We’ve made it to the end of our three-day tour of this amazing coastal-inspired home in Minneapolis, Minnesota! The Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ASID MN 2015 Showcase Home was a collaboration of 27 talented interior designers, Great Neighborhood Homes, and the Lacek Family–self-described sun and water people who wanted their new home to make them feel like they were on vacation all year round!
No doubt the master bedroom (including his-and-hers master baths and closets!) would completely fulfill that requirement! Using soothing tones and cozy textures, designers Christine Frisk, Jessica Bliven, Kelsey Lahr and Angel Tilsen of InUnison Design created a peaceful retreat for the homeowners Susan and Mark to relax, read, enjoy a fire or a movie! Definitely a dream space! I especially loved the watercolor-inspired fabric from Pindler & Pindler on the pillow shams!
I don’t ever recall seeing a home with two fabulous master bathrooms, but now I’m thinking that’s exactly what I need! Karen McKay of Gunkelmans Interior Design created the spa-like bath and closet for Susan, while Codie Donahue designed Mark’s more masculine bathroom and closet. Susan shared with me that her husband isn’t the tidiest person around, so she was really looking forward to having her own space after 16 years of sharing a bath! See that sliding barn door? That closes off his area…and his mess!
The sweet girl’s room belongs to the couple’s twelve-year-old daughter and was designed by Christine Happel and Elsa Dean of Ethan Allen. Ally surprised the designers with her sophisticated taste, requesting a light and bright look with cooler neutrals and pops of color. I love the color palette they came up with! The window seat framed by the built-in bookcases is my favorite feature though! (Not shown is their other daughter Emmy’s room, see a peek of that here!)
Next we head to the basement, one of my absolute favorite areas of the home! Designed by Lori Berg, Jennifer Ball and Jane Strom of Gabberts to be a space purely for entertainment, the lower level is filled with coastal chic influences! The turquoise and blue palette was stunning in person, and the furniture so comfortable (especially that gorgeous sectional!), my friend Michele and I did not want to leave! Right down the hall from the family room was a fun little guestroom full of travel-related books, artwork and postcards. A place to reminisce about past vacations and plan future ones too! I loved the colors and textures in there!
Lastly, no coastal-inspired home would be complete without a front porch! Interior designers Rob Edman and Laura Engen put together a beautiful combination outdoor fabrics in blues and white and paired them with durable wicker furniture to withstand the elements. Love that cozy porch swing so much! And how amazing would it be to have a fireplace right on the porch?! Those of us in Minnesota would consider that huge bonus!
So that’s it! For more great photos, head over to Michele Skinner’s blog. You can also read an article and see a video about the showcase home here. If you have any source questions, just leave me a comment!
Be sure to see Part One and Part Two of the home tour!
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This house is amazing!! Do you know what the wood? floors are in the main areas of the house? Thank you so much!
Ivy Lane says
Beautiful!!! I love the carpet in the master suite and the herringbone pattern in the wood in the master bath… fabulous outdoor living space as well.
Thanks for sharing!
Alison Klein says
I love this home. It's exactly what I would want if I could start from scratch. Do you have the source for the blue/white world map?
Mary- The floors are an engineered European Oak and come pre-finished. I don't know the brand name, but they were done by Great Neighborhood Homes. Hope that helps!
Alison- The map isn't on my list but I'll look into it!
Laura Caruso says
The master carpeting is fabulous! Any chance that is on the source list?
Jen Kershner says
Such a great home and tour! What a treat it must have been to see it all in person!
loving those patterned European pillowcases
I just fell in love with the picture with the red dock. I would so love to have that.
Any Chance you might know where the sliding barn mirror door in the the master bedroom is from? I love it.
P.S. The carpet is tuftex. (Made by mohawk)
Pat Kristoff says
Can you tell me what wood was used on the Master bedroom fireplace.
Also the mantle….LOVE THE LOOK!
Laura- The list says the carpet is by Louis A. Dabbieri, from Intersource, Inc.
Joni- The sliding barn door isn't on the list, but I'll look into it!
Alison – the map was custom-designed for the room, I believe from Etsy but I don't know which shop. Sorry!
Joni- the barn door was done by Great Neighborhood Homes, custom made by their carpenter out of quarter sawn oak. Hope that helps!
I love the pictures of all of the shades of blue!! Just beautiful!!
Can u tell me name and distributed of tile on backslash. Sea glass!
Hi do you know the wall color of the master bedroom? also the color of the barn mirror?
We’d love to know more about the master fireplace. We want to do something very similar. Did you just use MDF? What’s the paint color and also the paint color of the wood mantle? I LOVE it so much!