Jonathan Adler closing sale

When Jonathan Adler opened in spring 2012, designer Adler said the Uptown location "just felt right."

Apparently it wasn't a perfect fit. His Minneapolis upscale home decor store, known for its mod juicy colors, bold graphics and retro vibe, is closing Jan. 23. Until then, furniture, lamps and rugs on the floor are discounted 60 percent. Accessories, pillows and throws remain at full price. It probably didn't help that the high-end furniture retailer (accessories are more moderately priced) seemed out of place on Lake Street, just down the block from Ragstock, Mesa Pizza and Urban Outfitters. The Jonathan Adler store in Philadelphia also closed last month.

A local retail blogger speculated that the Galleria in Edina could be a future store site. However, a Jonathan Adler company spokesman said they were exploring new retail space in the area, but wouldn't specify where. Jonathan Adler is at 1439 W. Lake St.; call 612-353-5311.

Flower power

Fresh flowers on the table can help remedy the winter blahs. Bachman's Floral Design Workshop gives step-by-step instructions for creating an arty floral arrangement, from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 23, at the flagship store, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Cost is $50 and includes refreshments and materials required for the project. Register at or call 612-861-7311.

Decor kaffeeklatsch

If you're planning to redo a room or are hunting for furniture, here's an opportunity to show your photos, fabric samples, Pinterest boards and Houzz ideas to Gabberts pros at "Coffee With a Designer," 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 16 and 23. Coffee and treats will be served. The free event is at Gabberts in the Galleria, 69th St. and France Av. S., Edina, and at 3201 Country Dr., Little Canada. For more details, call 952-927-1500 or go to


Remodeling classes

Thinking about undertaking a home-improvement project in 2016? Castle Building & Remodeling is offering a Remodeling Education series, featuring free classes focused on some of the most common types of remodeling projects.

A class on green remodeling and incorporating energy upgrades into a half-story remodel or addition will be offered at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Natural Built Home Store, 4020 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.

A class on planning a bath remodeling will be offered at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Castle Design Studio, 2600 NE. Johnson St., Mpls. Other classes, on basement and kitchen remodels and other topics, will be offered throughout the year. For more information, visit

Please RSVP for classes at 612-887-8383.

Kim Palmer