Design points of interest

  • Updated: September 8, 2012 - 1:43 PM

Design points of interest

Dream Home highlights from mint interior designer Maureen Haggerty.

Fashion-forward: In the great room, Haggerty paired a lemon chiffon velvet sofa with a charcoal menswear fabric sofa. "It's an unexpected color combination," she said.

Faux metal: The kitchen range hood is painted with a decorative metallic bronzy finish.

Wall art: Waxed Venetian plaster finish on the master bedroom walls adds dimension and a high sheen that reflects natural light. "It's an artisan finish that costs more than flat paint," Haggerty said. "But I think people should splurge in their bedroom."

Monochromatic mudroom: The limestone floor, countertops and the storage cabinets are all the same shade of seagrass. "We added a whimsical swoop detail in the four cubbies," she said.

Star lights: Iron and art-glass amber pendants add a punch of personality to the traditional-styled kitchen.

Color scheme: Tonal creams, grays and soft yellows, with pops of purple in the guest bedroom and great room throw pillows. Dove white enameled woodwork is paired with dark-stained rift and quartered oak floors.

East Coast influences: Ebony-stained wood on the center island and on the facing great room wall.

Purposeful paper: Haggerty hung striped wallpaper only in the vanity niches, to define the spaces.

Design trick: If your bathroom lacks wall space, place a pivoting mirror inside a window, as in this home's master bath.

Crazy for color: Daughter Olivia's bedroom is awash in turquoise. "Don't be afraid of color," said Haggerty. "It can work."

THIS NEW HOUSE

What: Parade Home #293, the Dream Home on Mirror Lake in Edina, is completely furnished and decorated. A $5 donation to the BATC Foundation (Builders Association of the Twin Cities) is required to take a tour.

Size: 5,100 square feet includes four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms.

Cost: $2.78 million.

Design team: Murphy & Co. Design, Buffalo; Erotas Building Corp., Excelsior; Topo Landscape Design, Minneapolis; and interior design by mint, North Oaks.

It's green, too: MN Green Path-certified home with many energy-efficient and sustainable features.

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