Live and Design with Intention

by Lisa Peck, ASID At LiLu Interiors when we start a project we want to get to know you very well. Trusting someone you just met can be difficult. You must take a leap of faith. As interior designers we want to know how you really want to live. Not what you think is safe [...]

When Tables are Turned—Friday’s Look of the Day

By Josh Anderson Our feature project Condo-maximum includes a custom dining table that perfectly fits the needs of our clients. Susie loves to cook. And she wanted their move into a condo in downtown Minneapolis to offer her the ability to comfortably host large gatherings of family and friends. As a result, a unique requirement [...]

The Story Behind Condo Maximum-According to LiLu Clients

Susie admits that their wish list for a downtown condo was extremely specific. And she concedes that their unwillingness to compromise led to a search that stretched on for 1-1/2 years. But in the end, they found a place that met their criteria even if it didn’t reflect their design taste. What ultimately sold them [...]

The All-American Home-According to LiLu

By Lisa Peck, ASID How do we define the All-American Home? Well, the truth is, our homes are as diverse as our population. Each person in our country is guaranteed the right to pursue happiness and many of them do so by creating a home, on the land they own, in the style that suits [...]

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself-According to LiLu Interiors

By Lisa Peck, ASID The entry of your home presents a unique design opportunity of allowing you to introduce yourself! Do you remember when movies had long opening credits with graphics and theme music? This interlude allowed an audience member to start to shed the reality of their day to day existence and start to [...]

A Space for Dad-According to LiLu

By Lisa Peck, ASID Man caves, billiard rooms, smoking parlors, garage mahals, dens, and offices over the years they’ve taken many forms, but it is a tradition for the man of the house to have a space where he is king. No compromising with his spouse on the aesthetic in this space. No need to [...]

Dorothy Draper, Design Icon – Monday’s Peek at a Draper Project

Because it is Women's History month, the designers at LiLu Interiors would like to take a moment to honor the work of design icon Dorothy Draper. We ran a series of blog posts about Dorothy Draper in 2010 that we thought were worthy of re-posting. Some have said that while experiencing one of Dorothy Draper's [...]

Designing a Library Loft – Monday’s Peek at a LiLu Project

Designing a library loft space - "Yes! What a fun idea!" was our enthusiastic response when our client shared his desire to create a unique space for him and his children to read together. Let's take advantage of the height of the ceiling, and incorporate the round window and transform an underutilized formal living room [...]

Design Advice for a Happier Home Office-According to LiLu

By Lisa Peck, ASID You fell in love, made a lifetime commitment and love being with your spouse always, right? There’s no such thing as too much time together. So true, except when we start working with a couple on designing a home office. Deciding whether to have a His & Her’s Office or His [...]