room is a great demonstration of what a difference just changing the paint color in a room can do. We chose a green that was a complimentary...
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27 April 2009
I think there is a cultural shift afoot that is resulting in people approaching things in a new way. One shift that I see that is exciting to me is the...
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