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Art Along the St. Croix April 6, 2009

Are you searching for the perfect piece of art to grace your mantle?  Waiting to run into a vase the exact size and color you need to fill that huge void above your entertainment center?  Look no further!  The Hudson area has some fantastic art resources to take advantage of.

Seasons on St. Croix is located on Second Street in Downtown Hudson, and represents dozens of local and regional artists in all media.  From textiles to pottery, glass to paintings, you will find it here.  They have a brand new gallery, and an artist reception event on the first Friday of every month.  Visit their website at http://www.seasonsonstcroix.com/ for more information.

Kelley Galleries and Framing is located a little further down Second Street in Hudson.  They offer a gorgeous array of original works, as well as reproductions, furniture and home accessories.  To finish off your art selection, they offer framing services, as well.  Check their website at http://www.kelleygalleries.com/ for more information on their upcoming events, new artists and more.

Bonnie Rubinstein, of River Falls, is a fused glass artist.  She is amazing, and works on a very large scale.  Sinks, countertops, tiles, light fixtures, window panels – she can do it all!  View her portfolio and contact her to discuss your custom project:  http://www.rubinsteinstudio.com/.

Another local glass artist, Laurie Wilson, offers works in both stained and fused glass.  She is well-known for her custom architectural window panels, as she has worked with many builders in the area.  See her work at http://www.ilwacoglass.com.  I have had the pleasure of working with her on several past projects, and my clients have been thrilled with the results!

For a little something old, check out Abigail Page Antiques, also on Second Street in Hudson.  You never know what you may find; that perfect piece for your home may be hiding in the corner!  http://abigailpageantiques.com/

A wonderful array of home accessories, furniture, artwork and more awaits you at Etcetera on Second Street in Hudson.  I love browsing through their beautiful displays looking for a gift for someone special.  http://etchudson.com/

If you want to take an afternoon drive, head east to Roberts.  Color Crossing specializes in fiber arts.  Whether you weave, knit, crochet, felt or spin, they will have just the yarn, fiber or supplies you need.  They also just added a gallery, featuring pottery, rugs and more from local artists.  Check out this fun little shop at http://www.colorcrossing.com

Just another few minutes east, you will find a little gem of a gallery.  Stone Soup in Hammond is a great resource of local artwork.  Owner Jane Nicol features different artists than you will find in Hudson, making her shop well worth the drive.  I have found so many inspiring pieces there – check it out at http://www.stonesoupart.com.

Whether you are looking for an original piece of art, or a more affordable print, or something small or large to decorate your home, the Hudson area has everything you need!  You don’t need to cross the river to find high-quality, affordable gifts and artwork.  And, of course, stay for something to eat – it’s hard to beat the restaurants in Downtown Hudson!

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Before and After March 30, 2009

Filed under: Interior Design news,Our Latest Projects — Teri Larsen, ASID @ 1:31 pm
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A little fabric can go a long way.  A window treatment doesn’t need to be extravagant, elaborate or formal.  Just a little fabric will soften a window and add that finishing touch to a space.  Look at what a little fabric did for this naked kitchen window!

 

We also recently installed the tile backsplash you see in the photos.  The field tile is a porcelain with a stone look, and the random accent tiles are glass in tones of caramel, bronze and copper – with a little iridescence.  Gorgeous!

 

Glass Jewels for Your Home March 17, 2009

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Glass tiles are all the rage right now, and we have been using a ton of them recently!  From kitchen backsplashes to fireplaces to bathrooms and bars, they can be used almost anywhere to add a little sparkle and a little pizzazz to your home.  One of my current favorite glass tile companies is Oceanside Glass.  They have an amazing array of tile options, in all shapes and sizes.  Some, like the one pictured in this bathroom wall accent, even incorporate slate into the design!  We have a few of the hundreds of Oceanside Glass tiles in our showroom for you to see – stop by sometime and take a peek!

http://www.glasstile.com

In this complete bathroom remodel, we incorporated glass tile with ceramic subway tile to add a custom accent within our budget.

In this complete bathroom remodel, we incorporated glass tile with ceramic subway tile to add a custom accent within our budget.