Megan Collins' favorite resources include:


Megan has tapped into the expertise of local designers Alecia Stevens, Brooke Voss and Nadia Haddad for fresh ideas and to help with room layout. "You don't always have to hire a professional designer to do an entire house, which can be intimidating," she said. "Designers will often work with you on a tighter budget to help get things started or fill in the blanks."


Mille, 316 W. 48th St., Mpls.,

The Foundry Home Goods, 125 N. 1st St., Mpls., www.

Victory, 3505 W. 44th St., Mpls., Megan finds pillows made from designer fabric.


Minneapolis College of Art and Design student art sale

20 by 200 —

Exhibition A —


Hunt & Gather, 4944 Xerxes Av. S., Mpls.,

Room & Board Outlet, 4680 Olson Hwy., Golden Valley,

West Elm, 3879 Gallagher Dr., Edina,