Megan Collins’ favorite resources include:

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

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.”

HOME ACCESSORIES

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.

ARTWORK

Minneapolis College of Art and Design student art sale

20 by 200 — www.20by200.com

Exhibition A — www.exhibitionA.com

FURNITURE

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.

Craigslist.org