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., www.shopmille.com
The Foundry Home Goods, 125 N. 1st St., Mpls., www. thefoundryhomegoods.com
Victory, 3505 W. 44th St., Mpls., www.shopvictory.com
Etsy.com. Megan finds pillows made from designer fabric.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design student art sale
20 by 200 — www.20by200.com
Exhibition A — www.exhibitionA.com
Hunt & Gather, 4944 Xerxes Av. S., Mpls., www.huntandgatherantiques.com
Room & Board Outlet, 4680 Olson Hwy., Golden Valley, www.roomandboard.com
West Elm, 3879 Gallagher Dr., Edina, www.westelm.com.