Coaster ~ Work in Progress

Last Wednesday, we met Jada Schumacher, founder of Design Orange, here. Today, this local Twin Cities talent shares a few professional insights, inspirations and a peek into her process!

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Hi!  Susan here of Susan E. Brown Interior Design. I’m back with PART 2 of my Spring Garden color post for you!. Let’s focus on the “feel” of your garden, which is always one of the first questions I ask with interiors.  How do you want your garden to feel? Lively and bright with pops […]

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Hi!  Susan here of Susan E. Brown Interior Design. I love gardening. I currently have 4 perennial gardens, with another plot on it’s way.  In my last house, I had 3 or 4 perennial gardens as well, and if I must say so myself, they were beautiful! When I was asked to write a post […]

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Sweet and Surreal Check out this multifaceted painter and find out where she gets her inspiration for her unmistakably fanciful creatures.


Did you know Spring is only weeks away? Yep, Wahoo, Yipee.  Even though it has been a very mild (to say the least) Winter I am definitely ready for a change.  I am looking forward to a little color; in the scenery, peoples clothes and maybe even a little tan on my face.  So here […]


Tangerine Tango (gotta love that name!) is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012!!  And you thought last years Honeysuckle was intense…ha!  Just saying the name Tangerine Tango puts me in a good mood.  Here’s what Pantone has to say about the color: “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is […]


. Our “GET TO KNOW” Series is a way for you to find out more about THE PERSON ~ WHO WRITES AWESOME POSTS It seems I have been doing interior design all my life.  Growing up, my mother had every interior design and fashion magazine possible around the house. I spent countless hours perusing through […]


Discovering new stuff is F-U-N!

RESERVED - Isis, Egyptian Goddess of Love and Magic, handmade cold process soap - Almond with rose petals.

. Handmade Soap ~ I LOVE IT!   It has become a small obsession, really.   I am drawn to them … they find me … I find them.  Either way, we usually leave together.   .


* Thursday, Dec. 1st: Design Lecture- British Graphic Design Anthony Burrill * Saturday, Dec. 10th : Original Art by Brandie Adams * Saturday, Nov. 26th – Sunday, Jan. 2nd: Winterlights at the Purcell-Cutts House *


      Pottery “The ceramic ware made by potters. Pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art forms, and remains a major industry today. Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln to induce reactions that lead to permanent changes.” – Wikipedia […]


The time has come again to start thinking about who makes your nice list… for Holiday Cards.  If you are like me that list keeps growing and so do the unique options.  This year, wouldn’t it be great to send something hand made from a local artist? Here are a few of my favorites.

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