Lutsen, MN


Up North lakeside living all year round. An outdoor lifestyle—and don’t forget the dog. Windows cracked every night for fresh air and woodland sounds. Art and artifacts to display and appreciate. Spaces for reading. Love of a turquoise blue. LiLu Interiors helped a cultured, outdoorsy couple create their year-round home near Lutsen as a place of live, work, and retreat, using inviting materials, detailing, and décor that say “Welcome,” muddy paws or not. Built-in window seats for reading, and a built-in banquette for family breakfasts. A durable, no-fuss turquoise-green slate floor in the living areas. Sensitively lit display areas for the homeowners’ collections of turquoise-blue glassware, Native American artifacts, and beloved books. A spa-like master bath with river rock and slate floors, and turquoise-blue countertops. Red fabric wallpaper in the dining room to make the space special. A movie room that is just the right size for the film lovers.

Lilu’s Role

  • Collaborated with architect.
  • Designed and developed an overall concept and color palette based on our clients lifestyle.
  • Selected all interior finishes and composed materials palette.
  • Designed and drafted furniture space plans incorporating new and clients existing furnishings.
  • Selected and purchased furnishings, fabrics and accessories.
  • Selected all decorative lighting fixtures with finishes and lamping.
  • Selected all plumbing fixtures with finishes.
  • Consulted on appliance selections with finishes.
  • Selected hardware with finishes.
  • Wrote interior specifications for use by contractor.
  • Reviewed and revised shop drawings.
  • Attended site meetings and provided construction supervision services.

Architect: Marc Sloot, Sala Architects
Photography: Karen Melvin

Categories: Live Artfully